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Topic: IDE Doesn't Start after Changing boards.txt (OSX Mavericks) (Read 184 times) previous topic - next topic

pjt

I recently switched from win7 to Mac OSX Mavericks. When I edit the boards.txt file in the package area, the IDE no longer starts, I have to kill it from the activity monitor and re-install!

What's going on here?

Thanks,
PJT

wabbitguy

Any reason why you're editing the hidden package contents of the boards.txt file? According to the Arduino notes, only certain board configurations are supported:

To create a new board or programmer definition, copy an existing one, change the prefix used in the preference keys (e.g. "diecimila." or "avrisp."),

As to why it causes a crash, either you have some nondescript entry that's causing an issue, or the editor you're using to modify the file is causing an issue. For editing, I'd suggest Text Wrangler and keep the file as txt.

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