Beware! GTX2 can cause problems

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at comcast.net
Mon Mar 17 13:36:44 CDT 2008


I had a couple of saves to scripts of a stack that I swear I made yet  
upon reopening Rev they were not made!!!

This happened today while tracking down another bug.

Tom

On Mar 17, 2008, at 12:58 PM, Dave wrote:

> Hi,
>
> It doesn't appear to be doing that on my system, also it started  
> running so slowly so as it be unusable, so I uninstalled it. Spent a  
> weird hour trying to figure out where my changes had got to last  
> night!
>
> All the Best
> Dave
>
> On 17 Mar 2008, at 14:28, Trevor DeVore wrote:
>
>> On Mar 17, 2008, at 5:35 AM, Dave wrote:
>>
>>> Ran into this and it caused me no end of grief, I'm using two  
>>> versions of RunRev, 2.8.1.472 and the 2.9 Beta. I also use GTX2  
>>> and this is where the confusion came in. If you edit a script in  
>>> one version of RunRev/GTX2, then open the Script in the version of  
>>> RunRev/GTX2, the changes don't appear! I think that GTX2 must be  
>>> caching the Script Source code somewhere that is Private to the  
>>> Version of RunRev you are currently using?
>>
>> In addition to Sarah and Jerry's comments I would also add that  
>> GLX2 stores the script you are working on (hasn't been compiled  
>> yet) in the object itself. So the script you are working on follows  
>> that object around. So opening the script of the object in another  
>> version of Rev running GLX2 should still show the script in  
>> progress (done this plenty of times myself).
>>
>> Opening the script in the Rev script editor will NOT show the  
>> working script, however, since Rev doesn't know about GLX2 custom  
>> properties.
>>
>> So if you aren't seeing changes as you move between two versions of  
>> Rev that are both using GLX2 then my guess is that you have the  
>> stack open in both versions at the same time and aren't reloading  
>> the stack into memory. If a stack file has been loaded in memory  
>> and you change the stack file on disk the changes on disk will not  
>> show up in the stack in memory until it is reloaded. Is it possible  
>> that this is what is happening on your end?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> -- 
>> Trevor DeVore
>> Blue Mango Learning Systems
>> www.bluemangolearning.com    -    www.screensteps.com
>>
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