[Gambas-user] Gambas3 IDE crashes itself out of existence

Bruce adamnt42 at gmail.com
Wed May 26 10:28:47 CEST 2021

On 26/5/21 12:28 pm, John Anderson wrote:
> This is a "just a bug" - on Gambas 3.16.90 May 25, 2021 build on Linux Mint
> 20.1  Not a huge deal but it should probably be fixed at some point.  I couldn't
> get on the bug tracker tonight so here it is:
> 1.  Open up Gambas IDE, just sitting at initial home welcome page.
> 2.  Go to Open a File, and pick any binary file out of a project folder...for
> instance "TestProject.gambas".  Or any binary file.
> 3.  A malformed modal warning dialog box displaying a file name path and cut-off
> text announcing "Can not open binary file"  I guess.  I can't see all the
> displayed text.
> 4.  Click OK.
> 5.  Entire Gambas IDE disappears itself, with some system memory lost forever.
> Oops.
> 6.  Restart Gambas IDE, and the Home Welcome page is showing (not very
> helpfully) the binary file that it can't possibly open on the recent files
> list.  Just begging me to try it again.  Yep, it does the same thing all over again.
> Again, not a big problem but maybe it could get looked at on an upcoming
> revision.  I don't think Gambas3 IDE intends to quit like that for no reason - I
> think what was meant to happen is when you click OK on the warning dialog it
> should go back to Welcome Home screen, and the binary file it can't open
> shouldn't be on the recent files list.  At least that's how I think is what is
> supposed to happen.
> -John
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Yep, I reckon the third time you try to open it, after you have been 
told "not tp play with matches" twice, it should do the old 30,000 volts 
through the keyboard/mouse trick.


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