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Authored by: DeanDavis on Dec 04, '02 01:39:06PM

This is the reason why Apple doesn't want thrid-party developers making menu extras. Poorly coded extras can cause the menu bar to reload endlessly. A typical user wouldn't know how to fix this problem. Meteorologist is not a menu extra, it's a Status Item. Status Items also live on the menubar. The differnce from a user interface perspective is that menu extras can be moved around the menu bar while a status item cannot. If Meteorologist crashes then the application quits and no harm done. But, if a program like mine (WeatherManX.menu) crashes then it can really screw up the menu bar. Needless to say I have to be very very careful and test the heck out of the code.



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