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.


  1. Hi
    I love your tool and I am really missing it.
    Looking forward to hear about a solution.
    Thomas Fogdal

  2. Same here.. It's such a fantastic, lightweigt yet effective tool. Wish it would work on lion. I hope you find the time to get on it!
    Kalle from Germany

  3. Going a year since your blog entry...

    If you can't maintain it, set it free (as in open source)


  4. Hmmm: Clever and elegant UI, simple solution to real problem, I'm ready to pay all over again if necessary…
    Given that OSX 10.8 and 10.89 are out, does this make it better or worse?
    Please fix it though..