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Subject: MAX Digest - 5 Aug 1997 to 6 Aug
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 6 messages totalling 180 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Listserv help/Aide avec Listserv
  2. Grouping objects
  3. OS 8
  4. Max 3.5.6 (2)
  5. ____HELP: How to have a menu object switch bet. 1 of 2 item lists???

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Date:    Tue, 5 Aug 1997 21:26:10 -0700
From:    Christopher Murtagh 
Subject: Listserv help/Aide avec Listserv

In case there are some here on the list who don't know this, if you have
any problems with the listserv (changing options, unsubscribing, etc.),
please email me directly and NOT the listserv. Thanx.

This silly guy did a bad thing:

>Date:    Tue, 5 Aug 1997 10:35:59 +0100
>From:    Jeffrey Brenan 
>Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 3 Aug 1997 to 4 Aug 1997
>
>This list won't let me unsubscribe. HELP!!!!!
>
>
>HELP!!!!

(... etc ...)

En Francais,

 Si vous avez besoin d'aide avec le listserv (les options, ou
n'importe-quoi) , SVP envoyez moi un(e)? email et NON le listserv. Merci
pour votre attention.

Sincerely/Sincerement

Christopher Murtagh
MAX listserv owner

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Date:    Wed, 6 Aug 1997 07:59:41 +0200
From:    Peter Castine 
Subject: Re: Grouping objects

Tom Ritchford wrote:

>The problem with subpatches is that it's decidedly non-trivial to take
>a working patch and divide it into subpatchers.

But definitely worth the effort.

And the effort is, in my experience, not undue, particularly if you think
in terms of structured programming from the start.

Cheers,

Peter

-------------------- http://www.prz.tu-berlin.de/~pcastine/
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Dr. Peter Castine          | 'Just the place for a Snark!' I have said it
twice
pcastine@prz.tu-berlin.de  |   That alone should encourage the crew.
                           | Just the place for a Snark! I have said it
thrice
Have Mac, Will Travel      |   What I tell you three times is true.'

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Date:    Wed, 6 Aug 1997 12:13:00 -0400
From:    Bob Gluck 
Subject: OS 8

After much hemming and hawing, I upgraded my system to 8.0. The upgrade
offered a surprise in terms of running Studio Vision Pro in the background.
[I don't know about Max yet, although several people's comments to me
privately were helpful]. But there is a new twist--apparently the disk
protection application (let's hear it again for disk protection!) used for
the Max Key Disks doesn't work in OS 8.0 for some computers. The Opcode tech
support person told me that this seems to be happening randomly--ie. some
people don't have a problem. That was a new one on me, but he suggested that
I should call back in a week and maybe there will be a fix. I'm more and
more
seeing the wisdom of considering a working Mac system as being "fixed in
stone" and not worth risking upgrades. I guess I learn slowly, or rather,
the
marketing that goes into upgrading has too strong a tug on my heartstrings,
as it were.

Bob Gluck
Sheffield, MA
http://home.aol.com/Rjgluck

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Date:    Wed, 6 Aug 1997 21:30:57 +0100
From:    Eirik Lie 
Subject: Re: Max 3.5.6

>From:    David Zicarelli 
>
>Max 3.5.6 is now available on the Opcode web site (http://www.opcode.com/dl
).
>It fixes numerous bugs, including several in the Timeline object that have
>been discussed here, and I believe that it doesn't introduce too many
>new bugs. LIke the Max 3.5.4 update, it's a new application that should
>work with your current Max 3.5 hard disk install.
>All externals and help files that have changed since Max 3.5 was released
>are included. Release notes covering all the updates to 3.5 are also
>included.

I bought Max 3.5 a while ago, but still haven't installed it. My old Mac
IIvx is still struggling with Max 2.5.2, so I'm waiting until I get a new
computer (hopefully soon).
Anyway, when I do install 3.5, is it then OK to go to Opcode's site for
3.5.6 (or whatever current update at the actual time), or do I have to take
all the intermediate steps (3.5.1, 3.5.2, etc...)?

Eirik Lie, Bjornerabben 9, N-0383 Oslo, Norway
Email: eirikli@notam.uio.no   -   Tel +47 22 50 23 14
Check out my CD "12 Bilder": http://home.sn.no/home/eiriklie/Visual.html

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Date:    Wed, 6 Aug 1997 22:11:55 +0200
From:    Roby Steinmetzer 
Subject: Re: Max 3.5.6

>I bought Max 3.5 a while ago, but still haven't installed it. My old Mac
>IIvx is still struggling with Max 2.5.2, so I'm waiting until I get a new
>computer (hopefully soon).
>Anyway, when I do install 3.5, is it then OK to go to Opcode's site for
>3.5.6 (or whatever current update at the actual time), or do I have to take
>all the intermediate steps (3.5.1, 3.5.2, etc...)?
>

3.5.6 (or any other update) is a full install. You don't need to install
3.5,
 you only need the key disk.

Roby Steinmetzer
Luxembourg, Europe

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Date:    Wed, 6 Aug 1997 15:36:12 -0700
From:    ai 
Subject: ____HELP: How to have a menu object switch bet. 1 of 2 item
lists???

Hello,

I'm trying to figure out the most efficient way
in Max to code up the following:

1. I have a 6 item menu object.  Depending on which
   of the 6 items the user selects, I want a 2nd
   menu object to display one of two lists of
  text items

2. the 2nd menu object needs to display one of two
   pre-defined lists of 100 text items

3. so, for example, if the user selects item #1 in
   the 6-long menu obj#1, I want Max to somehow
   load list #1 of 100 text items into menu obj#2
   for display.  If the user selects item#2  in
   the 6-long menu obj#1, I want Max to instead
   load list #2 of 100 text items into menu obj#2
   for display.

4. Is there some way to break up menu obj#2
   into 2 separate menu objects, each pre-loaded
   with their indiv. 100-long item lists, and then
   have Max only display one of the menus depending
   on what's selected in menu obj#1?

   This would be best (I think!) because of faster
   display time (avoiding having to set the menu with
   each switch).

   For this 'switch' method to work, the two menu
   objects #2a & #2b would need to overlap so as
   to appear in the same location in the patcher
   at run time.

Thanks in advance for any info on how this can be done
(method #3 or #4 above) to:

   ai@wco.com

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