Oct 07, 2013
While working on unit tests for DTCoreText I stumbled upon an issue that has two aspects, one for how you set up unit tests and the other is a crash that is new as of Xcode 5.0.1.
Consider this simple unit test:
UIFont *font = [UIFont fontWithName:@"Helvetica"
STAssertNotNil(font, @"font should not be nil");
I consider it esoteric knowledge that you have to have a test host in place if you want to instantiate a UIFont inside a unit test. This is why I am filing it as a bug report, since it “might lead to developer confusion”.
In the least this should be documented somewhere. You will also find a description of a minimalistic workaround for both issues.
Oct 03, 2013
This bug has been causing me grief for the last month or so, as it was hard to pin down without a concrete use case that can reliably reproduce it. GitHub user brovador finally was able to narrow it down to be able to repro it every time.
There appears to be a bug in NSAttributedString that causes an EXC_BAD_ACCESS if you try to enumerate certain attributes over a longer range on two separate attributed strings from two background threads.
I filed it as rdar://15139980 and on Open Radar. The sample is the DTCoreTextExceptionExample on our Radar Samples GitHub repo.
Sep 26, 2013
The following issue is a head scratcher if you are trying to add unit tests to your project that both run on Mac and iOS. And if you like to use the new inline buttons for executing individual tests.
Filed as rdar://15085316 and Open Radar. The mentioned sample project is the UnitTestTest sample on our Radar Samples GitHub repo.
Sep 23, 2013
I’m seeing this issue on my main phone after having begun to use the iOS 7 GM on it.
Filed as rdar://15056186 and on Open Radar.
Sep 19, 2013
All the while during the iOS 7 BETA phase I’ve been filing Radars and produced samples to go with them to demonstrate the issue to Apple engineers. I wasn’t allowed to blog about these until the general release of iOS 7 and so I kept collecting them in a special folder on my dropbox.
Now that iOS 7 is out I am able to add the samples to my public Radar Samples repo on GitHub. I hope that they can be a good example of how to create samples that allow Apple engineers to quickly reproduce and debug those issues.
Jul 26, 2013
Since Apple is starting to enhance LLVM with new language elements I figure that it might be a good time to suggest them as well, of course via Radar.
This is an enhancement request for getting an object-oriented version of the classic C switch which would allow you to use objects – like NSString literals – for the cases.
Filed as rdar://14557382 and on Open Radar.
Jul 12, 2013
The following hassle became apparent when I restored an iPhone 4 to a iOS 7 BETA version. You are supposed to file issues for everything, even something that annoys you as infrequently as this. This one has been annoying me for several years now.
So I finally logged it as rdar://14425938 and on Open Radar.
Jun 20, 2013
According to the QLPreviewItem Protocol Reference for iOS:
“If the item is not available for preview, this property’s getter method should return nil. In this case, the Quick Look preview controller displays a ‘loading’ view.”
If you return nil for the previewItemURL as suggested the app is terminated with an exception.
This bug is filed as rdar://14216503 and on OpenRadar.
May 14, 2013
If you always wanted to crash your MobileSafari and didn’t dare to ask, here’s a current way to do it. If you zoom into the right place on our Linguan app product page iOS terminates the app. Thanks to Oisin Prendiville for sending this in.
Of course I had to immediately file a bug report. It is slightly bit hilarious that Mobile Safari would crash on my own site. Looks like it’s somehow running out of “rpages”, whatever that means.
Filed as rdar://13885055 and on Open Radar.