Friday, November 24, 2006

Mactracker and Jaguar

With the beta releases of 4.1 requiring at least Mac OS X v10.3.9, I have received a few inquiries about the lack of support for v10.2.

I plan to release version 4.0.7 for 10.2 alongside the final version of 4.1. 4.0.7 will primarily be a database update and will not include all of the new features that are available in 4.1.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Link to Mactracker from other apps

Tuesday, November 07, 2006 1:34 PM 1 comment
One of the new features in 4.1b2 is support for the "mactracker://" URI scheme. With this scheme you can create a link to have Mactracker take you to a specific info window from another application like Safari, iChat, or your company's service/inventory/client database.

Simply open an info window and select "Show Model Hyperlink" from the "Edit" menu. In the "Link" window that appears you have two choices for creating a link; "Address only" and "Address with HTML source". The latter is likely best for use on web pages and forum posts.

An example of "Address only":

mactracker://ABA79B4E-3781-4053-8D73-AC46D16CE643

An example of posting the "Address with HTML source" link:

Power Macintosh G3 (Blue and White)

Mactracker 4.0 (and later) also supports receiving AppleEvents from applications like FileMaker Pro. I have included an example within Mactracker's application package.

Mactracker 4.1 Beta 2

Changes include:

- Adds MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo), MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
- MacBook models have been moved into their own category
- Adds "My Mac models" category in the main window which shows models with entries in their "My Mac models" list
- Adds "This Mac" button to "My Mac models" addition window to retrieve current Mac's name and serial number
- Adds Motion Sensor as separate entry rather than as an addition to Hard Drive entry
- Adds ability to link to info windows using the "mactracker://" URL
- Update functionality now respects system proxy settings
- Other minor changes and additions

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