[OT] Rev on Linux PPC - Would you use it?
dwilk at globalnet.co.uk
Sun Nov 2 06:12:22 EST 2003
On Saturday 01 November 2003 9:41 pm, you wrote:
> My lone linux student (using an intel box I think) has complained
> mightily to me that he's had nothing but trouble trying to use the
> trying to use the 30-day eval version and so has given up......
My own experience, on a Redhat derived distro on intel/amd using
gnome wm, is that Rev versions > 2.0.x are unusable since the ide
quits with absolute reliability if you click apply in the script
editor. Some guidance as to how to extract core dumps might be
My impression is that Rev is less stable on Linux than elsewhere.
For example , when you save a stack with a new name and have a
script editor window open which refers to the original, if you
focus the editor, the ide will quit corrupting both stacks. If you
open the documentation, you can guarantee that an error loop will
occur, so severe that it is almost impossible to open a tty to kill
the process - you have to reboot, a very rare requirement with Linux.
There are usually workarounds: since X-windows provides multiple
desktops, you can open another instance of Rev just to run the
documentation, and you can rename the stack in a terminal. But if
you have never had a working version of Rev, you would assume that
it was not a capable environment, without any question.
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