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Problems with the jit.uldl object under mac

January 15, 2011 | 4:24 pm

Under Windows (7 x64) I build a max patch (with Max 5.1.4) which makes frequently use of the jit.uldl object. To run a series of tests I also have to use the same max patch on a mac computer. While trying this (also with Max 5.1.4) I experienced a couple of problems. The main problem is the jit.uldl object which did not work on that mac computer.

The first action of that jit.uldl object, downloading an url to a matrix, resulted in "jit.uldl error 8". I have no clue what that error may be about; there isn’t anything written about it in the documentation and also searching this forum did not direct me into any explanation or solution.

Is it possible to get more information about that error somewhere? And are these problems (with the jit(.uldl) objects) known or to be expected while trying to use a max patch on different platforms?
I also have to use the jit.uldl object to upload a file to a FTP. This does work on a windows computer but are problems to be expected on a mac computer.

I hope someone can provide me with or direct me into a solution or workaround for this problem.


January 16, 2011 | 11:34 am

And maybe a necessary addition; the mac computer wasn’t mine and I am not really into mac computers but it seemed to be a somewhat older MacBook (the white one).


January 17, 2011 | 9:22 am

hmm, strange, no problems were experienced while running the patch with Max 5.0.? on an Imac with OS X 10.5.8 installed.


January 19, 2011 | 10:29 am

I’ve tested jit.uldl recently on Mac and I know that it works. Please send your patch to support (at) cycling74.com so that we can figure out what the problem is.


January 20, 2011 | 8:06 pm

I think I’ve solved the problem. At least it is now working on that same mac as mentioned in the first post.

During the first test I copied the patch and other necessary files from a cd which was burned in Windows. By copying the files from cd all of the files appeared to be read only on the mac. This might be the cause resulting in strange, or at least undefined, errors.
After copying the files as a zip file from the web and extracting them on the mac everything seems to be working fine.


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