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text/hyper/AGuideGuru.lha

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Short:2 Amigaguide docs that CRASH a v40 Amiga
Author:cs922097 at ariel.cs.yorku.ca (David Zvekic)
Uploader:cs922097 ariel cs yorku ca (David Zvekic)
Type:text/hyper
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1995-07-11
Download:http://aminet.net/text/hyper/AGuideGuru.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/text/hyper/AGuideGuru.readme
Downloads:1156
long:

I've just recently discovered a serious bug in v40 (OS 3.1) of 
amigaguide.datatype.

There are 2 amigaguide files in this archive that will cause various problems on
an amiga with v40 of amigaguide.datatype.  One simply hangs my computer.  The
other causes severe memory corruption. v39 seems to have no trouble with them.

I'm only releasing these files so hopefully someone at Amiga Technologies -
ESCOM takes note and fixes these bugs.

The bugs have to do with a confusing line in the documents.  v39 apparently
deals with these confusing lines by recognizing they are invalid and ignoring
what it can't deal with.  v40 seems to break the entire system.

IF you look at these amigaguide files make sure you aren't doing anything
important.  They will crash your machine.  If you aren't using v40 you are
probably safe although I can't guarantee anything.

It is a pity that v40 has this bug because v40 is faster than v39, has more
features and is otherwise nicer. 

Wish List:

    1: I hope ESCOM fixes this bug! PLEASE PLEASE

    2: Amigaguide should go back to making link buttons the size they USED to   
    be in v39.  v40 links are 1/2 a character narrower.  Making it impossible   
    to line up rows of links with text or each other sometimes.
       
       The v39 links are wider but at least are a whole number of characters    
   wide, in v40 every link is x.5 characters wide. (where x is the number of    
   characters in a link name).  This is terrible!  If you try to line up a      
 row with 3 links to a row with 2 links and try to line up the links       
within the row.  You CAN'T!

David Zvekic 1995


Contents of text/hyper/AGuideGuru.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                  565    2273  24.9% -lh5- 7642 Jul  1  1995 AGuideGURU.info
[generic]                  918    1828  50.2% -lh5- ed07 Jun 21  1995 AGuideGURU/AGuideGURU.readme
[generic]                  258     358  72.1% -lh5- 930a Jul  1  1995 AGuideGURU/AGuideGURU.readme.info
[generic]                  369     960  38.4% -lh5- ce56 Jun 20  1995 AGuideGURU/Click_to_GURU
[generic]                  260     358  72.6% -lh5- e11e Jun 20  1995 AGuideGURU/Click_to_GURU.info
[generic]                  597    2289  26.1% -lh5- e84d Jun 20  1995 AGuideGURU/Click_to_GURU2
[generic]                  264     358  73.7% -lh5- 094f Jun 20  1995 AGuideGURU/Click_to_GURU2.info
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         7 files    3231    8424  38.4%            Jul 11  1995

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