IDE breaks down over time

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at
Tue Nov 28 20:47:58 EST 2017

There are a slew of PB QR's.  That was one that I was suggesting we work on
for LCG as a 'hacking the ide' multi-part project.

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 7:35 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> It’s likely you are encountering some execution errors in the IDE scripts.
> Try setting gREVDevelopment to true and see if you get any details to
> report. We know there are a number of issues with the project browser
> keeping track of objects which is why I recently wrote an object repository
> library in LCB. We haven’t had a chance to update the PB to use it yet
> though.
> Cheers
> Monte
> > On 29 Nov 2017, at 7:19 am, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at> wrote:
> >
> > I am building new UI… not a drop of code.. it's all about drawing
> controls, grouping, setting rects and RGB values etc.forground background
> colors, setting alpha etc.
> >
> > after about 30 minutes in 9.0.0-dp-9  the IDE seems to get very
> confused. (OS X)
> >
> > If I work in the project browser, or  revApplicationOverview…either
> things start happening like:
> >
> > 1) if in property inspector: clicking on the layer up down… does nothing
> layer is fixed on the current number.
> > 2) I can actually click on the object and "send backward" but in one
> case the object was deleted by this operation.
> > 3) the PI become increasingly non-responsive: click on the cross to edit
> location width height etc… nothing happens, the switch to the panel for
> dimensions and location does happen.
> > 4) then if we relayer some control in the PB, clicking on an object
> selects a different control on the card than the highlighted on the list.
> > 5) close the PB switch to the old AB… and things are now also failing
> here as well.
> > 4) suddenly no longer able to save or open the message box…
> > 5) finally reach a point here closing the PI and then right clickin gto
> open it again the whole property inspector opens, but is completely non
> responsive. 4
> >
> > It's as if some set of vars that contain pointers to objects lose track
> of what object they are connected to or the selectedObject or target is lost
> >
> > Hopefully I can save, close the stack, reboot. then things get better.
> Sometimes can't save, have to shut down, lose a lot work… well, not any
> more… I save every time I make a minute change now.
> >
> > Is this better in 9- dp 10? or the latest versions of 8.*  I switch to 9
> for the mobile debugging, but am not really using that at the moment.
> >
> > Brahmanathaswami
> >
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