Version 5 very buggy on Ubuntu

OS: Ubuntu 18.04
Inkdrop: 5.0.0

First problem: blank search box shows no notes!

Expected:

  • clearing the search box should show all notes

Actual:

  • clearing the search box results in no notes!

  • see screenshots:

    • “screenshot with search term”

  • “screenshot with no search term”

Second problem: blank search term with a space results in error:

  • SQLITE_ERROR: fts5: syntax error near “”
  • see screenshot:
    • “screenshot with blank search term”

Third problem: preview toggle buttons missing from UI

  • see any of the screenshots, ctl+e works, but buttons are missing

Fourth problem:

  • markdown engine fails on double “—”
  • unable to reproduce now, but markdown engine definitely couldn’t parse a note, and this resolved once I removed a second “—”

Hi Dav,

Thank you for the report.

blank search box shows no notes

Could you tell me the exact steps to reproduce it? Especially, how do you start searching?
I tried to reproduce it but couldn’t.
Clearing the search bar just goes back to the previous navigation state as expected.
The behavior doesn’t depend on platforms.

blank search term with a space results in error

Ah that’s a bug! Will fix it in the next release.

preview toggle buttons missing from UI

You can find preview and side-by-side toggle buttons on the bottom right corner of the editor.

Screen Shot 2020-09-03 at 14.13.15

It shows when your cursor moved.

markdown engine fails on double “—”

I tried to reproduce it but couldn’t. I copied & pasted double “—” but it works without errors.
Maybe it’s related to this issue:

Let me know if you found how to reproduce it!

Thanks, in retrospect, maybe I should have created 4 separate issues.

  1. Re: the blank search box

That problem seems to have resolved now, working as expected.
I uploaded images previously showing the notes disappear when the search box was cleared.

  1. re: the preview buttons / toggle buttons.
    Those buttons are very hard to see in Light mode (and fade to invisible when the ui is not active).
    I’m uploading an animated gif showing how the icons disappear (and are hard to see when they are visible).

  2. the the markdown engine failing on double —
    Note: it’s not double dash, it’s double triple dash.
    ie:
    “—”
    code block
    “—”

Yes, I believe it’s the same error as

I will try to replace with *** and see what happens.

Note: the error mentions an ‘incorrect version’.
I will upload a picture when I see it again.

Thanks again for this awesome software !!

I made that behavior in order not to distract your writing.
But I admit it’s hard to find for some people.
Well, do you think it should be moved back to the toolbar?

Okay, reproduced!
Please check out the last post on that topic.
will fix it in the next release.

Thanks again for the report!

Well, do you think it should be moved back to the toolbar?

Actually I prefer the new way, now that I know where the icons are.
Maybe a different color and/or an explanation in the release notes about the change in location would help, otherwise the icons suddenly vanish…

Re the issue of the double triple-dashes, I commented on that link, it’s easy to reproduce and it resolves if triple-dashes are replaced with triple asterixes.

I could also reproduce “blank search box shows no notes” issue.
It happens when you launch the app, immediately input the search keywords, and clear them.

Maybe showing the buttons longer would be better.

Thanks for your thoughts!

I built a patch here, could you try it?

https://inkdrop-dist.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/tmp/Inkdrop-5.0.0-Linux-patch-1.zip

Thanks!

Landed in v5.0.1🎉

sorry, just saw this now, will try in 5.0.1