We are pleased to announce the release of CM PDF Page Extractor v1.0.4 on the Apple’s App Store.
This update addresses two issues, crashing when handling some PDF files and the Sandboxing Requirement laid down by Apple.
For the first issue, the application was using multi-threading when handling the page extractor and at times, these causes the app to crash when handling complex pdf pages. As such, we have disabled the multi-threading feature which appears to address the issue. You should not experience any significant degrading of performance. The only thing is that you may not have the ability to stop the app while it is doing the processing.
The second issue is a requirement issue which requires all apps sold on the Apple’s App Store to be sandboxed for OS X 10.7 Lion users. The dateline for this is November 2011 but we decided to work on this first and get it out of the way so that we can concentrate on feature enhancement. The sandboxing requirement does require a major rewrite on how files are handled within the app as natively, the app would not have any permission to access any files to read or to write outside of its ecosystem. It cannot handle any files on your computer and the only way for it to handle them is for the user to specify which file or folder where it can access files in, this is done by having the user Drag and Drop files to the application or by using the File Dialogs.
What sandboxing means to the user, the significant change is that as a OS X 10.7 Lion user, you will need to specify the “Save In” folder each time you launch the application so as to grant the application permission to write files to the folder. The permission is only valid until you shut down your computer or the application. As such, we moved the “Save In” settings out of the Preference Tab into the Main Window.
If you do encounter any issues or have a suggestion as to improve the app, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you very much for your support.