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MinimWatch wont run on my Mac
07-09-2020, 19:26 (This post was last modified: 07-09-2020 19:42 by Bart.)
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MinimWatch wont run on my Mac
OSX 10.15.6

I had an old version of MinimWatch that would run, but told me it was out of date. Updated to the latest version (0.8.5.2) from the website this morning.

When running it, I got no error message, but it doesn't show up in the top bar where it should.

I updated Java from the link.

Still same behavior -- no message, but no nothing.

Ideas?
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07-09-2020, 19:55 (This post was last modified: 07-09-2020 19:57 by simoncn.)
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RE: MinimWatch wont run on my Mac
The latest version of MinimWatch is 2.0.13. To install it, follow the instructions on this page, taking the path for MinimWatch 2 instead of MinimWatch 0.8. There are a number of changes in MinimWatch 2.0.13 that make the installation process simpler on newer versions of macOS and this is likely to solve the problem you are seeing.

MinimWatch 0.8.5.2 will be removed from the website soon.
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07-09-2020, 21:07
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RE: MinimWatch wont run on my Mac
(07-09-2020 19:55)simoncn Wrote:  The latest version of MinimWatch is 2.0.13. To install it, follow the instructions on this page, taking the path for MinimWatch 2 instead of MinimWatch 0.8. There are a number of changes in MinimWatch 2.0.13 that make the installation process simpler on newer versions of macOS and this is likely to solve the problem you are seeing.

MinimWatch 0.8.5.2 will be removed from the website soon.

Thanks Simon but same behavior upon trying to run it. Nothing. Sad Happy to help with follow-up of course.
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07-09-2020, 21:21
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RE: MinimWatch wont run on my Mac
What version of macOS are you running and what version of Java do you have installed?

You can check your ~/Library folder (not the same as /Library) for log files. These files are in the MinimWatch subfolder of ~/Library. Look in this folder for files named minimwatch.log and minimwatch-out.log. Do these files exist? If so, what do they contain?
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08-09-2020, 02:28
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RE: MinimWatch wont run on my Mac
Running 10.15.6 and Java 8 261.

Minimwatch.log contains:
MinimWatch 0.8.3 update 44, Copyright © 2012-2016 Simon Nash. All rights reserved.
Java™ SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_261-b12)
Java HotSpot™ 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.261-b12, mixed mode)
Java runtime options: -Djava.library.path=/Applications/MinimWatch.app/Contents/Resources/oracle/MinimWatch/Contents/MacOS -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8
Platform default charset is UTF-8
Active subnet is 192.168.86.0
Startup complete
_____________________________________

Minimwatch-out.log contains:

Integrity check value missing for file minimwatch.config
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08-09-2020, 02:29
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RE: MinimWatch wont run on my Mac
My minimwatch.config file has a 2016 date modified date.
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08-09-2020, 09:18
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RE: MinimWatch wont run on my Mac
To solve this, drag your minimwatch.config file to the trash and relaunch MinimWatch 2. MinimWatch 2 will create a new minimwatch.config file containing a correct integrityCheck value.

If you have customised the properties for your previous installation of MinimWatch (this would be unusual), you will need to reapply the customisations after starting MinimWatch 2.
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08-09-2020, 11:41
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RE: MinimWatch wont run on my Mac
That did it; thanks so much Simon.
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