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pbooth99

Member Since 07 Aug 2015
Offline Last Active May 25 2018 01:25 PM
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In Topic: High Sierra

21 April 2018 - 02:00 PM

BTW, installing RootsMagic on a Flash drive instead of the Apple FileSystem internal SSD also seems to work around this issue


In Topic: Native RM version for MAC

05 March 2018 - 08:26 AM

Albert,

 

It might be worth having another try at Rootsmagic on High Sierra. Certainly late 2017 I was having consistent issues with this appfs / 32 bit apps / crossover issue preventing RootsMagic from starting up or reliably staying up. At that time my only workaround (on an SSD enabled iMac with the new apple filesystem was to run RM with a Crossover demo install. But sometime in the last four weeks I have discovered that the latest High Sierra with the latest Rootsmagic  and its bundled crossover works correctly. When I say "works correctly" I don't mean perfectly - only that this issue is no longer occurring. I have found this to be true on both my iMac and my MacBook Pro Retina, both with SSD, High Sierra and the new apple filesystem.

 

Peter

 

 

Hi Rooty,

             Despite trying everything short of buying a new SSD, I have not been able to reverse course as you say . I have tried so many things to get RM working its just not even slightly funny any more. To be fair to RootsMagic, I have the same issues with other software that uses CrossOver (such as MyHeritage Family Tree Builder). Having to force quit every couple of hours is very frustrating. I use FTM 2017 as it is much better for the Ancestry's data structure but I really like RootsMagic's access to FindMyPast, Family Search, Ancestry and MyHeritage (even though the subscriptions are **** expensive). Oh well, I guess I just have to hope that RM are working on a native Mac version and it won't be much longer. 

 

Al


In Topic: Native RM version for MAC

30 January 2018 - 10:40 AM

Hi Rooty,

             Despite trying everything short of buying a new SSD, I have not been able to reverse course as you say . I have tried so many things to get RM working its just not even slightly funny any more. To be fair to RootsMagic, [...] subscriptions are **** expensive). Oh well, I guess I just have to hope that RM are working on a native Mac version and it won't be much longer. 

 

Al

 

Al,

 

I have had similar experiences. On one host I was able to reinstall onto HFS+ and the problem disappeared. On the other host, I found that after installing a demo version of the standalone Crossover product and reinstalling RootsMagic into it I was able to get around the immediate crashing error. So I now have a "working" RM7 though it hangs on FS interaction every 20 to 60 minutes.

 

It does appear that there is an issue affect 32 bit programs running on CrossOver on Macs with High Sierra and the appfs filesystem. Now I have uncompromising perspective about bugs like this and responsibility.

RootsMagic runs on Crossover on OS/X

RootsMagic didn't create the bug but it is still a RootsMagic bug, unless RootsMagic were to say "we don't support High Sierra" The bug could possibly be fixed by any of Apple, Crossover or RootsMagic.


In Topic: CrossOver is unable to initialize a critical component

03 January 2018 - 12:18 PM

FWIW, On High Sierra with the new appfs filesystem on an internal SSD disk, I am able to consistently workaround this problem by installing CrossOver directly and then installing a RootsMagic 7 within CrossOver. 


In Topic: High Sierra

02 December 2017 - 08:37 PM

An update:

 

The error message "Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:50: Error: unsupported compressor 8" does appear to relate to a High Sierra bug concerning both the new AppleFS File System that is a default in High Sierra, and 32 bit applications, of which Roots Magic is one example.

As in, every time I start Roots Magic that error appears in system.log as an error in the Rootsmagic application. Here's one example:

 

Nov 25 19:07:52 NewiMac RootsMagic[3506]: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.1.1/Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:50: Error: unsupported compressor 8

 

I have a very drastic workaround for this.

 

I uninstalled High Sierra, reformatted the disk as HFS+ and reinstalled High Sierra without upgrading the disk to the new filesystem.

Its not great, but it worked.

 

Peter