[Cuis-dev] Question re: recent updates (4342)

Phil B pbpublist at gmail.com
Sun Aug 16 06:52:29 PDT 2020


This isn't trying to update a development image, it's trying to reproduce
the base image in the repo.  My starting point was a 4322 base image.  So
the issue is one of not being able to reproducibly apply the updates.


On Sun, Aug 16, 2020, 7:35 AM Juan Vuletich <juan at jvuletich.org> wrote:

> On 8/15/2020 12:24 PM, Phil B via Cuis-dev wrote:
> Nope, that didn't fix it.  When I restart the image, it hangs.  Not sure
> what's different with my environment re: 4342 but it looks like it's got
> problems.
> On Sat, Aug 15, 2020 at 11:10 AM Phil B <pbpublist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Something about 4342 results in a VectorGraphics (font?) dependency which
>> I didn't see a message for until I interrupted the hanging image.   I ended
>> up removing the #beSilent: code and setting author initials manually while
>> starting to troubleshoot which then solved the problem so that's as far as
>> I took it before moving on to the next issue.
>> On Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 12:59 PM Phil B <pbpublist at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> When I just tried to update my image, the image hangs while processing
>>> 4342.  I see the Transcript message that says 'Please restart [Install New
>>> Updates]' but the UI is frozen...
>>> Thanks,
>>> Phil
> Hi Phil,
> For most people, the general advice is to just use a new, updated image
> from the repo. In general, I think that keeping own work separate from the
> image, and loading it every day, is the best workflow. It works for me.
> Still, if you want to update your personal image, use the FileList to take
> a look at update #4342. See what it does. It does only what it says: It
> removes an unused ivar from HandMorph. Just not applying this update will
> not have serious consequences. This can be done by editing the doIt in the
> changeset. In your image, HandMorph will still have an unused ivar. It is
> not a big deal.
> Another alternative, of course, is to debug the problem. Extract the doit
> from the changeset. Evaluate it in a Workspace. If it crashes, repeat with
> smaller parts. Can you fork a process that just sets a global variable? If
> so, can you make it print to Transcript. (This is an extremely useful
> technique when messing with Morphic itself, that's why we have a Transcript
> that runs independent of Morphic). Ok. Can you stop the Morphic process and
> start a new one? Can you redefine class HandMorph with the same definition
> as it has today? And so on. Part of what comes with the personal mastery of
> your own image is this. Its problems are also yours!
> If all this fails, you can make your image available to me and I'll take a
> look.
> Cheers,
> --
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