Hello DONATION blog subscribers – longish time no write!
Subsequent to the email I sent out to all DONATION users last week, about version 3.55, which was supposed to fix a problem in Tools -> Check for Updates, a couple of users upgrading to subsequent minor releases (for very specific bug fixes) have reported that the problem is still there. (I can certainly no longer replicate the problem on any of my PCs, however.)
The problem is that when you click the Check for Updates button in that window, it gives a message like “Cannot Retrieve Web Page / No response was retrieved from the web server, which could be for various reasons, including if you were not connected to the Internet.”
I’m wondering whether a few of you could help me out by trying Check for Updates now (which will bring down version 3.56b, if it works). Only do this if you have already upgraded to version 3.55 of higher, because otherwise I know you will get that error message, and it’s very annoying, because it seems to hang your computer on the “downloading” window! (If that does happen to you, just click into that window, and press Alt+F4, to close the window.)
So, if you have previously upgraded to 3.55 or higher, and you try the upgrade to 3.56b, and you get that error message which is supposed to be gone, please let me know! At that point, if I haven’t figured it out yet, I may ask you if we can do a fairly quick remote control session on your computer, so I can try to figure out why the fix I put in is not working for you.