<strike>Drag and Drop Dead</strike>Lotus Notes Thread



  • So, I get an Excel sheet emailed to me at work. So far, so good. I go to drag and drop it from the preview pane to a Windows Explorer window....and BANG. "nlnotes.exe has stopped working." I whack Debug and push a few more buttons to toss the corpse into VS2012 for a digital autopsy, and this comes out:

    followed by this beast of a backtrace:

    The next best part: this is a regression from Notes 8.5. Way to go, Lotus!

    The absolute best part: Notes itself doesn't die from the crash. It simply gets left in a coma, unable to function until you kill the rest of it with Task Manager and restart it.

    Bonus Discourse bug: the "x to go for the title" counter stopped updating, leaving me unable to post until I cut the post body, reloaded the page (as cancel left a grey ghost of the topic editor behind), and tried again.



  • I don't know if we should allow Lotus Notes posts in the Sidebar, since literally every operation Notes does ever is a WTF.


  • SockDev

    Does that mean we need a new category alongside the IHOC category just for Lotes Nuts?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    I don't know if we should allow Lotus Notes posts in the Sidebar, since literally every operation Notes does ever is a WTF.

    @Arantor said:

    Does that mean we need a new category alongside the IHOC category just for Lotes Nuts?

    Lotes Nuts Club. This. Will flag thread and request its creation.

    P.S. Follow-up: it crashed on two subsequent tries (the third time, I opened the email instead of using the preview pane, and it still crashed). It worked on the fourth try, though. /rolleyes


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    That stack trace doesn't look too long to me. (I write complex webapps with Java. 200 frames deep isn't that unusual even in non-recursive code.) Most of it will be uninformative, but that's always the case with deep traces.



  • Fixed. This is now the OFFICIAL lotus notes thread.



  • @tarunik said:

    I whack Debug and push a few more buttons to toss the corpse into VS2012 for a digital autopsy,

    I wonder what you've expected to achieve there, having no symbols for the actually useful part. Unless you wanted to read the assembly, but I'd rather eat a piece of my backyard than dive into Notes' binaries.



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    I wonder what you've expected to achieve there, having no symbols for the actually useful part. Unless you wanted to read the assembly, but I'd rather eat a piece of my backyard than dive into Notes' binaries.

    At least I was able to figure out something about just what was happening at the time of death. (My reckoning is it stomped on a heap block unwittingly, then proceeded to pass it off to DoDragDrop) Besides, the VS debugger can also spit out a minidump file that I can have our support folks include with the bug report.



  • Wait a minute, is Notes no longer running in Eclipse?


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