Sunday, January 18, 2009

Version 3.0.0 RC2 Bug Report

A bug has been reported in version 3.0.0 RC2 by Padmanabham Durvasula from Hyderabad. He was trying to run Lipikar at a screen resolution of 800 x 600 when the program crashed. I verified this and saw that this version is refusing to start and crashing on any resolution less than 1024 x 768.

These days, not many run their monitors below the resolution of 1024 x 768. So this bug can be considered as a low priority one and will hopefully be fixed in the next/final version.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Download Pages Cleaned Up

The Lipikar download pages (both icon-based and text-based) have been cleaned up today. Some broken links have been removed and new links have been added. Please let me know if you find any of the existing links not working.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Lipikar Installation Issues on Windows Vista

As I do not have access to a Vista-loaded machine (which I do not plan to upgrade to), I had no way of testing if Lipikar will be able to run under Vista. As such, I had posted a request on the Lipikar download page (System Requirement section) for the users to get back to me if they had problems with installing Lipikar on their Vista machines.

Finally at long last, I got the feedback I needed. As kindly reported by one of the Lipikar users, Jos Baldewijns from Herk-de-Stad, Belgium on 2nd May 2008, installation of Lipikar failed on Vista, displaying an error message "
Unable to register the type Library: Register TypeLib failed. Code 0x8002801C.".

The error points to the inability of the installer to register the VB6 type libraries because of the Vista UAC. These kind of errors are quite common with VB6 applications on Vista only because of Vista's unique and stringent UAC component.

As much as I would like Lipikar to run on Vista - the absence of a Vista machine on my end makes it impossible for me to review the errors being produced and debugging the program to correct them.

So as of now, it is confirmed that
Lipikar is NOT "Vista-Compatible", unless and until someone reports otherwise. The System Requirement section of Lipikar download page has been modified to reflect this confirmation.

If you are looking hard for a silver lining to this dark cloud of incompatibility, I can only mention that if I upgrade to Vista on a future date, I may try to release a version of Lipikar which may be Vista-compatible.

Monday, July 9, 2007

More Hosts for Lipikar Download

Six fresh download links have been added to the download page on an experimental basis. All of these links are from free file hosting services. If any of these links pose any problem, please let me know about it.

Also, links from hosts still offering older versions (despite being notified) have been removed from the download page.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The DOCs are back

In addition to the PDF format, the Lipikar Basics "assist" files are back in DOC format too by popular demand. Also, you can now read them on the web. Please visit the Support page if you want to have a look.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lipikar 3.0.0 RC1 no longer available for download

The RC1 version of Lipikar has been withdrawn today from FileDen and will no longer be available for download. Users are being requested to use the links from the Lipikar Download page to download the latest RC2 version. Webmasters concerned about broken links are hereby requested to contact me for the necessary information to update your listing of Lipikar from RC1 to RC2.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Lipikar Version 3.0.0 RC2

Lipikar 3.0.0 RC2 (Release Candidate 2) has been released as a minor revision to its last RC1 version. Following are the changes from the last version:
  • Marginal increase in performance.
  • Some bugs straightened out.
  • License changed from Creative Commons ND 2.5 to its India version.
  • The Setup program now contains some Indian language fonts. The user has the option to install them selectively. This has increased the Setup file size by about 800 KB.

Also, the format of the "Assist" documents have been changed to PDF to reduce its download size.

I am trying to add a page for Lipikar FontMaps on this site, where any Lipikar user can upload to or download from. Please use the feedback form to let me know your suggestions.