Version 1.1.2

September 12th, 2006

Recently I began poking around on the PalmSource developer site and came across their self certification program. This allows a developer to claim their application is “Palm Powered” – I figured that this couldn’t hurt. The self test process is pretty easy, and for the most part its very simple. They do ask that you run the “gremlins” tool against your application for 100,000 events for 10 unique seeds (1million events total). List passed this without any problem – I need to make sure I’ve properly completed the self test and then I can claim to be “Palm Powered”.

Of course I can’t leave well enough alone, so I started to run a lot of gremlin testing on List (many millions of events). This turned up 3 interesting bugs, all of them are fixed in version 1.1.2.

  1. An error where the insert position of the quick find field could be zero in special situations – this would result in calling the OS with a -1 insert position which is a bad thing.
  2. In the edit view it was possible to have room left for only a partial line of text, this caused problems when the table redraw happened.
  3. Again in the edit view, the wrong font could be used to calculate the width of the category labels, this also caused table redraw problems.

All 3 of the problems likely only flagged on the debug ROM, but they were legitimate problems. I continue to try to isolate some sort of test case to track down the Treo issues – if anyone has a repeatable test case, please let me know.

Version 1.1.2 can be found on the download page.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Biji  |  October 24th, 2006 at 10:26 am

    I’m downloading 1.1.2
    and will test it on treo650


  • 2. superbiji  |  October 31st, 2006 at 12:52 am

    Great !

    1.1.2 nicely displayed on my treo 650
    without crashes of course

  • 3. Denis A. Davydov  |  November 12th, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    Version 1.1.2 sometimes began reset my TX when i try to open database. In this situation i found only one solution: completely delete this application and install it again.

  • 4. Spriggana  |  November 20th, 2006 at 5:21 pm

    Works OK on my TX – just moved my whole ‘lent’ database into it from ancient “Promises” which crashed every 4 or 5 items.I tried to add…
    Only the icon could be nicer – colour and HiRes may be?
    And in the future – how about being able to hide the keyborad/grafitt pad?

  • 5. Eric Backus  |  November 28th, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    I started getting resets on my Treo 650. 1.1.2 worked well for quite awhile, but this week it stopped working. As soon as I try to start List, the treo resets.

    As an experiment, I used a backup program to restore just the list.prc file, while leaving the database files unchanged. This fixed the resets! So that would seem to indicate that the problem is NOT with corrupted database files. I suppose that leaves the list.prc file itself, or some saved preference. Strange.

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