5/8/97 11:01 PM
Subject: MAX Digest - 7 May 1997 to 8 May
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 3 messages totalling 71 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. bummers
  2. ====HELP:  Has anyone written Patchtalk modules for Roland FX??===
  3. An easy way to crash Max


Date:    Thu, 8 May 1997 14:14:25 +0200
From:    arjen van der Schoot 
Subject: bummers

>Another key disk failure report. This one is on a Duo 2300, which has no
>built-in floppy, so using a key disk to launch Max while on the road is
>*really* a pain.
>Installation was completely standard.  Except it failed and I lost all 3
>installs.  The following was displayed:
>"Error while validating the authorization count.  I/O error (bummers).
>Result code: -36"
>I like how it says bummers.  I would have said fuck.

The bummers message was brought to you by Apple not by PACE prootection nor
by MAX. The reason it says bummers is that the message is passed on from
the operating system in a wide variety of situations, so as a programmer
you can't tell what it was that went wrong. You see, in its own peculiar
way 'bummers' is an apology...
 One very common situation, however, is bad blocks on floppy, harddisk or
mostly CD's (wipe em), so I wouldn't rule out that you actually have a
keydisk with a common surface error. Then it would catagorize under shit
happens in stead of gross contempt.

I'm shure this doesn't help.

Arjen van der Schoot


Date:    Thu, 8 May 1997 12:15:15 -0700
From:    ai 
Subject: ====HELP:  Has anyone written Patchtalk modules for Roland FX??===


I'm writing a couple of Galaxy Lib modules for
some Roland FX devices and have stumbled across a
few Q's..

If you have written PT for Roland gear - I'd appreciate
hearing from you at:



Date:    Thu, 8 May 1997 12:46:25 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: An easy way to crash Max

Something to avoid until I fix it:

Make a table object, then connect "size 10" and "open" message boxes to it.
Close the table window, click on size 10, then open. Note that
the window still thinks the table has a size of 128. Now draw in the table.

You'll crash soon after this.

This bug has been in the program since 1990 and no one discovered it until
this week.

David Z.


End of MAX Digest - 7 May 1997 to 8 May 1997