Problems running old Aligner versions on OS X

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Problems running old Aligner versions on OS X

Postby Peter Richterich » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:38 pm

On OS X 10.4.11 and OS X 10.5 (Leopard), some functions (including saving projects) may not work with CodonCode Aligner version 2.0.1 and older. These problems have been fixed in CodonCode Aligner version 2.0.2. All users of CodonCode Aligner 2.0.1, and all users of older versions with a current update and support agreement, should update to the most current version of CodonCode Aligner.

This page describes a workaround for users who want to use CodonCode Aligner 1.6.3 or older on OS X 10.4 or 10.5. Please note version 1.6.3 and older were release a long time before OS X 10.5. On some computers with OS X 10.5, CodonCode Aligner versions older than 2.0.2 cannot be used at all. If you are concerned about Leopard compatibility, we strongly suggest to upgrade to the current version.

  1. If CodonCode Aligner is running, quit Aligner.
  2. Open a Finder window and navigate to where CodonCode Aligner is installed (usually in /Applications/CodonCode Aligner/).
  3. Right-click (or control-click) and choose "Show package contents" from the popup menu. This will open a new window.
  4. Double-click the "Contents" folder.
  5. Double-click on the file "Info.plist". This should open the file in TextEdit.
  6. Near the bottom, you can see this string:
    <string>1.4*</string>
    Change the '*' to a '+', so it reads:
    <string>1.4+</string>
  7. Save the file and close TextEdit.
After this, CodonCode Aligner should work again. If you encounter any problems, please contact CodonCode Corporation.
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