Steps I took that resulted in the problem:
Rename existing Fritzing.app (version 0.9.2b) so existing application would not be overwritten.
Drag & Drop install Fritzing.app version 0.9.3b to /Applications directory.
Control-Click launch to expressly OK gatekeeper to allow launch. Also, normal Double-Click to launch.
Apple alert indicates “Fritzing quit unexpectedly. … send a report to Apple.”
- Try launch from Terminal command line:
cd /Applications/Fritzing.app/Contents/MacOS ./Fritzing
This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin “cocoa” in “”.
Available platform plugins are: cocoa, minimal, offscreen, cocoa.
Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.
- Try launch again from Terminal command line with more environment control:
unset QT5_MODULE_PATH unset QT5_PATH unset QT_PLUGIN_PATH export PATH=_no_reference_to_any_qt_installation_ cd /Applications/Fritzing.app/Contents/MacOS ./Fritzing
What I expected should have happened instead:
The Fritzing.app itself contains the required Qt framework libraries (.dylib, etc.). I would expect Fritzing 0.9.3b to launch OK with a standard user double click … by using the Qt libraries self contained within Fritzing.
Fritzing 0.9.3b should be able to launch OK (like 0.9.2b) without the need to unset any environment variables.
My version of Fritzing and my operating system:
- Fritzing 0.9.2b and 0.9.3b
- Mac OS X El Capitan
- Qt Creator 4.0.1 / Qt Framework 5.6.1
- Environment variables set to support Qt development projects:
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