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Kevin

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installing two versions of OVITO
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:07:21 PM »
Hello Dr. Stukowski,

Is it possible to install both OVITO 2.9.0 and 3.0.0 on mac?
I currently have 2.9.0 version on my mac, but I believe installing 3.0.0 would delete 2.9.0.
Would it be possible to keep both?

Bests,
Kevin

Alexander Stukowski

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Re: installing two versions of OVITO
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 05:26:11 PM »
Yes, it's possible to install both side by side. Simply rename the application bundle after installation from "Ovito" to "Ovito 2.9.0" or "Ovito 3.0.0" in the macOS finder.

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Re: installing two versions of OVITO
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 05:55:15 PM »
I think there is something wrong with Ovito 3.0.0 installation file for mac.

Attached is the error shown after installing and running the Ovito 3.0.0

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Re: installing two versions of OVITO
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 06:14:11 PM »
Yes, indeed. The app bundle seems to be broken. I will try to figure out why and fix it.

In the meantime you can still run the executable inside the Ovito 3.0.0-dev101 app bundle directly by opening a terminal window. Change to the directory where you extracted the bundle and enter the command:

Ovito.app/Contents/MacOS/ovito

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Re: installing two versions of OVITO
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 07:10:10 PM »
Please download OVITO 3.0.0 again and try once more:

http://ovito.org/index.php/download

It almost appears to have been a temporary problem only. I downloaded the .dmg package again with Safari and this time it ran without problems. Then I tried again using the Firefox browser and it also worked (unlike the first time I tried).

Note that I have now additionally uploaded a slightly updated development version (104), which contains a bug fix for an unrelated problem.

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Re: installing two versions of OVITO
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 09:13:46 PM »
I downloaded again with Chrome and Safari, and installed it again, but it still gives the same error.

I am using mac, and I have 2.9.0 version installed (and changed the name of application "Ovito" to "Ovito_2.9.0"). Then I installed newer version (3.0.0), and it still gives the same error.

I could still run ovito using terminal command, but I just wanted to report the problem.

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Re: installing two versions of OVITO
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 10:03:13 PM »
Yeah, I noticed too that it isn't working yet. Sorry for the premature message.

Something is wrong with the code signing of the new application bundle and the Gatekeeper service of macOS refuses to execute the application because of that. I'm still investigating why it is broken.

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Re: installing two versions of OVITO
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 02:20:36 PM »
Now we have a new dev build of Ovito 3.0 for macOS, which should be working again:

http://ovito.org/index.php/download