[wingide-users] CRITICAL bug fix for 2.0.0 beta series

F. GEIGER fgeiger at datec.at
Sat Jul 24 08:32:51 EDT 2004

Seems to be an invalid archive to WinZip. Anyone else has experienced this?

Best regards

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wingide-users-bounces at wingware.com 
> [mailto:wingide-users-bounces at wingware.com] On Behalf Of 
> Stephan Deibel
> Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 8:49 PM
> To: wingide-users at wingware.com
> Subject: [wingide-users] CRITICAL bug fix for 2.0.0 beta series
> Hi,
> Wing IDE Personal and Wing IDE Professional versions 2.0.0b3 
> and 2.0.0b4 both have a bug that can potentially cause 
> serious data loss when non-ascii characters are used in source files.
> The bug results in truncation of files to zero length when 
> they are saved to disk.
> Although English speaking users will probably not be impacted 
> by this problem, we recommend that all users of Wing IDE 
> 2.0.0b4 apply the patch below.  Users of Wing IDE 2.0.0b3 
> should upgrade to 2.0.0b4 and then apply the patch:
> http://wingware.com/pub/wingide/prerelease/2.0.0b4/bugfixes/sa
> ve-data-loss-bugfix-2.0.0b4p9-all.tar
> The patch should be unpacked into your Wing IDE installation 
> so that you have a directory called:
> patches/2.0.0b4/09-save-data-loss-bugfix
> The bug is actually a combination of several problems.  The 
> only known way to trigger it is to enter non-ascii characters 
> into the the Replace field of the Search Manager before a 
> Replace All operation.  However, there may be other ways to 
> create the conditions that lead to data loss, so we recommend 
> all users to apply the patch.
> As far as we know, only one user was affected by this problem.
> If you are working with beta versions of Wing IDE, please 
> keep in mind that frequent backups and use of a revision 
> control system are always a good idea.  We do our best to 
> avoid releasing software (even betas) with bugs like this, 
> but unfortunately after
> 4 years and 33 releases we've managed to do it.
> Sincerely,
> Stephan Deibel
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