Re: Question for Flare Users

Subject: Re: Question for Flare Users
From: beelia <beelia -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 20:57:40 -0700

FWIW, I had many unhandled exceptions on my old computer, which had over the
years become very unstable. There were lots of Windows problems on that
sucker.

But I haven't had a single unhandled exception since switching to my new
computer. I think Flare just reflects whatever problems there are with the
O/S.

Bee

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 12:52 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

>
> 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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References:
Question for Flare Users: From: Jennifer Randel
RE: Question for Flare Users: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Question for Flare Users: From: Stephen Arrants
RE: Question for Flare Users: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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