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Yearly Archives: 2008

Hooklogger : Tracking down memory leaks

Hooklogger is a great tool for Symbian. I've used it a number of times to track down memory leaks. It basically replaces the epoc user library (EUSER.DLL) on the emulator. Whenever a memory allocation or de allocation occurs Hooklogger can record that event. To make things even easier to also records the a stack history…
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Pulling my hair out: Emulator Tweaks

I've recently had to develop some software which can fail gracefully in low disk space conditions. Luckily the S60 Emulator allows you to mimic low disk space conditions. You can find the process how to alter the emulator described here.Normally the emulator uses a directory within it's installation location to simulate the C drive on…
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Starting an application at phone boot time

As a developer this is a question which comes up time and time again.  It's actually not difficult to do, but the files you need to change and how you change them can be quite tricky to remember. I did some research on this during my spare time, so I've decided to dig out my…
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Problems with Handango : A Note to TextQuick 1.4 Owners

It looks as if the TextQuick 1.5 launch has been marred by a few hiccups with the Handango web site. I uploaded TextQuick 1.5 to them, and requested that it be offered as a free upgrade to all existing customers.I've had some reports back from existing customers saying that they have been unable to obtain…
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TextQuick 1.5 Released : Open Letter To Existing Users

Hi Folks,I'm pleased to announce the release of TextQuick 1.5. As an previous purchaser of TextQuick you are entitled to a free copy. I've spent some time configuring Handango to allow free upgrades to TextQuick 1.5 for everyone who has purchased a copy. If you have any problems obtaining your free registration code please feel…
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TextQuick 1.5 Released

I'm so thrilled to be able to tell you all that I've completed TextQuick 1.5 ! It's now available to download from the Handango Web site – or at least it should be as soon as the Handango servers pick up my latest changes . I've also updated the mind-flip web site with complete documentation…
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TextQuick 1.5 : Opening Up To The Rest Of The World

I want to tell you about how I'm opening up TextQuick to more people than ever before. I've put some exciting technology under the skin of the forth coming release of TextQuick. This enables me to deliver  a better version of TextQuick, and it provides a fantastic platform for moving forward. There are some awesome…
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Rediscovering the missing EPOCROOT

Although Symbian ship and require that you install perl with their SDK there is an alternative set of scripting languages that comes free with any copy of Windows. Windows comes with a component called the Windows Scripting Host. I used this tool in a previous post here.With a stock Symbian install, supplied directly from Symbian,…
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You can’t fix it if you don’t know it’s broken

Since TextQuick 1.4 was released a handful of users contacted me with issues they discovered. Their input has been fantastic. As the saying goes “You can't fix it if you don't know it's broken”, and it's absolutely true. Some of the issues that were encountered were caused by conditions I could not replicate, so any…
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TextQuick 1.5 RC 1

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season. Well the holidays were great, I was very busy during them and as a consequence development of TextQuick slowed a little. However I'm well and truly back on the ball, and I'm pleased to announce that TextQuick 1.5 Release Candidate 1 is ready. They…
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