How Logitech Control Center Breaks Growl

Cogent explanation from developer Peter Hosey on how Logitech Control Center — ostensibly a mouse driver but implemented as an input manager hack — breaks Growl. Older versions of Logitech Control Center, you may recall, used Unsanity’s Application Enhancer (a.k.a. APE) and rendered Macs upgraded to Leopard unbootable. Switching from APE to an input manager doesn’t make it any less of a hack. Seems like something for the “Do Not Install” list.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008