TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Jul 95 Top 10
Volume Number:11
Issue Number:7
Column Tag:Symantec Top 10

Symantec Top 10

This monthly column, written by Symantec’s Technical Support Engineers, aims to provide you with technical information based on the use of Symantec products.

By Kevin Quah and Scott Morison, Symantec Technical Support

Note: Source code files accompanying article are located on MacTech CD-ROM or source code disks.

Q: I have a 68K Macintosh and want to create Native or Fat applications. How can I do this with Symantec C++ 8.0?

A: In the Pre-release folder on your Symantec C++ CD there is a Fat version of the Symantec Project Manager. It is located in the Symantec C++ 8.0:Pre-release folder in the form of a self extracting archive (.sea) file. You can use this to compile and link PPC native code on either a PowerMac or 68K Macintosh.

Q: I keep getting a “bomb” dialog box with an ID=15 error when I run my program. How can I fix this?

A: An ID 15 error is a Segment Loader error. Either your program has corrupted the heap or you have not allocated enough memory for your program to run. Go to the Set Project Type dialog box under the Project menu and make sure that your application has been given enough memory to run.

Q: I want to rebuild my project by using the AppleScripts Save project as text and Create project from text. I am having problems running these scripts because my project file generates a file larger than 32K. Additionally, the scripts are not saving my project options and compiler settings. Is there a new version of the scripts that overcome these limitations?

A: Yes. We have written new versions of these scripts which avoid using the Scriptable Text Editor to create the text files. The new scripts also save off the options for all the current tools and restore them. You can download the new scripts from devtools.symantec.com (or 155.64.182.73).

Q: I want to check a source or a header file but I do not know where it is located. How can I find the file quickly?

A: You can switch to the Finder and choose Find from the File menu, but here is another way to open a file: With your project file open, create a new untitled document by choosing New from the file menu, then type the name of the file and extension (e.g. CDirector.cp) into the window. Select the filename and choose Open Selection from the File menu or type Command-D. The file will automatically open.

Q: I’m having problems with the Symantec Project Manager keeping up with my typing. It stops accepting keystrokes every few seconds or so. Is there any way to get rid of these interruptions?

A: Yes. Choose Check Dependencies from the Build menu. Make sure that you uncheck the Quick Scan button. This will force the Project Manager to check all the dependencies immediately instead of running it as a background task that may interrupt your foreground tasks.

Q: I’m trying to read in extended numbers on a PowerMac, but the numbers do not hold the correct values. What is the problem?

A: There is a problem in Apple’s Universal Headers. In Types.h, the definition for extended is incorrect for PPC compilers. Find the section of code in the header that looks like the following:

#ifdef THINK_C

    typedef struct { short man[4]; } comp;
    typedef struct { short exp[1], man[4]; } extended80;
    typedef struct { short exp[2], man[4]; } extended96;
    typedef extended80 __extended;  //  <-- this line is magic
    typedef __extended extended;

#elif defined(applec) || defined(__SC__)
    #ifdef mc68881
    #if defined(powerc) || defined (__powerc)
    #pragma options align=mac68k
    #endif
    struct extended80 {
        short   w[5];
    };

Find the line that reads “#ifdef mc68881” and change it to “#ifndef mc68881”.

Q: How do I make a colored background for a window in a VA application?

A: We have written two new classes for handling background colorization: CColorBackground and CColorBorder. These classes are designed to enable colorization of window and dialog backgrounds and to provide 3D-like borders. You can download these files from our ftp server: devtools.symantec.com (155.64.182.73).

Q: I am using Symantec C++ 8.0, and when I run with the debugger, the debugger data window says “not enough memory” and the stack crawl window does not work. How do I fix this?

A: The out of memory error may indicate that the SPM is out of memory, just as in the 68K debugger. It may also indicate that the project was compiled without the Enable Symbolic Debugging option turned on for the current compiler. Make sure Enable Symbolic Debugging is checked in the debugging section of the compiler options.

Q: Do the Symantec 68K compilers provide support for the Apple Shared Library Manager(ASLM)?

A: Not yet. Apple is currently working on a revision of the 68 K version of the Apple Shared Library Mangager. Symantec plans to support version 2.0 of ASLM when it is completed.

Q: I have installed Symantec C++ 8.0. When I create a New Project and use a project model with the THINK Project Manager, I get the message:

 “The Project model ‘ProjectName’ has no project file”.  

What is wrong?

A: This happens in the THINK Project Manager (7.0.6) when you try to create a new project based on a Symantec Project Manager project model. The THINK Project Manager can only use the project models that start with TPM. For example, if you want to create an ANSI C project, choose TPM ANSI C Project instead of ANSI C Project. The project types that do not start with TPM are used by the Symantec Project Manager only.

Special Thanks to Glenn Austin, Michael Hopkins, Craig Conner, Mark Baldwin, Andy McFarland and Levi Brown.

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

NetShade 6.3.1 - Browse privately using...
NetShade is an anonymous proxy and VPN app+service for Mac. Unblock your Internet through NetShade's high-speed proxy and VPN servers spanning seven countries. NetShade masks your IP address as you... Read more
Dragon Dictate 4.0.7 - Premium voice-rec...
With Dragon Dictate speech recognition software, you can use your voice to create and edit text or interact with your favorite Mac applications. Far more than just speech-to-text, Dragon Dictate lets... Read more
Persecond 1.0.2 - Timelapse video made e...
Persecond is the easy, fun way to create a beautiful timelapse video. Import an image sequence from any camera, trim the length of your video, adjust the speed and playback direction, and you’re done... Read more
GIMP 2.8.14p2 - Powerful, free image edi...
GIMP is a multi-platform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching,... Read more
Sandvox 2.10.2 - Easily build eye-catchi...
Sandvox is for Mac users who want to create a professional looking website quickly and easily. With Sandvox, you don't need to be a Web genius to build a stylish, feature-rich, standards-compliant... Read more
LibreOffice 5.0.1.2 - Free, open-source...
LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and... Read more
f.lux 36.1 - Adjusts the color of your d...
f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake... Read more
VirtualBox 5.0.2 - x86 virtualization so...
VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers... Read more
File Juicer 4.43 - Extract images, video...
File Juicer is a drag-and-drop can opener and data archaeologist. Its specialty is to find and extract images, video, audio, or text from files which are hard to open in other ways. In computer... Read more
Apple MainStage 3.2 - Live performance t...
MainStage 3 makes it easy to bring to the stage all the same instruments and effects that you love in your recording. Everything from the Sound Library and Smart Controls you're familiar with from... Read more

ReBoard: Revolutionary Keyboard (Utilit...
ReBoard: Revolutionary Keyboard 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Utilities Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Do everything within the keyboard without switching apps! If you are in WhatsApp, how do you schedule a... | Read more »
Tiny Empire (Games)
Tiny Empire 1.1.3 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.1.3 (iTunes) Description: Launch cannonballs and blow tiny orcs into thousands of pieces in this intuitive fantasy-themed puzzle shooter! Embark on an... | Read more »
Astropad Mini (Productivity)
Astropad Mini 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Productivity Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: *** 50% off introductory price! ​*** Get the high-end experience of a Wacom tablet at a fraction of the price with Astropad... | Read more »
Emo Chorus (Music)
Emo Chorus 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Realistic Choir simulator ranging from simple Chorus emulation to full ensemble Choir with 128 members. ### introductory offer... | Read more »
Forest Spirit (Games)
Forest Spirit 1.0.5 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.5 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
Ski Safari 2 (Games)
Ski Safari 2 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: The world's most fantastical, fun, family-friendly skiing game is back and better than ever! Play as Sven's sister Evana, share... | Read more »
Lara Croft GO (Games)
Lara Croft GO 1.0.47768 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.47768 (iTunes) Description: Lara Croft GO is a turn based puzzle-adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient... | Read more »
Whispering Willows (Games)
Whispering Willows 1.23 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.23 (iTunes) Description: **LAUNCH SALE 50% OFF** - Whispering Willows is on sale for 50% off ($4.99) until September 9th. | Read more »
Calvino Noir (Games)
Calvino Noir 1.1 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: The film noir stealth game. Calvino Noir is the exploratory, sneaking adventure through the 1930s European criminal underworld.... | Read more »
Angel Sword (Games)
Angel Sword 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $6.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Prepare to adventure in the most epic full scale multiplayer 3D RPG for mobile! Experience amazing detailed graphics in full HD.... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Big Grips Lift Handle For iPad Air and iPad A...
KEM Ventures, Inc. which pioneered the extra-large, super-protective iPad case market with the introduction of Big Grips Frame and Stand in 2011, is launching Big Grips Lift featuring a new super-... Read more
Samsung Launches Galaxy Tab S2, Its Most Powe...
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced the U.S. release of the Galaxy Tab S2, its thinnest, lightest, ultra-fast tablet. Blending form and function, elegant design and multitasking power,... Read more
Tablet Screen Sizes Expanding as iPad Pro App...
Larger screen sizes are gaining favor as the tablet transforms into a productivity device, with shipments growing 185 percent year-over-year in 2015. According to a new Strategy Analytics’ Tablet... Read more
Today Only: Save US$50 on Adobe Elements 13;...
Keep the memories. lose the distractions. Summer’s winding down and it’s time to turn almost perfect shots into picture perfect memories with Elements 13. And get the power to edit both photos and... Read more
1.4GHz Mac mini on sale for $449, save $50
Best Buy has the 1.4GHz Mac mini on sale for $50 off MSRP on their online store. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Price for online orders only, in-store price may vary... Read more
12-inch 1.1GHz Gold MacBook on sale for $1149...
B&H Photo has the 12″ 1.1GHz Gold Retina MacBook on sale for $1149.99 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $150 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this... Read more
27-inch 3.3GHz 5K iMac on sale for $1849, sav...
Best Buy has the 27″ 3.3GHz 5K iMac on sale for $1849.99. Their price is $150 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if... Read more
Worldwide Tablet Shipments Expected to Declin...
Does Apple badly need a touchscreen convertible/hybrid laptop MacBook? Yes, judging from a new market forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, which... Read more
Continued PC Shipment Shrinkage Expected Thro...
Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by -8.7 percent in 2015 and not stabilize until 2017, according to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker data. The... Read more
Imminent iPhone 6s Announcement Leads To 103%...
NextWorth Solutions, with its online and in-store electronics trade-in programs including http://NextWorth.com, reports that it has experienced a 103 percent surge in quoted trade-in values over the... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail Online Store: Customer Insigh...
**Job Summary** Apple Retail (Online Store) is seeking an experienced e-commerce analytics professional to join the Customer Insights Team. The Web e-Commerce Analyst Read more
*Apple* Music, Business Operations - Apple I...
Changing the world is all in a day039s work at Apple . If you love innovation, here039s your chance to make a career of it. You039ll work hard. But the job comes with Read more
WW *Apple* Retail Online Store: Customer In...
**Job Summary** The Apple Retail - Online Store is seeking an experienced web merchandising analytics professional to join the Customer Insights Team. The Web Read more
Senior Payments Security Manager - *Apple*...
**Job Summary** Apple , Inc. is looking for a highly motivated, innovative and hands-on senior payments security manager to join the Apple Pay security team. You will Read more
Software QA Engineer, *Apple* Pay Security...
**Job Summary** Imagine what you could do here. At Apple , great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.