Author Topic: [4631 Mac] FontLab Studio 5.1.3 pre-release build 4631 for Mac OS X  (Read 4241 times)

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CLARIFICATION: Python macros in build 4631 work fine on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion). However, they do not work on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). So if you are using 10.7 or 10.8, you can download and test this build, but on 10.6, you should wait for an updated build. Therefore, we have re-enabled the download of this pre-release build. Please keep in mind that this build is of pre-release quality, so some things may not work as expected!

*** DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL FLS 5.1.3 PRE-RELEASE BUILD 4631 FOR MAC ***

1. Install the release version of FontLab Studio 5.1.2 for Mac OS X.

2. If you'd like to keep the release version, go to the /Applications folder and zip (compress) the "FontLab Studio 5.app" application package. 

3. Download FontLab Studio 5.1.2 pre-release build 4631 for Mac OS X:
http://www.fontlab.com/downloads/beta/FLS513MacBeta4631.dmg

4. Install the new build. It will install into /Applications/FontLab Studio 5.app, so if you already have an application with that name, it will be overwritten.

5. If you've previously zipped the original release build, unzip it again, and it will unzip to something like "FontLab Studio 5 2.app". Rename it to something like "FontLab Studio 5 release.app" and you can use it in addition to the newest build.

*** IMPORTANT ***

This build fixes a serious problem with FLS introduced after build 4447, where FontLab Studio did not recognize recently created glyphs. This should eliminate related problems with Python scripting (incl. RoboFab), as well as problems related to alias.dat, Preview Panel, Generate Glyphs, and other such problems. However, note that Python scripting does not work on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in this build. It does work on Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8, though.

*** BUGS FIXED IN BUILD 4631 VS. PRERELEASE 4549 BUILD ***

#689 Pop-up menu doesn't have label in the "Header" panel of the "Glyph Window" after dragging
#695 Junk rectangles in the Save Macintosh Suitcase dialog
#696 "Paste" command doesn't insert last char of copied text in "Metrics window"
#698 Negative component coordinates increased by 1 when opening TTF (affects FLS, FOG, TT, TrT)
#700 Blend does not interpolate components!
#704 New glyph not in Preview panel after build 4447
#705 Newly added glyphs not recognized by Python
#721 Glyph templates don't show in empty cells for new font

*** ADDITIONAL BUGS FIXED IN BUILD 4631 VS. RELEASE 4447 BUILD ***

#075 Spotlight can't find FLS 5 executable file
#104 FLS hangs while drawing using "Macro tool"
#123 Partial deselection of outlines when using “Font Audit”
#142 Commands "Copy/Paste" and "Export/Import" don`t work for Background layer
#147 FLS trademark outline appears and disappears when pressing "Horizontal 3-stem" and "Vertical 3-stem" buttons of the "Type 1 Preview" panel
#259 Expand Kerning deletes kerning pair from all masters if this pair has zero value in first master
#267 Crash when generating classes in AppleMyungjo font
#308 FLS crashes when trying to compile code in "Window>Panels>OpenType" after deleting one of the classes
#327 Typing not possible in Metrics Window textbox (Metrics mode)
#331 Typing non-Western letters does not work in Text Mode of Metrics Window
#352 Text File Loading/ Conversion in Metrics Panel problem
#364 Typing in the "Metrics Window" text input field is impossible
#365 New 10.7 method for entering characters with diacritics works incorrectly
#397 Rename anchors conflicts with already assigned shortcut
#403 Localization is still present
#409 Cannot open Japanese OpenType PS fonts (regression from build 4255)
#417 Wrong/inconsistent contour direction between VFB and OTF results
#447 FLS crashes while activate "Tools>Multiple Master>Mask to Master" command in the Multiple Master font
#476 Sidebearings in Metrics Window
#478 Unicode ranges issue
#504 Reordering isn't stored in the "Classes" panel
#513 Reordering of classes in Classes panel doesn't work
#515 Still odd copy-paste behavior in Metrics Window
#527 Outline disappears during dragging
#555 Metrics isn't read from the .fog files
#566 Mac name doesn’t work
#572 Crash while drawing in FL
#574 "Metrics table" becomes corrupted after using scroller
#575 Direct keyboard access in the “Font window” should depend on input sources
#579 Crash during trace pixels
#583 Crash while trying to activate "Compile and Store Tables in Binary Form" command from the "OpenType" panel for the CJK .otf
#587 Crash during generation of .otf or .ttf after chars deletion
#588 Impossible to open .fog through “File>Open” dialog
#589 Impossible to generate classes for several fonts
#592 Junk ticks remain visible in the “Content” pop-up menu from the “Test Font” window
#595 Crash while trying to activate "RMB menu" after merging fonts
#597 Error message about impossibility to write license file doesn't have two last words
#598 “Preferences” dialog becomes corrupted while moving through the keyboard
#599 Expanding GPOS "kern" feature into plain kerning truncated at 64K when opening font
#605 Crash while trying to perform "Set sidebearings" action from the "Actions" dialog
#610 Mislabeled toolbars for Metrics Window
#611 FLS does not check permission of saved files
#613 Kerning isn't applied to the new font installed on the 10.6
#615 Crash after removal of axes in MM font
#620 Text becomes displaced in many app dialogs
#631 Incorrect data records in the "Unique font Identifier" rows from the "name" table after .otf font generation
#632 Incorrect transfers of features data during the font generation
#633 Fonts aliases cannot be opened with “Open” dialog
#638 Low performance in the “Glyph window” with active “Smart shapes” panel
#642 Incorrect behavior of the “Affect composites” checkbox in the “Action” dialog
#643 App allows to open junk “Glyph window” after closing all windows
#646 Incorrect data records in the “Manufacturer name” row from the [name] table
#652 Crash during MM generation
#653 Crash while trying to print “Kerning table”
#654 Crash when renaming glyph
#655 Crash when trying to change first PANOSE number
#656 Incorrect FontBBox values when generating a Type 1 font that has an UPM that is not 1000
#658 Crash after executing “Add Suffix to Name” command
#660 Class kerning being expanded when opening an OpenType font
#663 Incorrect data records in the “Kerning table” while set “0” kerning for the previous row
#664 Text input fields become corrupted while drag sliders in the “Generate Instance” dialog
#665 Hang after executing “Add Suffix to Name” command
#666 “Properties” button for some tools in the “Smart Shapes” panel doesn’t work
#669 Printed pages are clipped
#670 Print dialog is closed immediately after attempt to print string of glyphs
#671 Bad redrawing after using “Drop” macro tool
#673 “name” table problems still exist
#674 Incorrect non-ascii chars are printed when “Font Sample” item is chosen
#676 Items in the “Cell caption” pop-up menu are shifted
#678 alias.dat
#680 Generate Glyphs broken
#684 Copy and paste of text in Metrics Window crashes Fontlab
#686 Save dialogue is broken
#688 Compile features consistently crashes Fontlab

as well as a few additional problems.

Please verify whether the problems you've previously reported still occur, and report any problems (especially crashes!) on this board.
« Last Edit: 2012-10-24, 12:25:19 by Adam Twardoch (FontLab) »
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We have re-enabled the download link. In Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8, this build works well. However, in Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard, Python scripting does not work. We're working on fixing the problem, then we will post another build.
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As some of us still staying on Snow Leopard for months because of the unresolved FL bugs, this new update not working on Snow Leopard is quite funny.  8)
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JF,

in the pre-release development process, the developers may fix one thing and break another. This happens. Of course now they'll fix this as well.

This problem also affected me directly -- I'm on 10.6.8 myself. This is why I disabled the download, only to find out later that on 10.7 and 10.8 it's actually OK.

I'm sure the next build, which we'll post soon, will work on 10.6 as well :)

Best,
Adam
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Thanks for the explanation Adam!
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