A couple of months ago [September 2010], I reported the error to Zemanta and they’ve been looking in to the issue.
One of their developers connected in to my system and I was able to show them the error, where it appeared, and I even zipped up all my plug-in DLL’s and sent them, so they could do some testing. At the time of this post the issue is still there… and a bit irritating to me because I can’t write a post without Windows Live Writer crashing at 460-500+ words; seems to be consistent at right at 460+ words.
So, I emailed them again for an update…
I was advised that they couldn’t reproduce the error, and they asked me to disable all my plug-ins and make an attempt get the error again with Windows Live Writer and their plug-in; ok. I believe some would think that’s nuts, but I understand; it’s troubleshooting and it needs to be done.
So, understanding that writing 500 words each time to simply make an application crash would be ridiculous, and a lot of work.
But I used AutoHotKey to send RANDOM TEXT using a RAW input option to send the keystrokes; and it works. So if you need something to send 500+ words to an application for testing, let know; I’ll eMail it to you… this is blogger; I can’t attach files.
Anyway, here’s my video…
So, it continues to crash even after all the plug-ins were disabled.
And for testing purposes, I did it several times…
I also, proved that it’s not just the related articles, but other parts of the plug-in that failed. I showed that clicking on on the UPDATE option Zemanta produces another error. Listed below…
I don’t know what that means, but this post isn’t for me, it’s for them.
Again, if you need an application to send random text to another application; let me know. And I’ll eMail this to Zemanta so they can test with it.
I appreciate it…
Larry Henry Jr.
PS- this post was less than 500 words- crash.