Sunday, November 25, 2007

MacJournal 4.1.3b9

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The aforementioned crash is fixed! Beta 9 is here and should resolve all known issues. Please give it a try and let me know if you find any problems as soon as possible. Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

(MacJournal vs. Tiger) vs. Leopard

I reverted some launch behavior in beta 8 of 4.1.3 that I had introduced around beta 5 to try to combat a crash on launch. This new behavior made launch go a lot slower in all cases and I was hoping to avoid using it. But, as things go, now some people are seeing the crash again. However, I have narrowed the circumstances of the crash down some more, so hopefully we can avoid making launch slow in all cases. It seems to happen when you have a table in an entry that was saved on Tiger. This is because Tiger had a bug in its table-saving code that MacJournal was trying to work around, which in turn is now crashing on Leopard due to something else that Apple changed in that release. OS compatibility issues are fun! So the goal is now to have our cake and eat it too: correct table saving and loading on both Tiger and Leopard, as well as not crashing, as well as not slowing down launch unless it absolutely has to for a certain case. If you're seeing the crash, I'd recommend using b7 for now. You can get it back at . I'll work on this now and hope to have something to try after the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States.

MacJournal 4.1.3b8

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This is meant to be the last beta for 4.1.3. Ideally, 4.1.3 will be virtually unchanged from this release, but please send me any problems you have with this build and we can get the final release out as soon as possible. This release fixes a few various issues, but nothing too notable. Thanks for trying it out!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Leopard Update: 4.1.3b7

Another update for 4.1.3 is available. I made my own word counting scheme to replace the one provided by Apple that is seemingly non-functional in Leopard. Tiger users will continue to use the system counter. The plan is to release 4.1.3 in a week or so, so please try this out and send me any problems you have as quickly as possible.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

MacJournal vs. Leopard

Another new beta is out to address Leopard issues. The word count issue is one that still mystifies me. I've reduced it down to a very simple application that launches and tries to count words in a very large text file and it fails every time. I've submitted that in a bug report to Apple and we will see what they say. I may have to fall back to a homespun word-counting scheme for now, which would be unfortunate. But in 4.1.3b6 there are some other Leopard fixes that should get a few people that were experiencing crashing up and running and hopefully restore Panther compatibility.