Re: Sending an interrupt to the frontend?
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- From: Ralph Dratman <ralph.dratman at gmail.com>
- Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 04:27:07 -0400 (EDT)
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David, "Troublesome" puts the matter rather tactfully. Bluntly, there is no excuse for a major product to display such a level of instability in 2012. Since I personally like Mathematica so much, and because I use it constantly, I find the crashes to be both an embarrassment and a disappointment. I can only hope Wolfram Research will soon get its act together on this critically important issue. Ralph On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 1:28 AM, David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk> wrote: > On 12/07/2012 10:00, Yves Klett wrote: >> In earlier incarnations, the kernel would show up as a separate entry in >> the taskbar (on Win XP, that was), which made it very convenient to >> kill. I kind of miss that behaviour (when things go wrong repeatedly). > > I wrote a C program that executes the command > > c:\windows\System32\taskkill.exe /im MathKernel.exe /t /f > > This runs in the background all the time, and responds to a hot key! > > The fact that I took time to set this up, probably reflects just how > troublesome kernel hangs can be! > > Perhaps at the very least Mathematica could spawn a program of this type. > > David Bailey > http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk > >