Maidsafe demo app hangs when trying to add empty text file to private data

Launcher version: 0.1.0
Demo app version: 0.0.1
Browser version: Google Chrome 48.0.2564.116
Operating System: Windows 10

Describe the bug with as much detail as possible:
When I upload an empty text file to my private data in the demo app, it hangs indefinitely.

What are the steps to reproduce the bug

  1. Create empty text file
  2. Start maidsafe demo app
  3. Click on “View and Manage Private data”
  4. Click on “+”
  5. Click on “Upload File”
  6. Select the empty text file

Were you able to work around this bug? How?
When I restart the app and view my private data, I find that the file has been uploaded successfully. I can’t get around needing to restart the app, however. It also works fine without hanging or any problems if I add data/text to the text file before trying to upload.

Is there anything else that might help us fix this bug?
Not really, but something I’m not sure is worth making another bug report about is that the empty file will use the singular form of bytes in the size cell of the table (“0 byte”). Kinda pedantic for me to point out, I’d be OK if it only used the plural form for everything.

  1. Did you use the Bug reporting procedure to file this report on Jira? This is definitely something to be reported.

  2. Would you be able to post the output from a terminal?

    • start the launcher and the demo app from a command prompt (launching from separate command prompts would be fine). Debug should be automatically turned on and we can see if there is and error and the demo app is just not handling it, or if there’s not an error and it just hangs.