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9937 Editor glitch forces you to restart ChipWits

 
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Bytecodes
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: 9937 Editor glitch forces you to restart ChipWits Reply with quote

Version .9937 Mac OS 10.5.3

The editor gets into a glitch mode where trying to drag a chip makes it disappear. Clicking and dragging a chip that is in a socket makes it disappear as soon as the drag movement starts. Just clicking on the chip does not make it disappear.

After one chip disappears this way, then if you do the same thing to another chip to make it disappear and then an Undo, both chips immediately come back.

You must Quit then restart ChipWits to get rid of this problem.

As of yet I can't determine any circumstances that cause this problem. It just seems to start happening randomly.
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dougsharp
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang.

How frequent is this bug?
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Bytecodes
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug,

Unfortunately, this occurs quite often. Unless I'm hitting it due to something peculiar to my particular situation, this is a show-stopper.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang.

I can't replicate it any more. Tomorrow I will spend all day working on this bug.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try to spend some time trying to see what triggers it. It may not occur until after I've done an earlier cut and paste, but I need to do further experimenting.
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Bytecodes
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't figure out a reproducible scenario. The bug is happening for me about every 10 minutes of using the editor. This is an average of about once for every panel I add to a wit.

For people making simple wits this bug may be rare enough not to be a problem. You may want to see what kind of feedback you get from others before determining how severe to rate it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a showstopper. I am going to put other improvements on hold until I come up with some hack for it.

I hope to have a build for tomorrow in which I try various hacks to kill it.

Thanks for your diligence.
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DrCW
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:45 pm    Post subject: 9937 Editor glitch forces you to restart ChipWits Reply with quote

vs .9937 Mac OS 10.5.2

After 3 days of not seeing the drag problem, it started for me. I've tried restarting several times. Sometimes I can drag a chip or two before the problem starts again. At this point the editor is unusable.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang.

This week is all about tracking down and killing that problem.

Thanks for the report.
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DrCW
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:18 am    Post subject: 9937 Editor glitch forces you to restart ChipWits Reply with quote

Additional observations to add to the mystery:

I tried old Wits of various sizes combined with restarts without any success on my iMac. Next I installed 9937 on my MBP (also Mac OS10.5.2). The editor works again on the same Wit that was originally giving me problems. I make several drags without a problem.

Next I went back to my iMac and its working again too! All I did was let the iMac sit with ChipWits II idling for about half an hour while I was working with my MBP.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha.

I am afraid I am going to have to sacrifice a chicken or perform some similar ritual to kill this bug.

Thanks for the report.

Off to drag chips to try to replicate the bug. Wish me luck!
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