Esko Dynamic Barcodes plug-in crashing Illustrator
We use the Esko Dynamic Barcode plug-in for creating barcodes, but I've just moved over to a new M1 chip MacMini, and ever since if I try to use the plug-in in Illustrator (25.1) it crashes. Sometimes as I apply the settings, or sometimes as I just enter them.
Has anyone else who uses this found the same issue? Esko say they're developing a Universal version of the plug-in, but it will also depend on Adobe updating releasing the native M1 Illustrator.
Just wondered if there was a quick fix in the meantime for me to continue using it?
fu vi commented
very nice to me to find it
Megan Chichester commented
We have the same issue in my department and our workaround per Esko Support is to go to the illustrator application icon, right click to get info, and in the info panel select the box for "Open in Rosetta". Launch illy and make your barcode. This is an ESKO plugin issue, not an Adobe one. The app may run slower, so you can go back to deselect "Open in Rosetta" to go back to using the M1 chip's full functionality. (Rosetta is an emulator designed to bridge the transition between Intel and Apple processors).
Ben Green commented
Not found one yet – was waiting for Esko to update (haven't checked for a while). They said they're eating for Adobe to make Illustrator M1 native.
I've had to install on an Intel Mac for the time being!
I'm having the EXACT same issue. Were you able to find a work around?