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Next Testing Release Available

Well, the next testing release (3) for the 1.60 version of iJournal (the result of the DEVEL_1 branch) is now available:
http://www.student.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~jmdisher/ijournal.dmg (same link as before)

This version brings back friend group modification. This still isn't quite complete but it is getting there.

Note to cryo: What else should we try to have done before taking this back to the trunk?

Tell me if there are any big problems. Also, can someone tell me if this runs properly on 10.1 and 10.2 (I only have 10.3 available to me)?



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May. 16th, 2004 02:08 pm (UTC)
Well, I managed to post without it exploding, so, looks fine so far ;-)

May. 16th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
I've lost track of things... does this client allow us to archive the LJ to disk?

Or was that never implemented?
May. 16th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC)
That did exist for a little while but it isn't in this version. Basically, I removed it from this since it was a special case in the old code-base and it can be made into a generic approach once the new code-base has the more common features finished.

The local archiving feature will be brought back in such a way to also allow offline posting.

I think that the local archiving feature first appeared in 1.52 or 1.53.

Something that this version does do, however, is that it saves the current post so you don't lose it if you re-login (something I am many others do by accident) or the client crashes.
May. 16th, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC)
Well, if it's coming back, then yay.

I haven't used a client in a while, but I keep up with all the mac clients, because I go through phases where I use the portal page and phases where I use the client.
May. 16th, 2004 06:53 pm (UTC)
I gave up on iJournal when xJournal came out. Are you going to surpass the usability of xJournal, or should I just continue to ignore iJournal?
May. 16th, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC)
Usability isn't something which can easily be measured (at least in any quantitative way) because it is pretty much a concept that exists entirely within the mind of the user.

I am hoping that we will be able to do some interesting things with iJournal, as time goes on.

The best way for you to decide if you find it usable would be to download it and see if you like it. Once we get the history back into the new code-base we should be able to offer a lot of useful features.
May. 20th, 2004 07:05 pm (UTC)
I am running 10.2.8 on a G4.

1.6 did not work. Not one little bit. It would load, but when I put in my username and password--nada. I went back to 1.5.4, which works fine. Fortunately I have learned my lesson from other programs and didn;'t delete the old version until I knew the now one worked.
May. 20th, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)
Well, 1.60 is far from done. That is why this is just a testing release. Even if you had deleted it, getting a 1.54 back would have been easy since it is still the current official release.

Thanks for trying it out and getting back to me, though. However, how long did you leave it while logging in? 1.60 does the login in the background so that you can start a post and the UI gets filled in as the required information loads. Eventually, there will be some kind of UI to help the user understand how well that is working and how far along it is. This is still pretty rough.

Thanks, again, for the info.
May. 20th, 2004 09:56 pm (UTC)
Here's the thing. In 1.5.4 I had three different jounals, two of which I'd deleted. In 1.6 the only one showing up was oine of the deletd ones. I put in the log in and password for the one I use, pressburger, and nothing happened. I wasn't on long. I am very impatient.
May. 20th, 2004 10:08 pm (UTC)
Well, that is interesting. I will have to look into this issue of the wrong account coming up since I know that is wrong. Was the one that did show up the oldest, or anything like that?

The delayed login is there because I was getting impatient (I was on a really high-latency connection last winter and waiting for a login to complete before I could type was really annoying).

However, by nothing happening do you mean that the login sheet didn't even go away after you hit login or is this something else. Really, that sheet closing and you being given the empty window is the currently expected behavior. Later on there will be better feedback about login status.
May. 20th, 2004 10:14 pm (UTC)
It is definitely the oldest.

I click the login button and nothing happens. The login screen doesn't go away and I can't do anything. I press login and nothing happens. All i can do is press the quit button.
May. 24th, 2004 04:24 pm (UTC)
If it isn't too much work, can you try opening up the Console application (in the utilities folder), then try starting this iJournal release and logging in? Whatever is failing will be written to the open Console. If you post it here then I will probably be able to figure out the problem very quickly.

Thanks, again, for the bug reports.
May. 24th, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC)
2004-05-24 19:35:10.189 iJournal[589] Could not connect the action newCheckVersion: to target of class iJournalController
2004-05-24 19:35:23.377 iJournal[589] *** -[NSCFString count]: selector not recognized
2004-05-24 19:35:23.382 iJournal[589] *** -[NSCFString count]: selector not recognized
2004-05-24 19:35:27.417 iJournal[589] *** +[NSArray arrayWithObject:]: attempt to insert nil
2004-05-24 19:35:32.836 iJournal[589] *** +[NSArray arrayWithObject:]: attempt to insert nil
May. 24th, 2004 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I will try to figure this problem out when I get a chance (this week will be pretty busy).
May. 24th, 2004 04:45 pm (UTC)
No. Thank you.
May. 24th, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)
can't log in
well, i d/led this version being extremely excited...BUT. i have it set to auto-login on startup. Auto-login appears at the bottom, but the program never logs in. i let run for over a minute and i'm a on broadband connection, and it never logs in. i now this because my pics and journals don't populate the drop-down lists in the toolbar.
Also: the chasing arrows are no longer there when the program is busy doing some network stuff. we need them back.
I'm using 10.2.8
May. 24th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: can't log in
Thanks for the info.

Can you open up the Console program (in the Utilities folder) when you try to login and tell me if anything gets written there? Only look for whatever appears after you start to login (there will be tons of other stuff there with respect to other things in the system). Reply with anything interesting that is written there (the lines written by iJournal will have iJournal written after the date, at the beginning of the line).

The chasing arrows sort of work but are not working correctly in some situations. I do need to fix that.
May. 24th, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)
Console messages
yeah, i was going to do that, but my internet access is wobbly due to my parent's disciplining. anyway, here are the console messages:

2004-05-23 19:32:03.136 iJournal[2056] Could not connect the action newCheckVersion: to target of class iJournalController
2004-05-23 19:32:07.716 iJournal[2056] *** -[NSCFString count]: selector not recognized
2004-05-23 19:32:07.718 iJournal[2056] Exception raised during posting of notification. Ignored. exception: *** -[NSCFString count]: selector not recognized

Hope this helps...
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