Mac crash at launch (Nicknames)

Tim Dorcey (
Tue, 13 Sep 1994 12:03:26 -0400

There is a bug in current Mac versions of CU-SeeMe that may cause it to
crash at launch if a nickname is more than 30 characters in length.
CU-SeeMe truncates nicknames to this length when it writes a nicknames
file, so this is only a problem when you are trying to read a nicknames
file that was created/editted outside CU-SeeMe. This will be fixed in a
subsequent version.
In general, if you are crashing at launch, try removing your nicknames
file. The parsing code is not especially robust, and may be troubled by
other conditions besides nicknames that are too long.

Tim Dorcey
Sr. Programmer/Analyst (607) 255-5715
Advanced Technologies & Planning
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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850