Saturday, 23 July 2011

VelOCRaptor v Lion

Some of you will no doubt have noticed that VelOCRaptor does not work under Mac OS X 10.7. The GUI is fine, but the code that writes PDF's crashes.

I've spent some frustrating hours on this, and it seems to be a bug in a particular framework that Apple ships with Mac OS, but which now doesn't work on Lion. Unfortunately, despite shipping this framework (RubyCocoa), Apple don't offer support for it, and I can't find any simple work-around.

I'm working on the non-simple work-around, but I'm also very busy with other commitments and a holiday with my family. Please watch this space for news.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Wither VelOCRaptor?

VelOCRaptor isn't exactly chasing down its prey at the moment!

I've been waiting 18 months now for a new release of the OCRopus engine. In the meantime my day job has become a stupidly hectic in the past 9 months, so I haven't had the chance to devote time to other features that might make up for the lack of engine progress.

Some day I'll find a little time to devote to the app, maybe publish in the app store, but at the moment I'm afraid it's all I can manage to keep up with the support emails.