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Serious bug in v0.73

Users reported that zkanji crashed after they updated to v0.73 from an earlier version. The current solution is to return to the previous version and keep using that until I release v0.731. This of course means that you will have to use the old data as well, which could mean that you will lose all data that you changed since you updated.

Only those users are affected, whose program data matches all of the following criteria:

  1. There are items added to the long-term study list.
  2. The dictionary was updated after the program update.
  3. Words were in the long-term study list before the update, that are missing in the updated dictionary.
  4. You either use the main English dictionary for study OR you use a user dictionary for study and the previous points are about that dictionary.

A little explanation for the fourth point is needed. You probably updated to the latest English dictionary if you are using v0.73, but if you were only using the long-term study in another language and that language wasn’t updated, the bug won’t show up. If you use a user dictionary, but haven’t received an update for that dictionary from some other user, there won’t be any problems. In case you use the English dictionary and the long-term study list didn’t contain anything which has no match in the updated dictionary, the bug won’t cause problems.

As far as I know, v0.73 is safe to use. Only the update process is problematic and only if all of the listed points apply to you.

Update: I have fixed the program and will upload it as v0.731 in a few days after a little testing.

Categories: Bugs, Notices
  1. Subhuman
    July 11, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I have to add that similar or exactly this situation is occuring even in the clean version of kanji v.0.73 [b]immediately after[/b] “kanji reading test – round 2”. So, add some word in a long-term – add only written (uncheck kana and meaning I guess) – start the test and go for round 2 after (Would you like to study kanji readings…) – quit the test (I have to say that kanji on the test is not the same that was added) – get an error – close – have a “access violation” error.

    • July 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      This was a bug that affects older versions of zkanji as well. Data is corrupted if you only add a single element of a word to the long-term study list. I have fixed it thanks to the report.

      This bug is serious enough too so I’ll try to release the program early. Probably at the end of this week.

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