February 9th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Well, what we feared has come to pass: Boxee has been discontinued. Looks like we won't be getting a working version after all.
February 9th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Doesnt really matter in the long run. World is ending in December this year anyways.
February 28th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Just move on to Plex like the rest of us have.
February 29th, 2012, 10:53 PM
Why the f#Ck would Boxee release a piece of software that doesn't even launch (crashed for me every time) and then just discontinue it? That, ladies and gents, is utter bull-poopy. I was really looking forward to testing it out, as I have no need for the boxes box (for now).
May 17th, 2012, 03:44 PM
I updated to Boxee 1.5 on my Mac Mini Core Duo 2.0ghz when it was released and was happily using it for quite a while when I suddenly decided to update Snow Leopard, big mistake! I then started experiencing the same issues other people are complaining about that it would crash immediately on startup.
I only use my Mac Mini as a MediaCentre in the living room, it runs Boxee, some uPNP software, remote buddy and thats about it so this possible resolution may screw something up for other people, you have been warned!
So I figured that since it was working before I updated I would try to remove the updates somehow. Now I am not that technical but I can read so I googled on how to remove packages (didn't have time machine, doh) and there is a pkgutil --forget command that appears to remove any mention of it from the OS, doesn't however remove the files. Since my Mac Mini was useless without Boxee and I didn't like the alternatives I thought there was nothing to lose so I ran the following commands:
sudo pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.update.security.2012.001.snowleopard .1.1
sudo pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.JavaForMacOSX10.6Update3
sudo pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.JavaForMacOSX10.6Update4
sudo pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.JavaForMacOSX10.6Update5
sudo pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.JavaForMacOSX10.6Update8
sudo pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.JavaSecurity
BEFORE you run these commands please dont blame me if you screw your system, I'm sure there is a manual way to re-install the security and Java updates but I haven't needed to. Also the fix may just be relevant to my Mac Mini configuration in someway so im not saying this will work it just appears to work in my case.
Anyway would be keen to hear how people get on if they are brave enough to try this or if any technical people can provide any further advise or safer recommendations?
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