SharewarePublisher – Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a problem with SharewarePublisher, please check out the user's guide first. The user's guide is available via the Help menu in SharewarePublisher. You can also download it here.

This page answers frequently asked questions concerning SharewarePublisher. When necessary, we add new hints and problem solving tips to this page.

Questions and answers

Is SharewarePublisher compatible with OS X El Capitan?

Development of SharewarePublisher has been discontinued in 2011. While you can still purchase a license and use SharewarePublisher 1.4 - even on OS X El Capitan - you should not expect any future enhancements or fixes in case you encounter a problem.

Is SharewarePublisher compatible with OS X Yosemite?

Yes, SharewarePublisher 1.4 runs fine on OS X Yosemite.

I get an error message when trying to submit to and

Versiontracker has been acquired by cnet (also running recently, so they share the same submission platform at

The problem you are experiencing is a known incompatibility between the site's upload cgi and the current version of Webkit. Safari and SharewarePublisher are both based on Webkit and are consequently both affected by this problem.

We have already informed cnet about the problem and they reported back that they are working on it. Unfortunately this is something we cannot solve. We can just recommend following cnet's advise and use Firefox to submit to them until they have fixed the problem.

See the blog at for further details.

Why can't I use calendar popups in SharewarePublisher's web viewer?

The current version of SharewarePublisher does not support Javascript popup calendar views (used e.g., by Versiontracker and These calendar pop-ups will lead to a blank page in the web viewer.

We are working on a solution for this problem. In the meanwhile, please use your preferred web browser for these sites.

What is the best procedure to install a newer version of SharewarePublisher?

To install a newer version of SharewarePublisher follow these steps:

  1. Quit SharewarePublisher.
  2. Locate your old copy of SharewarePublisher (most likely within the Applications folder) and move it to the Trash.
  3. Copy the new version from the "SharewarePublisher-Install" disk image to the Applications folder.
  4. Double-click the icon of the new version.


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