Need help with some source code... [for a WebDAV browser]

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Twimfy, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Twimfy, Feb 5, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2014

    Twimfy macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2011
    I've been looking to build a WebDAV browser for my work internal network just with some custom skins and features etc. Once I looked at what was involved for this I decided against it until I came across this source code:

    The App is also available on the App Store: and looks like exactly what I need (it also seems to be the only open source iOS webdav client in existence as I've discovered after some thorough searching, which surprised me as I thought there'd be plenty of these).

    Anyway as great as the app is in some respects, it seems a little broken. File previews and downloading don't seem to work, nor does opening files in other apps. There seems to be something wrong with either the file structure or the path loading.

    There is also an issue with the app layout on 4" devices but I know I can fix that myself I just haven't gotten around to it.

    I need some help trying to identify what is going wrong, I've been pouring through this code for days and I'm not getting very far. The debugger doesn't out put much other than a few 400, 403 and 404 errors but I have tried on many different webdav servers (some public and some private) just to be sure they're not the culprit and I've had no luck. There is also little in the way of code commenting.

    I've tried making contact with the original author but have had no reply so far.

    If someone could help me get the basics functionality working I'd be forever in their debt as it's been driving me crazy...someone please put me out of my misery. I know it's likely something simple, I just can't put my finger on it.

    I realise it's a lot to ask so thank you to anyone who chimes in :)
  2. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2007
    Novi, MI
    I saw that you posted this on the iosprogramming subreddit as well. Just a heads up, this is a lot of work for someone to just look over a bunch of source code for an unidentified bug. There is a reward in it for you, as you are the app developer. Most people are going to either a) request that you help them hone in on where they should be looking, or b) tell you to do it yourself.
  3. Duncan C macrumors 6502a

    Duncan C

    Jan 21, 2008
    Northern Virginia

    Or c) ask to be paid for the work.

    I fall into category C.

    I don't mean to be snarky, but as waterskier says, debugging somebody else's project is hard work, and not the most fun thing in the world. If you're stuck you might want to hire somebody to help bring the code up to date and fix the problems you're having.

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