Hang (split from Crashes for Copies)

Hanging when creating new Text file while having two Projects open.

I can’t get a constant crash, happen’s maybe two out of five times. Sorry can’t seem to get it to happen all the time. I have been calling this a crash, but I think you might consider this a hang. Causing me to force quit Scrivener.

Never got the crash reporter, but I did get this out of the Console.

12/03/10 5:58:53 PM Scrivener[8666] NSMutableRLEArray objectAtIndex:effectiveRange:: Out of bounds

Same line pops up about fifty times.

OS 10.6.5
Scrivener 2.02
Intel Machine

This happen when I have two projects happen. My main and my NaNoWriMo project. Using Spaces (don’t know if this matters) one in space 3 and other in 4. I also have have the view mode set to the edit scrivenings mode.

1.I create a new text file in the first project, write text and let it auto save.

  1. Write in a pre-existing text file in the second project. Let it auto save.

3.Make a new text file in the second project by highlighting the containing folder and right-clicking Add>New Text.
At this time, if the hang happens. The main editor keeps the edit scrivenings mode, but the new text file appears. I’m not able to do anything within Scrivener and force quit.

I hope this helps.

Thanks for the crash/hang report. I’ve split this out of the “Crashes for copies” thread as that thread - as specified in the “rules” - is only for crash/hang reports that are 100% reproducible, and you state that this one is not. I couldn’t get the hang - or console error - to appear either, unfortunately.

There is clearly a bug here though - if you can find any more specific information, or a specific set of steps that are required to make the bug occur, then that would be great.


No problem. If I get a more 100% way of reproducing it I’ll try and fill in the gaps. Though I no longer keep two projects open because NaNoWriMo is over.

I now had this happen to me with a signal project open. I still can’t find a set of steps that produce the problem 100% of the time. Some things I noticed, I’m in edit scrivenings mode. It also seems to happen after I’ve had the project open for some time and I have but the computer to sleep by shutting the laptop lid a few times. If I get anymore information I’ll try and post it.

Console messages. They keep repeating.

12/27/10 6:17:07 PM Scrivener[2021] NSMutableRLEArray objectAtIndex:effectiveRange:: Out of bounds
12/27/10 6:17:07 PM Scrivener[2021] *** process 2021 exceeded 500 log message per second limit - remaining messages this second discarded ***

If you see this error, quit Scrivener and restart, as once an error like this is thrown other odd things can happen.

If you can find any specific steps, please let me know as I would really like to see this one and fix it!

Thanks - and Happy New Year!
All the best,