asked Mar 26 '16 at 03:56 by ssissa (11)

Running Bitwig on OS X 10.11.4 - when using Bitwig 1.3.5, "Checking for Available Packages" is successful and File -> Package Manager lists the available packages that I've installed all packages already. After installing anything after 1.3.5 (1.3.6, 1.3.8 and RC releases of 1.3.9), it seems to continually check for packages with no end and opening File -> Package Manager shows nothing but the same "Checking for Available Packages" notification as in the status bar at the bottom. Unfortunately I was told that no changes were made to the Package Manager per Bitwig support but there seems to clearly be an issue because installing Bitwig 1.3.5 right on top leads to everything working as before. So wanting to throw this out to the public in hopes someone has faced a similar issue and has perhaps found a resolution. Has anyone faced a similar issue and if so, have you found a resolution to the problem? And have confirmed that OS X's firewall is off so that is not the issue as Bitwig 1.3.5 works on the same system again.

Hello ssissa,

I am still experiencing the very same issue, as far back as 1.3.6 too, every release since 1.3.5 then has broken the package manager on my mac laptop running El Capitian: This window is always checking, never finds anything. It started happening when I installed 1.3.6.

I tried completely turning the firewall off, and reinstalling bitwig from scratch, nothing works to date.

I had a brief exchange of email with Dom at Bitwig (see below), but nothing has been resolved as of yet. It is a very annoying problem, it would be nice to get to the bottom of it.

Since it may be relevant to a specific machine, here's mine:

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) running java 8 Update 101 Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 3 MB Memory: 8 GB Boot ROM Version: MBP111.0138.B17 SMC Version (system): 2.16f68

System Version: OS X 10.11.6 (15G31) Kernel Version: Darwin 15.6.0 Boot Volume: Macintosh HD Boot Mode: Normal

Chipset Model: Intel Iris Type: GPU Bus: Built-In VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 1536 MB Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

No firewalls blocking any incoming connections,

Mode: Limit incoming connections to specific services and applications

Applications: Allow all connections

Here's the thread from my email with Dom at Bitwig:

Hello James,

strange... does it make a difference if you turn it off completely for a moment and checking the package manager? The next thing to circle in on the cause of the problem would be to get the 1.3.5 again from the archive on our demo download page to see if it is a regression in Bitwig Studio itself and works again on your machine using 1.3.5.

Cheers, Dom -- ... Bitwig GmbH ... ... ... Schwedter Stra├če 13 ... 10119 Berlin ... Germany / Deutschland --


answered Aug 07 '16 at 17:08 by Cody (31)

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