4.1 is rolling out now with all those fixes above, plus you can now sort search results and search within just one board.
(Challops: you can no longer filter just the threads on a New Answers, but that'll come back)
― stet, Monday, 9 December 2019 23:48 (one year ago) link
Very very slick update stet, the attention to detail is impressive
― an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 05:43 (one year ago) link
Great job - justr a minor thing: any way to reinstate the "XX hours/days ago" time stamp beneath posts?
― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 09:50 (one year ago) link
Yes, it’s going to be a setting in the next version
― stet, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:09 (one year ago) link
Omg you shlda warned me how amazing update was gonna be. Wuv wuv wuv
― nathom, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 17:32 (one year ago) link
looks so nice!!
― call all destroyer, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 11:33 (one year ago) link
a niggle - occasionally when composing, dragging the cursor to the beginning of the post, or maybe just elsewhere in the compose window, erases all the text!
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 12:17 (one year ago) link
Wow, I’ve never seen that! Does a double tap with three fingers and pressing the undo arrow (on iOS 13) or shaking (on iOS 12) bring it back?
― stet, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:06 (one year ago) link
just tried and no. can be hard to replicate but try swiping with one finger fairly quickly pretty much anywhere in the compose window after entering some text.
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:13 (one year ago) link
Got it! It doesn’t erase the text for me but it does make the keyboard vanish. I’ll investigate
― stet, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:15 (one year ago) link
Sorry to report I’m running into some problems in the new version:During search the screen goes blank when entering the search term. Search results show up, but won’t link through when selected. It then gets stuck on the results screen for ages, with no apparent way out, making the app temporarily unusable.
Also, embedded tweets won’t link through to the source tweet on Twitter directly in many (most?) cases, unlike before.
I’m on iOS 12, as noted upthread.
― breastcrawl, Saturday, 14 December 2019 18:15 (one year ago) link
What device are you using, breastcrawl? I'll take a look
I've also confirmed there's a bug with polls which means you can't vote for an option - fixing now
― stet, Saturday, 14 December 2019 18:21 (one year ago) link
― breastcrawl, Saturday, 14 December 2019 18:29 (one year ago) link
Hey Stet in night mode the text in the search box comes up black so it’s invisible. It worked fine, just had to type carefully.
― Tim, Saturday, 14 December 2019 22:28 (one year ago) link
Not sure it’ll make it out from Apple before Christmas, but a bug fix version has been sent to them. Fixes almost everything mentioned here - poll voting, twitter links, the search colour*, edited text vanishing, etc. (Can’t reproduce what you’re seeing breastcrawl but will keep looking!)* this is still broke after you have just changed colour, close and reopen app to fix.
― stet, Sunday, 22 December 2019 10:58 (one year ago) link
thanks stet. fingers crossed...
― breastcrawl, Sunday, 22 December 2019 13:38 (one year ago) link
+1 on the bug where a bunch of stuff gets erased when composing and the keyboard goes blank (grey) for a minute when doing selecting, cutting and pasting. Basically, when it comes back, I have an earlier version of the text I’d been working on. I don’t normally mention bugs but this one is pretty bad in that it prevents much in the way of editing longer posts. I’m on 13.3 and an XS in night mode.
― Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 11 January 2020 15:14 (one year ago) link
Yeah, it was terrible, sorry: the version fixing it is waiting for review with Apple now
― stet, Thursday, 16 January 2020 21:42 (one year ago) link
ime (13.3/iPhone8), threads that are polls do not show poll results when you select them through search
― willem, Friday, 17 January 2020 09:12 (one year ago) link
Yeah, that's right. Tricky to fix, that -- I'll see if I can come up with something.
― stet, Friday, 17 January 2020 17:56 (one year ago) link
stet = ledge
― lefal junglist platton (wtev), Friday, 17 January 2020 21:38 (one year ago) link
Two things I’ve noticed: * Trying to vote in a poll results in immediate crash. 100% reproducible. * Links to other ILX thread now launch the web version in a browser, and requires login. I use an iPhone X (13.3)
― beard papa, Friday, 17 January 2020 22:07 (one year ago) link
yeah, they're both fixed now
― stet, Friday, 17 January 2020 23:40 (one year ago) link
... in the new version which is rolling out now
― stet, Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:34 (one year ago) link
― calstars, Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:40 (one year ago) link
― Disco Cladistic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 18 January 2020 01:08 (one year ago) link
― breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:30 (one year ago) link
― breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:31 (one year ago) link
Thanks, stet. My appraisal:All Twitter links do open again, yay! In most cases they don’t link through to the Twitter app itself, unlike before-before, but I’ll take it.Poll voting works again (voted cashew!).The search function is still fucked for me though, both in dark and light mode:-I can’t see what I’m writing-search results do show up, and can be sorted-but when I click on the result of my liking it doesn’t link me through-worst of all, I can’t leave the results page to go back or move on and do something else. The page is stuck there. All I can do is sit it out and try the app again at some later point, hoping that by then it has decided it’s time to refresh itself.(Apparently this is a problem only I have. Will have to continue to do my searching on Safari, I guess)
― breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:36 (one year ago) link
Je déteste tout, our very own French-language board, seems to be partly Zing-incompatible. Its main thread, 'Nous voilà enfin débarrassés de tous ces amateurs', apparently comes with 'some old or corrupted messages ... which Zing can't read'. Quite the indictment.
― pomenitul, Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:42 (one year ago) link
As I tried to edit my earlier post (which I wrote outside the app) within the app I experienced a brand new problem:I couldn’t scroll down/navigate in the text I had prepared to get to the bottom section that wasn’t immediately visible.Also, it seems you have to actively clear previous texts from memory or else it overrules the reply function. Is this just me again? (iPhone6/12.4.4)Now I want my old Zing back...
― breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:51 (one year ago) link
This is super-odd. I wonder if it’s an iOS 12 issue. Madchen has one of those, I’ll test on hers.
― stet, Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:09 (one year ago) link
Yes, I see the scroll issue I think. The search is working though. Huh.
― stet, Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:10 (one year ago) link
I'm too poor to be deemed worthy of iOS 13, so that may well be it.
― pomenitul, Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:11 (one year ago) link
I am on iOS 13 and have the zing problem with 'Nous voilà enfin débarrassés de tous ces amateurs'
― juntos pedemos (Euler), Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:55 (one year ago) link
Having the scroll issue too, I’m on iOS 13.3.
― steer karma (gyac), Saturday, 18 January 2020 19:39 (one year ago) link
Yeesh, found that and fixed it. New version going live now. Sorry!
― stet, Monday, 27 January 2020 01:55 (eleven months ago) link
some questions since I'm playing around with development tools to pick up a few things and decided to make a rudimentary ilx client as a test:
1. is the 'api' that Zing uses the only api available? it seems like the login is the ootb login page and then you get the cookies for the rest of the requests2. the rest of the calls are just xml versions of threads/posts. is that right?3. all auth is via cookies?
my initial idea was to recreate the backend and gui in one app but to speed things up (since I'm learning all the frontend stuff on the fly) I was going to wrap all the existing API calls in a modern rest api returning json but... hrrm
― babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 02:19 (eleven months ago) link
I can return JSON if that’s what you prefer but yeah it’s the auth etc that will cause all the grief. What platform are you building for?
― stet, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 09:59 (eleven months ago) link
nbd really! just curiousIf that sounds about right, I’ll see how long my attention span lasts in experimenting. I was messing around in Flutter/Dart and was going to do a quick c# backend (something I have existing experience in) to get things rolling faster.
― babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 13:49 (eleven months ago) link
hey is there like a bug submission type thing if we find a thread that gives a "Problem reading messages" error saying that Zing can't read old/corrupted messages? it's this one btw: Maurice Fulton...best tunes by him
― vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 19:55 (seven months ago) link
You can start a thread on Mod Request, but I'll sort this one, thanks
― stet, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 21:25 (seven months ago) link
Should be sorted now. Also, mh: now have a non-cookie-based version of the auth API, if you're still playing about
― stet, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 21:27 (seven months ago) link
my home coding is all work-related now but that’s cool news!
― mh, Thursday, 11 June 2020 15:47 (seven months ago) link
Just curious why the app prevents you from pinching / resizing images ?
― calstars, Monday, 13 July 2020 20:18 (six months ago) link
It’s not so much that it prevents it, it’s more than I don’t know how to enable it! Time to copy and paste random things from StackOverflow dot com again
― stet, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 11:24 (six months ago) link
update on my search problem:at some point I discovered that search actually does work fine for me when I do it on the bookmarks page. the issue I described back in Dec and Jan is with searching onone of the board pages. so basically I’m good as long as I think before I search.
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 17:18 (six months ago) link
New version going out now with support for hidden textand experimental styling in posts
― stet, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 16:40 (five months ago) link
― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 21:42 (five months ago) link
Hey, stet, poss. I missed this upthread but are you aware poll results aren’t showing? Not the end of the world as I can pull them up on Safari and I’m not sure if it’s only a problem with older threads. But I’ve noticed it a bunch when searching through various poll threads of late.
― Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 11:27 (three months ago) link