[chuck-users] Initial download risk or just joking?

mike clemow michaelclemow at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 12:20:54 EDT 2010


I guess there's two things at play here.  For starters, Ge Wang has a
tendency to over-play the "disastrous crashes" of which Chuck is
capable.  He *is* being facetious.  Chuck has not damaged anyone's
computer, or ruined anyone's data to my knowledge.  There is, however,
as with all software released under the GNU Public License, no
"guarantee" and downloading and running the software is technically
"at your own risk," although I for one have never had any problems
with Chuck or any GNU Public Licensed software that I would label

The worst Chuck has done for me is crashing it's own process and
forcing me to restart it.  It often does this when it should actually
spit out some error message.  It is also a tad more memory and CPU
hungry than its developers would like it to be when it is "mature."  I
think that's what the real message is here.

Be not afraid.  Chuck is good news.


On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Edward Herbst <edwardherbst7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can someone please advise if someone is being facetious or is there
> really a risk in the download? When you click the Download link the
> first paragraph reads:
> "ChucK-1.2.x.x is part of the Dracula release of ChucK - why Dracula?
> While the previous release (Frankenstein/1.1.x.x) offered the proof of
> concepts (timing, concurrency, on-the-fly programming) with a generous
> propensity to explode, the Dracula release is more refined and
> powerful with the addition of arrays, objects, events (and better
> explosions too). Additionally, the Dracula release is yet unoptimized
> and may suck all blood and life from your computer (anticipate
> spectacular crashes and other bloody disasters)... Please let us know
> if that happens. "
> - Show quoted text -
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