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Re: Sending an interrupt to the frontend?

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  • From: Ralph Dratman <ralph.dratman at>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 04:27:07 -0400 (EDT)
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"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

I can only hope Wolfram Research will soon get its act together on
this critically important issue.


On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 1:28 AM, David Bailey <dave at> 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

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