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Garmin + 10.4.10 can be troublesome

This is just warning that if you use a Garmin based GPS, there is an issue with the latest OS X update: 10.4.10.  A system call changed from 10.4.9 to 10.4.10 that breaks gpsbabel.  If you upgrade to 10.4.10, you may not be able to transfer waypoints to/from your Garmin based GPS.

Build 113 – Fixed Problem in Coordinate Editor

Download: Mac Caching Build #133 – Cache editor crash fixed (5.3mb)

After editing coordinates MacCaching might crash. This build fixes this problem. Thanks to edbusch for pointing it out. This was very similar to a problem early on. Looks like I missed this in my regular testing!

MacCaching 0.6.2

Finally. Download: MacCaching 0.6.2 (5.1mb)

This build of the 0.6.x releases should work.

I didn’t realize I was compiling the cmconvert and gpsbabel utilities incorrectly. I apologize for the trouble. Please let me know if this version still doesn’t work!

MacCaching 0.6.1

Download: MacCaching 0.6.1 (4.6mb)

Please See Build 0.6.2 Instead.

See the post for 0.6.0 for the new features. This is a quick follow-up release because I goofed when compiling the final build. Most of the code was set to i386 only.

Update: 06/10/07: Okay, this build isn’t right either. An updated release is in the works.

Midwest Geobash 2007

Just a quick question… who here is attending the Midwest Geobash?  The event takes place on July 20-22 at the Noble County Fairground in Kendallville, IN.

My family is in Indiana, so I was thinking about attending.  Let me know if you’ll be attending.  If so, we can say Hi!  Drop me an email, leave a comment, or make a post on the Mac Caching forums

MacCaching 0.6.0

Screenshot for 0.6.0This release represents the move advanced version of MacCaching, to date. Read more for a complete list of features and then go Caching with your Mac!

Download: Release – 0.6.0 (5.1mb)

Do not download this release. Please See Build 0.6.2 Instead.

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Build #99 – Minor Tweaks

Download: Build #99 – Minor Tweaks(5.3mb)

This build just has some minor tweaks. Since I am working towards a 0.6.0 build, I am spending some time creating (wait for it…) a help file! :) After going caching this weekend, I decided to change a couple of minor things real quick.

Don’t forget, there is a list of bugs and enhancements in the Mac Caching Bugzilla system. If there is something missing or you want to “vote” for something, drop an email or post in the forum.

Also… Check out the new page on Supported Devices. Please make sure to let me know if your GPS works with MacCaching, but isn’t listed!

Caching with CacheMate and a Palm-OS Device

This weekend was the first time I took advantage of MacCaching’s latest new feature: CacheMate support. Previously I had been paperless caching with my iPod. MacCaching (currently) will take a CacheList (or your entire Library), make vCards out of them, and import them into Address Book. From there, iTunes Syncs the contacts with your iPod.

Many of you asked for Smittyware’s CacheMate support. Starting with Build #96 (or was it #95?) I opened enabled built-in support for PalmOS devices. Now when you send Caches to your GPS, you also have the option to create a CacheMate file. MacCaching will even automatically launch it into HotSync for you!

Based on my own experience, I understand some of the issues that have been reported to me. I wasn’t aware you can’t directly search for a Cache’s waypoint name in CacheMate. This explains why so many of you wanted the actual description sent to your GPS instead of the Waypoint name. This is something I’ll be adding in the near future. What I do not think I will add is support to “import” notes from your CacheMate files back into MacCaching. If enough of you do this, import saved notes back to your computer, let me know. I will reconsider this decision…

The New Garmin eTrex

Garmin has released a series of updated eTrex models with a higher sensitive receiver. According to the official press release, they won’t be available until July-Aug of this year. has an article with more details on the new eTrex models. Of course, there is no mention on Mac support. :)

Build #98 – Fixed iPod/vCard

Download: MacCaching Build #98 – Fixed iPod Paperless Support (5.3mb)

There were two annoying bugs with vCard exports. if there was a ; in a field the entire record was truncated. This is based on how Address Book handles vCards. The 2nd was that hints didn’t always work. Both have been fixed now.

Discuss any issues in the MacCaching Forums.