The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015



No, seriously, you can go XXXX yourself, Apple.

The backup? Went smooth. And way faster than I expected. The upgrade to El Presidente de Por Vida? It took longer than the 30 minute estimate it gave, but eh, I can live with that. And my files were still there. That's good.

Less good? Oh, let's see … I had statically set the IP address of the Mac and Apple blew that setting away. Good one! I had a VPN configured for work, operational word there being had. Apple blew those settings away.

Apple also deleted everything I had under /usr/local/bin.

XXXX you, Apple.

So there went my only OS X compiled version of Synergy.

Have I told you to XXXX off yet, Apple?


XXXX off.

I still had the source, but guess what?

source='CArch.cpp' object='CArch.o' libtool=no \
	depfile='.deps/CArch.Po' tmpdepfile='.deps/CArch.TPo' \
	MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.2 depmode=gcc3 /bin/sh ../../config/depcomp \
	g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../.. -I../../lib/common     -g -O2 -g -Wall -Wno-unknown-pragmas -Werror   -DSYSAPI_UNIX=1 -DWINAPI_CARBON=1 -D_THREAD_SAFE  -c -o CArch.o `test -f 'CArch.cpp' || echo './'`CArch.cpp
In file included from CArch.cpp:16:
In file included from ./CArch.h:25:
In file included from ./IArchString.h:19:
../../lib/common/BasicTypes.h:78:10: fatal error: '/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Headers/../Frameworks/CarbonCore.framework/Headers/MacTypes.h' file not found
#include </System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Headers/../Frameworks/CarbonCore.framework/Headers/MacTypes.h>
1 error generated.
make[3]: *** [CArch.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

Yeah! Screw backwards compatability! That only leads you to legacy hell ala Microsoft.

To be fair, even if I had the executable it probably wouldn't have worked, but man … that is a serious blow to my work flow here at Chez Boca. Not only the ease of sharing a keyboard and mouse between two computers of differing operating systems, but cut-n-paste! Cut-n-paste between the two operating systems!

I did download the latest version (although you won't find that link on the main Synergy website) but it requires some manual “fixes” to the source code that have yet to be checked in (really? Seriously, what the XXXX?) and of course it requires yet another build system (really? You can't even make cross-platform Makefiles? It's not that hard. Tedious, I'll give you that, but that's like a one-time thing. XXXX!) and a large “cross-platform portability library” and XXXX me, this means it probably isn't backwards compatible with the version on my Linux system and I'll have to upgrade that too because of CADT XXXX me XXXX me XXXX me XXXX me XXXX me XXXX me XXXX me XXXX me XXXX me XXXX!


Okay, so maybe Apple isn't the only thing trying to XXXX me over.

[Ooh … my bad—Apple did NOT delete everything. –Sean]

Well. That felt good. Now to email this … oh wait


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