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ashesman

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Re: Mc-studio is seriously unstable!
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2017, 01:28:52 pm »
My take on all this is that while I don't want to tell you how to write your software, but handling all exceptions gracefully and never letting the IDE get into a state where it has to be restarted, or crashes on a catchable situation would be a good thing.

Nearly all issues I saw were related to doing things that could have a clean solution.  If it loses connection to the device during debugging, don't get stuck forever, give the user the option to end the debugging session.

Cant open a file at startup, check for a null file handle before using it and start the IDE without opening a file with an error message.  But I am sure you guys already know all this stuff!!!

Cheers

Ashley



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Re: Mc-studio is seriously unstable!
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2017, 12:08:35 pm »
Yes we know but it is all a question of time and priority. There is actually a lot of error handling in the app but the multi threading makes it complex. The sheer size of the application does not help either.

Anyway we appreciate all user input, bug reports and proposals for improvements. Based on the comments we have changed the Find behavior. The current behavior is not very clear because Ctrl+F should be "Find" and not "Find in Documents". So the next version will assign Ctrl+Shift+F to "Find in Documents" and Ctrl+F "Find" brings you to the find text box and if there is text in the edit form selected it will copy copies selected text in that box. That text is than highlighted in the edit window and you can search forward and backward. The Find and Replace in Documents is now higher on the priority list. 

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John

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Re: Mc-studio is seriously unstable!
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2017, 04:05:31 pm »
Yep, I feel the same way as the subject line. When it works its great. But, sometimes it seems I spend more time an energy trying to work around the bugs than I do on testing. Sometimes it takes so long to get a few test iterations working that I forget what I was testing.  :'(. However, I feel this platform has so much to offer that I'm sticking with it. Eventually the bugs will be resolved and be more stable for testing/debugging.

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Re: Mc-studio is seriously unstable!
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2017, 11:00:12 pm »
My take on all this is that while I don't want to tell you how to write your software, but handling all exceptions gracefully and never letting the IDE get into a state where it has to be restarted, or crashes on a catchable situation would be a good thing.

Nearly all issues I saw were related to doing things that could have a clean solution.  If it loses connection to the device during debugging, don't get stuck forever, give the user the option to end the debugging session.

Cant open a file at startup, check for a null file handle before using it and start the IDE without opening a file with an error message.  But I am sure you guys already know all this stuff!!!

Cheers

Ashley

Hey Ashley,

You're right, and I want to let you know that we just finished adding graceful global exception handling to mcStudio. I'll let you know right here when we do a new release.

- Eric