Reassurance re: crashing

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at
Wed Jun 12 10:23:01 EDT 2002

on 6/6/02 5:44 pm, Bill Vlahos at bvlahos at wrote:

> I highly recommend going to OS X for just about every reason not just
> for Revolution. I have found X very stable and Revolution works very
> well in it.
> On Thursday, June 6, 2002, at 09:33  AM, Bob Arnold wrote:
>> I am the recent crash-prone poster. Thanks for this generally good advice,
>> and I now save after every step -- and will either upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 or
>> X soon

FWIW, I've only just (for completely unrelated reasons) upgraded from 9.1 to
9.2 - spent the last 18 months or so using Rev on 9.1 - and find it almost
completely stable.  I used to crash a lot, and got into the habit of very
frequent saving; but now I don't much (though I still save pretty often,
jic).  Some of the stability may be due to revisions to Rev, but none of it
comes from upgrading the OS; and I agree with Rob's diagnosis - I'm sure the
biggest factor is that I'm avoiding the things that crash, unconsciously
walking around the bear traps.

I say unconsciously because I couldn't tell you what the things are that I
don't do because they would crash - I've just developed certain habits of
working with Rev and oh look, I don't crash much now.  Unfortunately, as
others observe, this may mean I'm missing out on good stuff because of
something that used to crash - but to be honest, whatever I was doing I'd
get into habits of working, and miss out on good alternatives!

At any rate, I wouldn't rush to upgrade the MacOS just because of Rev

My $0.02,
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