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Installation of Valentina Server on macOS

Valentina Server is available on the macOS platform. Valentina Server uses the standard method of installation on macOS using DMG files.

Apple added a feature called Gatekeeper to macOS that blocks installation of applications by “unidentified developers”. Gatekeeper automatically favors applications purchased from Apple's own Mac App Store. If this message is appearing all the time, you may want to change your settings. To do this, from System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, then click General. Click the lock and enter your password to make changes. If the “Anywhere” option is selected, then Gatekeeper will not block installation on any applications. The Anywhere option is not available on all versions of macOS.

Make sure you are using an Administrator account on your computer.

  • Double-click to open the VServer_vN_mac.dmg disk image
  • Run the VServer.mpkg installer. When asked, enter password of your admin account
  • Valentina Server and helper files will be installed into the following locations:
/Library/VServer_x64
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paradigmasoft.vserver_x64.plist

/Library/PreferencePanes/ValentinaServers.prefPane

/Library/Scripts/VServer x64 Scripts

The installer does not require a restart of the computer. After the installer finishes, the Valentina Server automatically starts, unless there is any conflict (for example, port is busy).

Preference Panel

The “Valentina Servers” preference panel is the most easy way to start/stop your Valentina Server. Also you can use it to trash exists log files.

Pref Pane

AppleScript scripts

AppleScript is a scripting language to do inter-application communication (IAC) using Apple events. AppleScript is related to, but different from, Apple events. Apple events are designed to exchange data between and control other applications in order to automate repetitive tasks.

The Valentina Server installer installs several helper scripts written in AppleScript. To be able use them, enable on your computer the Scripts menu from AppleScript utility located at '/Application/Utilities' folder:

Enable AppleScript menu


After this you can see Script menu in the top menu bar of macOS and use its commands:

Script Menu