bug reports [was re Problem with DM]
Y. W. Chen
ywchen at laue.biochem.ubc.ca
Mon Sep 18 15:54:10 EST 1995
Dear DM users,
I have contacted the author of DM (Dr. Cowtan) and we discussed about this "bus error" problem. He cannot reproduce my problem with the data files I supplied to him with his program. I ftp'ed his executable (v.1.6.1 for IRIX5) and it works without problem on my machine. It appears not to be a program bug but a compiling error although I did not see any error during DM compilation.
|> I wish people would report bugs/queries to the place requested (where
|> they will be fielded). It's unlikely that the world in general knows
|> more about DM than its author/maintainer (via CCP4 or direct) and I
|> doubt he would refuse to help. *Please* cooperate with free(-ish)
|> software providers in reporting problems to improve programs for
|> everyone's benefit. It's not so hard.
As responding to Dr. Love's comments, a posting in the bionet.xtallography does not exclude one from contacting the author directly. In my case, I've done both. I need other (DM) users' comments and experiences as well as the author's own help, before I can definitively say the problem is a program bug.
Yu Wai CHEN Department of Biochemistry
................................. & Molecular Biology
Faculty of Medicine
tel: (604)-822 5007 2146 Health Sciences Mall
fax: (604)-822 5227 University of British Columbia
email: ywchen at laue.biochem.ubc.ca Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3
www: http://laue.biochem.ubc.ca:8080/wai.html CANADA
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