I started working with nodes today and blender started crashing.
Here is the work flow for recreating the bug.
Go to video copilot and download the zoom earth project files.
We will be using 07.jpg and earthStill.png to recreate the crash.
Open blender and setup the nodes like in the pitcure. I suggest using the image files from videocopilot to recreate the crash. While I am not sure if it is related specifically to those images, I have not tested the crash with other images. But, from a programmers point of view, I offer the sure fire way to recreate the crash.
To make blender crash simply set the X scale to 5 (look no crash), then set the Y scale to 5 (boom blender crashes).
Overall I have been experiencing a lot of crashing with blender 2.45. I hope someone who is working on the nodes code sees this post and implements a fix. It is a shame to see so many bugs creep in as blender grows stronger but if it continues, it will be no more stable than 3DSMax.
I hope others can verify this bug. It could, very well be a video driver issue.
I am running:
AMD @ 1.97Mhz
Windows XP SP2
nVidia 6200 Forceware 94.24.