CVTools plugin won't load in screensaver on 10.6.7

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Hi Kineme Community,

I stumbled accross the VCTools plugin and fell in love with it but unfortunately when I copy the example compositions from the CVTools into my screensaver directory, the CVTools plugin won't load.

Including the .qtx into an XCode sceensaver project reveals the following in the NSLogs during startup:

6/5/11 3:28:03 AM   System Preferences[853]   *** <QCNodeManager | namespace = "" | 349 nodes>: Could not load bundle at path "/Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches/CVTools.plugin" (Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=3586 UserInfo=0x200858dc0 "The bundle “CVTools” couldn’t be loaded because it isn’t compatible with the current application." (dlopen_preflight(/Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches/CVTools.plugin/Contents/MacOS/CVTools): no suitable image found.  Did find:
   /Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches/CVTools.plugin/Contents/MacOS/CVTools: GC capability mismatch))

Maybe I am completely wrong but I think the VCTools plugin has been compiled without support for garbage collection and Snow Leopard doesn't like that when running a screensaver. (Running the .qtx files on the desktop works without issues...)

Is it possible to get the VCTools compiled with support for garbage collection based on the new OpenVC sources? If the source code for this plugin is available, I would love to give it a try too.

Any comments, help, tricks & special moves to get this to work is much appreciated.

Thanks for you help!

Would like to see a product to export .Saver screensavers

I would like to see a new product that exports .Saver files, in a similar way that QuartzBuilder exports Applications. Pro of QB is that the QTZ file is not easily extractable from the package contents. I would like to see that in the Saverbuilder. And I would pay good money for this app!!!!!