Bug reports 3.3

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brahman
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Bug reports 3.3

Postby brahman » Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:02 am

Synchronize It Bug reports rev1428:

Intermittent: Error message in TC7B3: "This function cannot be used with packed files!" when in a packed file and trying to sync with dir. Maybe TC7 bug??? Works fine when specifying file name in SI dialogue. Would be nice to have Si work with archives in TC.

Strange Bug: Program *SKIPS* a file occuring on both sides named settings.key (on one side 32 other side 74 bits in size) if one side is dated Feb 19th, 2005, time 08:34, the other today 29.Jan., irrespective of content, but they must be small. Nowhere to be seen in display. Attributes only archive.

Program Crash with following message:
"Die Anweisung in "0x004c42a6" verweist auf Speicher in "0x0000015c". Der Vorgang "read" konnte nicht auf dem Speicher durchgeführt werden.
Klicken Sie auf "OK", um das Programm zu beenden."
when trying to preview a synch of two different drives where the inclusion file is in a hidden directory (_syncapp) which has a (sometimes zero byte) file (metadata.xml)

Exclude Files Syntax: Help should make clear it is an exclamation mark , not a pipe symbol (which is erroneously shown in help section "Using SynchronizeIt! / Files Filtering"!). This caused me hours of despair and almost made me exercise your money back guarantee, since I thought exclusions do not work, until I found that you made a mistake and it is "!" and NOT "|"!

"Compare by" selection should be sticky between program starts.

When one presses the Floppy Disk button, one expects the Options and Sessions to be saved to ini file, not just when program closes. Many hours of my work have been wasted by a crash of your program, and that makes me not very happy at all!

Related: When two instances of SynchIt are running, data loss to the sessions/projects can occur, when the instance that added a lot of sessions is closed first, then the second instance which did not add a lot of changes last. Changes to the sessions should be saved to disk into the ini file, when the Floppy Disk Icon is pressed.

"Recursive Select" only works when folder are opened and is ignored when folders are closed. Should work when folders are closed for quicker and more transparent action.

Help File English correction: Log File usage / Log File: "Do not miss it to our Synchronization Sessions -" should be "Do not confuse it with our Synchronization Sessions -"

Zero length files are not shown with "0" size, it is simply left empty.

Keep up the good work and thanks for adding directory custom color in latest release. Makes a big difference.

Kind Regards,

Brahman

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Postby grigsoft » Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:39 pm

Thank you for all your reports!
The problem with TC is it does not allow invoking ext. tools when archive is opened - implying that few programs workng with files could correctly handle archive name as parameter. I have already contacted Christian about adding an option for a tool to suport this.
I will make some changes in nearest beta update, but I could not reproduce any problems with specific files. If you can reproduce a problem with settings.key file, can yu make a folder snapshot next time?

brahman
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Contacting Christian

Postby brahman » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:59 pm

You can tell him, that I have registered TC as well as SI/CI and would like to see the programms work together ;). Maybe that will help.

Regards,

Brahman

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Postby brahman » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:50 pm

grigsoft wrote:I will make some changes in nearest beta update, but I could not reproduce any problems with specific files. If you can reproduce a problem with settings.key file, can yu make a folder snapshot next time?


Supporting files are on their way.

Kind Regards,

B

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Postby grigsoft » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:41 am

Thank you, I got your files, but could not repeoduce it - this file is always visible. But maybe I have already fixed it with some other bug? Please check latest beta at http://www.grigsoft.com/wndsyncb.zip.

brahman
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Postby brahman » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:14 pm

Checked w. latest beta and bug still exists.
Using OEM XP Home Vers.2002 SP2 German

Can you reproduce using my ini file?

Here is the relevant data from my wndsync.ini file:

[MAINWND]
wp.showCmd=3
wp.flags=2
wp.ptMinPosition.x=-1
wp.ptMinPosition.y=-1
wp.ptMaxPosition.x=-1
wp.ptMaxPosition.y=-1
wp.left=-4
wp.right=1028
wp.top=-4
wp.bottom=772

[Options]
Version=1
OptPage=0
LogFile=c:\wndsync-log.html
NTFSHours=1
Flags=834707
FlagsX=76
MaxLogSize=10
Log=3
ListSort=0
StartWidth=124
BackupPath=C:\WINDOWS\Temp\WndSync
UserTools=1
Name=My Docs
Src=G:\t\
Dst=G:\si\
SFlags=1
Todo=2
Cmp=0
XF_F=0
XF_S=0
XF_1=1376256
XF_2=1310728
XF_3=2088802848
XF_4=5436324
XF_T1=5436272
XF_T2=1398592
MainWndXY=0
Sessions=21
Projects=2
Project1=HDD 2 USB||ISW||Palm||Quicken||My Documents||Paradox||Msc.Scans||Pegasus||Bookmarks||USB TCmnd||Email||Opera||Firefox||Quicknotes Data USB||WPH||Kapanga||
FTPList=0
FTPProxies=0
Project2=My Samples||USB Sample||Total Commander 7>6 Synch||
UserName=XXXX
UserKey=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Project3=HDD 2 USB||ISW||Palm||Quicken||My Documents||Paradox||Msc.Scans||SynchronizeIt!||
Files=*.*

[PathVars]
Total=3
0=USBBase
var_0=G:\
1=USBEnc
var_1=L:\

[ListFont]
Height=-11
Width=0
Escapement=0
Orientation=0
Weight=400
Italic=0
Underline=0
StrikeOut=0
CharSet=0
OutPrecision=3
ClipPrecision=2
Quality=1
PitchAndFamily=34
FaceName=Verdana

[Colors]
Scheme=2
User=1
Custom1=TotCmd#0 0 ff0000 ffffff 9300 ffffff ff ffffff 0 c0c0c0 0 ffff00 ff0000 ffff00 9300 ffff00 0 ff 0 0

[PrjCfgWnd]
wp.showCmd=1
wp.flags=0
wp.ptMinPosition.x=-1
wp.ptMinPosition.y=-1
wp.ptMaxPosition.x=-1
wp.ptMaxPosition.y=-1
wp.left=290
wp.right=779
wp.top=258
wp.bottom=557

[Filters]
Total=13
Cur=-1
0=C++
mask_0=*.cpp *.c *.hpp *.h *.rc *.bat *.clw *.dsw *.dsp *.bmp *.ico *.cur *.rc2 *.xml *.def
sk_0=0
1=Office
mask_1=*.doc *.txt *.me *.pdf *.xls *.ppt *.mdb *.vsd
sk_1=0
2=Images
mask_2=*.jpg *.jpeg *.bmp *.gif *.png *.tiff *.row *.psd
sk_2=1
3=Delphi
mask_3=*.pas *.dfm *.dpr *.inc
sk_3=0
4=HTML
mask_4=*.htm *.html *.xml *.jpg *.gif *.png *.css *.mht
sk_4=1
5=All files *.*
mask_5=*.*
sk_5=1
6=PDF
mask_6=*.pdf
sk_6=1
7=Links
mask_7=*.lnk
sk_7=1
8=Old.*
mask_8=old.*
sk_8=1
9=Zips
mask_9=*.zip
sk_9=1
10=Backup
mask_10=*.bak *.bck *.$?? *.old *.tmp
sk_10=1
11=My Docs Incl/Excl.
mask_11=*.xls *.ods *.csv *.doc *.txt *.ini *.ion | discountrechner.xls mgorderbuch*.xls abzugsmessung.xls dg151.xls "calling cards.xls"
sk_11=1
12=ISW
mask_12=*.bak *.bck *.$?? *.old *.tmp *.dll *.exe *.chm *.lex *.sup
sk_12=1

[Compare]
Total=1
Cur=-1
0=Default
sk_0=461

[ConfirmDlg]
wp.showCmd=1
wp.flags=0
wp.ptMinPosition.x=-1
wp.ptMinPosition.y=-1
wp.ptMaxPosition.x=-1
wp.ptMaxPosition.y=-1
wp.left=104
wp.right=514
wp.top=240
wp.bottom=432

[KeyLister]
wp.showCmd=1
wp.flags=0
wp.ptMinPosition.x=-1
wp.ptMinPosition.y=-1
wp.ptMaxPosition.x=-1
wp.ptMaxPosition.y=-1
wp.left=262
wp.right=766
wp.top=257
wp.bottom=626

[ToolsCfg]
wp.showCmd=1
wp.flags=0
wp.ptMinPosition.x=-1
wp.ptMinPosition.y=-1
wp.ptMaxPosition.x=-1
wp.ptMaxPosition.y=-1
wp.left=322
wp.right=702
wp.top=244
wp.bottom=525

grigsoft
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Postby grigsoft » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:05 am

Ah, I think the problem is Backup mode - when file on target is newer then your source file, such files are skipped in backup mode.

brahman
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Postby brahman » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:55 pm

Thank you, Igor, that's it!

Only in Synchronize and Update target mode all files are included.

What do other people think about this? Do they find this current setup easy to understand?

Would it increase ease of use and usability if you maybe introduce another marker for these skipped files (maybe a down arrow, indicating it will be skipped in synch) but still show them in the preview for a complete overview?

Regards,

B

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Postby grigsoft » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:41 pm

Yes, I guess you are right - since we show same files anyway it's reasonable to show such files too. I will try to do that.


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