errors showing up in terminal when running lifeograph

Asked by Kris Warner

I really like the program, just wondering if you might know of why I'm getting the following errors in the terminal while I'm working in Lifeograph (in Ubuntu 14.04). I start lifeograph by typing "lifeograph & disown" in the terminal.

1) It seems like each time I create a new entry, the terminal returns "ERROR: Date format not accepted"
2) Not sure when this happens exactly, but twice got a message that says:

"(lifeograph:3997): Gtk-WARNING **: Invalid text buffer iterator: either the iterator is uninitialized, or the characters/pixbufs/widgets in the buffer have been modified since the iterator was created.
You must use marks, character numbers, or line numbers to preserve a position across buffer modifications.
You can apply tags and insert marks without invalidating your iterators,
but any mutation that affects 'indexable' buffer contents (contents that can be referred to by character offset)
will invalidate all outstanding iterators

So far, these haven't caused a problem in Lifeograph itself, just worried that perhaps they may shut down the program or cause problems if they go unattended.


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Ahmet Öztürk (dmxe) said :

Thank you for the feed-back.

The first error is not clear. Please provide the following info:
   - your Lifeograph version
   - how do you create the new entries? e.g. by double clicking on the calendar?
The second error message you mentioned occurs when there is an image in the current entry. It is considered harmless but I nevertheless will try to eliminate it.

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Kris Warner (kdwarn) said :

I have version 1.0.1.

After a bit of testing, it only seems to happen after I manually change the date after creating an entry. When I create an entry either by clicking "today," "new" -> "entry", or double-clicking on a date, it doesn't produce the error.

I was moving a bunch of entries over from another program, by clicking "new" -> "entry", adding the text, then changing the date, so that's apparently why I was getting so many errors. Shouldn't be a problem going forward it seems.

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Ahmet Öztürk (dmxe) said :

Lifeograph checks the date you type in real time and produces those errors when you are in the middle of typing and the entered text does not yet constitute a valid date. You can totally ignore those messages. Nevertheless, I have removed those messages in the trunk. So, they will not be produced in the future releases.

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Kris Warner (kdwarn) said :

Ah, thanks!