Release Notes for Copland Developer Release: Tools Edition
This document covers the functionality available in this release of Copland and lists the known problems. You can refer to this document as an aid in determining whether a problem you're encountering is known by Apple. If you are experiencing a problem that is not in the list below, we want to hear about it! For details on reporting bugs to Apple, see the documents “Installing and working w/Copland” and “How to Report a Bug” on this CD.
This release provides only basic Mac OS functionality. You can perform many everyday tasks, but there are limitations. Below is a summary of the things you can and cannot do in this release. Later in this document, you will find a detailed list of known problems. Please check this list first when deciding to report a problem to Apple.
This release is designed to run only on the following Power Macintosh models: 6100/60, 6100/66, 7100/66, 7100/80, 8100/80 and 8100/100. See the document “Installing and working w/Copland” on this CD for more configuration information.
This release will not work with multiple monitors. If multiple monitors are connected your Macintosh, Copland will only use the one connected to built-in video.
Your monitor must be set to 256 Colors (8-bit mode) before booting this release. Set this with the Monitors control panel when booted to the System 7.5 startup volume.
You may only have one volume mounted in the current release of Copland. If a volume has multiple partitions, only one of those partitions can be mounted. All other volumes and partitions must have a file called “No Copland Mount” to prevent them from being mounted (and possibly corrupted) while running Copland. See instructions for setting up in the document “Installing and working w/Copland” on this CD.
Always backup your hard disks before running pre-release software. Do not run this release on a machine that contains data you cannot replace. Disk corruption is common in this early release.
If you are experiencing unexplained crashes, try reformatting your Copland drive and reinstalling the Copland software.
In this release, you can...
- Use the two-machine Power Mac Debugger (use the version provided with this release)
- Use MacsBug (you must use the version provided with this release)
- Capture screen-shots (command-shift-3)
- Use the Finder to view files and folders, and arrange windows on your desktop
- Create and rename folders in the Finder
- Move files (spring-loaded folders work, give them a try!)
- Delete files (move files to trash & empty trash)
- Launch and quit some native applications
- Open and save files with some native 3rd party applications
- Change Finder Preferences
- Change the look of your Macintosh using the AppearanceCP
- Create and use pop-up windows by dragging Finder windows to the bottom of your screen
In this release, you CANNOT...
- Restart/Shutdown (use command-shift-power key to force a reboot)
- Copy or duplicate files
- Use applications that require any of the following:
- Use most networking applications
- Use most emulated applications
- Use the Chooser
- Use the Find command in the Finder
- Change bit-depths (only 256 Colors is supported)
- Add items to or remove items from the Apple Menu (the Apple Menu is not yet supported)
Other things to look out for...
- Extensions and Desk Accessories are no longer supported in Copland
- You will not be prevented from throwing away vital parts of the System. Exercise caution when dragging items to the Trash
- In the Finder, dragging windows to the bottom of the screen to create pop-up windows is only supported for the hard disk, trash and folders. Do not attempt this with dialogs or other windows in the Finder
- View by Button (View menu) will result in an empty window. To see the items, choose another view, such as View by Icon. If you choose View by Button for the Desktop, you may crash trying to change the view
- If you have more than one external hard disk, you may have trouble booting Copland. If so, try removing or replacing the additional hard disks
- When switching from an application to the Finder, do not click directly on the Desktop to switch layers; instead click on an open Finder window. If you do click on the Desktop, click back on an application window, then on a Finder window to activate the Finder
The following is a list of some of the known problems with this Copland Developer Release. The number before each bug is used internally for tracking the problem.
Many Debug strings and assertions are not mentioned in this list. Unnecessary assertions and debugstrs will be removed in a later release. Some ordinary activities (such as opening a folder), may produce an assertion in the Power Mac Debugger; you can usually ignore these. However, if you experience a crash soon after an assertion, include the assertion information when you report the bug.
If you find a bug that is not on this list, please report it to Apple. If possible, please try to isolate the bug (example, if a window title is redrawing incorrectly in the Finder, see if the same thing happens in an application). For details on reporting bugs against this release, see the document “How to Report a Bug” on this CD.
1294071 Unable to build the icon font popup menu in the Finder Preferences dialog. 1295299 Option-drag file from open trash to folder two times crashes 1295421 Possible to trash items as they are being copied, duplicated 1295517 Possible to drag to trash, Empty trash files in use, including system! 1295939 Trash empties by itself after first user request. 1296285 Items dragged from Trash to root window in Icon view disappear/reappear. 1296557 "Shade sorted column and backgrounds" disabled, desktop won't redraw. 1296553 Closing a "popup window" by dragging to the bottom leaves window active. 1296577 Column resizing cursor appears, even when cursor outside of window. 1296580 Area for "Warn before emptying" in Trash info is too small. 1296581 The Trash is empty line in Trash Get Info flickers. 1296584 Command-click on Finder container window title doesn't show path pop-up 1296662 Finder Prefs. falls into "icon lost" loop when using "Other…" font size popup menu 1296719 Make Alias gives an alert "-194." 1296726 No dividing line between header info and column headings in Finder list view. 1297020 More than 1 Finder pop-up window results in windows with missing controls 1297054 Get Info on font suitcases causes Copland to crash 1297074 Asserts and no fonts shown in Finder Prefs' "Icon Font" screen 1297077 Cannot access 'Labels' portion of Finder Preferences 1297084 Colors don't show in File/Label submenu 1297088 Dragging icon to menubar causes crash 1297113 Assertion when launching App from drawer 1297132 Put Away files on the Desktop makes them offset like an alias 1297246 Second & greater alias created points to original of first alias created 1296054 Tab not keeping relative position on Popup: Window can disappear. 1297105 Unable to alter View of window created from drawer handle 1294901 DesktopAnim modules running on desktop picture go very slow 1295734 Last active window in Finder is not made active again after twitching. 1295752 Cannot select Finder windows after twitching from an application. 1297911 If a copy is cancelled half way through folders do not show up, must re-open window 1295002 Choosing Buttons view option results in blank window/desktop (no buttons) 1295343 Cmd-Q can be used to quit the Finder in the debug version
Appearance (includes Appearance control panel)
1295683 Assertion when dismissing AppearanceCP Screen Saver's Options dialog 1295695 AppearanceCP's Screen Saver 'Demo' button results in 'MissingParams' assert. 1294898 BadIndex assertion when AppearanceCP application quit 1296944 Apple Picture background appears shifted down about 10 pixels 1297248 Assert when toggling AppearanceCP Screen Saver Options radio button 1297361 AppearanceCP highlight doesn't change in Backgrounds during 'Undo' 1297376 AppearanceCP's Apple Pic 'Background pattern…' doesn't return to default after cancelling 1296913 Crash within AppearanceCP with 'Use Defaults' after quit/relaunch 1295751 Asserts given when Setting Defaults within AppearanceCP 1294915 Color button in AppearanceCP has no result 1296765 Benign assertion at AppearanceCP 'System Font' page 1294893 AppearanceCP redraw prob when dismissing 'Select picture file…' after getting PICT 1294903 AppearanceCP clicking ApplePicture 'center' popupmenu gives assert 1294878 AppearanceCP Perspective background slider value doesn't update 1296355 AppearanceCP Fruit Bowl Desktop causes hang. 1297852 Click on slider in AppearanceCP 'Perspective' background moves it to maximum 1297874 Screen Saver idle minutes not being saved 1297895 AppearanceCP window cannot be dragged go left/right/bottom sides
1296905 Tries to load cfrags from wrong drive (the first one seen), startup halts 1295516 Drag files to trash, Empty trash, files reappear after reboot 1292605 Cannot rename APPLICATIONS in the Finder 1285647 FSPathOpenFork returns large, consistent error on certain calls
High-Level Macintosh Toolbox
1296801 Calling DetachResource on a popup menu handle causes crash 1297261 GetNewControl contrlVis & contrlData fields inconsistent with Sys 7.5 1289624 Keyboard focus after a ShortenDITL 1294981 bad assert in Panel__SetKeyboardFocus 1295377 balloon items cause dialog assert 1295497 Out of bounds value passed to SetDialogItemKeyboardFocus 1292173 DebugStr found in Fruit Flies module when moving fruit basket. 1296389 PopupMenuSelect flashes while tracking 1296661 Loop of Assertion "validitem" failed when selecting app menu choice 1293882 NMRemove crash, expecting Not in queue error 1294111 All Notification requests fail 1295453 Multiple EditTextObject panels cause weird Dialog behavior 1295581 PutScrap problems when length <= 0 1296869 PutScrap() on disk overwrites previous scrap 1296928 Delete clipboard, LoadScrap, InfoScrap return incorrect info. 1295771 Windows exposed by quitting applications don't get update events 1295839 ZoomWindow problems on inZoomIn in TE tool 1296570 Open an app, go to Finder, dbl-click app icon, window hidden. 1296619 Area behind window after windowshading not active 1296548 Pop-up window WIDO misses black border on left of window tab. 1296585 Windowshading a window leaves bits on any windowshade in the background. 1297112 Crash when popup window clicked during non-Finder application 1143053 DrawDialog does not check for error on LoadResource. 1162075 Menus longer than screen height don't show arrow at bottom, don't scroll 1167362 Can choose separator lines in application and help menus... 1183561 Menu Manager has no global recalc for Display Manager to call.
1297139 Typing very quickly (>100 wpm) causes keyboard input data corruption. 1295404 DrawText is slow 1296936 Anti-Aliased Truth font appears garbled in some settings 1295107 Application launch is different than System 7.5 1295583 Window outline not representative of actual window size 1296322 Capslock key does not affect typed characters 1295806 Screen Saver does not come on during expiration of idle time 1292028 NumToString/StringToNum need separate _TrapTableGlue entry points 1292028 NumToString/StringToNum need separate _TrapTableGlue entry points 1295306 When a timer is removed via RmvTime(), the time remaining is not correctly set. 1295309 Gestalt selector missing for timer services 1296554 Boot fails in FileManager:KVolumeMount with more than one external SCSI drive 1292488 Debugging assertions not caught when single stepping 1144640 CFM fails to report an initialization order problem in subloads. 1203647 DriverLoaderLib does not record failures in the Name Registry; it should 1297910 StandardPutFile ignores default name parameter 1297866 StdCLib stdio "fgets()" returns false EOF at 1024th character. 1297878 StdCLib stdio fopen() "w" option opens files for append rather than write. 1297882 SdtCLib stdio fopen() created files have incorrect file creator/type