Did existing bugs and feature requests make the move?

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Mark Dalrymple

14 Dec, 2017 04:51 PM

So happy to see VoodooPad getting some love. It is one of my favorite debugging tools (really!).

I've made some bug reports and feature requests over the years - did they make the transition from FlyingMeat->Plausible->PrimateLabs, or should I re-submit as I remember things?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John on 14 Dec, 2017 04:55 PM

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    We've got a copy of the Flying Meat and the Plausible bug databases, but it'll take us some time to digest them. If there's any feedback you'd like considered sooner rather than later please let us know.

  2. 2 Posted by Mark Dalrymple on 14 Dec, 2017 05:00 PM

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    Awesome. thanks!

  3. 3 Posted by Matt on 14 Dec, 2017 09:59 PM

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    With a fairly large wiki (couple thousand pages), the latest version of Voodoopad running on 10.13, it seems to crash fairly frequently when populating the backlinks panel. I can't remember whether I reported that previously to Flying Meat or Plausible Labs.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by John on 15 Dec, 2017 12:32 AM

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    Matt, would you be able to send us the wiki? I understand if it's not possible, but it would certainly help us track down the problem.

  5. 5 Posted by Matt on 15 Dec, 2017 03:16 AM

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    I wish it was something I could send to help track down the issue, but unfortunately it's not a document I can share. It's a wiki full of rich text documents, and the crash seems to occur when I go through a few pages with the backlinks panel up and VoodooPad seems to take awhile searching for those pages and periodically will just crash abruptly. It's not a situation where it hangs and then crashes, it just suddenly quits in these circumstances.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by John on 15 Dec, 2017 05:30 AM

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    No problem. If you could send us any crash logs on your system that would be almost as good. You can find them in ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/ (look for .crash files starting with VoodooPad).

  7. 7 Posted by Matt on 15 Dec, 2017 07:29 PM

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  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by John on 22 Dec, 2017 10:32 PM

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    Matt, we fixed some issues involving backlinks in 5.1.8. Could you download it, give it a try, and let us know if it fixes the crashes?


  9. 9 Posted by Matt on 23 Dec, 2017 04:06 AM

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    I haven't seen the same crash yet with the new version. Thank you! I'll update this thread with additional crash reports if it starts happening again.

  10. 10 Posted by Alex on 28 Dec, 2017 01:52 PM

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    Madly pleased with the fact of the application development.
    It would be just wonderful to see the possibility of in-page picture resize and improving of web-export templates.
    Thank you for saving the application!

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by John on 28 Dec, 2017 04:02 PM

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    Alex, what sort of improvements would you like to see with the web export templates?

  12. 12 Posted by Kent Sandvik on 01 Jan, 2018 01:43 AM

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    One thing I talked to the old VoodooPad owners was that when you export to html,you strip the built-in css that is embedded inside the .html files. The reason is that css inside a html file overrides any external .css files, making it impossible to re-design exported files.

    The embedded css happens when you apply RTF stylles to the Voodoopad documents. It might be that the MacOSX provided .rtf to .html conversion converts automatically the styles to embedded CSS entries. There's a way to strip any of that when exporting to html via Javascript snippet but it makes the export 2-4x slower. Maybe there's a better way such as using pure Objective-C code to strip all embedded .css in case there's no flag in the rtf conversion in AppKit to avoid this.

    It could also just be a preference in case people like to export 1:1 any RTF to embedded CSS -- but in most cases I would think external web sites want full flexibility about CSS decorations.

    That would be neat.

  13. 13 Posted by Colin on 04 Jan, 2018 11:07 PM

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    Hi Kent,

    Sorry for the delayed response, and thanks for your feedback! I'll pass this along and see if we can incorporate changes to HTML exporting in a future update.

    All the best,
    Primate Labs Inc.

  14. 14 Posted by Kent Sandvik on 04 Jan, 2018 11:39 PM

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    Thanks, I tried the Javascript method but my 9,120 pages or so Voodoopad
    document died, segmentation fault, so it's very fragile and might need an
    internal solution to strip the .rtf to html embedded css tags. Surprised if
    there is not flag if this is an AppKit library feature -- I could use my
    old resources (17.5 year old Apple SW engineer veteran but no longer at
    Apple) to find out. --Kent

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