Bandbro' on OS X/Wineskin                               Go to index

Bandbro' on OS X runs in a process known as WINE.


Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.
   
Bandbro' OS X behavior notes
-- Program may take a little longer than expected to load. Time varies depending on your system.
 

-- When your computer wakes up from sleep mode, Bandbro' may remain unresponsive. Please don't force quit. Instead, be patient and wait for the program to respond.
 
-- Bandbro' interacts with OS X as a native application. Files are saved in Mac system folders, you can copy, cut & paste and use the system peripherals.
 
In the Bandbro' folder browser, drive C: is equivalent to the Mac system drive Z:







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                       Windows style path

                       OS X style path
Windows style folders are channels to the Mac system equivalent. Linking or importing audio from either of the above locations will produce identical results.  The same is true for documents. 

Example: C:\users\[username]\My Music\iTunes is same as Z:/users/[username]/Music/iTunes

  

Drive Z: = Mac HD
Bandbro' browser paths initially default to the Windows drive C file scheme. However, drilling down from drive Z: and defining paths from there will work, as well.
example:
Z:\users\username\Music\iTunes

Any path selected in a Bandbro' file browser is remembered for next time. 

PDF Output

Printing to a pdf can prove useful in band situations. A set list can be generated, printed to pdf and distributed to the band members over email or internet.


OS X
OS X can generate pdf files but not through a printer driver. To print pdf files from Bandbro' you will need to install PDFwriter for Mac by Lisanet.
Installation does require an extra step beyond the instructions - "Lisanet PDFwriter" does not automatically appear as the printer software, so you have to select the driver manually when you are setting up the new printer. Click on Use: Generic PostScript Printer, in that dropdown menu choose "Other..." and navigate to the PDFwriter.ppd file in /Library/Printers/Lisanet/PDFwriter/PDFwriter.ppd and double click it. Then select the <Add> pushbutton on the printer add dialog and close.


Pdf files generated with the Lisanet PDFwriter are not renamed and are saved in /Users/Shared/Username/PDFwriter. Creating a desktop alias of this folder will simplfy management of these files.