problems with externals and abstractions loading in 4.6


    Aug 17 2006 | 5:56 pm
    hello, i have a little headache here 1. as of late (4.6), i have some abstractions that will report the old "no such object" error, unless they are instantiated with the ".pat" as a part of their name. i.e. i have an abstraction saved as a file on disk called "myabs.pat". if i make a max object "myabs": no such object if i make a max object "myabs.pat": no problem
    this does not happen with all abstractions; i only have a couple that post this problem but i can't figure out what's special about them. they are binary files.
    2. i've now seen two instances of externals compiled for UB compatibility that give the no such object error, even when they are in the search path. luke and i tried to debug what was going on with 5/6/7 attempts of various compiler settings (he had just tried porting percolate for UB) what i find is: -if the .mxo is in the search path, it is not found -if it's in the max support folder, it is not found -if i drag the mxo onto the max application, then try to open it's helpfil, it IS found! -then i quit and restart max and it is no longer found (eventhough it's still in the search path).
    anyone else seeing this?
    yours, a

    • Aug 18 2006 | 2:01 pm
      2. this happened to me it turned out that there was still an old object in the search path before the new ub upgraded object trash the old one and the new one can be found
    • Sep 14 2006 | 10:57 am
      Any luck with the porting of PeRColate to UB? I (and I am sure a lot of others) would really find it useful if someone did this!
      Den 17. aug. 2006 kl. 19.56 skrev Ali Momeni:
      > luke and i tried to debug what was going on with 5/6/7 attempts of > various compiler settings (he had just tried porting percolate for UB) > what i find is:
    • Sep 15 2006 | 2:52 am
      dan and i are working on it. the xcode port has exposed a few nasty things that need to go away before it's totally working. a (potentially dodgy) beta version can be found at:
      please be advised that this is _not_ an official release (like we have those anyway...). :)
      remember that some support files need to be in the search path for anything to work at all.
      best.
      /luke
      On Thu, 14 Sep 2006, Espen E. Sommer wrote:
      > Any luck with the porting of PeRColate to UB? I (and I am sure a lot of > others) would really find it useful if someone did this! > > Den 17. aug. 2006 kl. 19.56 skrev Ali Momeni: > >> luke and i tried to debug what was going on with 5/6/7 attempts of various >> compiler settings (he had just tried porting percolate for UB) >> what i find is: >
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