The autowatch function of pattrstorage seems to have stopped working on standalones built on my Mac. It works fine in standalones on my PC, and it works fine in the actual Max application on both platforms. Here are the details.
If I modify a json preset file, it doesn't automatically reload when I am running the Mac standalone (pattrstorage set to @autowatch 1). The file will load--with the changes--if I quit and relaunch the app, just not if the file is modified while the app is open. The exact same app and json file work perfectly on my PC.
If I open the maxpatch from which the app is built, then the autowatch feature works on my Mac. I know the standalone is finding the file, because it loads it when the app launches, just not after the file is modified.
Max 5.1.4 Mac/Win