I paid for the Pro license and I use Git with GitHub for version control. I have an iMac 21.5" Retina 2019 with Mac OS Big Sur 11.2.2.
Recently, I’ve noticed some strange behaviour in Xojo when saving a project. Instead of quietly saving the project and allowing me to continue, it pops up with a Save As dialog. I dismiss it… thinking I hit a wrong key or something and try again… and it works… or does it?
Today, I noticed that my project was saving it’s
.xojo_project file but nothing else. I had added additional windows and classes but these were not showing up in the file structure as expected.
After a little research on this board I had a hunch and checked to see if my license key was current when, in fact, it was missing entirely! I also noticed that Xojo was treating me like a stranger as it needed me to enter my username and password… but that didn’t work… it said that I didn’t own any licenses. I just paid my annual renewal so I marched right over to the Xojo.com website to check and although it showed my subscription in good standing, I could see that my iMac was registered three times with the same key.
The solution was to deactivate these three ghost iMacs and then go back to Xojo and update my licenses… but how did that happen in the first place? I’ve seen weird behaviour from Git each time my iMac downloads a new OS update and I’m forced to connect Git back up again because XTools needs an update… could Mac OS updates be causing Xojo to think I’m using a new iMac each time?
Now, I’m concerned about my project. How do I make it switch back to a project file? It still saves itself as a
.xojo_project file but it’s clearly a binary instead of a text format.