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Patch 4 launches remote-disk aliases on desktop?
 
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GibHenry
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:58 pm    Post subject: Patch 4 launches remote-disk aliases on desktop? Reply with quote

I have encountered a strange new behavior in NOJ 1.1a2.4. When navigating past the desktop while opening (and perhaps also saving), NOJ mounts servers whose aliases are on the desktop. I replicated this at home as well as at work.

I'm not sure whether this qualifies as a bug or a "feature," but I never experienced this behavior in prior versions, and I could do without it now, because it causes delays if it does work, and failure alerts if it doesn't.

I couldn't find this issue on BugZilla. Any insight? Cheers,
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Patch 4 launches remote-disk aliases on desktop? Reply with quote

GibHenry wrote:
I have encountered a strange new behavior in NOJ 1.1a2.4. When navigating past the desktop while opening (and perhaps also saving), NOJ mounts servers whose aliases are on the desktop. I replicated this at home as well as at work.


I am not sure that I understand by "navigating past the desktop", but from what you describe, Neo/J is trying to read the alias or files on the servers that the alias points to.

My guess is that one or more of your Neo/J user preferences have the path to the alias or the servers in them.

To test this theory, close Neo/J, move your ~/Library/NeoOfficeJ-1.1 directory, and restart Neo/J.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Patch 4 launches remote-disk aliases on desktop? Reply with quote

pluby wrote:
GibHenry wrote:
I have encountered a strange new behavior in NOJ 1.1a2.4. When navigating past the desktop while opening (and perhaps also saving), NOJ mounts servers whose aliases are on the desktop. I replicated this at home as well as at work.


I am not sure that I understand by "navigating past the desktop", but from what you describe, Neo/J is trying to read the alias or files on the servers that the alias points to.

My guess is that one or more of your Neo/J user preferences have the path to the alias or the servers in them.

To test this theory, close Neo/J, move your ~/Library/NeoOfficeJ-1.1 directory, and restart Neo/J.

Patrick


No change. I quit NOJ, ejected the other computers, moved ~/Library/NeoOfficeJ-1.1 to the desktop, and re-launched NOJ. Same behavior.

Here's the situation: On my desktop there are 2 aliases to 2 other computers in the office. The new behavior is that when I navigate via the Open dialog box to the desktop (~/Desktop), there's a pause while those 2 other computers' disks mount on my desktop, and then show up as folders in the NOJ file browser.

The aliases have been there for quite a while, but I've never noticed that they caused mounting before (I've had platinum sounds enabled all along, and can "hear" the disks mounting). It's entirely possible that I've simply overlooked them, but I don't think so.

So, following your clue about paths, I trashed the new ~/Library/NeoOfficeJ-1.1, restored my original one, and then looked though all my Tools/Options and didn't find any paths pointing toward either of the other computers (and there shouldn't be any, either!).

Perhaps this is just how Java does it? Cheers,

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Patch 4 launches remote-disk aliases on desktop? Reply with quote

GibHenry wrote:
Here's the situation: On my desktop there are 2 aliases to 2 other computers in the office. The new behavior is that when I navigate via the Open dialog box to the desktop (~/Desktop), there's a pause while those 2 other computers' disks mount on my desktop, and then show up as folders in the NOJ file browser.

The aliases have been there for quite a while, but I've never noticed that they caused mounting before (I've had platinum sounds enabled all along, and can "hear" the disks mounting). It's entirely possible that I've simply overlooked them, but I don't think so.


I figured out what the problem is. I added support for following Mac OS X aliases in one of the first Neo/J 1.1 Alpha 2 patches and, by default, resolving an aliases that point to an unmounted volume will cause Mac OS X to try to mount the alias.

I have modified the Neo/J code to disable this automatic mounting so that, if you have an alias to an unmounted volume, the open and save dialogs will show the alias as a zero-length file (i.e. just like a softlink that refers to a non-existent file).

I will include this fix in the next patch.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Patch 4 launches remote-disk aliases on desktop? Reply with quote

pluby wrote:
GibHenry wrote:
Here's the situation: On my desktop there are 2 aliases to 2 other computers in the office. The new behavior is that when I navigate via the Open dialog box to the desktop (~/Desktop), there's a pause while those 2 other computers' disks mount on my desktop, and then show up as folders in the NOJ file browser.

The aliases have been there for quite a while, but I've never noticed that they caused mounting before (I've had platinum sounds enabled all along, and can "hear" the disks mounting). It's entirely possible that I've simply overlooked them, but I don't think so.


I figured out what the problem is. I added support for following Mac OS X aliases in one of the first Neo/J 1.1 Alpha 2 patches and, by default, resolving an aliases that point to an unmounted volume will cause Mac OS X to try to mount the alias.

I have modified the Neo/J code to disable this automatic mounting so that, if you have an alias to an unmounted volume, the open and save dialogs will show the alias as a zero-length file (i.e. just like a softlink that refers to a non-existent file).

I will include this fix in the next patch.


Not only a genius, but a fast one at that! Thanks a bunch for such a quick fix to a minor but annoying "issue". Cheers,

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