Tuesday, July 5, 2011

iPhoto2Gmail v.1.1 Installer Changes

iPhoto2Gmail had a dirty little secret that allowed it to work with versions of iPhoto as old as 5.0...

iPhoto2Gmail was installed directly into the iPhoto application bundle in the PlugIns folder. This was a necessary evil back in the dark ages, since iPhoto didn't look anywhere else for plugins. After Apple released an official API, later versions of iPhoto began looking outside the application for plugins. 

I've been meaning to change this behavior for quite a while, but didn't want to break backwards compatibility. With code-signing becoming more and more important, and Lion on the horizon, I finally made the change. As of June 30th, the iPhoto2Gmail v1.1 installer will place the plugin in the Apple sanctioned location:

/Library/Application Support/iPhoto/Plugins

The new installer also removes the plugin from the old location. This change helps us be good Mac OS citizens, as foreign app bundles shouldn't be messed with. Unfortunately, this may break v1.1 for folks with legacy iPhoto versions. I've tested as far back as iPhoto '08 with good results, so it might be time to update!

The uninstaller has also been updated to clean up both locations.

Note: Aperture2Gmail's installer doesn't need updating as it was always well-behaved.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Aperture2Gmail 1.2 Posted

Version 1.2 of Aperture2Gmail is available.

This release addresses the main problems that folks were having with the installer, as well as a few bugs.
A special thanks to Todd for testing several versions and helping me identify problems I was not aware of.

Check out Todd's photography website.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Aperture2Gmail 1.1 Beta Released

I've just posted a new beta release to address a couple of problems that some users experienced with beta 1.0.

If you continue to have problems, please let me know @ jils.i2g

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Aperture2Gmail 1.0 Beta Testers Needed

I've read a few comments on other websites indicating some people are having trouble with the 1.0 Beta release of Aperture2Gmail.

I need some technically-savvy good samaritans to take debug builds and run them under 10.5 and Aperture 2. I don't own a copy of Aperture 2 and don't have time to fully test all the different permutations of Aperture and Mac OS. Unfortunately, this means the next release may be limited to 10.6 and Aperture 3.

If you want to help, please send an email to jils.i2g

Thanks!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Anouncing Aperture2Gmail 1.0 Beta

I'm excited to finally be posting this! Aperture2Gmail v 1.0 Beta is now available for testing.

This version is actually a full re-write. And it better be, since I realized when updating the change log that two years have passed since the last version!

I've been hard at work re-writing the guts of the plugin and cleaning up the user interface. I'll write up a post on my developer blog if you're interested in the nerdy stuff.

Now, here's the scoop:

- Cleaned up and simpler interface.
- Mac OS 10.5 or newer is required. 10.4 and Aperture 1 are no longer supported.
- Full 64 Bit support for Aperture 3.
- I have only been able to test Aperture 3 running on Snow Leopard.

Email bug reports to jils.i2g


Update:
Some users are reporting trouble with the untested configurations: Leopard 10.5 and/or Aperture 2.
If you are having issues and are willing to help with the public beta testing process, please contact me.