% Hi Heather, On Sunday last 17 Dec 2000 18:27:38 -0800 you wrote: > This is probably a work in progress but I > uploaded the FB^3 DropShell project: > > http://www.slip.net/~heatherd/futurebasic/FBDropShell.sit.hqx > > I added a splash screen if you double-click the application to launch > it. It doesn't show this splash screen if you drop objects on it... Here is some progress I need to see before I can seriously grok your project. --- No app should ever crash any Mac ever sold, if a modicum of care can avoid it. You are crashing all my 68K Macs. You should be bailing out with a familiar alert, or better an intelligible one. --- A simple D&D application should at least run on all PPC's. Yours only runs on PPC Macs with systems >= 7.6. Most programs compiled by FB3 *do* run under systems 7.5.x (and lower?). (Did the first PPC's came in at 7.1??) Right away, could you please post the 68K binary? It's part of the overall picture. I do appreciate your working up a drop shell for FB3. I imagine that the big message for the average list member is that modulo use of the Tech runtime, meaningfull PPC FB3 programs begin life weighing around 40Ko. That's maybe 5 times less than for the FB2 compatibility runtime. That is really pretty good news and worth spending more time on. Incidentally that is where ZBasic programs weighed in before the remarkable FB1 mini-runtime (micro-runtime) effort by Andy G around 1991 dropped the figure maybe 5-fold. Cheers Larry S.