Unexpected Windows nastiness

David Glasgow david at dvglasgow.wanadoo.co.uk
Mon Mar 3 05:15:52 EST 2008


My original post appears below.  Whilst mulling this over in the  
early hours, I suddenly remembered that last week I had (long used)  
standalone which failed to launch.  The problem was later diagnosed  
by the author (thanks Phil) as damage cause by a utility I had used  
systemwide to strip out PPC code from apps.  This had saved a fair  
bit of space, but had killed the app.

Could it be that the same utility has damaged the Windows engine, or  
some other component of the Windows standalone building process?


Best Wishes,

David Glasgow
Carlton Glasgow Partnership

http://www.i-psych.co.uk

On 2 Mar 2008, at 9:26 pm, David Glasgow wrote:

> Sorry for the vague subject line for this post, but I can't really  
> put it in a nutshell.
>
> I have got so used to building stuff on OS X and then just tweaking  
> for Windows, I am completely thrown by this problem.  I am using  
> Studio 2.7.4 on a MacBook with XP running under parallels for  
> Windows testing.
>
> I have a card which allows a user to select a folder which contains  
> JPG images.  The filenames of these images are displayed in a  
> number of fields in different ways, reflecting membership of groups  
> which are specified by the name.  So ADF01.jpg, ADF02.jpg,  
> ADF03.jpg etc. are all exemplars of the 'ADF category. There can be  
> any number of categories, and the scripts work out how many and  
> which image belongs to which category.  It sounds a bit  
> complicated, but it isn't really.  Images can be viewed  
> independently, or along with other members of the same category.
>
> Images can be previewed by clicking on the filename, and then an  
> order can be generated for something like a slideshow, using  
> randomisation combined with conditions.
>
> Anyway, it all works tickety boo in IDE and standalone using OS X.
>
> In Win XP the filenames load and fields are populated as expected.   
> Attempting to use any control, or indeed clicking anywhere on the  
> card causes all the fields bar one disappear behind (?) a dark grey  
> colour.  The single visible field and all obscured controls are  
> unresponsive.  Clicking generally causes the 'program not  
> responding' thingy to be thrown by the OS.  Not doing anything  
> seems to have no effect, except the fans slowly crank up to full  
> speed.
>
> I have rebuilt the standalone, with the same effect.
>
> I have tried searching archives for something like this, but  
> struggled to identify any relevant terms.
>
> Does any of this ring any bells?
>
> David Glasgow




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