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

Robert Veelenturf rveelenturf at comcast.net
Sat Jul 24 13:08:53 EDT 2004


At 02:32 PM 7/24/2004 +0200, F. GEIGER wrote:
>Seems to be an invalid archive to WinZip. Anyone else has experienced this?

Same here.

Robert Veelenturf


>Best regards
>Franz GEIGER
>
>
> > -----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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