Bwana Is Not 64-Bit

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Bwana Is Not 64-Bit

Postby machale » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:15 pm

I realize Bwana is a free product and is getting older, but it still works great

You likely know this already but I don't see it mentioned in your forums, so just to be sure... I thought you should know Bwana may stop working in a future MacOS release since it's not 64-bit. If it's a simple recompile/rebuild to make it 64-bit, it may be worth doing so. If not, I will miss Bwana when it stops working, but thanks so much for a slick little tool for all these years!
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Re: Bwana Is Not 64-Bit

Postby Conor » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:38 pm

Thank you for the kind words about Bwana. You must have an older version of Bwana, it's been 64-bit for years now. Both versions should be part of the program. Do try a new install if your version is not 64-bit. I been meaning to modernize Bwana, even re-write it in Swift for practice. But works so well I haven't touched it in ages.
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Re: Bwana Is Not 64-Bit

Postby machale » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:18 pm

Sorry for not replying sooner...

This MacBook Pro was new in late December 2017, and I installed Bwana on it January 1, 2018. I've tried it installed both in Applications and in Applications/Utilities.

System Information report says it's not 64-bit. And from the command line:

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$ mdls /Applications/Bwana.app
<SNIP>
kMDItemExecutableArchitectures     = (
    i386,
    ppc
)
<SNIP>


Just to compare, Get Info in the Finder for Bwana says:

Size: 222,783 bytes
Created: Friday, October 16, 2009 at 8:09 PM
Modified: Friday, October 16, 2009 at 8:30 PM
Version: Bwana version 2.7

And a fresh download of bwana from https://bruji.com/bwana/bwana.dmg shows the same info.

Is it possible the version available for download on your site is not your latest? Maybe you've done 64-bit builds and just not posted them? 2009 is a long time ago.
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Re: Bwana Is Not 64-Bit

Postby Conor » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:07 pm

:shock: Could it be I have been so selfish as to have updated Bwana for myself and never released the official update. :oops:

Bwana 2.8 is out now, with 64 bit support.

One year and 16 days short of not touching Bwana for 10 years, now that is a solid little application. :) Hopefully when I get home time I do want to give it some attention and change a few things, mainly about the distribution and source control for sharing (hello Github). But won't be anytime soon with the Pedia work pile up.
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Re: Bwana Is Not 64-Bit

Postby machale » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:14 pm

Hmm. Your main Bwana web page, and your release notes page, are both updated.

But the actual download link does not appear to be updated. When I download it, I get a .dmg file that is identical to the 2.7 version, as comfirmed via cmp at the command line. And when I mount bwana.dmg, the mounted volume is entitled Bwana 2.7, rather than 2.8 as I'd expect.

I tried the download in two different browsers.
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Re: Bwana Is Not 64-Bit

Postby Conor » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:26 am

Thank you. I think I have found the issue, I had updated but the upload had never worked for the .dmg. Transmit 5 been giving me a lot of issues with it's Automator. Used Transmit 4 again and things are fixed. new download should do the trick.
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Re: Bwana Is Not 64-Bit

Postby machale » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:50 pm

2.8! And 64-bit! All good!

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$ mdls /Applications/Utilities/Bwana.app
<SNIP>
kMDItemExecutableArchitectures     = (
    i386,
    "x86_64"
)
<SNIP>
$


Just an FYI, I encountered the MacOS Gatekeeper. After dropping Bwana.app in /Applications/Utilities the first thing I did was try man:ps in my browser, which yielded this system alert:
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To get past this, I right-clicked on /Applications/Utilities/Bwana.app and chose Open, which gave me this dialog:
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In that dialog I clicked Open and then Bwana opened stand-alone. I quit it and then man:ps in my browser worked just fine.

So if/when you work on Bwana in the future, you may want to make use of some of this info in the ReadMe. Maybe reference https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25088

So at this point, everything looks good to me. Thanks again for Bwana!
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Re: Bwana Is Not 64-Bit

Postby Conor » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:24 pm

Thank you for letting me know I forgot to add the new code signing requirements. Since I have a Developer ID I have gone ahead and signed Bwana. So that now it should only give the warning about being downloaded from the internet and allow you to open it.
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Re: Bwana Is Not 64-Bit

Postby machale » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:37 pm

Confirmed, just this single dialog now:
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Click Open and you're good to go.

If you're tracking this thread as a bug, I consider it closed now.

Thanks!
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Re: Bwana Is Not 64-Bit

Postby Conor » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:08 am

Thank you.
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