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Re: Re: X-FrontEnd crashes upon certain keystrokes

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  • Subject: [mg2735] Re: [mg2678] Re: X-FrontEnd crashes upon certain keystrokes
  • From: Elias Saab <mathes at esaab.math.missouri.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 1995 19:16:02 -0500

Yes we had a lot of trouble with the Mathematica Front End on the SGI.
We made some progress by working closely with Victoria Bush from WRI.
Wolfram has to do a lot more to have a X- front end that is similiar to
the Mac Front End.
Elias Saab





On Tue, 5 Dec 1995, Mario Garcia wrote:

> Scott Herod wrote:
> > 
> > ...
> >
> > It doesn't seem to matter what the kernal is doing because once the
> > frontend crashes, the abort can be reproduced by merely reopening the
> > notebook and inserting the carrage return in the appropriate cell.
> > The kernal is never started.
> > 
> > Has anyone else had trouble with the frontend distributed with the
> > Sparc or SGI version 2.2.3 of mathematica?
> > 
> > Scott Herod
> 
> I've had many problems on SGI and HP systems running the X front end.
> It seems that the X front end is buggy in general and crashes randomly.
> I have noticed that cutting and pasting are particularly troublesome
> and cause more crashes than other kinds of operations.
> 
> It also has some usability problems. For example on the Mac front end,
> when you select some text and then press the arrow key the text is
> simply deselected.  On the X front end if you have some selected text
> and you press one of the arrow keys the selected text is deleted!!
> 
> On the other hand I must say that I'm glad there is a front end
> available on UNIX workstations.  Many times I take work from the
> HP at work to my Mac at home with no problems. Hopefully most of
> these bugs I mentioned will be fixed on the next release.
> 
> -- 
> Mario L. Garcia                                 mlg at mail.utexas.edu
> The University of Texas at Austin               (512)835-3674
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> 


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