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kga1978
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Spotlight for Leopard

Post by kga1978 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:28 pm

Any chance we will see this sometime soon? I really very urgently need this, since I have all my laboratory data stored in Mellel files, and now I can't search inside them.....

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by DanZac » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:52 pm

although the Redlers haven't indicated this as being part of the 2.5 update (the mass-awaited xref release) but I really hope spotlight — and hopefully Quicklook) integration will be part of this update as well. Leopard has been out for a while now, its time for Mellel to adapt - so to speak.

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by matthias » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:57 am

I am planning to upgrade my hardware which implicitly means upgrading to Leopard. An indication as to when we can expect a Leopard compatible spotlight plug-in woud thus be good to have. I have hundreds of Mellel files which I need to search in my daily work.

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by jesusbristow » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:09 am

It would be cool to have Quicklook functionality. Tell me Apple's not being dicks about this, shutting developers out or charging them a fee to get in.

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by Phil82 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:55 pm

It would be cool to have Quicklook functionality. Tell me Apple's not being dicks about this, shutting developers out or charging them a fee to get in.
Why would they?

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by naramsin » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:05 am

Some good news. The 10.5.2 Leopard upgrade seems to have fixed Spotlight. Mellel file contents are searchable. There is no Quick Look though. Can anyone else confirm?

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by ronu » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:50 am

Yes!!! it semms to work on 10.5.2 (spotlight, not quicklook). Any news from the redlers about the upcoming update?

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by daiyi » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:58 pm

I ran Spotlight Indexer on the App Support/Mellel/Backups folder and still could not get Spotlight to find anything, save for file names that happened to be in Mellel. Am I missing something here?

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by rjleland » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:09 pm

This is fabulous.

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by daiyi » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:21 pm

daiyi wrote:I ran Spotlight Indexer on the App Support/Mellel/Backups folder and still could not get Spotlight to find anything, save for file names that happened to be in Mellel. Am I missing something here?
Working now for me, too!
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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by ebenhero » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:59 am

I hadn't re-installed the Spotlight plugin after upgrading to Leopard (since I knew it didn't work). When I try to install it now I get an error message: "The following install step failed: run postinstall script for Mellel Spotlight Support. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance."

Any suggestion as to how I might install it?

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by kga1978 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:34 pm

I got the same error, but I think the plugin is installed anyway. If not then use pacifist to install it (that's what I did):

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12743

Kinda weird that spotlight is all of a sudden working again - nice though!

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by mbywater » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:54 pm

On my setup, Spotlight will (apparently) only index files which have been opened. Attempts to re-install the Mellel Spotlight plugin get an error in processing the postinstall script. Result: my Mellel files are still invisible. A major inconvenience.

A word from the brothers as to what the problem might be would be nice.

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by DdB » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:40 pm

mbywater wrote:On my setup, Spotlight will (apparently) only index files which have been opened. Attempts to re-install the Mellel Spotlight plugin get an error in processing the postinstall script. Result: my Mellel files are still invisible. A major inconvenience.

A word from the brothers as to what the problem might be would be nice.
Does entering the following in your Terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal) help?

/usr/bin/mdimport -r /Library/Spotlight/Mellel.mdimporter

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by mbywater » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:28 pm

DdB wrote: Does entering the following in your Terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal) help?

/usr/bin/mdimport -r /Library/Spotlight/Mellel.mdimporter
D'oh.

Yes. Thank you very much. [SLAPS FOREHEAD, GRUNTS]

But I'm still complaining about QuickLook and CoverFlow, d'you hear me? STILL COMPLAINING. :evil:

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