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

Edward Herbst edwardherbst7 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 12:46:08 EDT 2010

Thanks so much for the advice.
best wishes,

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 12:20 PM, mike clemow <michaelclemow at gmail.com> wrote:
> Edward,
> 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
> "disastrous."
> 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.
> Mike
> 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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