Logos 4 for Mac Alpha 1 Now Available

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 26 2009 3:36 PM | Locked

The first alpha of the Mac version of Logos 4 is now available. If you're in the Windows private beta program and have a Mac, we encourage you to download and test out our first alpha. Please provide all feedback on the Mac version in this new Mac beta forum. And please remember that the terms of the NDA apply to Logos 4 for Mac as well.

http://downloads.logos.com/LBS4/LBS4MacInstallerBeta/4.0.3.2012/Logos4Mac.dmg (47.5MB)

Keep in mind that this is Alpha 1, which means there are lots of missing features and plenty of bugs. :) Automatic updating of the app and resources is in place, so as new builds are available, you'll get them automatically.

Note: You will need to have version 1 of Logos for Mac installed on your machine to have access to your resources. The current build doesn't yet download missing resources from the server. That functionality will be added in a future build.

Thanks for your help testing Logos 4 for Mac!

Phil

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2009 5:18 PM | Locked

Phil,

You make me happy. Are you trying to win my favorite person of the year award with this? Downloading now.

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Bob Soule | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2009 5:27 PM | Locked

Phil,

What is the best way to get my resources on my Mac for a first time install? Can I use the windows DVD or will they be downloaded after install of the Mac beta based on my License?

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2009 5:36 PM | Locked

Bob Soule:

Phil,

What is the best way to get my resources on my Mac for a first time install? Can I use the windows DVD or will they be downloaded after install of the Mac beta based on my License?

It's not possible in Alpha 1 to do a fresh install of Logos 4 for Mac and get your resources to show up. You must first install Logos for Mac 1 and copy your resources locally and then install Logos 4 for Mac.

If you don't have access to version 1, then your only option is to wait until we add this functionality in a future alpha.

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Tom Philpot (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2009 5:37 PM | Locked

One quick note: The current build has a bug on Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6) where the close icons are not evident when tabs are opened. We are working on a fix and hope to post an update in a day or two.

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Tom Philpot (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2009 5:44 PM | Locked

One more thing. You can use Cmd-W to close tabs on Snow Leopard.

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2009 6:43 PM | Locked

Downloaded and installed but what are the updates it's trying to grab? Additional resources? It says downloading 3.1 GB but it's reporting 0% downloaded and I haven't seen it advance past 0% in the 45 min or so that it's been running.

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Mike & Rachel Aubrey | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2009 6:50 PM | Locked

any comments on hardware requirements?

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Ryan Burns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2009 7:27 PM | Locked

Mike Aubrey:

any comments on hardware requirements?

We plan to have a FAQ up tomorrow that will include, among other things, system requirements.

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Mike & Rachel Aubrey | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2009 7:51 PM | Locked

thanks.

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Ryan Burns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2009 8:00 PM | Locked

Till the FAQ is up, at a very minimum:

  • Mac OS 10.5.8 or later
  • Intel only (PowerPC is not supported)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB hard drive space

 

 

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J.R. Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2009 10:24 PM | Locked

Installed

Clicked

One Bounce 

No Launch

Will this run in Mac OSX 10.4?

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Mike & Rachel Aubrey | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2009 10:28 PM | Locked

see the post above:

"Mac OS 10.5.8 or later"

 

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Rob | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 27 2009 4:44 AM | Locked

Have fun guys. I enjoyed the Windows beta, but finding and reporting every bug, feature request, etc. is tiring. It will be nice to be able to just use the program and focus on nice things about it (and there are many) for a while (or forget the program altogether and just study without reporting issues). It is hard to believe you will be starting at the beginning again. Hopefully the Logos programmers will get some sort of break before this beta moves into full swing.

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 27 2009 5:55 AM | Locked

Updates never did start downloading for me last night but they are now successfully downloading.

Initial impression with the program: I'm quite pleased with the direction of things. Recognizing that this is Alpha 1, I will wait a while before bothering to mention things that are missing. :) But I do have some initial suggestions/questions.

Tabs: Could these be enabled as tear-away tabs? I never thought to suggest this for the Windows version but I'm so used to tear-away Safari tabs I found myself immediately trying to tear-away Logos tabs. :) That is, click a tab and drag it outside the application will automatically turn it into a floating window (which I see isn't in place yet).

Resizing: Okay, this is a comment on something missing, but the bottom right corner of the window probably should have something to indicate it is the resize corner, though most Mac users will know this already

More button: The More button for passage guide sections and such is a little clunky looking, IMO. Just a text, bolded and underlined or some such, would look better methinks.

Public beta: When Logos 4 for PC is released, will the Mac version stay private or will it be opened up like the 1.0 beta was? When the PC version is released will we still be bound by the NDA for the Mac version?

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 27 2009 8:46 AM | Locked

Alpha 1 can pull resources off of the Windows DVD (if it is inserted when you first run the program), and it can also download resources from the web.

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Bob Pritchett | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 27 2009 9:25 AM | Locked

Chris Roberts:
Public beta: When Logos 4 for PC is released, will the Mac version stay private or will it be opened up like the 1.0 beta was? When the PC version is released will we still be bound by the NDA for the Mac version?

When the Windows product goes live, the Mac product will enter a public beta (alpha).

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J.R. Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 27 2009 9:44 AM | Locked

Mike Aubrey:

see the post above:

"Mac OS 10.5.8 or later"

ugh... I got so excited to downoad, that I did not read it. Embarrassed

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 27 2009 11:18 AM | Locked

Joe,

Just accept fate. It's time to upgrade.

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J.R. Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 27 2009 1:18 PM | Locked

Chris,

my tardiness to upgrade was not a resistance of fate, but a result of finances... now the pressure to upgrade mounts.

Joe

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