FieldWorks Known Issues

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The known issues for FieldWorks on Linux are listed below. Please consult the bug tracker for details and workarounds.

Version 8.0.7~rc1

  • Export of translated lists never seems to complete, but canceling the operation allows you to continue, and the list was still exported.
  • Typeahead doesn't work (in the fields where it works on Windows).

Version 8.0.6~beta7

  • Change spelling has a display issue; hard to see what you are changing the spelling to.
  • Some menus stay on screen even after the selection.
  • Export of translated lists never seems to complete, but canceling the operation allows you to continue, and the list was still exported.
  • Some infelicities with the Chinese IME.

Version 8.0.5~beta6

  • Need to manually uninstall any previous localization files before installing the ones that go with this package. Otherwise the new ones will not install properly.
  • Automatic keyboard switching with iBus keyboards is not fully implemented; need to release ibus keyboard manually.
  • Occasionally items can be filtered though there is no indication of a filter.
  • After you have used FLEx for about 90 minutes, it can become slower and more likely to crash. Restarting FLEx resets it.

Not implemented yet:

  • Send/Receive

Version 8.0.3~beta4

  • Upon first installing FLEx 8.x after 7.x, if you don't log out after agreeing to the license and agreeing to add people to the fieldworks group, you will get a crash. Just log out and restart.
  • When you have an audio writing system enabled, you are not able to type in the other writing systems. (If you have no audio writing system, it is fine.)
  • The Chinese UI is currently showing boxes.
  • The Chinese lists (e.g., semantic domains) are not getting added to projects.
  • Automatic keyboard switching with iBus keyboards is not fully implemented; need to release ibus keyboard manually.
  • Occasionally items can be filtered though there is no indication of a filter.
  • After you have used FLEx for about 90 minutes, it can become slower and more likely to crash. Restarting FLEx resets it.

Not implemented yet:

  • Send/Receive

Version 7.3.2~alpha8

  • Automatic keyboard switching with iBus keyboards is not fully implemented; need to release ibus keyboard manually.
  • There are still crashes related to some uses of audio writing systems.
  • Occasionally items can be filtered though there is no indication of a filter.
  • After you have used FLEx for about 90 minutes, it can become slower and more likely to crash. Restarting FLEx resets it.

Not implemented yet:

  • Send/Receive
  • Some aspects of audio writing systems

Version 7.3.2~alpha7

  • Only the user who installed FLEx can use it (permissions).
  • Automatic keyboard switching with iBus keyboards is not fully implemented; need to release ibus keyboard manually.
  • Especially in new databases, it's possible to get in a state where checkboxes cannot be checked/unchecked (Find Example Sentence, Change Spelling, Assign Analyses); often results in a crash. Select All/Unselect All still work.
  • Occasionally items can be filtered though there is no indication of a filter.
  • After you have used FLEx for about 90 minutes, it can become slower and more likely to crash. Restarting FLEx resets it.

Not implemented yet:

  • Send/Receive

Version 7.3.2~alpha5

  • Concordance view hangs easily, especially by backspacing in the "For the text" field.
  • Concordance view hangs if you resize the middle pane.
  • Various random crashes.
  • Only the user who installed FLEx can use it (permissions).
  • Automatic keyboard switching with iBus keyboards is not fully implemented; need to release ibus keyboard manually.
  • For new databases, creating a new entry can become disabled; exiting FLEx and restarting should fix it.
  • Especially in new databases, it's possible to get in a state where checkboxes cannot be checked/unchecked (Find Example Sentence, Change Spelling, Assign Analyses); often results in a crash. Select All/Unselect All still work.
  • Fields with typeahead (e.g. Semantic Domains, Lexical Relations) can experience a crash.
  • Occasionally items can be filtered though there is no indication of a filter.
  • After you have used FLEx for about 90 minutes, it can become slower and more likely to crash. Restarting FLEx resets it.

Not implemented yet:

  • Send/Receive
  • Audio writing systems: record or add an existing sound file

Version 7.3.2~alpha4

  • When creating a writing system that is a variant of an existing one, you're likely to get a crash after creating it. However, on restarting FLEx, you will be able to add that Writing System to your project.
  • When making any change to a writing system, FLEx is likely to crash after you have finished it. However, restarting is usually sufficient to keep going.
  • Various random crashes.
  • Only the user who installed FLEx can use it (permissions).
  • Automatic keyboard switching with iBus keyboards is not fully implemented; need to release ibus keyboard manually.
  • Creating a new entry can become disabled; exiting FLEx and restarting should fix it.
  • It's possible to get in a state where checkboxes cannot be checked/unchecked (Find Example Sentence, Change Spelling, Assign Analyses). Select All/Unselect All still work.
  • Often FLEx crashes after attempting to use checkboxes that are not working.
  • Fields with typeahead (e.g. Semantic Domains, Lexical Relations) can experience a crash.
  • Items can be filtered though there is no indication of a filter.
  • After you have used FLEx for about 90 minutes, it becomes slower and more likely to crash. Restarting FLEx resets it.

Not implemented yet:

  • Send/Receive
  • Audio writing systems: record or add an existing sound file

Version 7.0.6

  • Automatic keyboard switching with iBus keyboards is not fully implemented; need to release ibus keyboard manually.
  • It's possible to get in a state where checkboxes cannot be checked/unchecked
  • Sometimes there is a crash associated with the checkboxes not working