Flash and Mac OS X bug while interrupting connections

Some days ago, testing an upload feature in a web application we’re working on, someone pointed out that something seemed to go wrong trying to interrupt an upload using Firefox on Mac OS X 10.5. That sounded quite strange, since that feature worked well on Windows and Linux on Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer too. To manage multimedia content uploads, we use a Flash-based plugin called SWFUpload: the main reason is to allow multiple files selection and management, since although there is a standard way to select more than one file to be sent through multipart-data forms, no browsers actually support it (or to be more correct, only latest versions of Firefox do that). After some more tests, we noticed […]

Remember to sync (or what the heck is that RAW C: partition on my Windows on mac?)

Our current computers use MBR to store the table of primary partitions. MBR for convention allows only 4 primary partitions and then uses Logical Partitions inside Extended Boot Records for the successive. Instead Apple computers use the new Extensible Firmware Interface with the GUID Partition Table to describe disk partitions permitting any number of primary partitions to be allocated. MacOSX uses the GPT partition table while Windows expects to find the MBR one (Actually Windows for Itanium can boot from GPT, but that is not what you are usually installing on your desktop). Fortunately the EFI keeps a “fake” MBR table for backward compatibility and that is why we can install Windows on our MacIntel. But what happens when we […]