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Version 3.2 won't run from paths with spaces on Windows #4623
Working fine here. Have you tried anything from the Troubleshooting instructions?
You're not the first—we need to figure out how to make it more accessible and obvious for folks. It's possible that you're hitting this bug and it's preventing the software from starting on your machine. If so, I'll be posting a fix soon. If not, please report back if you find anything!
On startup the About box is displayed and then Processing quits.
I tried deleting Users → myusername → AppData → Roaming → Processing → preferences.txt -- didn't help.
Ran C:\Users...mypath...\processing-3.2\processing.exe --l4j-debug, got the following output:
Other suggestions on the troubleshooting page don't help.
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Version 3.2 for Windows 64-bit won't startup on Windows 10
Version 3.2 won't run from paths with spaces on Windows
Aug 18, 2016
referenced this issue
Aug 19, 2016
Why was a bug this noticeable advertised on the download page as a stable build? If @benfry is right, and it's because of #4608, then there were 13 days to test this bug. If no one tried to put it in program files during that time, then everyone must be using a development environment to test processing builds. I don't contribute to this project, so I don't know much about how testing and releasing is done, but going straight from the repo to a stable build on the processing homepage seems like a bad idea.
(For some context, I am teaching people using processing. They updated today and it caused a large amount of confusion.)
@Phlosioneer Because @benfry is doing this in his free time and is neither omnipotent nor does he have an infinite amount of time to test releases, so sometimes problems—even obvious ones—are missed. Or put another way, during those 13 days, there wasn't a single person using Windows who was working with the code to notify me or anyone else of a problem. Suffice to say, complaining about it won't make more volunteers show up, nor motivate those who are working on it to spend more time.