[Maxima] Maxima 5-18 problem
volkervannek at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 14 14:08:57 CDT 2009
I can reproduce this observation:
I found Windows registry entries
It's value is E:\Temp\wxm518.wxm and if I change it to e.g. E:\Temp\wx082.wxm then I
only can load E:\Temp\wx082.wxm.
Am 14 Apr 2009 um 20:31 hat maxima at math.utexas.edu geschrieben:
> Hello Robert,
> I fear it is a quite serious problem and I hope this problem can be solved quite soon. Due to
> the fact that wxMaxima is quite popular in at least Austria and Germany we then need
> another Maxima version.
> I have been playing with this now for two hours. The solution seems to be rather crazy. The
> path of the file must be "E:\Temp\wxm518.wxm". Seriously! Then in 95% of all cases
> wxMaxima 0.8.2 can load old files (after renaming it to wxm518.wxm and placing it into the
> path E:\Temp). No matter with which version it is created. But no other file name is possible
> even if it is created by 0.8.2 itself. (Perhaps there are other paths/file names possible, but I
> didn't find them.)
> A very few old wxm-files don't work even if they have the "right" path and file name. I don't
> see a reason for this but the error message "Failed to convert file E:\Temp\wxm518.wxm to
> Unicode" pops up. Maybe this is a hint.
> While writing I just remember that E:\Temp\wxm518.wxm was the first file I created with
> wxMaxima 0.8.2. I will deinstall and install again and check if the situation changes. I'll let
> you know.
> This is the situation on my Windows computer. I wonder whether this observation can be
> reproduced. Unfortunately I have no Linux computer available at the moment to check if this
> only a Windows problem. But it seems not.
> Am 14 Apr 2009 um 8:56 hat Robert Dodier geschrieben:
> > On 4/12/09, van Nek <volkervannek at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > The problem seems to be caused by the file itself, not by the contents:
> > > I created a wxm-file with wxMaxima 0.8.2 (Maxima 5.18.0 on Windows) and
> > > a wxm-file with wxMaxima 0.8.1 (Maxima 5.17.1) and copied the contents of
> > > the 0.8.2-file to the 0.8.1-file with the result that wxMaxima 0.8.2 still crashes
> > > when loading the 0.8.1-file (while the socket remains open and an instance
> > > of maxima is running).
> > I don't understand what's going on here. Is the problem in wxMaxima
> > or in Maxima? I'm trying to determine whether to try to squeeze a bug
> > fix into the 5.18 release branch. Can you post the 2 files in question?
> > Maybe wxMaxima 0.8.2 cannot load any files? (including the ones
> > created by 0.8.2)
> > I seem to recall Andrej V saying something about recent changes in
> > Maxima created trouble for wxMaxima. Is the observed behavior a
> > symptom of that?
> > Thanks for any information,
> > Robert Dodier
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