Mac OS X Frontier 8.05 -using ext. editor
mherzig at indiana.edu
Tue Jan 14 22:16:19 PST 2003
I have been trying to set up Frontier 8.05 in OS 10.2.2 on the Mac. I
used to run Alpha as external editor in OS 9.
I tried to use the settings from my Frontier running on OS 9 by
exporting them and importing them into Frontier 8.05
(builtins,verbs.apps). I then fixed the paths (at least I thought so)
so Alphatk would launch. When I now try to use the editor externally it
will try to launch Classic OS and run Alpha 7. So I guess Frontier
doesn't know which Alpha I actually want to use. Where are the
preferences exactly which determine what external editor to use?
Next I tried BBEdit. First I deleted the Alpha stuff from
Now when I request the external editor BBEdit will launch in OS X as
expected - then I get a message alerting me that Frontier couldn't
create the folder "Venus:users:(first 8 letters of my username)"
because access is denied. "Venus" is my startup drive and my username
is 15 letters long so, yes, it's trying to create a new folder in a
location it doesn't have access to.
Is there a location Frontier stores the path for such a temp file? Or
is that path made up from some other information?
Any ideas are most welcome.
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