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  • Check this screenshot of the conflict resolution dialog :

     
    The conflict resolution dialog says the file was updated at 12:28 and 08:41. Take a look at the companion pane - do you see those times anywhere? No! The times in the conflict resolution dialog are utter rubbish. Its not even a GMT offest problem because the minutes are completely wrong.

    Are you ever going to fix this? I've complained about wrong datetimes plenty before. How hard can it be? Just store everything using the same GMT offset and then calculate the time according to the time on the client. Its not difficult.

    Oh, and how do I know whether 12:28 is in the AM or PM? I don't - cos you don't tell me. Sort it out. Please. The fact that dates are displayed wrong in a feature that only works BECAUSE of the dates is plain amateurish.

    -Jamie
    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Friday, August 22, 2008 7:35 PM

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  • And look at this...



    Why is "Keep this item" disabled? And why do I bother reporting oddles of bugs if you don't bother to fix them.

    <sigh>

    Doubtless I'll regret writing in this tone when I read it later but it doesn't half make me angry.
    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Friday, August 22, 2008 7:47 PM
  •  Ain't no AM or PM in a 24 hour time display.
    Friday, August 22, 2008 8:15 PM
  • Yes, I have also noticed with frustration the disabled "Keep this item" option.  I would add: To make a decision about which file is the keeper, it would also help to know the file size and the device on which the file is located.
    Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:31 PM
  • The date on the newsfeed isn't meant to be the time the action happened... it's the time it was noticed and recorded, like most newsfeeds. Is there any use for being able to match the newsfeed to the conflicting items?

    Also, from what I can gather, it seems that "Keep this item" is disabled for the item on the computer you are currently using. Doesn't exactly make sense to me... this definitely needs to be made more clear.

    Good catch on the lack of AM/PM. And it'd be a great if we could see which device the file was last modified on, too.
    Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:01 PM
  • Any reply from the Mesh team?
    Is this stuff planned to get fixed?
    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Monday, September 1, 2008 5:30 AM
  • Jamie,

    The conflict resolution dialog has gone through some modifications and the changes should make the next release.  It won't solve world hunger, but it should make things a bit more bearable.

    Richard
    Richard Chung [ Live Mesh ]
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:26 PM
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  • DevDuck said:

    Jamie,

    The conflict resolution dialog has gone through some modifications and the changes should make the next release.  It won't solve world hunger, but it should make things a bit more bearable.



    Do any of these changes address Jamie's issues above directly? Or is it just different and hopefully better? I know there's no promises on delivery dates and features to be implemented, but if you know of changes that are already vetted for inclusion in the next release, can't you speak about those with a bit more detail?
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 9:05 PM
  • I'm not trying to be coy; I don't have all the details.  (1) Yes, changes are on the way that address Jamie's issues directly.  (2) Yes, it is different and hopefully better.

    The "keep this item" bug has to do with a technical implementation detail with the FeedSync algorithm.  The details aren't important (only the winning item can be kept)--all that matters is that the user experience impact sucks.  Agreed.

    Oh, and (3) yes, people were really excited when they saw the changes.  :)

    Richard
    Richard Chung [ Live Mesh ]
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 11:58 PM
    Answerer
  • Woohoo! Great news, thanks Richard. I sense a bit of sarcasm in your reply but given my tone earlier on I think its well warranted :)
    Sorry for sounding like a bear with a sore head. i just really really want to get this sorted.

    cheers
    Jamie
    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Monday, September 8, 2008 6:22 PM