Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 00:14:54 -0700
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Subject: Please help us test SignWriter Studio Beta 5!!
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October 9, 2011
Hello Jonathan and everyone -
I apologize that it has taken me so long to test Beta 5 of SignWriter Studio. I want so much to use the program, and it is a shame that I am so busy these days.
Is there anyone here on the SignWriting List who would be willing to test the Beta 5 of SignWriter Studio? I just downloaded it and tried it on my nephew's Windows computer and I had some problems... I kept getting messages like this:
"Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click continue, the application will ignore this error. "Could not load file or assembly System.Data.SQLite.dll or one of its dependents." and "Object not set to an instance of an object. The specified module could not be found..."
I suspect I did not install it properly, or simply do not know what I am doing -
I am trying to install Windows now, on my Mac using Boot Camp - once I have that working, I will try again and maybe we can Skype, Jonathan, while you teach me what to do...ok? That will work best for me and I will write to you privately to setup a time so we can meet on Skype - thank you so much for your hard work on SignWriter Studio -
So Bill, for example, can you help test Jonathan's SignWriter Studio? The download link is below - or anyone else? We need your feedback - I look forward to hearing from someone else besides little old me....smile...
On Sep 29, 2011, at 11:17 AM, Jonathan wrote:
SignWriter Studio has had a lot of work been done on it's
database and other base code over the past year. It is now using
ISWA 2010, new database format, it also now runs on .Net 4.0. The
foundations have been laid to import and export Unicode SPML files.
So because of these changes, we haven't had a version people can
play around with and give us feed back. Well, until now.
If you don't have .Net Framework 4.0 installed on your computer, you
will be prompted to install it. It is a free download and install
but may take a few minutes, especially on slower connections.
In SignWriter Studio
The signlist options is disabled, more work needs to be done on
The dictionary is functional. One known bug is that it will give an
error if you haven't chosen a valid dictionary file first. A sample
one comes with the download. From the menu select "Open SignWriter
Studio File". Look in the folder you installed the software. Choose
the file Sample.SWS. Then you shouldn't have any problems trying
out the dictionary. If you double click on a sign writting you will
get the SignWriter Editor.
Also on at least one computer, even after following the previous, I
get a error cannot open database. I am still looking into it.
The documents, are semi functional. I left it enabled for your
viewing. We will need some more work done on this too in future
Please let me know any errors you may get, ideas or other feedback.
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