Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Programming > Mac Programming

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 24, 2006, 03:51 PM   #1
andrewheard
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Send a message via MSN to andrewheard
Help Testing Program

Hi,

I wrote a little application that removes the recovered files from the trash can at startup because so many people have been complaining about it and it annoyed me too. Last time I put the program online I got a review saying "does not work on my g5 and g5PB under 10.4.2" even though there is no such thing as a g5pb, must be a typo. Well I think the user may have thought it wasn't working because there is no on screen notification that its doing anything. I just want to make sure that it does work for other people. If you want to test it out just make a Recovered Files folder in your trash can and see if they are deleted when you double click the program.

RecoverTrasher

Thanks in advance,

Andrew
andrewheard is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 24, 2006, 03:58 PM   #2
CoMpX
macrumors 65816
 
CoMpX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Jersey
Send a message via AIM to CoMpX
Hmm, unknown files from newbies. We all know what happened last time. Could someone who isn't scared analyze this for us?
CoMpX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 24, 2006, 04:01 PM   #3
andrewheard
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Send a message via MSN to andrewheard
Oh ya, I forgot about that incident. If you are afraid then you can go to show package contents and look at the applescript file lurking inside.
andrewheard is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 24, 2006, 04:05 PM   #4
CoMpX
macrumors 65816
 
CoMpX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Jersey
Send a message via AIM to CoMpX
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewheard
Oh ya, I forgot about that incident. If you are afraid then you can go to show package contents and look at the applescript file lurking inside.
Haha, I know. I was just busting you. Yea your program seems to work just fine for me.
CoMpX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 24, 2006, 04:08 PM   #5
andrewheard
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Send a message via MSN to andrewheard
Thanks so much. 1 last question if you don't mind. Did you think I made the instructions easy enough to follow? The problem is that I easily know what to do...its just writing the instructions so that dumb people can use it too.
andrewheard is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 24, 2006, 04:11 PM   #6
CoMpX
macrumors 65816
 
CoMpX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Jersey
Send a message via AIM to CoMpX
The instructions were very easy to follow for me, but you never know with some of the dummies who use computers.
CoMpX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 24, 2006, 04:37 PM   #7
andrewheard
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Send a message via MSN to andrewheard
Thanks again for your help. I guess I'll submit it to MacUpdate tonight. I hope I get more than 1 review and hopefully its a little more positive. The last version had 200 and some downloads but still only 1 reply. Someone on this forum said that people will only make comments if they are having problems so hopefully the other 200 people were O.K.
andrewheard is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 24, 2006, 07:07 PM   #8
gekko513
macrumors 601
 
gekko513's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewheard
Thanks again for your help. I guess I'll submit it to MacUpdate tonight. I hope I get more than 1 review and hopefully its a little more positive. The last version had 200 and some downloads but still only 1 reply. Someone on this forum said that people will only make comments if they are having problems so hopefully the other 200 people were O.K.
Yeah, don't let comments on software posting sites get to you. The ones who have complains are much more likely to comment and often they comment based on presumptions that are way off.

Last edited by gekko513; Feb 25, 2006 at 08:48 AM.
gekko513 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 24, 2006, 08:12 PM   #9
andrewheard
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Send a message via MSN to andrewheard
I told some of my friends about the program and they gave me some reviews which boosted my score a bit. MacUpdate. I just figured out tonight that if I recompile the script I can make the app universal. I guess I'll have to put out another update in the near future but maybe I should get someone with an intel mac to try it first.
andrewheard is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 25, 2006, 03:40 AM   #10
caveman_uk
Guest
 
caveman_uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hitchin, Herts, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewheard
Thanks again for your help. I guess I'll submit it to MacUpdate tonight. I hope I get more than 1 review and hopefully its a little more positive. The last version had 200 and some downloads but still only 1 reply. Someone on this forum said that people will only make comments if they are having problems so hopefully the other 200 people were O.K.
Don't let it bother you. I've had well over 2000 downloads through VT and MU and I've got exactly one review - fortunately it's a 5 star

The thing about VT and MU is that there's a group of people that will slag off anything that's not perfect, doesn't change their life or requires any form of thought on their part.... and of course the developer has to do all for free. They are a small minority but they make a lot of noise. They seem to have nothing better to do but sit on VT or MU all day downloading stuff, trying it for around 6 seconds then slate it in a review...
caveman_uk is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Programming > Mac Programming

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple Ends OS X 10.8.4 Beta Testing Program, Suggesting Imminent Release MacRumors Mac Blog Discussion 86 Jun 8, 2013 06:54 PM
after testing i5 is really the very best! xploit iPhone 11 Oct 13, 2012 09:28 PM
Resolved: TEsting Doggonit Apple Collectors 0 Jul 30, 2012 01:27 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:44 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC