RIM OS 5.0

October 29, 2009

Like a great many applications, tiggit mail has been broken by RIM OS 5.0. I have been running it on the simulator and have fixed every crash that I have found, and have a candidate build that a few users have reported works OK on RIM OS 5.0

Please contact me directly if you need this build because you have upgraded to 5.0 and found that tiggit mail does not work.

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1.1.17 – preview 3

October 16, 2009

I have just uploaded another build of 1.1.17 preview. This build fixes some minor bugs in the add mailbox wizard that result in the settings menu having multiple entries for the same mailbox.

This build also adds a mark read feature for inbox viewers allowing you to select multiple messages and mark them as read, without opening them. When tiggit next does a send and receive the update to the \Seen flag is applied to the server. This is what it looks like

markRead

Registered users can download version 1.1.17, by clicking here and entering the email address that was originally used to register for tiggit mail. Exisiting license tokens will continue to work with this version. Users are advised to take appropriate precautions when upgrading to this version as all messages on the handheld may be lost.


1.1.17 preview 2 – HTML enhancements

October 10, 2009

Preview 2 contains a fix for errors in the calculation of daylight saving hours within the timezone for outgoing messages.

This version also adds a cache for images downloaded within html messages, this means that once you have viewed a message and it has downloaded any embedded images, these images will not be downloaded again. As the images are held in memory up to the maximum size indicated in the setting HTMLCacheSize. Once this size is reached images are dropped from the cache to make room for new downloads. You can set this value to zero to turn off the caching functionality.

If useSDCard is selected then the cached data is stored on the the SD card in the tiggitWorkspace/cache folder. There is no limit to the space that will be taken for data cached on the SD Card.

To clear the HTML cache, from the mailbox list key ALT-C then ALT-C.

Hopefully the cache will improve performance and reduce data costs for downloading html emails with hosted images.

Here is a re-cap on the settings that can be used with HTML emails

  • renderHTML – option to turn on/off display of HTML content within tiggit mail.
  • loadHTMLimages – option to turn on/off loading of embedded images within HTML emails.
  • showHTMLfirst – typically HTML emails have a plain text message before the HTML to make the message more readable for those that do not have HTML capable email tools. This setting makes tiggit mail always display HTML attachments first.
  • HTMLCacheSize – as described above, defines the maximum size of the HTML image cache in memory.

Sadly there is no real way to show a graphic of the cache in action, but note that the status line does report when an image is loaded from cache rather than from the network. You can also observe the absence of flashing arrows showing no network activity whilst the HTML mail is being populated.

Registered users can download version 1.1.17, by clicking here and entering the email address that was originally used to register for tiggit mail. Exisiting license tokens will continue to work with this version. Users are advised to take appropriate precautions when upgrading to this version as all messages on the handheld may be lost.