PocketBible for Pocket PC has been updated to version 3.043 and book reader engine 1.059. This is a free and recommended update for registered PocketBible 3 for Pocket PC owners.
As you may recall, versions 3.041 and prior contained a highlighting problem that could corrupt your highlighting data. This bug was seen on a small number of Pocket PCs and did not appear to be widespread. It was corrected in version 3.042. However, in the process of correcting the original bug, we inadvertently added a new highlighting bug in version 3.042. Version 3.043 corrects this secondary bug.
In an e-mail to our Pocket PC announcements list, Craig described the problem and solution like this:
All PocketBible 3 owners are encouraged to download and install this update, as it fixes some troublesome highlighting bugs. 3.042 and earlier versions have the unfortunate possibility of deleting or modifying existing highlights when new highlights are added or removed. We believe these problems are resolved in 3.043.
This new version does two new things with respect to highlights. First, the code that was causing highlights to be changed or deleted has been replaced and carefully tested and reviewed to verify that it’s doing what we intend it to do. Second, a number of additional tests are performed by the program to verify that highlights are being stored correctly.
The highlighting errors that were reported by customers in 3.041 have not been reproducible in-house, so we can’t be sure that we’ve completely eliminated all problems. The additional tests we’ve added should help us track down anything we may have missed. Frankly, we don’t expect to ever see any of these messages, but if you do happen to get one let us know right away so we can investigate. The message you see will contain an error code that will help us identify the cause of the error.
Due to the potential for data loss, this update is recommended for all PocketBible 3 customers.
To install the update:
- Exit PocketBible on your Pocket PC.
- Login to your personal download account at the Laridian Web site.
- Download the latest version of PocketBible for Pocket PC.
- Run the PocketBible setup program, downloaded in step 3, to guide you through the setup process.
- After installation is complete, verify that PocketBible 3.043 is installed by starting PocketBible on your device, then checking View > About PocketBible.
This update also includes an update to the book reader engine. It provides additional support for Hebrew and Greek fonts, and will be used by upcoming book releases. Watch your inbox for announcements about new books.
As always, we recommend that you backup your important data, including your PocketBible data. Simply synchronizing your Pocket PC with your PC does not provide sufficient backup. Please refer to the backup article at our Help Desk for additional information.
For additional assistance, please visit the Help Desk.