Beware! GTX2 can cause problems

Marian Petrides, M.D. mpetrides at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 18 11:38:38 EDT 2008


One quick suggestion if I might offer it.... if this appears to be an  
isolated problem with a beta version of GLX2, maybe we should retire  
this discussion to the Daniel-Mara site.
The reason I suggest this is that previous negative comments about  
Galaxy (years ago) had kept me from installing GLX2 for months after I  
bought it as part of the Christmas bundle.  Then several very positive  
comments last week finally caused me to work up the courage to install  
it--which I wish I had done a long time ago.

Thusfar, it hasn't caused any problems (I'm using 2.0.2 not a 2.1  
beta) and it is so much easier to use (ability to see code for  
multiple objects at once is just GREAT!).

I'd hate to think that our discussions here about a _beta_ might scare  
others away from using this very helpful tool. Just a thought...  I'll  
go back to lurking now.

M


On Mar 18, 2008, at 9:46 AM, Len Morgan wrote:

> Believe me Jerry, I have (for the most part) gotten over my prior  
> tendency toward immediate condemnation of GLX (and Galaxy before  
> that, and Constellation before that) whenever anything goes flaky  
> with Rev.  I was merely saying that in a similar situation to Dave's  
> it happened on or around the time I uninstalled the beta, went back  
> to the stable version, then back to the beta again.
>
> When I watch the Windows Task Manager, it is Revolution that is  
> taking 60-100% of the CPU time so I'm not sure where else to look.   
> Perhaps there has been some sort of Windows update that doesn't show  
> up in the TaskManager.  GLX is still usable,
> just slow at times.
>
> len morgan
>
>
> Jerry Daniels wrote:
>> Len, there are quite a few people using that version without that  
>> problem or anything like it. Many of us use GLX2 many hours a day,  
>> day after day. One wonders what it is about your system that's  
>> causing it. Memory? Some specific to your machine?
>>
>> On Mar 18, 2008, at 7:50 AM, Len Morgan wrote:
>>
>>> 2.1b40
>>>
>>> Petrides, M.D. Marian wrote:
>>>> Which beta were you using when you had problems?
>>>>
>>>> On Mar 18, 2008, at 7:37 AM, Len Morgan wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I've started having the same problem: Massive slow down of the  
>>>>> whole system when I've got GLX2 running.  This was after  
>>>>> deleting the preferences file.  To try and solve another  
>>>>> problem, I was advised to go back to the stable version.  After  
>>>>> the problem had been resolved, I went back to the latest beta  
>>>>> and that's when the slow down started.  Sometimes it gets to the  
>>>>> point of being almost unusable.
>>>>>
>>>>> len morgan
>>>>>
>>>>> 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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