You could always run 10.6 in a virtual machine until there is a dependable version of 5.1. It seems absurd, but it should work.
I don't think you can get 10.6 to run in a virtual machine... from what I can remember, there's specific code to prohibit the client version installing/running there... 10.6 Server will, however, run in a virtual machine (but that is just overkill!). Probably easier just to install Lion then make a separate partition for 10.6 to run those apps that really need it (e.g. FontLab 5.0 and Adobe CS).
Virtual Box claims that it can run OS X in a VM as long as you run it on Apple hardware. Doing so might violate Apple's nutty EULA.
>I prefer to think of Robofont as the zippy new cruiser that will pull us from the lifeboats of a ship that already sank.
That's a perfect recipe for how to miss the boat ;)
>Is Robofont a shipping product that currently runs on Lion?
It runs on Lion like a champ, and it hardly matters when it ships as long as it does. Its author will be speaking at ATypI if you're looking for release-time clues.
I have moved to Robofont full time for the integration it brings to my work as a designer, producer and hinter of full functionality fonts for print and web, if that's another clue.
>I have moved to Robofont full time for the integration it brings to my work as a designer, producer and hinter of full functionality fonts for print and web, if that's another clue.
PS: How was "The Pres"?
Please give me a link to the software program, if that is what it is, to Robofont?
http://Here is the link to the description of the talk upcoming at ATyPI. I got a sneak peak from Petr van Blokland at TypeCon, and it looked very impressive.
re. Robofont: Entirely written in Python...
Does that mean that it will run under Windows too?
i'm so impatient.......
OK it is the last day of August. Where are you FontLab Studio? for MAC Lion? Please.
I am not going to say I am losing patience, but I think I would have preferred a reasonable time line instead of first, July, then August, then? I am unfortunately reminded of the problems of Quark with the many updates, etc., all of which did not work well, and the constant crashing they caused. Let's get real here. Whatever you do, don't sell anything to Adobe!
...those fidgets again.
fixing bugs, fixing bugs, finding some new ones that are ship-stoppers, fixing them, fixing them.
I'd say a public "beta-level" release is just days ahead. The final release -- I cannot tell. Be assured, we're working on it with full power.
Ship-stoppers... I read somewhere that Soviet scientists originally referred to software bugs as skerries.
Which suggests that the FontLab bug fix process is probably something like this.
Oh. This sounds very promising! I am *so* tired of empty promises.
Promise floats ;)
Lion-compatible FontLab Studio 5.1 Public Preview for Mac OS X is now available at http://bit.ly/fls51pp1mac
Got t! Works ok so far!
I now get an error message when I generate OTF fonts I'm working on (wether from Ben Kiel's script or regular menu).
The fonts have no features. Am I supposed to add something for the AFDKO to work or is it something else?
The message I get:
ERROR: There was a problem while compiling OpenType font. Final .otf font is not saved. Please, check OpenType features definition for errors
please visit http://www.fontlab.com/support/problem/ and report the problem along with your VFB.
Please enter "5.1PP1" as version number and "4269" as build number.
New version of FontLab Studio 5.1 Public Preview 2 for Mac OS X is now available at: http://bit.ly/fls51pp