New User questions

Alex Rice alex at
Wed Oct 9 12:48:01 EDT 2002

On Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at 01:33  AM, Simon Forster wrote:

> Hi
> Yesterday I downloaded the Revolution starter kit and ran through the 
> first tutorial to get a feel for the program and to find out whether I 
> wanted to explore this further. Problem 1: when futzing with the 2nd 
> button (there's only 2 of them in the Getting Started tutorial), 
> Revolution would "Unexpectedly quit" on me. This happened a good half 
> dozen times. Needless to say, if this is typical behaviour I'm not 
> interested in the prog. I'm working on an Apple PowerBook G3 with 300+ 
> MB RAM running OS X 10.2.1.
> Is Revolution quite unstable when developing?
> I'd like to look through some documentation on the language. The only 
> reference source I've found so far is the Transcript Dictionary. Is 
> this all that's commonly available? If so, how can one browse through 
> this?

Simon, I'm running Revolution on the same OS X 10.2.1. When you startup 
Revolution, change View | Look and Feel to "Mac OS Emulated". AFAIK you 
have to do this every time you restart. There are some issues between 
Revolution and the OS X appearance manager, and that's the workaround. 
I think you fill find the Revolution IDE to be quite solid once you do 

Alex Rice, Software Developer
Architectural Research Consultants, Inc.
alrice at
alex_rice at

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