[futurebasic] Re: [FB] PGX ?

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From: Robert Covington <artlythere@...>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 16:02:33 -0400
On Monday, May 17, 2004, at 10:47  AM, tedd wrote:

>> The Window Maker (TWM) - OS X, FB GUI builder
>>
>> <http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bernie.w/twmad.htm>
>>
>> $29.95 USD
>>
>> --
>
> Bernie considering that you mentioned it...
>
> I have a question:
>
> Why does FutureBASIC, TheWindowMaker, ForumFlame, and Absolute 
> Backgammon ALL show up as the newest version is version 3.1.2 using 
> Version Tracker Pro?
>
> In other words, Version Tracker (software and service) keeps track of 
> the most recent versions of software and as such it reports if a piece 
> of software is not current. I believe that it does this based upon 
> creator codes for a specific piece of software -- which is supposed to 
> be unique. However, it seems to me that all the aforementioned 
> applications appear to have the same creator codes (or class, or 
> range, or something).
>
> What's happening here?
>
> tedd

At some point, these apps have all used not a unique creator code as 
they should for a public release, but the default 'FB3a', thus they 
likely get parented to FB's creator code, but the latest version of the 
other apps.

I just downloaded Absolute Backgammon and it's like this still.

Apple makes registering a unique creator code easy enough at  < 
http://developer.apple.com/datatype/creatorcode.html >

You then need to make sure your BNDL is set to use that, that your 
built app has it, and that you have in OS X, a 'plst' id of 0 that's 
constructed to use that too.

Happy fun goodtime stuff. :)

rc