This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Is anyone else having instability issues running a Swing app accessing Oracle on Mac OSX? We developed a product that is now unusable on the Mac OSX because it is too unstable. Here is a more detailed description of the problem: I have a Java Swing application running on Mac OS X version 10.2.6. The application is a very standard Swing application with a JTabbedPane with JPanels in it - some JDialogs for editing stuff, and JOptionPanes for showing messages etc., etc. The application does talk to an Oracle Database and is pretty 'chatty' throughout. The problem is the application is very unstable - it, seemingly, randomly crashes the vm when using the app - a discernable pattern cannot seen. There is also some other funny behaviour in that certain JDialogs will popup - seemingly randomly, and they cannot be closed. The application was developed and compiled on a PC Java version j2sdk1.4.1_02 and is rock solid on a PC - nor or there any problems with the JDialogs. We already have SOCKS Proxies unchecked in Network settings - as this had caused us different problems earlier. The message from the java console when the crash happens is: Aug 14 14:56:57 C-W-Computer crashdump: Crash report written to: /Users/cw/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/JavaApplicationStub.crash.log Part (because the full dump is too big to post - so I've included what looks most significant) of the crash log itself is: Date/Time: 2003-08-12 11:05:21 -0700 OS Version: 10.2.6 (Build 6L60) Host: CPpcp109144pcs.cp.disney.com Command: JavaApplicationStub PID: 901 Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001) Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS (0x0001) at 0xc721c705