Wednesday, February 22, 2017

GanttProject 2.8.2: important troubleshooting notes

After the first days of running GanttProject 2.8.2 in the fields we are aware of the following issues:

  • Assorted effects, such as duplicated exports or broken Properties dialog, may be observed if GanttProject 2.8.2 is installed on top of GanttProject 2.8.1 into the same folder.

    Install GanttProject 2.8.2 into a clean (or new) folder. However, if you have already installed it on top of 2.8.1, you can just remove folder plugins/net.sourceforge.ganttproject from the installation folder to fix the issue.
  • Some anti-virus software may report viruses in the Windows Installer. We are certain that such reports are false positives. This issue happened to us before and actually anti-viruses report false positive virus scans in the installer files pretty often. The original file ganttproject-2.8.2-r2069.exe with MD5 checksum 6c512df96e5ad09c34540fc7a27761d8 was checked by VirusTotal and looked suspicious to only 2 out of 57 engines while the remaining believed that file is clean.

    Nevertheless, should you have any doubts, you can use ZIP archive which contains no native code and does not require Administrator priveleges for installation.
  • GanttProject 2.8.2 fixes a weird issue with screen repainting on some specific Windows systems, but unfortunately we have discovered during the testing that the fix causes another weird issue - freezing and weird LoadLibrary 1114 error - under some conditions.
  • With some specific fonts and sizes rows in the task table may appear misaligned with the chart after starting GanttProject. This bug will be fixed in the next update, and there is a simple workaround: open settings dialog and immediately close it by clicking OK.