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Wayne F. Palmer
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2001 - 5:00 pm:   

WebMO is a truly fabulous program!!!! However, I noticed something you should be aware of.

Upon upgrading WebMO 3.1, I noticed that globals.int increases in size through the addition of identical variables.

Before performing an upgrade, my globals.int looked like:
% sort globals.int
backgroundGraphic="background_dna.gif"
catPath="/bin/cat"
cgiBase="/.../public_html/cgi-bin/webmo"
cpPath="/bin/cp"
host="..."
htmlBase="/.../public_html/webmo"
killPath="/bin/kill"
...


After performing one upgrade, globals.int looked like:
% sort globals.int
backgroundGraphic="background_dna.gif"
catPath="/bin/cat"
catPath="/bin/cat"
cgiBase="/.../public_html/cgi-bin/webmo"
cpPath="/bin/cp"
cpPath="/bin/cp"
host="..."
htmlBase="/.../public_html/webmo"
killPath="/bin/kill"
killPath="/bin/kill"
...


For fun I performed another upgrade, and globals.int now looks like:
% sort globals.int
backgroundGraphic="background_dna.gif"
catPath="/bin/cat"
catPath="/bin/cat"
catPath="/bin/cat"
cgiBase="/.../public_html/cgi-bin/webmo"
cpPath="/bin/cp"
cpPath="/bin/cp"
cpPath="/bin/cp"
host="..."
htmlBase="/.../public_html/webmo"
killPath="/bin/kill"
killPath="/bin/kill"
killPath="/bin/kill"
...


Note that the performance of WebMO is not affected by this bug. However, this is probably an unintended consequence of upgrading that you probably want to know about.
schmidt
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 3:44 pm:   

Thank you for your observations. I will look into the problem, and make sure that it is addressed in the next release of WebMO.

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