4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 6, 2008 6:28 AM by Newsgroup_User

    DW CS3 bug

    Level 7
      <gripe>I first tried to post the message below via this NG but was
      bounced back first because the attached PHP file was over 10k, then
      again after I zipped it because binaries aren't permitted. I then tried
      posting it via the DW web forum, including the PHP code, but when but
      when I hit submit I got a 404 - D'OH!! This happened twice, after which
      I gave up and came back here. I've now spent over 30 minutes trying to
      post this report, and really wish I hadn't bothered. Pull your corporate
      fingers out, Adobe ;-\ </gripe>

      For info, my copy of Dreamweaver CS3 crashes regularly when I open the
      attached PHP script [couldn't attach due to size - will email on
      request] in Design View and try to select either of the forms. Even if I
      try to edit the <form> tag in Code View DW crashes. Hell, DW crashes if
      I just click the insertion point in any part of the document. The
      cursor goes to an hourglass, hangs for 10 secs, then the application
      bombs out. This is consistently replicable. This didn't used to happen
      in the previous DW version as I created this script in that. It doesn't
      occur on some other form-containing PHP scripts I've tried. I'm running
      DW CS3 v9 build 3481 under Windows eXtra Pathetic with all SPs
      installed.

      And yes, I have restarted the machine. Twice. No, I'm not going to
      reinstall DW. I expect that the script is too long for DW, and that
      there's been a memory overflow. I dare say that I could move the
      functions into a library, but I like to write my scripts on the basis of
      application need, not to fit in with editor limitations.

      No big - I'll use a proper script editor like Notepad++ to edit the
      file. Luckily my copy of DW was bought under an educational discount -
      had we paid full whack for it then I'd really be complaining. Version 9
      of a mature application should not crash like that.

      Cheers
      Fred

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        • 1. Re: DW CS3 bug
          Level 7
          Fred R wrote:
          > <gripe>I first tried to post the message below via this NG but was
          > bounced back first because the attached PHP file was over 10k, then
          > again after I zipped it because binaries aren't permitted. I then tried
          > posting it via the DW web forum, including the PHP code, but when but
          > when I hit submit I got a 404 - D'OH!! This happened twice, after which
          > I gave up and came back here. I've now spent over 30 minutes trying to
          > post this report, and really wish I hadn't bothered. Pull your corporate
          > fingers out, Adobe ;-\ </gripe>
          >
          > For info, my copy of Dreamweaver CS3 crashes regularly when I open the
          > attached PHP script [couldn't attach due to size - will email on
          > request] in Design View and try to select either of the forms. Even if I
          > try to edit the <form> tag in Code View DW crashes. Hell, DW crashes if
          > I just click the insertion point in any part of the document. The
          > cursor goes to an hourglass, hangs for 10 secs, then the application
          > bombs out. This is consistently replicable. This didn't used to happen
          > in the previous DW version as I created this script in that. It doesn't
          > occur on some other form-containing PHP scripts I've tried. I'm running
          > DW CS3 v9 build 3481 under Windows eXtra Pathetic with all SPs
          > installed.
          >
          > And yes, I have restarted the machine. Twice. No, I'm not going to
          > reinstall DW. I expect that the script is too long for DW, and that
          > there's been a memory overflow. I dare say that I could move the
          > functions into a library, but I like to write my scripts on the basis of
          > application need, not to fit in with editor limitations.
          >
          > No big - I'll use a proper script editor like Notepad++ to edit the
          > file. Luckily my copy of DW was bought under an educational discount -
          > had we paid full whack for it then I'd really be complaining. Version 9
          > of a mature application should not crash like that.
          >
          > Cheers
          > Fred

          Fred, firstly you won't get anywhere reporting a bug to a user to user
          forum, use the bug report page:
          http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

          Your problem actually sounds like the daylight savings bug from last
          year:
          http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb402776&sliceId=2

          Now take a deep breath and relax :)

          Dooza
          • 3. Re: DW CS3 bug
            Level 7
            Dooza <doozadooza@gmail.com> wrote in
            news:ge4ng7$okq$1@forums.macromedia.com:

            > Fred R wrote:
            >> <gripe>I first tried to post the message below via this NG but was
            >> bounced back first because the attached PHP file was over 10k, then
            >> again after I zipped it because binaries aren't permitted. I then
            >> tried posting it via the DW web forum, including the PHP code, but
            >> when but when I hit submit I got a 404 - D'OH!! This happened twice,
            >> after which I gave up and came back here. I've now spent over 30
            >> minutes trying to post this report, and really wish I hadn't
            >> bothered. Pull your corporate fingers out, Adobe ;-\ </gripe>
            >>
            >> For info, my copy of Dreamweaver CS3 crashes regularly when I open
            >> the attached PHP script [couldn't attach due to size - will email on
            >> request] in Design View and try to select either of the forms. Even
            >> if I try to edit the <form> tag in Code View DW crashes. Hell, DW
            >> crashes if I just click the insertion point in any part of the
            >> document. The cursor goes to an hourglass, hangs for 10 secs, then
            >> the application bombs out. This is consistently replicable. This
            >> didn't used to happen in the previous DW version as I created this
            >> script in that. It doesn't occur on some other form-containing PHP
            >> scripts I've tried. I'm running DW CS3 v9 build 3481 under Windows
            >> eXtra Pathetic with all SPs installed.
            >>
            >> And yes, I have restarted the machine. Twice. No, I'm not going to
            >> reinstall DW. I expect that the script is too long for DW, and that
            >> there's been a memory overflow. I dare say that I could move the
            >> functions into a library, but I like to write my scripts on the basis
            >> of application need, not to fit in with editor limitations.
            >>
            >> No big - I'll use a proper script editor like Notepad++ to edit the
            >> file. Luckily my copy of DW was bought under an educational discount
            >> - had we paid full whack for it then I'd really be complaining.
            >> Version 9 of a mature application should not crash like that.
            >>
            >> Cheers
            >> Fred
            >
            > Fred, firstly you won't get anywhere reporting a bug to a user to user
            > forum, use the bug report page:
            > http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
            >
            > Your problem actually sounds like the daylight savings bug from last
            > year:
            > http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb402776
            &slic
            > eId=2
            >
            > Now take a deep breath and relax :)
            >
            > Dooza

            Thanks for the tip. Yes, it does sound like that bug, and deleting the
            offending .dat file seems to have worked. However, I'm still narked that
            such a mature product - CS3 is DW v9 - has such a stupid, basic bug in
            it. Still, as I've not paid full whack for it I'll not complain to
            Adobe, but I'd be livid if I'd shelled out over £300 of my own hard-
            earned cash for this product. If not for the site management features
            I'd not bother with DW and use Notepad++ or similar, but I unfortunately
            find that feature such as automatic fixing of links when I move
            files/folders is essential. Perhaps I ought to look at Nvu a bit
            closer...

            I'll stash your message away for reference, particularly for the bug
            report URL. Thanks again, and sorry for being such a grump :(

            Cheers

            Fred
            • 4. Re: DW CS3 bug
              Level 7
              "angelo.taraborrelli" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in
              news:ge4oji$q83$1@forums.macromedia.com:

              > Read this:
              >
              > http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/messageview.cfm?forumid=12
              > &catid=189&threadid=1401462&enterthread=y
              >
              > i hope it will help you

              Thanks, Angelo - it's nice to know that there are other sufferers out
              there. A misery shared is a misery halved, they say... ;-)

              Cheers

              Fred