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by Rayz
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener iOS syncing via Dropbox continues to crash the app
Replies: 393
Views: 24542

Re: Scrivener iOS syncing via Dropbox continues to crash the app

@Rayz, Very interesting info! Hierarchies and filenames—hmmm… This makes sense as the Scriv 3 project structure added a layer of internal hierarchy as well as a LONG filename (a UUID) for each file in the Binder. If the bug is indeed related to filename length and hierarchy depth, then folks still ...
by Rayz
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener iOS syncing via Dropbox continues to crash the app
Replies: 393
Views: 24542

Re: Scrivener iOS syncing via Dropbox continues to crash the app

a) All pathnames in the project structure are the same length (within half a dozen characters). b) We have NO control over pathnames. They're unrelated to document names in the Binder. However, it's possible to nest as many folders as you like, as deep as you like, inside the Dropbox/Scrivener sync...
by Rayz
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener iOS syncing via Dropbox continues to crash the app
Replies: 393
Views: 24542

Re: Scrivener iOS syncing via Dropbox continues to crash the app

I think that's how the Dropbox API is written, and that's the one Scrivener relies on. Scrivener doesn't have it's own sync code, it uses the Dropbox API to let it take care of the syncing (if I understand correctly). The Dropbox API first makes a list of all the files, and that is what is taking a...
by Rayz
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Lost writing due to faulty syncing
Replies: 33
Views: 1203

Re: Lost writing due to faulty syncing

So what he said is correct: the issue is related to the beta release No, not the beta release but other syncing software in general. And as far as Scrivener syncing with iOS devices only Dropbox is involved, not iCloud. So what he said was essentially that no user would have to think about what the...
by Rayz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Lost writing due to faulty syncing
Replies: 33
Views: 1203

Re: Lost writing due to faulty syncing

As to @kewms' comment on iCloud: I don't think anyone on this thread has said that iCloud was a wonderful and hassle-free solution, but I may be wrong. EDIT: BTW — and please don't consider this as support for iCloud — it seems that both articles mention clearly that the issues involved are related...
by Rayz
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Syncing’s a Mess - iPad, iPhone, Mac
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Syncing’s a Mess - iPad, iPhone, Mac

JimRac wrote:I’m just a customer


Best tag line ever. :wink:
by Rayz
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Do you prefer Scrivener for iOS or Ulysses???
Replies: 10
Views: 1841

Re: Do you prefer Scrivener for iOS or Ulysses???

However, I’d love to hear from Scriveners here who use Ulysses what unique features the latter has that Scrivener might consider adopting as well. I realize non Dropbox syncing must await changes in iCloud (Scrivener is one of the only reasons I keep my free Dropbox account), but what else does Uly...
by Rayz
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?
Replies: 156
Views: 9660

Re: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?

I think you have misunderstood my argument. I have been told by L&L repeatedly that Scrivener's screenplay formatting problems are due to limitations in the Apple text system, and therefore cannot be fixed. Your (and your team's) words, not mine. I got the same impression, which is why I though...
by Rayz
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?
Replies: 156
Views: 9660

Re: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?

I only get ratty when people hint that I should retire or imply that our business will fail if we don't do x or y. :) My uncle was a wizard engineer. He could have sold his company in his late 30s and "lived" without any financial worries (we won't say "retired" as that has, for...
by Rayz
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?
Replies: 156
Views: 9660

Re: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?

Nisus (I assume Nisus because they have RTF tables that work) Mellel (I mean, wow!) Storyist Software And Scrivener. Nisus is built on the macOS text system just as Scrivener is, and the amount of customisation I have done to that system runs to many thousands of lines of code. It's just wrong to s...
by Rayz
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?
Replies: 156
Views: 9660

Re: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?

... in this case one person KB, ... there are much smaller outfits Smaller than one? :shock: Hah! :D No, my mistake. I was referring to Microsoft, Apple and Google, not L&L. The point is that small software houses have written their own text engines, so I don’t believe company size is necessari...
by Rayz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?
Replies: 156
Views: 9660

Re: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?

Why will people keep comparing Lit&Lat, and in this case one person KB, with Microsoft and Apple, with their large teams, huge bank balances and who program not only their private code for a Word and Pages, but also the underlying operating systems. That's a good point, but there are much small...
by Rayz
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: iCloud Sync
Replies: 126
Views: 37129

Re: iCloud Sync

The point I was trying to illustrate is that Dropbox is way more than just a sync service now with the Slack et al integration. If that is your problem with Dropbox, have you looked at the huge list of bloated things that iCloud handles? :) It sprawls as badly as iTunes. iCloud is a complicated and...
by Rayz
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: iCloud Sync
Replies: 126
Views: 37129

Re: iCloud Sync

I am, however, taking an honest evaluation on if keeping Dropbox makes sense for me with the improvements to iCloud. For me the big difference lies in reliability. My iCloud Drive stopped updating itself completely on my Macs in April last year. Apple didn’t know why and couldn’t fix it. Then it al...
by Rayz
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: iCloud Sync
Replies: 126
Views: 37129

Re: iCloud Sync

And I don't mind paying for software, but I really don't like subscriptions. I could buy a subscription for Dropbox, but only for my Scrivener projects, which would (in a way) make it subscription software, just to have a sync with the iOS version. Mmmm. Not sure. That’s a bit like saying my car’s ...