QUOTE(Macintoshman @ Jul 12 2009, 07:35 AM)
Two widgets I've used for months with no problem have suddenly begun quitting by themselves for no apparent reason -- one more so than the other. Any ideas what's going on?
Both of the Widgets you mention use the URL.fetch() method to acquire their data - neither checks the URL.response code (HTTP code) to see if the fetch actually worked.
In the case of the St. Louis Widget, an HTML error page is sometimes returned instead of an image file. That could be what's causing some of the crashes.
I've added diagnostic code to the St. Louis Widget and added a lot of checks to try to find out what is causing the crashes.
Although I've fixed some of the problems and the Widget appears to be more stable, I am still seeing totally inexplicable crashes. None of these produce error reports and nothing is shown in the Macintosh Console log.
Did you update your version of Mac OS X just before you started having problems? I am using Mac OS X 10.5.7 with Yahoo! Widgets 4.5.2x10A50.
I'll try to get someone to try the Widget on WIndows to see if this is a Macintosh only issue.
You should also take this up with the author(s) of the Widgets.This post has been edited by g6auc: Jul 18 2009, 06:11 PM