Mac OS X Frontier 8.05 -using ext. editor

sdevore at sdevore at
Wed Jan 15 06:00:20 PST 2003

You might check in user.odbEditors for the prefs for the external 
editor prefs,  I have been using BBEdit with some success.   All I did 
(I think) is delete the existing entry in the prefs and off I went...  
Never used alpha on X for this though...

Sam D
On Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at 11:16 PM, Monika Herzig wrote:

> Hi
> 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 
> builtins.verbs.apps.
> 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.
> Peter
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