Broken Dist builder..beware big butts

mark mitchell cowhead at mac.com
Fri Aug 30 06:08:01 CDT 2002


Thanks to Rob and Troy for their input.  I found the problem!  It turns 
out, one stack was very problematic.  It was slowing down the 
development environment under OSX to a crawl.  If I attempted to build a 
distribution with this stack, it would  freeze dist builder, and and 
even rebooting and clean stacks did not help.

I finally took apart this bad stack to see what the problem was.  Any 
guesses?.

Really Big 3D buttons!  If your button is set to 3D and standard or 
shadow, under OSX anyway, if the button surpasses some threshold size, 
everything goes to hell.  I think OSX can't handle drawing it anymore.  
Little buttons are fine.  Changing the buttons to non-3d immediately 
fixes everything, including the distribution builder.  There's not even 
any need to save the stack.  You get an immediate fix.

So beware of big 3D buttons under OSX .
Thanks again,
mark mitchell
Japan

Twas written:

>> On my G4 tower (OS 10.1.5) I have lost the ability to build a
>> distribution.  Distribution builder says "copying files......" but
>> thats where it stops.  After that, nothing.  It creates the
>> distribution folder but nothing is inside.  Anyone else seen this
>> problem?
>
> Hi Mark,
>
> Do you update the distribution build info with each build?
>
> I have had occasions where I would build a standalone, test it,
> revise the source stack, and build it again.  I have witnessed
> behavior similar to what you describe when I do a second or
> subsequent build without updating the build info, even if it doesn't
> change.  In particular, I remove the stack name from the build list
> and reselect it.
>
> I am guessing that the Distribution builder expects to find the stack
> in RAM, and when one quits Rev, starts it again, and does a build
> without selecting the stack(s), it chokes.
> --
>
> Rob Cozens
> CCW, Serendipity Software Company
> http://www.oenolog.com/who.htm
>
> "And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
> Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."
>
> from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)
>
> --__--__--
>
> Message: 10
> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 12:06:53 -0400
> Subject: Re: Dist Builder Busted
> From: Troy Rollins <troy at rpsystems.net>
> To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Reply-To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
>
>
> On Saturday, August 24, 2002, at 11:29  AM, Rob Cozens wrote:
>
>> I have had occasions where I would build a standalone, test it, revise
>> the source stack, and build it again.  I have witnessed behavior
>> similar to what you describe when I do a second or subsequent build
>> without updating the build info, even if it doesn't change.  In
>> particular, I remove the stack name from the build list and reselect 
>> it.
>>
>> I am guessing that the Distribution builder expects to find the stack
>> in RAM, and when one quits Rev, starts it again, and does a build
>> without selecting the stack(s), it chokes.
>
> Hmm. On OSX at least, I regularly open rev, and do a build from a saved
> build file, without ever opening the stack or modifying the build saved
> values. We frequently update the stack to be built over the network, and
> then just run the same builder config, without modification. Mark is
> using the same OS as me. What are you using Rob?
>
> --
> Troy
> RPSystems, LTD
> www.rpsystems.net




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