[ghemical-users] Ghemical freezes

thassine at messi.uku.fi thassine at messi.uku.fi
Thu Feb 21 07:42:42 EST 2008

Quoting David  Stephenson <David.Stephenson at sta.uwi.edu>:

> There is still one big problem I am getting that is that the program
> "freezes". Is there anyway I can stop this from happening and when it
> does is there any way I can break out without losing everything that has
> not been saved?


can you specify the following:

1) what version are you using?
2) on which operating system?
3) what are the freezing operations?

My first thought about this is that most bugs will cause the program to crash,
and bugs that freeze the program are less usual. Perhaps you have started an
operation that just takes a long time? Some operations (the most used ones that
I have had time to work on) in Ghemical are threaded so that the program shows
how it is proceeding and allows user to cancel it. Such operations are geometry
optimization and molecular dynamics (at least for the latest linux-versions).
The rest of the operations are not threaded and the program just appears
"frozen" until the processing is done and the user interface and graphics is
again updated and become responsive.



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