Here are the most recent Cadent news and event announcements:
On July 17, 2015, at 8:45am EST, the provider who hosts the Cadent web site as well as syncing services experienced what they called a "catastrophic hardware failure”. They were not able to recover the lost sites/systems from backups. Their summary: "We are now classifying this as a complete data loss.” Certainly not news anyone wants to hear.
I had occasionally taken snapshots of the entire system, but as it is several gigabytes of data, I did not do this very often. I basically was trusting that the provider was doing daily backups which would work so I was very lax in these snapshots.
This weekend, I rebuilt the site from the last snapshot I had. It was from Oct. 15, 2014!!! The web site has not changed at all since then so there was no loss there. It has taken awhile to get the security certificate (SSL certificate) properly re-installed. As such, many customers have seen communication errors and other such problems. As of this writing, the certificate seems to be working, but I have seen the occasional failure possibly due to residual caching.
It turns out that the iOS 7 upgrade has indeed broken a critical function of wineCellar. The fields which, when edited, use a field with a “picker wheel” are missing the field. This means you cannot tap the field to add new values which are not already on the picker wheel.
The issue has been fixed and version 1.18 has been submitted to the Apple Store for review. A side benefit of 1.18 is it was built with the iOS 7 libraries so it takes on the new look-and-feel of iOS 7 when running on upgraded devices.
For an explanation as to why this was not caught ahead of time, see Doug’s blog.
The latest version of Cadent wineCellar does work fine with Apple's latest OS release: Mountain Lion (10.8). There is one exception: installing a new copy of wineCellar once you have upgraded to Mountain Lion from the installer you get from our web site will be blocked by Gatekeeper. Installing from the Mac App Store will work fine.
The workaround is to temporarily tell Gatekeeper to let you run applications from anywhere. You will find this setting under the Security & Privacy system preference. Once you have successfully run wineCellar once, you can return this setting back to where you would like it.
The Cadent survey is now closed. Thank you to all who responded. The information gathered will be very helpful in product development.
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Cadent wineCellar for both Mac and Windows has been updated to version 2.21. The following enhancement has been made:
- Items within a selector are sorted case insensitive.
Version 1.15 of wineCellar for the iPhone/iPad is now available on the Apple App Store. This update addresses this issue:
- Under iOS 5, tapping the label field would leave the app stuck on either the camera or photo album panes.
Version 2.19 of wineCellar on the Mac App Store has been sent to Apple for approval. In addition to the changes in 2.19 on our website version, this version has the following fix:
- Does not crash under Lion (10.7) upon launch.
Cadent wineCellar for both Mac and Windows has been updated to version 2.19.
The following enhancement has been made:
- Desktop version allows blank date fields (like the iOS version does).
The following bugs have been addressed:
- Display Names longer than 40 characters could trigger issues when syncing. This has been fixed.
The following bugs have been addressed (Windows version):
- Syncing broke for the Windows version on July 15 when the security certificate was updated. This update addresses this.
It appears that Cadent wineCellar 2.18 is crashing under Apple's new OS, Lion. The nature of the crash is quite extensive and connected to a third party library wineCellar depends on for portability to Windows.
This issue is only affecting 2.18 wineCellar on the Mac App Store. The DMG download from our website does work on Lion.
theLocBox for both Mac and Windows has been updated to version 1.2.
Cadent wineCellar for both Mac and Windows has been updated to version 2.18.
The following enhancements have been made:
- Three user-definable fields added.
- Preference pane now lets you change the name of all fields (you can localize them to your language). This lets you set what the user-definable fields are.
Version 1.9 of wineCellar for the iPhone/iPad is now available on the Apple App Store. This update addresses these issues:
- Label field did not work for iPad 2. Now it works the same as iPhone 4..
- Importing very large photos to iPad (via camera connector) would cause a problem with syncing: server would fail the sync due to photo being too big. iPad now "shrinks" photo to a more reasonable size.
Cadent wineCellar for both Mac and Windows has been updated to version 2.17.
The following enhancement has been made:
- A Preference pane tab has been added for form control. This Preference pane allows your to controls the layout of the fields in the forms. You can alter the order of the fields within their sections as well as hide fields you do not want to see/use.
Cadent wineCellar for both Mac and Windows has been updated to version 2.16.
The following enhancements have been made:
- A Preference pane has been added. It currently only has the controls for List Tab management.
- The Preference pane allows your to controls the layout of the list on the List Tab. You can alter the order of the columns as well as hide columns you do not want to see.
- The Print Columns option has been removed from the View menu. The columns being displayed on the List Tab are what get printed.
- The Preference settings for the List Tab are persistent and loaded each time wineCellar is launched. The width of the columns is also stored. Note: the sort order is not stored due to a graphics issue we are still looking into.
The following bugs have been addressed in this release:
- Double-clicking a group node on the Graph Tab was triggering a crash when it should be showing a list of displayed wines under that node. This has been fixed.
Cadent wineCellar for both Mac and Windows has been updated to version 2.15. The following issue has been addressed:
- Fixed bug introduced in 2.14 where some fields appear blank when you double click on a wine entry to open it in a dialog window.
Cadent wineCellar for both Mac and Windows has been updated to version 2.14. The following issue has been addressed:
- In version 2.12, a bug was introduced whereby some wine entries appear to be deleted, but show up again when wineCellar is re-launched.
Cadent wineCellar for both Mac and Windows has been updated to version 2.13. The following enhancement has been made:
- The wine entry dialog has been made resizable. This was done to accommodate the smaller screens found on the MacBook Air and net books.
Cadent is proud to announce that Cadent wineCellar 2.12 (Mac Version) is now available on the Apple App Store! Priced the same as the current "licensed" version at $24.99US, the App Store version has all the same features.
You can sync any of the Cadent wineCellar apps with the Cadent Cloud for the purpose of keeping them all in sync with each other. Currently, there are 5 variations of Cadent wineCellar:
- Mac Version (licensed).
- Mac Version (App Store).
- Windows Version (licensed).
- iOS Version (App Store, iPhone and iPad universal).
- Cadent Cloud web site.
Version 1.8 of wineCellar for the iPhone/iPad is now available on the Apple App Store. This update addresses these issues:
- Using double-quotes in the Display Name field can make that entry inaccessible or even crash the product.
- iPad version: changing the Display Name resulted in two entries, old and new names, in the Cloud account upon syncing.