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To:MacRuby development discussions. From:Matt Aimonetti Subject:Re: [MacRuby-devel] MacRuby development in Xcode Date:Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:15:05 -0700

Rick, this is a known issue with Xcode 4.3.x which was moved from a system folder to an standard application folder. Xcode calls a custom script to recognize the MacRuby classes and make them available to the devs. Because the project was moved, the script isn't found so your MacRuby classes aren't automatically recognized. I thought a workaround including a symlink was added to the nightly build but that might not be the case.

Watson/whoever worked on that last, could you comment on the status of things and maybe document the workaround on the wiki please?


- Matt

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 3:37 PM, Rick Lloyd <> wrote:
I've been trying to learn MacRuby by following " MacRuby - The Definitive Guide" and have encountered problems with the code given in Chapter 7.
My system is running MacOS X 10.7.3 and Xcode Version 4.3.2 which were installed on a clean hard drive so there are no remnants of earlier software present to confuse the issue.  I'm running MacRuby from the nightly build 03/24 which I installed yesterday - I was previously running an earlier version.  Because I am unable to distinguish Xcode problems from MacRuby (or Definitive Guide) problems I'm posting this problem with both communities.

Here is a description of the problem I'm having.

Chapter 7 includes a table, beginning on pg 129, which is intended to contain Text Field, Combo Box, and Button cells.  I am unable to create the latter two cell types following the instructions given.

In the case of the Combo Box, I can identify the cell as containing an NSComboBoxCell using the Custom Class on the identiy tab.  When I switch to the attributes tab the cell is still identified as Text Field and so I am unable to create the labels for the combo box.  Also, the cell field displayed in the table does not have the up/down arrows - no visual cue that there is a list of choices available.

The problem with the NSButtonCell is easier to describe as the choice is not available through the Custom Class.  If I type it into the field it is replaced with the default NSTextCell.

I've loaded the project for Chapter 7 from Matt's Git site and can view the proper behavior for both columns when I load it into Xcode.  This code also builds (although with three warnings - none related to the table) and runs.  This code can be used to demonstrate the expected response.

Any suggestions?

thanks in advance,

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