[Etoys] etoys image freezing?

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at vpri.org
Wed May 14 13:19:18 EDT 2008

  Hi, John,

  Mark have been reporting that playing sound freezes his image on Mac
OS X.  I think the VM he is using is the one available from
squeakland.org now.  A few Mac users around tried but couldn't
reproduce the problem.  Do you have any idea why that might be?

-- Yoshiki

At Tue, 13 May 2008 21:38:37 -0400,
polishookm wrote:
> Yoshiki,
> I'm finding if I just make the (sound) objects as one step and then as a 
> second step play them then everything appears to be very stable and I 
> can't freeze the image.
> " first this line"
> s := SampledSound soundNamed: 'camera'.
> " evaluate this line (as many times as needed ) "
> s play.
> If I make a new object and attempt to play it at the same time, I can 
> usually cause the freeze - but only when doing this over and over and 
> over and over again.
> " repeat both lines over and over again "
> r := RepeatingSound repeat: s count: 2.
> r play.
> However, I tried the same thing on a an etoys-dev.image in Windows 
> (running in VmWare) and was unable to replicate the freeze.
> So .... I'm not quite sure of my conclusion which is something along the 
> lines of 1st make the object and 2nd play it (rather than combining both 
> steps). I think the issue with the freeze I originally reported is a 
> non-issue.
> Thanks very much for the time you spent in guiding me through the 
> troubleshooting process.
> - Mark

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