We have figured out why MacPyMOL was crashing for a select subset of =
users on start-up. It only happens if you extract our ".tar.gz" archive =
using StuffIt Extractor instead of Mac OS X's built-in extraction. The =
ultimate cause is rather esoteric: I had inadvertently enabled the Hide =
File Extension attribute on the splash screen PNG file, and StuffIt =
Expandor seems to have a serious bug extracting such files.
MacPyMOL should just work if you use Safari's default ".tar.gz" handling =
when downloading from http://delsci.com/beta. With Firefox, you need to =
make sure that StuffIt Expander is not used for ".tar.gz" files.
If all else fails, simply pop up a terminal and resort to:
tar -zxvf macpymol-0_99beta29.tar.gz
PS. Special thanks to Prof. James Berger at UC Berkeley for lending us =
use of his laptop for a few hours to help us to figure this all out. =20
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