Er... I replied promptly. But GMail config settings gave me problems. Resending.

Q: Does "INSTALL_PATH/Content/

A: Yes.

Q: "CFBundleIconFile" well-defined?
A: Yes.

But... that was exactly the clue I needed. There is something wrong with
acorn.icns. I could tell right away that I could not preview the icns file
in Finder. Normally this should be possible.

I downloaded it directly from the git repo:

Then I replaced the old icon with the new one. You can see the extreme file
size difference. Things immediately started working correctly. Hmm...
hi-res acorn goodness.

It seems that I had installed from an
old squirrel-sql-3.2.0-MacOSX-install.jar that I had handy. Then I upgraded
in place. So... I think we can safely assume it was an old problem. Nothing
to worry about.

I guess you could add a conceivable enhancement request to include the
icons in the bits that get upgraded. But I doubt that makes it into the top
100 things you might add next.

FYI, here's the good vs bad files:
ls -l /Applications/
total 960
drwxr-xr-x  10 mdahlman  staff     340 Mar 26 20:21 Java
-rw-r--r--@  1 mdahlman  staff  385339 Mar 27 22:10 acorn.icns
-rw-r--r--   1 mdahlman  staff  100175 Nov 21  2010 acorn_original(bad).icns

Thanks a lot,

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 8:20 AM, Robert Manning <> wrote:

From the command-line, does this file exist ?


And in INSTALL_PATH/Contents/Info.plist, is "acorn.icns" listed as the value for : "CFBundleIconFile" ?

If the answer is yes to both of those questions, my guess is that maybe Apple made a backward-incompatible change to the Info.plist file format.  I don't have 10.7, so I can't verify that is the case.  Maybe looking through their dev documentation for Info.plist would yield an answer.


On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 6:16 AM, Matthew Dahlman <> wrote:
I just installed SQuirreL SQL on a clean Mac (OS X 10.7 (Lion)). I don't get an icon like I used to have. I just have a default application icon. Bummer.

Is this somehow user error? Are other folks experiencing the same thing? I see that this happened and got fixed a couple of years ago. Regression?

Does anyone know how to manually add an icon? (I suppose I could probably google that up myself... but I don't know where to grab the SQuirreL SQL icon to get started.) Thanks for any tips.


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