2.7 bugs

simplsol at aol.com simplsol at aol.com
Wed Mar 8 15:27:36 EST 2006


Dan,
I use OS X and agree with David. New users should start with 2.6.x and 
wait while 2.7 matures.
Version 2.6.1 was the best all-around release of Rev in the last three 
years. "In my experience" 2.7 was one of the worst.
The missing documentation chapters, crashes when accessing the Table 
panel on the Inspector, etc. etc.  affect all platforms. The automatic 
changing of creator codes and file types affect OS X users (especially 
the changing of creator codes which are not an issue on Windows or 
UNIX). Changing the appearance of previously created stacks from OS X 
to OS 9 may or may not be exclusively an OS X problem.
2.7 promises to be very good when it is ready. I don't believe it is 
ready yet.
Paul Looney
PS Remember the last meeting in Monterey when we asked for two updates 
that did nothing but fix bugs? That seems, in hindsight, to have been a 
very good suggestion. 2.6.8 could have been awesome!

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Shafer <revolutionary.dan at gmail.com>
To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 10:43:21 -0800
Subject: Re: 2.7 bugs

   David.....

Your remark is a *little* off the mark, I think and I'd hate to see it 
left
lying around without comment for newbies and investigators to stumble 
over.

First, as far as I can tell from reading this list and other 
conversations,
the problems with 2.7 are almost exclusively with the Windows version 
of the
IDE. OS X works pretty nearly flawlessly (allowing for the fact that all
software has bugs) and apps built in it for delivery on Windows also 
work
fine.

Second, the problems with 2.7 are apparently confined to some specific 
areas
of functionality, so that there have been many reports of folks using 
2.7 on
Windows without serious problems as well.

So a fairer statement might be, "Enough people, including me, have found
enough bugs in 2.7 for Windows that we've stopped using it and reverted 
to
2.6.1 until a more stable release is issued."

:-)

On 3/8/06, David Burgun <dburgun at dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> If I were you I'd see if you can get ahold of a 2.6.6 version of
> RunRev. 2.7 is so buggy that I have stopped using it until a new
> version is released.
>
> All the Best
> Dave
>
> On 26 Feb 2006, at 09:21, Andy wrote:
>
> > Anyone else here bought 2.7 and can't get it to register? Mine just
> > takes
> > the key, runs then on next launching says "you've got 28 days left".
> >
> > I've emailed support, but as I'm completely new to Rev, I thought
> > I'd ask in
> > case I was missing something obvious.
> >
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