10.5.7 is out now

Just to be the near first to say… 10.5.7 is out as well as security updates for PPC and Intel. Only via software update right now… standalone packages soon to follow. 10.5.7 Release Notes are here

Office 2008 out of context

So… who’s running Office 2008 and hasn’t seen CGBitmapContextGetData: invalid context popping up in their system.log? I’ve seen it plenty: on Tiger, Leopard, ppc, and i386 systems (18MB worth on one heavy Powerpoint users’!) What’s puzzling is why MS hasn’t fixed it (do you want us to go over to iWork or what?!)

Anyway, lots of chatter on the net and no solutions except to hope either Apple or MS fix it… and I hope they do, we are rolling 2008 out at work (finally) and it’s stupefying to see this memory leaking bug is just spewing out garbage into logs at astonishing rate (inserting one movie gave me 22 messages!)

Anyway here’s some samples of what is happening when this error occurs
1 WrapContext
1 GetDeviceCaps
1 CGBitmapContextGetData
1 CGPostError
1 CGPostErrorWithArguments
1 asl_vlog$LDBL128
1 asl_send
1 gethostname
1 __sysctl
1 __sysctl

Seems that after calling GetDeviceCaps, which I can find Windows CE references to on the web, it then calls CGBitmapContextGetData and fails and the logging ensues… so MS if you guys are reading, please fix the info that GetDeviceCaps is either giving or getting so we can get some work done, thanks!

More traces:

3 WrapContext
3 GetDeviceCaps
3 CGBitmapContextGetData
3 CGPostError
3 CGPostErrorWithArguments
2 asl_vlog$LDBL128
2 asl_send
2 notify_get_state
2 _notify_server_get_state
2 mach_msg
2 mach_msg_trap
2 mach_msg_trap

1 0x46af14
1 0x4515b8
1 0x451500
1 0xb12e0
1 MsoFillCGDc
1 WrapContext
1 GetDeviceCaps
1 CGBitmapContextGetData
1 CGPostError
1 CGPostErrorWithArguments
1 asl_vlog$LDBL128
1 asl_free
1 free
1 szone_size
1 szone_size

2 0x605b54
2 0x4515b8
2 0x451500
2 0xb12e0
2 MsoFillCGDc
2 WrapContext
2 GetDeviceCaps
2 CGBitmapContextGetData
2 CGPostError
2 CGPostErrorWithArguments
2 asl_vlog$LDBL128
2 asl_send
1 asl_format_message
1 _asl_append_string
1 __memcpy
1 __memcpy
1 gethostname
1 __sysctl
1 __sysctl

 

2 0x4515b8
2 0x451500
2 0xb12e0
2 MsoFillCGDc
2 WrapContext
2 GetDeviceCaps
2 CGBitmapContextGetData
2 CGPostError
2 CGPostErrorWithArguments
2 asl_vlog$LDBL128
2 asl_send
1 asl_format_message
1 _asl_append_string
1 __memcpy
1 __memcpy
1 gethostname
1 __sysctl
1 __sysctl