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Hello!

I've been using iJournal for over a year now, and recently switched to the beta version, just to see what had changed and such. I've recently run into a problem, but I can't tell if this was LiveJournal itself going wonky, or something iJournal did.

I made a post yesterday about the Challenger disaster, which went up fine. I did use the "Edit last entry" a couple times, before I was satisfied with it and left it alone. All was well. Today, I made a short little post, however it did not show up initially. So, I went to "Edit last entry" to fix it. It showed up, but it was not at the top of my friends list, it was hiding below entries that were made earlier. This I believe was something LiveJournal messed up on. The problem is, the post from yesterday was deleted. I do not know if iJournal did this, or if LiveJournal messed up.

Now, all that said, the issues could be a problem on the LJ end of things. Here's where iJournal was causing me problems. I tried to open the archive of yesterday's post, so I could simply repost it. Whenever I attempt to open an archived entry, it will not work. A number will appear at the bottom part of the screen, but nothing else appears. I had to open the archive with TextWrangler to get the data out of it and reposted it via the LJ interface. Is there something I missed when accessing archived entries? (I used "Open File..." from the File menu.) I am using iJournal 1.70 beta, on OS X 10.4.3.


...and I've been upable to post this for the past 10 minutes because of "Server problem. Try again shortly." So I am using the web interface.

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moonlessnights
Jan. 30th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
I found and fixed the opening archive problem. It looks as though this problem was exposed when the taglist support was added but it was a problem with the unarchiver assuming that the info it was reading was a complete record. I made it a little more robust and now it seems to be able to open the archives, again.

Did you want a new binary mailed to you (I would need your address), or should I try to track down a web server to drop this on or did you just want to grab the update from CVS?
moonlessnights
Jan. 30th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
I think I found the server problem error, as well. At least, in a test I did of this code, I realized a problem. If I saved an entry locally, then edited and deleted, but then re-opened the archive that was saved during the delete operation, it now refers to a live entry which no longer exists so it tries to do an "editevent" and fails instead of trying a "postevent".

Does that resemble what you had done?
astria
Jan. 30th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
I didn't use iJournal to delete the second post. I made my post, but I didn't see it show up in my friends list, which has happened before, and in the past I corrected it by editting the last entry, and simply submitting it again. I saw it show up well below other entries, so I assumed LiveJournal was being dumb and went in through the LiveJournal interface and delete the post. That is when I noticed that the post from yesterday was also missing and didn't show in in LiveJournal's "Edit Entries" screen.

I also restarted the program a few times while checking the console to see if I could tell what was happening in the background. The server error appeared while trying to post this post. The only thing I could tell from the console was a lot of information was being poured out into the console log from iJournal. (Including my password, strangely.)
moonlessnights
Jan. 30th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
Hmm, sounds like you have a build which was created with debug enabled. In those builds, iJournal logs a lot of information about everything it is doing. It isn't meant to be used that way when sent to users, though. Let me know how you want me to get you this build. I will make sure it is deployment so it shouldn't be logging to the console.
astria
Jan. 30th, 2006 03:01 am (UTC)
This is the beta version I got off the website about a week ago. I didn't change anything, so it must have been set like that when I got it.

I don't know a thing about CVS, so I'm not sure how to get it. I don't really want to post my email address out in the open.
moonlessnights
Jan. 30th, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
Don't worry, that isn't something you could have done. It is a compiler option.

Here, give this a try: http://www.spectralclass.com/jeff/ijournal_1_70.dmg
astria
Jan. 30th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
Ok, I got it. Tried a few things...

Post to my journal. - Succeeded
Edit that post. - Succeeded
Open archive of that post. - Succeeded
Post the archive of that post. - Succeeded
Post in this community. - Succeeded (I deleted it after I made sure it showed up.)

Console was completely silent.
(Probably should ignore my bug report from earlier today about the plain text password in the console. I thought I was being useful at the time.)

I suppose I should look into how CVS works. I installed it a while back with Fink and then never did anything else with it. Something to do when next I'm bored.

Thanks for the help!
moonlessnights
Jan. 30th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
Sounds like the issues have been resolved.

Don't worry about CVS. If you are a developer, then it is a useful tool and it would allow you to get the most up-to-date source code and compile iJournal, yourself, with XCode. If you aren't a developer, CVS isn't really something you need to worry about (it can be used for other things but that is how it would have been useful here).
achanchinou
Feb. 14th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
I think I'm having a similar problem, but I'm completely unsure. I just discovered iJournal about a week ago, and I really like it. The "history" link from the journal menu is greyed out. I've got the "archive locally" option set, and I'm not sure if I'm even attempting to use the feature right. Using version 1.70 that was on the site.

Help would be lovely! Thanks. :)
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