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Known incompatibility


This is a problem that has plagued development environments on PPC's for quite some time. To make matters worse, the problem will sometimes occur _without_ displaying an error message, and will continue to occur until you restart the machine. And it appears to vanish for long periods of time before showing its head again.

It has been found (many thanks to Jamin) that the following extensions play a large role in FB's failure to compile:

Mac OS Easy Open
MacLinkPlus Setup
MacLinkPlus for Easy Open

I've taken these extensions out of my system folder, and have not seen one -194 error from FB II in months. Although I _have_ recently observed -194 errors from Think Pascal and CodeWarrior. So I do think that there is still a problem floating around somewhere.

In the beginning, it was thought that this was a bug in FutureBASIC itself. But after noting that it happened in Metrowerks and other environments as well, I knew it had to be something else. I think that this is a bug in the Resource Manager. And I think that the Easy Open extenions just exposed it very well. I believe the bug is still alive and well, hiding somewhere deep in the Resource Manager.

I'd like to thank Jamin for his excellent assistance in finding a quick solution for this problem. Remove the extensions I listed above, and you are sure not to see the -194 again in FutureBASIC. Jamin has some pretty cool utilities for exposing this bug. He has them up for download here: http://www.ozemail.com.au/~benjamen. Jamins email addie, just in case, is: benjamen@ozemail.com.au. Thanks again Jamin.

David Blache