Beware! GTX2 can cause problems

Jerry Daniels jerry at daniels-mara.com
Tue Mar 18 15:15:49 EDT 2008


Len, et al...

The suggestion for accurate headlines was not aimed at you or anyone  
in specific, but was meant to be a general comment. I could have made  
that clearer!

Best,

Jerry Daniels

Daniels & Mara, Inc.
Makers of GLX2
http://www.daniels-mara.com/glx2



On Mar 18, 2008, at 2:01 PM, Len Morgan wrote:

> Just to clarify: That wasn't MY title to the message.  I was  
> replying to someone else's message.  If we're going to attempt  
> accurate "headlines", we might as well shoot for the moon and have  
> accurate reporting too.  :-)
>
> len morgan
>
>
>
> Jerry Daniels wrote:
>> Thanks, Len. We actually use the beta product here for client  
>> projects and other commercial development, so it's very useable.
>>
>> I do have to say one more thing:
>>
>> I think it would be better to avoid the alarmist headlines like  
>> "Beware! GTX2 can cause problems". It just might be we are the by- 
>> product of life of headlines from the news, etc.
>>
>> Wouldn't it would be nice--as engineers--if we could be somewhat  
>> factual and proportionate in our posting titles which stay around  
>> forever and go into the Akashic Record (Google)?
>>
>> "Script save problem: GLX2 or Rev?" might be a better, more  
>> accurate call for help.
>>
>> My two cents.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Jerry Daniels
>>
>> Daniels & Mara, Inc.
>> Makers of GLX2
>> http://www.daniels-mara.com/glx2
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mar 18, 2008, at 11:40 AM, Len Morgan wrote:
>>
>>> I will add one final comment to this thread:
>>>
>>> Daniels & Mara's Betas are better (and less buggy) that a lot of  
>>> commercial released and "stable" software!  Some might contend  
>>> that using the term "beta" when referring to GLX2, while accurate,  
>>> is doing a disservice to other "beta" software because it tends to  
>>> raise expectations.  Perhaps "beta plus" would be better.  :-)
>>>
>>> len morgan
>>>
>>> Jerry Daniels wrote:
>>>> Marian,
>>>>
>>>> I couldn't agree more. This discussion does belong on the site  
>>>> devoted to the subject. Out of respect for other people's time,  
>>>> if nothing else.
>>>>
>>>> If you're not signed up for GLX2 support yet (and you are a  
>>>> currently licensed user), let me know and we'll add you to the  
>>>> site.
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>>
>>>> Jerry Daniels
>>>>
>>>> Daniels & Mara, Inc.
>>>> Makers of GLX2
>>>> http://www.daniels-mara.com/glx2
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mar 18, 2008, at 10:38 AM, Marian Petrides, M.D. wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> 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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