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M06) Known bugs, limitations and inconveniences in release 4.0.2




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This article is from the FAQ, by with numerous contributions by others.

M06) Known bugs, limitations and inconveniences in release 4.0.2

The current release 4.0.2 is the first for power mac, and is still
considered an "alpha release". There are a number of known bugs, limitations
and inconveniences:

1. Link time is very long for BETA programs. We have not been successful
in getting appropriate documentation from Apple to make optimal
generation of the XCOFF files.
2. Freja is not yet available for PowerMac
3. Valhalla is not yet available for PowerMac
4. bobsit will not work, because the exbobs program did not get ready for
r4.0.2
5. Problems with Sif
o Closing a workspace may make the machine crash
6. Persistence does not work
7. Check for suspend involving callbacks is not done. If you do a suspend
in a callback situation the program is likely to crash.
8. Integer division by zero will yield unpredictable results (should be
caught as an exception as on other platforms).
9. The pattern doGC in betaenv does not work on ppcmac. This is used in
implementation of

sysutils/v1.5/scanobjects

used in the demo

demo/sysutils/objinterface/scanobj

which consequently does not work
10. The PutReal pattern in ~beta/basiclib/v1.5/numberio does not work. This
is used in the demo programs in

~beta/demo/basiclib/reals/

and

~beta/demo/basiclib/random/tstgenchi.bet

which does not produce a correct output.
11. The touch and modtime.set operations on diskentry does not work
12. The iget operation on keyboard is not implemented. This is used in the
demo programs in:

~beta/demo/basiclib/iget/

which consequently does not work
13. Systemenv is not implemented
14. Process is not implemented
15. Bifrost is not implemented
16. Frigg is not available, due to some problems (Will be fixed in the next
release).
17. There is a number of problems with GuiEnv:
o There is no support for resources like icons, cursors etc.
o There are some update problems.
o The only way to make a window appear like a modal dialog is by
further binding "menubarVisible" to exit false.
o figureItems does not work yet.
18. The "Commando BETA" command in the Beta menu, does not work
19. the new timedate library does not work (linker error).


 

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