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by Andrew
June 2nd, 2021, 7:52 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Mac Python 3.9 / Golly 4.0 Troubleshooting Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 831

Re: Mac Python 3.9 / Golly 4.0 Troubleshooting Guide

The Library path needs to start with "/", so try entering this : /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.9/lib/libpython3.9.dylib If that fails try this: /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.9/Python If both fail then please let me know the output from these Terminal commands: fil...
by Andrew
May 30th, 2021, 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 58
Views: 8572

Re: Golly 4.0

when running golly 3.2 i had the nvidia driver crashing occasionally ... Try these steps: * Upgrade Golly to the latest version, or at least to 3.3 (where according to Help > Changes we did fix a crash caused by buggy NVIDIA drivers). * Install the latest driver for your graphics card. * If using W...
by Andrew
May 14th, 2021, 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 58
Views: 8572

Re: Golly 4.0

when running some types of bounded grids (i found the issue with toruses that are bounded in the horizontal direction but not the vertical), quicklife slows down to a crawl after a couple thousand generations, even with a fairly small, completely static pattern. Thanks for the report. This problem ...
by Andrew
April 20th, 2021, 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 1.3 for iPad
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

Re: Golly 1.3 for iPad

Editing .rule files doesn't seem to work? All I get is a white screen. What model iPad are you using? Editing works fine in the two simulators I've tested (an iPad Air 4th gen, and an iPad Pro 11in 2nd gen) but I can't test Golly on my old iPad thanks to Apple's unwillingness to support backward co...
by Andrew
March 31st, 2021, 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.1b1
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: Golly 4.1b1

Which commit ID had been tagged az "4.1b1"? Sorry, I don't bother tagging any commits. And I would like to report a bug, HexGrid.lua vs 4.1b1 floods patterns with rules defined by ruleloader ... Thanks for the report. Bug fixed in this version: https://sourceforge.net/p/golly/code/ci/00d44616fd406b...
by Andrew
March 30th, 2021, 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.1b1
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Golly 4.1b1

The 1st beta version of Golly 4.1 is now available for testing: http://www.trevorrow.com/golly/Golly-4.1b1-Mac.dmg (for macOS 10.10+) http://www.trevorrow.com/golly/golly-4.1b1-gtk-64bit.tar.gz (for 64-bit Linux) http://www.trevorrow.com/golly/golly-4.1b1-win-64bit.zip (for 64-bit Windows 7+) Change...
by Andrew
January 30th, 2021, 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 239
Views: 140537

Re: Golly suggestions

Can anyone else who has done a fresh install of Golly 4.0, rather than an upgrade, confirm that those shortcuts are available? Confirmed on my Mac. The easy way to test this: * Quit Golly if it's running. * Rename any existing GollyPrefs file that's in the same location as the Golly app. * Create a...
by Andrew
January 30th, 2021, 8:05 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Severe graphical glitch in fresh install of Golly 4.0
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Severe graphical glitch in fresh install of Golly 4.0

Good to know. Thanks for reporting the solution.
by Andrew
December 22nd, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 1.3 for iPad
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 58
Views: 8572

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: 4919

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: 4919

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.