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by Andrew
December 22nd, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 1.3 for iPad
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Golly 1.3 for iPad

Golly 1.3 for iPad is now available from the App Store. Note that your iPad must be running iOS 13.0 or later. My old iPad can't even use that iOS so I haven't been able to test Golly 1.3 on an actual iPad, but it works ok in my Mac's Simulator so hopefully it will be ok on your iPad! Not a lot of c...
by Andrew
December 22nd, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

Mac OS 11.1, only in Golly, and only when trying to draw ... Yep, I see the same bug on my Mac system. Doesn't seem to happen on Windows or Linux so I suspect this bug is due to the recent changes I made to support Retina displays. I'll make sure this gets fixed in the next release. (BTW, the next ...
by Andrew
November 7th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

Golly 4.0.1 for macOS is now available from sourceforge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/golly/files/golly/golly-4.0/ This version fixes 2 problems in the 4.0 macOS version: 1. Golly could not run any Python scripts. 2. Switching to Dark mode caused some text to become unreadable. Please let me kno...
by Andrew
November 7th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

Yes! This build works. I can run Python scripts using both the official Python 3.9 and Homebrew Python 3.8. Excellent! Thanks for doing all that testing (incredibly annoying that I can't test the dmg files properly by myself!). Good to know that the Homebrew version of Python 3.8 also works fine. L...
by Andrew
November 6th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

@wildmyron: Please try this build:

http://www.trevorrow.com/golly/Golly-4.0.3-Mac.dmg

Further googling indicated that the com.apple.security.cs.disable-library-validation setting must be embedded in the code signature rather than in Info.plist, so hopefully the above build will work.
by Andrew
November 6th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

I tried this build and it gives the exact same error text as v4.0.1 Bummer. I guess this doc from Apple is relevant: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/bundleresources/entitlements/com_apple_security_cs_disable-library-validation That's what I thought. The Info.plist file in the 4.0.2 build ...
by Andrew
November 6th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

@wildmyron: Ok, try running a .py script with this build:

http://www.trevorrow.com/golly/Golly-4.0.2-Mac.dmg
by Andrew
November 6th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

@wildmyron and @LaundryPizza03: Please try running a .py script with this special build: http://www.trevorrow.com/golly/Golly-4.0.1-Mac.dmg Along with the usual "Could not load the Python library" dialog, you should get an extra "Golly Error" dialog box. Please tell me the *exact* error message in t...
by Andrew
November 6th, 2020, 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

I wondered about testing the Python library with some other app which requires embedded Python. Can you (or anyone else) suggest an app which embeds Python3 and uses it in a similar way which I could test with? Sorry, I don't know of any other apps like that. Also, would it be helpful for me to do ...
by Andrew
November 3rd, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

@wildmyron: A few more thoughts. Run these commands in Terminal (on my Mac the results are empty): echo $DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH echo $DYLD_FALLBACK_LIBRARY_PATH Save the following code as dltest.c, build and run dltest and see if you get an error message: // to build: gcc -mmacosx-version-min=10.10 -o dl...
by Andrew
November 3rd, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

It's in the "Could not load the Python3 library" dialog: ... Ouch -- that's annoying. It's a pity nobody noticed this while testing the 4.0 beta versions. Hopefully that's because only a tiny minority of Windows users end up having to replace python39.dll with the full path to that file (I still ha...
by Andrew
November 2nd, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

gameoflifemaniac wrote:
November 1st, 2020, 1:41 pm
I directed it to python3.dll instead of python39.dll because that's what Golly told me to do ...
Where did Golly tell you to use python3.dll?
The notes in Help > Python Scripting clearly state that Golly looks for python39.dll on Windows.

Anyway, glad you managed to get it working.
by Andrew
November 1st, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

On macOS 10.14.5, the file area's font is white, rendering the names of non-selected items unreadable, ... Thanks for the screenshot (bubblegum, take note!). Golly doesn't know about Apple's new Dark mode, so you have 2 options: 1. Disable Dark mode for ALL apps by opening System Preferences > Gene...
by Andrew
October 31st, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: Golly 4.0

I can't seem to use Python anymore. Changing to the version I'm using (3.8) did not help. The directory should be /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.8/Python, but that doesn't work. I am using macOS. I'll need more info. How exactly did you install Python 3.8? Did you download the inst...
by Andrew
October 30th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Golly 4.0

Golly 4.0 is now available from sourceforge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/golly/files/golly/golly-4.0/ See Help > Changes for what's new. Note in particular that Golly now requires Python 3.3 or later to run .py scripts, so all users (including Mac users) will need to download an appropriate 64-...
by Andrew
October 28th, 2020, 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 30
Views: 2312

Re: Golly 4.0b1

I've updated the links in the top post to Golly 4.0. If no problems are reported in the next couple of days then these builds will be uploaded to sourceforge. Changes since version 4.0b3: - The Super algo has a new set of default icons. - A new script command: getgridtype. - A couple of minor bug fi...
by Andrew
October 25th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 30
Views: 2312

Re: Golly 4.0b1

_zM wrote:
October 25th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Update on this: 3.4 works again, as does 4.0b2 ...
Good to hear -- thanks for letting us know.
by Andrew
October 23rd, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 30
Views: 2312

Re: Golly 4.0b1

I've updated the links in the top post to point to builds for Golly 4.0b3. This fixes the crash Saka reported as well as a couple of other minor bugs. There are now some examples of Super algo patterns in Patterns/Super.

I'm hoping this will be the last beta release of Golly 4.0.
by Andrew
October 22nd, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 30
Views: 2312

Re: Golly 4.0b1

After updating my graphics drivers both Golly 3.4 and Golly 4.0b2 crash on startup with the following error messages: ... Sorry, but I've really got no idea why you would get those errors. It looks like you're using Linux, so which flavor and version? All I can suggest is reverting to your old driv...
by Andrew
October 22nd, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 30
Views: 2312

Re: Golly 4.0b1

I'm trying out v4 on my MacBook at the moment and I've been unable to get Python working with HomeBrew's Python3. ... Try entering the path reported by otool: /usr/local/opt/python@3.8/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.8/Python If that fails then I guess there is some incompatibility in the wa...
by Andrew
October 18th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 30
Views: 2312

Re: Golly 4.0b1

I've updated the links in the top post to point to builds for Golly 4.0b2. This version should fix the HROT-related crashes.

I'm still worried by Saka's report of crashes when running Python scripts so if anybody can reproduce those crashes in 4.0b2 please let us know ASAP.
by Andrew
October 18th, 2020, 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 30
Views: 2312

Re: Golly 4.0b1

I was using the HROT algorithm at least 3 out of the 4 times... Ok, I assume you meant you were using a HROT rule in the Larger than Life algorithm. It would help to know *exactly* which HROT rule you're using. HROT support is new in 4.0b1, so there might be a bug in that new code that is causing t...
by Andrew
October 18th, 2020, 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 30
Views: 2312

Re: Golly 4.0b1

Golly 4.0b1 "randomly" crashes for me. It seems to happen when switching between layers and then quickly doing an operation such as copying or pasting, however I haven't been able to reproduce it 100% reliably. User "bubblegum" has also confirmed this. Hmm, that's rather puzzling, given that the co...
by Andrew
October 17th, 2020, 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 30
Views: 2312

Re: Golly 4.0b1

Every time I click a link in the mini-help-menu in the set rule dialog, I get an error like this ... Yep, I see the same error, but only on Windows (the links work fine on Mac and Linux). I'll look into it but if it's caused by a bug in wxMSW then it might be hard to fix. Thanks for the report! EDI...
by Andrew
October 16th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 30
Views: 2312

Re: Golly 4.0b1

bubblegum wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Why is there an "untitled" option in the Layers menu?
It's not an option. Just the name of the current layer. If there are multiple layers then it's useful to see a tick mark next to the current layer.