Font Creator 14 Freezing

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Re: Font Creator 14 Freezing

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Well, if we can't reproduce it, it is next to impossible to fix it. So if you have more information in the future, do let us know.
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Re: Font Creator 14 Freezing

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Font creator version 14 2860 also freezes unfortunately.
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Re: Font Creator 14 Freezing

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Here is an update that will generate an error report when the software is freezing for more than 15 seconds. You will be able to find the reports here:
C:\ProgramData\High-Logic\Errors

FontCreator 14.0.0.2865 (64-bit)

Unfortunately the error report does not contain full stack traces, but I still hope it gives a clue to where it chokes.
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Re: Font Creator 14 Freezing

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I think the reason why the program freezes is caused by an update in Windows. Because I removed the Windows updates from February and Font Creator 2862 has never frozen since yesterday.
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That is good to know. Just to be sure, do use the 2865 update as it might provide a clue when it freezes again.
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Re: Font Creator 14 Freezing

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Font Creator 14 2862 version froze three more times today. I reverted to version 2853 of the program. This is the most stable version. With the new update you will release, you need to overcome this problem.
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Better use v2865 as that one might generate error reports that can reveal the problem.
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Maybe it is related to Themes. Do you use the Default one?
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Re: Font Creator 14 Freezing

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I have received a couple of error reports, and it looks like the menu and toolbars are running in a loop. Those components are 20 years old and are hardly maintained, so we need to replace them at some point with more modern components. This would take weeks maybe months of work, and even then it is not guaranteed the freeze issue is solved.
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Re: Font Creator 14 Freezing

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While I am using Font Creator 14 2865 version, it has not frozen at all today. This version gave me confidence. I worked comfortably.
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Re: Font Creator 14 Freezing

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Version 15 of the program should be presented with at least the changes you specified. Otherwise, it becomes really difficult to work with the program. Changes are lost when the program freezes, which is really annoying.
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Re: Font Creator 14 Freezing

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Font Creator 14 2865 version froze froze froze.
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Re: Font Creator 14 Freezing

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Nebuldu wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:18 pm Font Creator 14 2865 version froze froze froze.
It must be frustrating, but if no one can reproduce the crash, it is almost impossible to fix. Did you send the font project to Erwin? Can you attach it to the forum?

I also have a crash report that Erwin cannot reproduce. To avoid losing work, make sure that you save your project after every change. It takes only a second unless the font is enormous.

In my case, I can avoid the crash by not doing what I know will cause it.
My FontsReviews: MainTypeFont CreatorHelpFC14 Pro + MT11.0 @ Win 10 64-bit build 19044.1889
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