(I have already sent this information by email [along with the project attachment and a Dorico diagnostic .zip) to Mr. Spreadbury, but am posting it here as well in case somebody encounters a similar crash issue and we find a fix. It seems based on a search that there are a more than a few crashes related to repeats…)
THE CRASH: I have a project in Dorico (3.5 Pro if that matters) which crashes upon any Shift+R popover entry for D.S./D.C. al fine (etc.), or any mouse selection from the repeat menu. Sometimes after the crash, I can restart Dorico, but sometimes it hangs on the loading screen and says “Audio engine error” or some such message. When it does load again, there is no playback sound, and another attempt at adding the repeat results in a crash.
I tested out starting a brand new project file from the orchestra template and added a
‘D.C. a fine’ via the popover – it works just fine. So somehow my project file got corrupted. There is one or two other repeated bars in the flow in question (a simple barline repeat) - I wonder if somehow there’s a hidden state making things hang?
Actually, the frustrating thing is I don’t even need the repeat; however, I found that many people are using altered repeat text to handle “attacca” indications between flows.
Thanks and kind wishes.