Friday, July 09, 2010

Orkut App Issues Being Addressed

The Orkut engineering team has been hard at work addressing some recent issues and we would like to provide a status update and apologize for the inconvenience our spotty service may have caused you. We’re not done yet, but we wanted to explain to you what happened and what corrective measures we’re taking to ensure it doesn’t happen again:

First, Orkut is based on open source software that is subject to frequent updates, which we then pull and merge into the Orkut code tree. A result is that this can sometimes makes bugs harder to discover and fix. We accidentally began overwriting user app preferences, which resulted in the activity updates not getting posted, but this has now been fixed.

Another unexpected effect was that getting viewer and owner information via data pipelining also became broken, and we’re still working to fix this.

Lastly, we had a problem with our directory listing that led to some featured apps being reported as “being reviewed.” We’ve already identified how to fix this permanently, and the fix should be live in a few days.

Once again, we would like to apologize for these bugs. Thanks to everyone for their patience these past weeks as we’ve focused on fixing these issues, and don’t forget to check this forum thread for status updates.

25 comments:

  1. "Orkut is based on open source software" - which one? Is it available to the general public?

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  2. http://images.orkut.com/orkut/photos/OgAAAPVXq46bdnzenDo-F5ppB3vMedOMGLC7YUPu-cD5zW80DDfj8ryYUltIKIvBo6R1AdwXaq4h2z0HiMYC3K2ot2UAm1T1UJ1yIrcoZZRhdwhjhLua4VWiTSUs.jpg

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  3. Dear Orkut Developers, My Account foruallkranthi@gmail.com got attacked by some Malware and is blocked now. Facing problem since morning, after clicking on Recharge ur mobile link in this morning in orkut.

    Please investigate and re-activate my Orkut account.

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  4. I would like to know, why I cannot change my profile picture from my laptop or computer at home. In others I can. Also when I am looking pictures in someone albums I cannot click "next or previous picture" I have to next them from my keyboard. What are the reasons to these problems and can you or I solve them somehow ?

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  5. I haven't been able to access my orkut account for three days today! I get a message of a bad server... this is ridiculous!
    Let me know if it is better just cancel my account and change once an for all to Facebook.
    Thx

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  6. Hello,

    There is a way to remove a friend form friend list, called remove friend. this option comes up in old profile style. any ways when you select it it even conforms with pop-up window whether you would like to remove that friend from you list. After saying yes it does not removes the friend from your list. So basically if you have add some one it stays there in your list forever. I think this can be privacy issue. I wanted to delete or remove some friend from my list but it is not working. Could you please fix this or let me know any other way if there is any. Fixing this would not be hard at all.

    Thanks :)

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  7. nice blog about orkut application and its very helpful.
    - Web Development Company

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  8. Hi Eduardo,
    Thanks for the update, I have a request, softwares can never be bug free. The data-pipelining is broken for one and half month now and there was hardly any official communication on the same, app developer were confused if its a issue with there app or any change in the app container. So may I kindly request you to have a official communication if such issues happens going forward.

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  9. Dear Orkut Developers, My Account bobgalie@gmail.com got attacked by some Malware and is blocked now. Facing problem after clicking on Recharge ur mobile link in this morning in orkut.

    Please investigate and re-activate my Orkut account.

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  10. there is a bug the Orkut App. the fan list shows incorrect count on Home and Profile page.

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  11. Hi Orkut Team,

    In the comment section for photos, when we add any smiley, we get the following text displayed instead of the smiley.

    The text getting displayed is: img src="http://static1.orkut.com/img/smiley/i_smile.gif" border="0" alt=""

    Please look into this.

    Regards,
    Pavala.

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  12. Hi,

    I am unable to view full page of my orkut in I.E. Can you guys please help me?

    Thanks!

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  13. HI,

    When i am opening orkut the page got minimized, when i change theme to newer versio its working fine.

    Thank you.

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  14. plz tell me dat how i will remove the picture from my orkut profile background..m using google chrome...plz help

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  15. Ive been locked out over a week now, keeps asking me to verify again, I have but still nothing, Cant assess site !!

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  16. dear developers my orkut home page can not be opened pls help me and suggest me how i can open my home page this is a server problem

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  17. Dear Orkut Developers, My Account littleanimator@gmail.com got deleted 2 times somehow now m recreat bt after 1 or 2 hour en error on screen wen i sign in on orkut..
    the error is PRE-SIGN UP...
    plz help me hw can i creat My Orkut Account..

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  18. i will send a fraend requst but display tembarrary unavalible

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  19. Dear sir
    can i able to surf orkut with fortigurd please send solution to my gmail id

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  20. GUYS ONE OF MY ORKUT APPLICATION..."OPEN CHAT ROOM" IS NOT WORKING ................SHOWING MESSAGE " ERROR IN PROCESSING FROM LAST 1 WEEK..PLZ HELP ME OUT

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  21. my orkut chat list doesent shows please help me

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  22. All my apps are in spanish and my language is set to english. How do I fix it?

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  23. i cant resolve my error processing request error from open chat room someone please help me to remove it. my id is hash321@gmail.com

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