Beta Release Notes
FieldWorks 9.0 now has a 64-bit Windows version, a new installer, and fixes a lot of older bugs. The main features of this release are as follows:

  • Large project Improvements FieldWorks 9.0 introduces a 64-bit version of FieldWorks on Windows, which will allow FieldWorks to access more memory to help large projects. A 32-bit version is also available.
  • New Installer With this release, we are introducing a completely new installer. You only need to install the base installer once. After that, all it will take is a patch to upgrade to the latest version.
  • Translation Editor (TE) is no longer installed with FieldWorks. We recommend that you use Paratext instead. If you are not already using Paratext, it’s time that you start using that.
  • Fonts Fonts, that were normally installed with FieldWorks will no longer be upgraded if they already exist. This is to prevent losing customized versions of these fonts. However newer versions of the fonts may be available. If you want the latest versions please visit the relevant font web sites:
  • DB4o (or Sharing) is no longer available with FieldWorks. This was intended as a temporary solution until Send/Receive was implemented. Now that Send/Receive works well, please use that instead of the older method of sharing data.
  • Locale Data Markup Language (LDML) Writing system definitions are now accessed from an SIL online repository when creating a writing system and connected to the Internet.

Bugs fixed since version 9.0.6

  • Implement improved Writing System Dialog and new Language Project Wizard.
  • LT-15931 Remove the Ctrl+DEL shortcut for deleting entries.
  • LT-16720 Support more kinds of characters in the Valid Characters dialog.
  • LT-19203 Correct Surrogate pairs error when typing.
  • LT-19273 Fix crash while deleting newly added Custom field in Analyze tab in text and words view.
  • LT-19302 Fix crashes in “Text and Words” while using the delete function.
  • LT-19311 Revise delete menu and tool bar button text.
  • LT-19324 Prevent crash triggered by running ‘Parse all words’ in a second window.
  • LT-19336 Correct content missing when clicking on the link in “Export discourse chart” dialog.
  • LT-19349, LT-18688 Add Dialect Labels to Lexical Relation references.
  • LT-19431 FieldWorks now plays .mp3 audio files.
  • LT-19466, LT-19578 Fix migration issues.
  • LT-19310, LT-19359 Get List area tools to sort.
  • LT-19520 Fix Linux crash in Lexicon Edit view while using Back and Forward button continuously (after we made some changes in Complex Concordance view).
  • LT-19541 Fix crash while changing Paragraph Style for Content into Parallel Passage Reference Style in Configure Reversal Index view.
  • LT-19555 Warn user when Webonary upload does not include letter headings.
  • LT-19556 Add project types from Paratext so projects can be linked to FLEx.
  • LT-19635 Fix Linux issue where resizing hides controls.
  • LT-19637 Improve behavior when the SLDR server is experiencing downtime.
  • LT-19693 Prevent non-ASCII chars in project names.
  • LT-19765 Fix crashes with graphite fonts and upper plane chars.
  • LT-19878 Fix a bug in the graphite code which crashed on pseudo glyphs.

Bugs fixed since version 9.0.5

  • LT-19552 Fix problem with clicking Dropdown boxes causing applications behind FLEx to pop up.
  • LT-18886 Fix crash clicking on the ‘Valid Characters’ button.
  • LT-19376 Don’t hide Paratext errors when communicating with FieldWorks, if applicable.
  • LT-19403 Prevent multiple asserts when starting FieldWorks.
  • LT-19211 Fix crash on Upload to Webonary from Lists.
  • LT-19219 Fix crash when looking at text with surrogate pairs.
  • LT-17556 Fix crash in Complex Concordance when a custom feature is missing a value.
  • LT-19455 Fix missing multilingual writing systems in data entry fields.
  • LT-16327 Fix crash when trying to create a duplicate project from the ‘FLEx screen’.
  • LT-19409 Fix ‘Repair’ in the FW9 installer.
  • LT-19395 Fix a performance problem when pasting large amounts of text in the interlinear baseline.
  • LT-19261 Allow ordering the vernacular language first.
  • LT-19008 Change FLEx to always start in the last used location.
  • LT-19327 Fix crash when navigating to Statistics view.
  • LT-19140 Add ‘Auxiliary’ as a valid Paratext 8 project type for use with FieldWorks.
  • LT-7434 allow multiple selection in MGA before Insert.

Bugs fixed since version 9.0.4

  • LT-19372 Fix highlight problem by allowing user to reset default back color in Normal style font.
  • LT-19403 Add Alert Implementation for ParatextData so users don’t get multiple asserts when opening FieldWorks.
  • LT-19400 Allow opening some older projects with TE styles in this version,
  • LT-19041 When modifying writing system code, make sure data is updated.
  • LT-19399 Fixed installation failure on non-English systems.

Bugs fixed in version 9.0

  • LT-13421 Fix a crash restoring the default layout in the Semantic Domain list.
  • LT-14674 Fix crash merging two analysis writing stystems after inserting some category.
  • LT-14385 In Send/Receive, correct conflict report from appearing when no conflicts (at least one instance).
  • LT-15651 Correct crash on “Bulk Edit Entries” pane when select “None of the above” option in the inflection features.
  • LT-15955 Correct problem with dictionary preview on entries that were main entries, then variant entries, then main entries again.
  • LT-16229, LT-18826 Correct problem in Interlinear texts, on the analyze tab where morphemes are blank, but appear when they get the focus.
  • LT-16462 Correct intermittent audio writing system buttons.
  • LT-16209 Correct Linux title writing system error.
  • LT-7445, LT-17797 Correct ‘Definition or gloss’: gloss in WS X is blocked from publishing if WS Y has a definition.
  • LT-17672 Correct Memory Error prevents restoring Backup file.
  • LT-17824 Correct refresh in Reversal Index that causes crashing and confusion.
  • LT-17205, LT-17114 Prevent ‘Project has stopped working error when opening large project.
  • LT-17821 New or renamed Unidirectional lexical relations now show initially in publication view.
  • LT-18339 Improve Text Interlinearization after Send/Receive
  • LT-18042 Fix S/R with adding same reversal entry name in the same reversal entry field leads FLEx to “Startup Problem”.
  • LT-18219 Jump to Lexical Relation (any link) from Preview Window now works if filter on.
  • LT-18246 In Linux, number and bullet style information retained on export/import of “Configure Dictionary”.
  • LT-18253 Set Variant Type consistently to ‘Unspecified Variant’ when a variant is created.
  • LT-18517 Don’t crash when changing the writing system.
  • LT-18547 Don’t lose Discourse Chart changes in Send/Receive.
  • LT-18553 Linux pictures are retained in Send/Receive.
  • LT-18633 Correct Dictionary view crashes with CmPicture with missing file name.
  • LT-18736 Anthropology categories no longer disappear from Text Info tab in Notebook after Send/Receive.
  • LT-18742 Update the ReadMe Files’ mention of the FieldWorks website.
  • LT-14348, LT-17602, LT-18771 Fix undoing Relations leads to duplicates and crashes.
  • LT-18868, LT-18964 Correct a random error that involves text rendering.
  • LT-18979 Correct a crash when attempting to upload to webonary.
  • LT-19053 Fix a crash deleting inflection classes.
  • LT-19079 Add end segment characters for Khmer script.
  • FW9 allows custom fields on interlinear segments.