Tempo Maintenance, Thursday August 22nd at 10 PM EDT

2013-08-21 17:22:07 -0400

This Thursday night, August 22nd at 10pm EDT, Tempo and other web systems will be temporarily unavailable while we perform critical patch updates to ensure the stability of our services.

This maintenance outage will also affect the Tempo API, the the Connect website, and the site for Codebook.

Down time could last up to 1 hour, however we hope it will be completed much more quickly. If you need to get in touch with us for any reason, please don’t hesitate.

STRIP for OS X 2.0.2 Released

2013-07-24 13:32:03 -0400

STRIP for OS X version 2.0.2 is now available in the Mac App Store, providing numerous bug fixes and adjustments. We recommend all customers install this update. Among the changes in this release:

  • Fixes disabled editor due to untitled labels 
  • Fixes persistence of changes to fields and sort order
  • Fixes crash on login when last-accessed entry is no longer available 
  • Fixes display of WiFi sync service status in Preferences after launch 
  • Fixes add field control on first launch creating untitled label 
  • Fixes crash on export due to untitled labels

Customers who're using the version of STRIP for OS X purchased from the Zetetic store will also see the update shortly. Select the STRIP menu and choose "Check for Updates" if automatic update checking is disabled under Preferences.

Tempo Maintenance, Thursday July 18th at 10 PM EDT

2013-07-17 14:10:55 -0400

This Thursday night, July 18th at 10pm EDT, Tempo and other web systems will be temporarily unavailable while we perform critical patch updates to ensure the stability of our services.

This maintenance outage will also affect the Tempo API, the the Connect website, and the site for Codebook.

Down time could last up to 1 hour, however we hope it will be completed much more quickly. If you need to get in touch with us for any reason, please don’t hesitate.

SQLCipher for Android - Urgent Upgrade Required

2013-07-10 17:27:59 -0400

The latest release of SQLCipher for Android includes a high-priority fix to address a compatibility issue with an upcoming Android OS release. When the new Android version is released, most likely later this year, applications using older SQLCipher for Android versions may crash on first use of the library.

We have been working closely with Google to address the problem, which stems from changes to android::MemoryBase, a wrapper around the Android shared memory functions previously used in the native CursorWindow implementation. The new version of SQLCipher for Android eliminates the use of android::MemoryBase in CursorWindow in favor of allocated heap memory.

Google has confirmed that the latest version of SQLCipher for Android addresses the compatibility issue with the new Android OS version.

Since applications that continue to access the legacy shared memory function will break at some point in the future, Google has recently introduced a warning trigger on API usage in a recent AOSP commit [1].

As a result of this upcoming change, we strongly urge all developers using SQLCipher for Android to upgrade to the newest version. We do not have a specific release date from Google, so it’s important that applications update as soon as reasonably possible.

The latest SQLCipher for Android binaries can be found here [2].

1. https://android-review.googlesource.com/#/c/61890/
2. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sqlcipher/SQLCipher+for+Android+2.2.1.zip

SQLCipher 2.2.1 Release

2013-07-10 13:08:00 -0400

We would like to announce a patch release of SQLCipher. It includes the following:

  • Addresses a potential threading issue when copying the cipher provider.
  • General improvements to the lifecycle of the provider.
  • Applied a mutex around RAND_bytes for OpenSSL usage to prevent concurrent calls in applications that have not configured OpenSSL threading callbacks.

The latest source can be found here [1] along with new SQLCipher for Android binaries here [2].

[1]. https://github.com/sqlcipher/sqlcipher
[2]. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sqlcipher/SQLCipher+for+Android+2.2.1.zip