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10509Re: [BPQ32] Bulletin Listing Problem with Mailchat - Software BUG ??

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  • K.O. Higgs
    May 5, 2013
      The "List" command on my BPQMail ( WinXP Pro) does not seem to work like that.. wish it did. On mine, as soon as you use the "List" command the "last listed" gets updated... so, I can only use the "List" command once per session.

      K.O. n0kfq
      On 5/5/2013 5:28 AM, John Wiseman wrote:

      The "last listed" is only updated when a user disconnects with a B (or Node) command - the idea behind this is that if a connection fails part way through a listing there is no way of knowing how much has been received. Maybe this could be changed to save the number when the next command is received.
      The "Time Connected" is updated on all incoming connects.
      These updates are to the instore copy of the user records. They are only written to disk if a manual update is made to any user info, or the program terminates normally. If the program crashes, the updated info could be lost. Is it possible that the program is crashing regularly, or is being killed rather than closed normally?
      I'll look into changing  the code to save the user database more often.
      73, John

      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of David Morris
      Sent: 05 May 2013 10:51
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [BPQ32] Bulletin Listing Problem with Mailchat - Software BUG ??


      For what it's worth Chis (and gang), I've noticed my "Users" details don't alter either. I'm running BPQ32 Mail and separate Chat on windows XPpro. 
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      Dave Morris (GM3YEW)
      GM3YEW @ GB7YEW
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      -------Original Message-------
      Date: 05/05/2013 10:37:09
      Subject: [BPQ32] Bulletin Listing Problem with Mailchat - Software BUG ??

      Hi all. One of my users is having a problem with his Bulletin listing and its doing my head in!
      Basically I'm getting an earful from him because when he connects and issues the L command, the system frequenctly but not always fails to update his LAST LISTED number in his User Profile resulting in his listing going much further back than it should. I've been investigating this over the last few days and it seems that sometimes it works and correctly updates the number and sometimes it does not with the number remaining the same as his previous connect and hence he gets all the older bulls in his L instead of just the newer ones since his last connect.
      Also in the User Profile it says when that person last connected with the date and time. When I checked last Friday 3rd May it said his last connection was 24 April but he had connected on 26th April, 29th April and 1st May which MailChat had not picked up here:-( On checking the BBS LOGS, he HAD INDEED CONNECTED on the se dates and each time had got a listing back to 44677 which was his LAST LISTED on 24th April.
      Looks like a software bug to me ??
      I'm currently running MailChat and BPQNODE under Windows 98SE.
      I've tried to update to the very latest verison of the node and the new BPQMAIL but although the installer runs fine, when i try to start the node I get the error


      so I've had to roll back to the versions above which don't seem to need this DLL file.
      See my separate posting about this error.
      Maybe the latest version of Mail will cure this listing problem experience by my user.

      Has anyone else had this problem with the BBS ??

      Chris G0CNG Sysop GB7MAX Bloxwich UK.


      K.O. Higgs 
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