Today, I decided to keep a diary of all of RW’s crashes. It seems to crash regularly on all project files, and frankly, I’m sick of it. I love RW, but the crashes have got to STOP. Today was a typical day, unfortunately. RapidWeaver is cool, but so is my time.
Hardware: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 16 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBP101.00EE.B0A
SMC Version (system): 2.3f36
Operating System: El Capitan, version 10.11.6 (15G1108)
About 12:10 pm PST—I changed the breakpoint in the menus in two places in one of my project files. The home page has a separate menu and the rest of the pages have their menu in a Partial. I realized that I’d decreased the number and I should have increased it. RW crashed when I tried to use the menu command, “Revert to” to undo the changes.
12:12 pm—Application hang and then crash again when I tried to use “Revert to” to go back to an earlier version.
12:14 pm—I reopened the file. Now the theme is missing in the file.
12:15 pm—After reapplying the Foundation theme, the screen shows an empty project with no pages at all.
12:16 pm—I quit RapidWeaver and tried reopening the file. The project is still empty. All pages are gone.
12:17 pm—I re-launched RW and re-opened the now empty file. Once again, I went to the “Revert to” menu item and tried to open the version from the first time I opened it today. I got RW’s Time Machine-like window. I scrolled back to the version I wanted. RW kept loading previous versions. I assume it’s loading every version that I’ve ever created. When I click on “Restore” I get a system beep. RW keeps loading versions.
12:33 pm—RW crashes again, without restoring the file.
12:34 pm—I retrieve the backup that I manually created from the web server. The backup zip file that RW created is also from yesterday. Since they’re both from yesterday, all subsequent changes have been lost.
I’ll now have to spend an afternoon recreating my project file. Yes, I send in the Crash Reporter reports each time.
STOP ADDING FEATURES UNTIL RAPIDWEAVER IS STABLE!!!