[wingide-users] CRITICAL bug fix for 2.0.0 beta series
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?
> -----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
> 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:
> The patch should be unpacked into your Wing IDE installation
> so that you have a directory called:
> 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.
> Stephan Deibel
> Wing IDE for Python
> Advancing Software Development
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