Q: Why won't Aphrodite run on M17?
A: Aphrodite .04, currently the last stable release, was targeted to run on M16. The development version of Aphrodite .05 is being created on M18 nightly builds and the official release of Aphrodite .05 will come out with the official release of M18. Neither the stable or development version of Aphrodite works with M17. To run Aphrodite, you must use either M16 or a nightly build of Mozilla.
Q: Why won't Aphrodite .04 run on the Mac?
A: There was a bug with the way M16 handled cross-platform support of menus that was causing Aphrodite's menus to not show up when Aphrodite was run on the Mac. This is a known issue and we are trying to resolve it for the Aphrodite .05 release. To find out more information, read through the Aphrodite mailing lists and bugzilla.
Q: Why won't Aphrodite .05 launch on Windows?
Here are some of the issues i've come across on windows.
A: installed-chrome.txt has unix ^J characters where windows wants ^M.
Edit this file in notepad and delete the characters you see and replace them w/ a carrage return. Aphrodite worked fine for me after i did this.
A: Using a shotcut and aphrodite icon to start up aphrodite.
After you install Aphrodite, quit mozilla. Go to the bin directory where your mozilla nightly is installed and create a shortcut to mozilla and put in on your desktop.
Right click on the properties of the shortcut and select choose icon. Go to the chrome\aphrodite\WIN folder and select the ico for your icon(thanks John Dobbins). For your Target path you will need to enter.
"c:\some\path\to\mozilla.exe" -console -chrome chrome://aphrodite/content/install.xul
After you finish the Aphrodite install Aphrodite will launch for you.
After this, edit this Target again and remove "install.xul". You no longer need it. Then Aphrodite should run fine from now on.
A: Or if you are comfortable using a command prompt, you can launch Aphrodite like this:
mozilla.exe -console -chrome chrome://aphrodite/content/install.xul
mozilla.exe -console -chrome chrome://aphrodite/content/