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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A Few Bugs Already

We've already found and fixed a few bugs that we introduced with the latest release. If you find any please let us know and we will get them fixed immediately.


  • Hi,

    I've spent some time creating a Community this evening (using Safari 1.3.2 on Mac OS X 10.3.9). An odd thing happened - several of my markers have disappeared off of the map. However, they're still included in my Community. I can see them in the All tab. When I click on one of the missing markers, the background map is replaced by missing graphic icons.

    My guess is that the map coordinates of these markers have somehow been corrupted and Google Maps can no longer draw them.

    The specific map I'm talking about can be seen here:

    I hope this info helps you find a bug. Also, I'd like to have my markers restored :)



    By Anonymous Doug Weathers, at 8:28 PM  

  • Doug,

    This is one of the known issues right now on Safari that we are looking into addressing as soon as possible. Unfortunately your markers have been assigned a latitude and longitude of 0,0. If you click on one of them and zoom out you will see that it is now off the coast of Africa...

    I will make this a top priority and should be able to address it in the next few days. In the meantime, if you have Firefox, you may want to use that browser to avoid this problem. I am terribly sorry about the inconvenience.

    By Anonymous Jared, at 8:30 PM  

  • Wow, that was fast! I was just going to post an update and I see that you've acknowledged the bug already.

    I had already discovered the new location of my missing markers and moved a couple of them back into place with the Move command. It seemed to work OK. Since you know about this bug I don't need to leave the rest of them for you to see, so I'll just move the rest of them.

    Have you been able to reproduce just what it is that makes Safari mess up the coordinates? I'd be willing to test it for you on Safari and Camino if you'd like.

    Thanks for CommunityWalk - it's cool!


    By Anonymous Doug Weathers, at 8:48 PM  

  • Doug,

    Glad you like the system.

    Safari is definitely a sore spot. Unfortunately I have limited access to a mac, so it would definitely be a big help if you could let me know about and bugs you find on Safari.

    This specific bug seems to happen when you move a location and then edit it. Safari must be cacheing some information incorrectly such that when you edit the location it's coordinates get messed up. I don't think it will be too difficult to fix once I have a chance to sit down and look at it.

    By Anonymous Jared, at 8:51 PM  

  • Whoops, that should have read:

    Fortunately, I do have limited access to a mac (hoping to buy one for the business soon as well), but it would still be a big help...

    By Anonymous Jared, at 8:53 PM  

  • I confirmed that moving and then editing a marker with Safari moves the location to 0,0.

    There also seems to be a bug with saving the map. After I moved my markers back into position and saved the map (with Safari), Camino and Firefox don't see the saved changes. They see an earlier version of the map.

    Camino seems to work better (no location corruption). However, if I save the map while in Hybrid view, Firefox still brings it up in the Map view. Is this a bug?

    By Anonymous Doug Weathers, at 9:44 PM  

  • Doug,

    That definitely sounds like a bug. If you save a map in hybrid mode it should display in hybrid mode the next time it loads.

    So this happens on Camino but not Safari?

    By Anonymous Jared, at 9:48 PM  

  • Doug,

    I've figured out that the problem with the locations moving to the center of the screen is happening because Safari is sending out two requests to move the location instead of one every time you move it. I've now added some protection against the second request, so the locations should never move to the center of the map.

    That said there are still a bunch of bugs that I am going to need to work through. I am going to try and fix as many as I can this weekend, so if you find any more please let me know!

    By Anonymous Jared, at 9:17 AM  

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