Updated: PocketBible for Pocket PC

Posted on: October 10th, 2006 by Craig Rairdin 6 Comments

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:

  1. Exit PocketBible on your Pocket PC.
  2. Login to your personal download account at the Laridian Web site.
  3. Download the latest version of PocketBible for Pocket PC.
  4. Run the PocketBible setup program, downloaded in step 3, to guide you through the setup process.
  5. 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.

6 Responses

  1. Bruce Peterson says:

    As user of version 2 on the palm platform (my limited memory kept me from upgrading) I look forward to using pocket pc version 3.
    The tools of the program are great and the number of books is certainly growing.
    I would ask that you might consider an add on that would provide us with a daily prayer for our children and spouse. Stormie Omaritan has some wonderful books that include a prayer at the end of each chapter that would be wonderful guides.
    I would like to have one of these prayers pop up each day as a reminder of things to pray for. Hopefully others might find this type of reminder useful.
    Thanks for listening. Keep up the good work.

  2. Andrew Kavcsak says:

    To piggyback onto what Bruce Peterson mentioned about a prayer guide, I would love to have an add on to Laridian PocketBible that would allow us to put in our daily prayer requests/needs. Then as they are answered we would be able to go back and check them off. But, some type of prayer journal would be a great addition for many people and would help serve as a reminder of what we have been praying for in the past. Thanks for the wonderful tool you have provided us so far.

  3. Chris Pacheco says:

    I also like the idea of a prayer journal. I’ve been thinking about writing one myself due to the lack of something on the market to do this. I would definately be willing to pay for something like this. I also think it might be good to have the ability to write notes in pocket bible that are not attached to a verse – like sermin notes. I like the way the existing notes make links out of any verse addresses – this would be so useful in a prayer hournal and in notes.

  4. Jeff Wheeler says:

    Bruce, Andrew and Chris – thanks for letting us know of your interest in a prayer journal. As you may know, we once offered a program called PrayerPartner for the Palm OS, but have not (yet) offered a similar program for the Pocket PC platform. Again, thanks for your thoughtful comments.

  5. Jay says:

    I was a user of PrayerPartner for Palm OS. Have been searching frequently for almost a year for a Pocket PC version or something similar. I would appreciate any update or suggestions.

  6. Robert McLeod says:

    I agree with Chris that a prayer journal would be great. I must confess that I did purchase one from QuickVerse.

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