Re: Re: Crash problems with 4.2 FrontEnd
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- Subject: [mg37438] Re: [mg37406] Re: Crash problems with 4.2 FrontEnd
- From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
- Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 00:09:42 -0500 (EST)
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On Sat, 26 Oct 2002 02:04:33 -0400 (EDT), Christopher Henrich wrote: >I have had similar problems with Mathematica 4.2 on a new Apple G4, >running Mac OS 10.2. > >The crash sometimes happens when I am quitting Mathematica. It also >seems to be more likely when I am closing a notebook (file), >especially after several openings and closing of notebooks. But I >have also experienced crashes when trying to bring up the on-line >documentation. Occasionally, new versions of operating systems take us by surprise by introducing new conflicts, incompatibilities, or bugs while running Mathematica. That's what has happened here. MacOS X 10.2 causes several issues with the Mathematica user interface which did not occur in previous versions of MacOS X. Your crashing problem is the worst of them, but there are a couple of other serious ones. As somebody else pointed out few days ago, text copied from Cocoa applications (like Mail) does not paste correctly into Mathematica. This, also, is a problem newly introduced in 10.2. We're working on a patch right now, which will be freely available to anybody with a licensed copy of Mathematica 4.2 for MacOS X, and will fix all of the 10.2 issues we're aware of. I'll make an announcement on this forum when it's available. In the mean time, there is a workaround for the crashing problem. The most common occurrence of the crashing problem occurs as a result of using Command+D to press the "Don't save" button of the "Do you want to save changes in this notebook" dialog. Until the patch is available, you can avoid this particular cause of the crash by using the mouse to click the "Don't save" button instead. Sincerely, John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc.