Lion does not play nice with POI Loader

 

Updated to Lion this morning and plugged in my 765T, it was recognized but when you try to update POI's it crashes. Also tried Web Updater and that worked fine.

thanks for the warning--

I'll be updating a spare machine tonight, just to shake down what works and what doesn't. There are already some issues with the new MacBook Pro computers caused by them starting up in 64-bit mode; I'm sure Lion is going to bring a flurry of other short-term incompatibilities (the long-term incompatibilities such as from dropping Rosetta are called "progress").

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Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Ah.........!

Ah............Progress. QRT...........for now.

Waiting a Bit

I'm waiting for a while before I update. I'll lose several excellent programs when/if I do, including Canvas, due to the loss of Rosetta. But, as k6rtm says, it's "progress." I suppose so.

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

How 'bout no support for

How 'bout no support for AppleWorks. I still use it for some things and sure would miss it.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Try Pages

Last Mrk wrote:

How 'bout no support for AppleWorks. I still use it for some things and sure would miss it.

The new Pages will open AppleWorks written documents. It's available from the Mac App Store for $20

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Brent - DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S

I have Pages

and it's nice, but it won't open any AppleWorks documents but text.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Numbers

Will likely open Appleworks spreadsheets - it too is in the app store smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Give and Take

It's frustrating when old apps stop working, but deciding to NOT go with backward compatibility for everything makes the new stuff easier and faster. I've learned I just have to accept it. We still don't have to like it though.

No problems on Lion...

Lion running on a i7 Macbook Pro, POILoader version 2.2.0.

Just updated the POIs on my Nuvi 680, no problems.

I thought there might be a 64-bit / 32-bit issue, where the POILoader required the system to be running in 32-bit mode, but it ran fine and updated my 680.

Web Updater reported a communications error, and I'm tracking that one further.

Give me more info on what "broken" means, and I might be able to help.

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Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

My Fault for not Catching the Update

I was still running 2.1.0 just updated and will post again later when I update my POI files.

PPC Apps and POI Loader with Lion

I've been using Lion (was a beta tester) for several months. I never had any issue with POI loader using Lion so I'd recommend doing a couple of things. First make sure you have the most up-to-date version of POI Loader, there have been updates. Then test to see how it works. If it continues to have problems then create a new user account and try POI Loader from that account. If things work OK in that account that indicates there is a software issue you need to track down in your user account.

As far as PPC apps go as you know by now Rosetta support was dropped in Lion. This means your PPC apps simply will not run in Lion. These apps needed to either be upgraded to Intel based apps for OS X or need to be replaced with an Intel based substitute. Apple provided lots of warnings about PPC based apps so if you weren't paying attention...well now you are! smile

There are a couple of methods I know of to check if an app is PPC based or not, first is if it has an X through it in the Applications folder. The second method is to run System Information (Applications - Utilties - System Information) and click Applications in the left pane. Then look in the Kind column, from there it will be pretty obvious.

BTW the hardware I'm using is a Late 2007 24" iMac and a Late 2010 MacBook Air.

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Nuvi 360, OS X Lion 10.7

Numbers

kch50428 wrote:

Will likely open Appleworks spreadsheets - it too is in the app store smile

Yep, getting close to pulling the trigger on Numbers.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Numbers

I was complaining about loosing Appleworks. One reason was I never could figure out charts in Numbers but the new version does charts nicely. Is the new version of Pages an improvement?

Remember you're safer to wait on Lion until a couple of upgrades are in. Do you really NEED Lion right away? I don't.

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NUVI 660, Late 2012 iMac, Macbook 2.1 Fall 2008, iPhone6 , Nuvi 3790, iPad2

Pages works fine for me

geochapman wrote:

I was complaining about losing Appleworks. One reason was I never could figure out charts in Numbers but the new version does charts nicely. Is the new version of Pages an improvement?

Remember you're safer to wait on Lion until a couple of upgrades are in. Do you really NEED Lion right away? I don't.

The merit of any word processor is based on your own needs. For most people Pages is probably very good. If you are writing a dissertation or some other specialized manuscript there are more sophisticated and expensive choices such as Microsoft Word. If you really only need to bang out a a short letter once a month then there are some excellent free choices such as Bean.

If you can get to a store that sells Apple computers such Best Buy or the Apple Store they mostly likely have a machine with it installed where you can see how it looks for you. Or, you could just spend $20 and get advantage of its features even without going to Lion.

BTW: It's safer not to jump on any new OS. Remember that when you live on the cutting edge you are likely to bleed a lot.

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Brent - DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S

Not Jumping Right In

I usually wait for awhile before moving up to the next operating system. Even though they are supposed to have been through "beta" testing, I always see other issues after the new operating systems have been "officially" released.

I updated to a newer iMac with 10.5.8. I purchased the Snow Leopard upgrade but have not installed it yet as I will lose the functionality of some of my software programs that I regularly use. Not able to go out and buy the new software, i.e., Photoshop and all of the aftermarket plugins/filters, so it works with the newer operating system.

A lot of the new features I don't really need at this point or the loss of functionality of my current software.

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

It's always wise to wait for

It's always wise to wait for at least the xx.x.1 or .2 updates to make sure the bugs have been reported and fixed.

Lion played nice with me

I just installed software 4.30 and the 2012.2 map update without a hitch using Mac OS 10.7 on a 2011 iMac. I used the Garmin Map Update software. I also installed the Garmin Communicator plugin and it worked well with Safari and MyDashboard.

I did a hard reset after the install but that has been my usual practice after software updates to ward off bad mojo.

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Brent - DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S

No problem

With Lion, POI Loader 2.2.1, Garmin WebUpdater for lastest maps, using Mac Mini 2008. Using Numbers and Pages to save .DOC and .XLS MS Word compatible files, but not doing anything complex in either program.

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Nuvi 760 (died 6/2013); Forerunner 305 bike/run; Inreach SE; MotionX Drive (iPhone)

Not working -- POI Loader 2.2.1 on Lion (10.7.2)

I thought this combination worked, but earlier in the week I noticed I'd "lost" some POI updates on my 2640.

Tried POI loader (2.2.1) under Lion (10.7.2 on a MacBook Pro) -- it seems to work, but checking the Console log, POI Loader throws a fatal error on each and every CSV file: line 1 char 1 invalid document structure.

The server in the closet is still running Snow Leopard...

I ran POI Loader 2.2.1 on the same set of files, and it successfully updated my 2640 using Snow Leopard (10.6.8 server).

No errors in the log file, either.

I'll dig some more (in a day or two when I have more time for such). Any ideas?

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Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Not Yet Updated to Lion

News article today says only 30% of Macs are running Lion. And 49% are using Snow Leopard. The reast are using older versions. I've not made the leap on my four Macs. Probably won't for a while. Not happy with many of the upgrades.

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Happy.

I am happy with the upgrades, but to each his or own... You can run windows 7 on a Mac via parallels.

plus and minus--

I like a lot of the bug fixes and features in Lion, at least the client version.

I updated the server-in-the-closet from snow leopard server to lion server for about a week, and went back to snow leopard!

My son is still running snow leopard (on his macbook plus) as some of the professional audio tools he uses haven't made the jump to Lion.

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Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

New Work Issue Laptop

I will be receiving a brand new Mac Book Pro courtesy of the New York Times Company tomorrow. I let you all know if I have any problems with my Garmin software.