pblouin Absent Member.
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iFolder Client for Mac on OS X Lion (10.7)

I've seen a number of posts on here and around the web that either dance around or ask the question of whether the iFolder client works with Apple's Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) and simply want to share my experience and potentially help someone.

I recently acquired a new MacBook Pro that came with Lion on it and before I did much with it I ran Software Update which downloaded and installed the Mac OS X Update which came in at a hefty 1.41 GB. It updated OS X to 10.7.2.

In preparing to get iFolder running on the machine I verified that X11 for Mac was installed. X11 is a prerequisite for Mono which is in turn a prerequisite for the iFolder client. My installed version of X11 / XQuartz is 2.6.3 (xorg-server 1.10.3).

I then installed Mono using the universal installer (found here: http://download.mono-project.com/archive/ and followed that directly with installing the iFolder client (found here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ifolder/files/iFolder%20Clients/

I rebooted (some habits / superstitions run deep, I know!) and then was on my way to iFolder synchronization heaven. Everything worked perfectly.

However, I had a problem. Another component of my "must have" tool set is the "free open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager" program called KeePass (found here: http://keepass.info). It too uses Mono but a newer version than what I had just installed. After reviewing the KeePass website and thinking on things for a while, I decided to take a gamble and upgrade my Mono on the Mac from to 2.10.5. This broke the iFolder client.

I then uninstalled Mono, uninstalled the iFolder client, and did some manual cleanup of iFolder / Simias stuff that was left behind. I rebooted.

I then installed Mono 2.6 (found here: http://download.mono-project.com/archive/2.6/macos-10-universal/4/MonoFramework-2.6_4.macos10.novell.universal.dmg), restarted twice (I'm really superstitious), installed the iFolder client again, and was able to synch with my iFolder (3.8 (ifolder3-enterprise- server.

I followed this with an installation of KeePassX 0.4.3 (found here: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/keepassx/KeePassX-0.4.3.dmg).

Summary: To run the iFolder client software for Mac on OS X Lion 10.7.2 (and it may even work on plain old 10.7 but I didn't test that) install either Mono or Mono 2.6 if you want to also run KeePass (and WHY wouldn't you want to, huh?) and then install the iFolder client. Oh - and don't go upgrading your Mono!

I hope this helps!

- Paul Blouin
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