RE: Question for Flare Users

Subject: RE: Question for Flare Users
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Stephen Arrants" <steve -at- mbfbioscience -dot- com>, "Jennifer Randel" <jennifer_randel -at- khsd -dot- k12 -dot- ca -dot- us>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 15:52:19 -0400

Stephen Arrants [mailto:steve -at- mbfbioscience -dot- com] added:
> McLauchlan, Kevin said:
> > I "feel" badly about their decision to base it on .NET framework
> > because:
> >
> > 1) it's irretrievably tied to Windoze only
> I believe you can run it on a Mac with Parallels.

I guess I'll buy Parallels.... Having wasted some money on Bootcamp when
I first bought my MBP. :-)

> > 2) it keeps giving me "unhandled exception" errors almost
> every time I
> > get slightly careless with selecting or dropping.
> With the 4.2 upgrade, I rarely get these anymore. (I do hate getting
> them, though.)

I'm looking at 4.2 on my other monitor right now. Two unhandled
exceptions last week. Admittedly, that's fewer than I was getting...

> > I'm kinda tired of re-installing .NET.
> I've had to upgrade .NET, but haven't had to reinstall. Why are you
> reinstalling??

Because I've been with Flare for a coupla years, now, and that's been
their perenniel fall-back troubleshooting instruction.

> > Maybe I'm the only person who ever makes a mousing error.
> LOL -- I doubt that!
> > This might be related to what Steve A mentions. Perhaps there's
> memory
> > leakage going on. I do tend to have the program open and
> the current
> > project up for several days at a time. Even 4GB eventually gets
> > polluted. (Yes, I do save often...)
> I think that's more of a Windows thing, since I see the same with some
> other programs.

Possibly, but I rarely have problems with Acrobat and pretty-much never
with OpenOffice, Firefox, GIMP (I'm just listing non-MS programs that
seem solid despite not having the "advantage" of being built by the
people who built the OS).

Anyway, given the complexity of the product, I think they've done a
pretty good job with it. If all I've got to complain about are the odd
non-fatal (but I shut down and restart anyway) "unhandled exception"
errors, that's pretty good overall design and quality. Also, as pointed
out, they are very responsive on specific problems.

- Kevin
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