Can't add extensions from file.

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Andy Wardlaw

11 Jun, 2010 02:04 PM

Hi guys--

I know there was a previous fix on this, but it's still happening to me. When I try to add an extension and I click "from file", an error window pops up"Error: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: null owner window".

I've downloaded the patch that was put in the old thread, but I'm still having the same problem. FWIW, I'm not running OSX 10.5, I'm running 10.4.11. My specs:

Software: Builds 751 and the patched 743
OS: OSX 10.4.11
iBook G4, 1.2GHz


  1. 1 Posted by nigel.richman on 15 Jun, 2010 06:14 PM

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    I am using 10.5.8 on a PowerPC Mac (Dual 1.25 GHz) and I cannot add an extension from File either.

    Like Andy, I tried the older build in the other thread and that did not work.

    I expect it is a Java issue but on 10.5 I cannot update to Java 6. I do, however, have the latest Java (Java 2SE 5.0) , OS & Moneydance versions.



  2. 2 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 03 Jul, 2010 02:20 AM

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    I believe this was resolved by build 751 if you fully uninstall Moneydance and then download a fresh copy of Moneydance from our website. (Of course, remember to keep your MD file in a safe place on your machine). If this doesn't work for you, please let me know so we can look into the matter further,

    Angie Rauscher
    Moneydance Support

  3. 3 Posted by nigel.richman on 03 Jul, 2010 04:29 PM

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    I did have 751 and it failed so I deleted the app, downloaded a fresh
    one and dropped it in the apps folder. Same problem.

    So, I guess it is not fixed on my PowerPC mac running Leopard and the
    older version of Java as Apple will not roll out 1.6



  4. 4 Posted by Jon Hoover on 20 Jul, 2010 06:15 PM

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    Hi Nigel,
    We haven't tested this fix yet but this seems to be a work-around for running Java 6 on OSX 10.4. If you;d like you could give it a try and see if it works and let us know.
    Hope this works,
    Jon Hoover; Moneydance Support

  5. 5 Posted by nigel.richman on 23 Jul, 2010 04:41 PM

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    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I have downloaded the file at the end of the link but am not too sure
    how to install and configure this for my OS 10.5.x installation.

    Are there any (simple) instructions available?



  6. 6 Posted by Andy Wardlaw on 24 Jul, 2010 05:40 AM

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    Thanks for follow ups.

    I'm in the same boat as Nigel-- I have no idea what to do with that soylatte patch.


  7. 7 Posted by Jon Hoover on 26 Jul, 2010 08:10 PM

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    Hi Guys,
    This fix definitely seems to be a somewhat esoteric program and I can understand that the way to proceed may seem unclear.
    The only instructions I found are at the bottom of the page I sent you and here on this page:

    Are you downloading the appropriate binary (as opposed to source) for your system, (i.e. getting either the 32 bit version or the 64 bit)?
    From there, follow the instructions on the page I sent you in this posting.

    This is pretty cryptic stuff and like I said I'm not set up to do this, but if you want to tell me specifically how far you get at this I'm willing to try and walk you through it further. On of our developers has a Mac with 10.5 on it but he is on vacation right now. When he gets back I could see if it he has time to try and work through this and write up a good set of instructions.

    Sorry I can't provide more guidance, please let me know if there is any further questions you have,
    Jon Hoover, Moneydance Support

  8. 8 Posted by nigel.richman on 26 Jul, 2010 08:31 PM

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    Hi Jon,

    Had another look at it and it appears that the binaries are for 10.4
    or 10.5 running on an intel platform. There is a binary for powerPC
    (as I have) but that is Java7 beta would that be any good?


  9. 9 Posted by Jon Hoover on 26 Jul, 2010 08:39 PM

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    I'm a bit into the realm of guessing at this point, but I think, since you have a powerpc you would apparently need to use openjdk instead of jdk. OpenJDK is a project to create an open source imitation of the Java platform, here's the link for it: . I'm not sure if this is an easy thing to implement or not.
    So it seems you need to install the OpenJDK version 7 and the soylatte powerpc binary.
    Hope this helps,
    Jon Hoover, Moneydance Support

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