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From: Eric Sunshine <>
Cc: Git List <>
Subject: Re: Gitk doesn't work on macOS Mojave
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:12:58 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 2:48 PM Evgeny Cherpak <> wrote:
> You have probably heard this by now already, but gitk doesn’t work on macOS 10.14 - because it uses Apple Events,
> And apps on 10.14 require user to give them permissions to control other apps with Apple Events.

This hasn't been reported, so thanks for bringing it up.

> Here is what I get when I try running it on my machine with beta 4 installed:
> Error in startup script: 58:102: execution error: Not authorized to send Apple events to System Events. (-1743)
>     while executing
> "exec osascript -e [format {
>         tell application "System Events"
>             set frontmost of processes whose unix id is %d to true
>         end te..."

Fortunately, this feature is merely a convenience, not otherwise
critical to gitk functioning. It would be ideal if someone running
Mojave could devise up a patch to work around the problem (either by
skipping this code on Mojave or discovering a different way to bring
the application to the foreground). An alternative would be to revert
76bf6ff93e (gitk: On OSX, bring the gitk window to front, 2013-04-24),
which introduced this code.

(Note, however, that the gitk project is dormant, so it's not clear if
such a patch will be picked up.)

  reply	other threads:[~2018-07-19 19:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-07-19 18:05 Evgeny Cherpak
2018-07-19 19:12 ` Eric Sunshine [this message]
2018-07-19 21:11   ` Evgeny Cherpak
2018-07-19 21:49     ` Eric Sunshine
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2018-07-20  6:25                 ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-20  6:26                   ` Evgeny Cherpak
2018-07-24  6:51                   ` [PATCH] gitk: fix MacOS 10.14 "Mojave" crash on launch Eric Sunshine

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