[duxhelp] Re: Beta 4 status

  • From: "Westmoreland, J. R." <jr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 10:45:28 -0600

Sounds good.
Just thought I'd check since I was off at NFB convention for about a
week and a half.
Ah, the joys  of re-entrant programming...
Murphy bites when ever he can... <grin> 


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-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 10:32 AM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Beta 4 status

J. R.,

A beta 4 candidate is in testing now.  It's the fourth such candidate,
alas.
But it's been in testing for several hours without failing, so it's
breaking new ground for this round.  If all goes well, I'll have it
posted late today or tomorrow morning.

The holdup for the last week has been the discovery that embossing
documents may sometimes result in scrambled output, such that the third
page of output, for example, might end with the last ten lines of page
five.
Chances are that the bug existed in beta 3 also, though I haven't heard
from any of our testers about it.  But we thought it necessary to squash
it straight away if possible.  The problem turns out to have been due to
three buffer overrun heap corruption problems in the embosser output
module, and a problem with buffer re-use within code that was called
re-entrantly.  You're among a few on the list that might appreciate why
this took a week to find.

For what it's worth, even beta 3 is relatively safe from this bug as
long as you let DBT sit idle until all data is sent to the embosser.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Westmoreland, J. R.
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 12:13 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Beta 4 status

The list has been VERY quite for a while...
What is the status of the next beta release?
 

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PacifiCorp
I/T
Telecomm Data Communications
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