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Mysterious server problem

Description

Sometimes, for no apparent reason, the server shared dictionary will lose all it's entries. The whole set of dictionary entries are deleted. There is no error and the server keeps running.

Comments

Gregor: I really have no idea what is going on here. The problem does not seem related to any particular event, amount of server content or timing that I have noticed. The only clues I have are that it seems to happen less on a faster machine when the monitoring is turned off on the shared dictionary monitor. I think that it occurs when someone logs in but I can't see a pattern in the event (it varies as to who the person is, whether they are distant or local, whether they are the first or tenth to log in, etc.) The workaround at the moment is to restart all clients when this happens. It's easy to notice because all the items and Places on your client will disappear.

Blurring video when you don't have video

Description

CB will crash if you try to use the blur on the video stream when you have selected to not use the webcam in the log in screen.

Comments

Gregor: I think the best solution is to change the PresenceItem code so that the blur slider UI element is disabled (invisible?) if the camera is turned off.

Invitation crash

Description

Sometimes (maybe all the time?) if an invitation to join another Place is issued then at least one of the clients will crash. Restarting the client seems to fix the problem with the invitation appearing normally on restart.

Comments

Gregor: I would need to do more testing to discover the source of the problem. Does it happen all the time? Is it the inviting client or the invitee client that crashes? Or both? I also haven't seen the error. The problem could be to do with accessing a dictionary entry before it is available, but I don't know.

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