[PD] crazy bug: all user actions executed twice

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 10 23:14:16 CET 2009

Do you have "graph on parent" enabled for the abstractions?  If so 
see bug id# 2621932.


--- On Thu, 12/10/09, Matteo Sisti Sette <matteosistisette at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Matteo Sisti Sette <matteosistisette at gmail.com>
> Subject: [PD] crazy bug: all user actions executed twice
> To: "PD list" <pd-list at iem.at>, gem-dev at iem.at
> Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 4:40 PM
> Hi,
> I write just to see if anybody has already seen this
> happaning and can give me some clue as how to avoid it.
> I am not even sure the problem is with GEM, but I have
> worked on much more huge patches in PD without gem and never
> seen anything similar.
> I am on Windows Vista with the latest PD Vanilla and the
> latest GEM.
> I have not been able to isolate the problem; if anybody
> with some possibility to debug it is willing to try the
> patch and find out something I can send it to him/her.
> So, the problem is, in some occasions, very frequently
> (usually after opening the main patch, closing it, and
> opening it again), every user action (e.g.: clicking on a
> bang or toggle, hitting some key INCLUDING ctrl+1 to create
> an object or introducing input into an object or message
> box, or even a "save as") gets executed two or even more
> times. As you can imagine that fucks everything up.
> If I just open the patch and run it it works fine, but for
> even the smallest change that implies modifying some
> abstraction, I have to close PD, open it again, modify the
> abstraction I have to modify, save, close PD and open it
> again, since if I just save or even if I close all patches
> and open the main one again, everything is fucked up. It is
> impossible to work this way.
> Usually restarting the computer makes the bug disappear but
> then it is a matter of minutes before it starts showing
> again.
> I know that, if this is the first time you hear of it, you
> will hardly be hable to help, but my hope is that someone
> has observed this already and have been able to link it to a
> particular object or condition.
> By the way, I have checked that when this happens, NO
> duplicate "pd.exe" nor "whish84" process exists (provided
> that task manager is reliable).
> Thanks in advance
> m.
> -- Matteo Sisti Sette
> matteosistisette at gmail.com
> http://www.matteosistisette.com
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