Crashes in exam mode
Yesterday, I had a trial run of my maths exam which is coming up in late April. I used GeoGebra as my calculator for that but unfortunately GeoGebra crashed three times during the four and a half hours.
Normally that would not be that big of a deal, but in exam mode it's a bit different. Because it blocks the whole computer, I had to reboot it, restart GeoGebra and reenable the exam mode, all while the exam supervisor stood behind me and watched that I don't go into the Internet or something like this. Because of the crashes I lost at least half an hour of my time.
If I remember correctly, all three crashes happened while using the Maximize command with a rather complex equation. If it helps, I'm using GeoGebra Classic 6 from the macOS AppStore (so version 6.0.620).
But the point of this post is not that I want a bug fixed with the Maximize command (of course that would be nice) but rather that crashes should really be prevented from happening at all, especially in exam mode. If someone forwards this to the developers, I would suggest that one possible way of doing that (at least in exam mode, where crashing is really bad) could be to actually separate each calculation into a subprocess so that the main app keeps being responsive and maybe could terminate the subprocess, if it is taking too long.