Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Announcing The Guide Users Group.

Thanks for the enthusiastic responses towards the users group. So without further ado, here is the official Guide Users Group:

Let's meet up there!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

User's group, anyone?

The Guide has over 500 downloads a month. A few users correspond regularly with me, mainly regarding the new features they'd like to see in future versions. The user community of Guide is picking up, going by the frequency of these interactions.

Would you guys like a forum to discuss Guide-related issues? A mailing list or a web forum?

Let me know. If there are enough votes, I'll set one up.

BTW, did you all like 1.6rc1? I've had some feedback, including 1 bug so far.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

v1.6 Release Candidate 1

It's a fresh, beautiful Saturday in Bangalore, and looks ideal to declare a feature complete of v1.6! I'll put up the release candidate 1.6rc1 this weekend. Here are the changes after v1.5:

v1.6rc1, xx-May-2007:

  • Print, print preview and export for single node, subtree or entire document.
  • Auto save on close (configurable).
  • Auto save every 'n' minutes (configurable).
  • Automatically create backups while opening (configurable).
  • Single-click (configurable) restore from tray.
  • Minimize options: Minimize on 'X' button, on 'Esc' key.
  • Drag-drop revamp: no more menus on drop! Drag moves, ctrl+drag copies.
  • Insert date/time, with customizable formats.
  • New Office 2003-style foreground/background color selectors.
  • Remember custom colors across sessions.
  • Line, character counts on the status bar.
  • Child node count on the status bar.
  • Expand all/Collapse all entries in tree menu.
  • Prevent simultaneous edit of same .gde file.
  • Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+K strikethrough, Ctrl+, preferences.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed Ctrl+C/X/V while renaming nodes
  • Fixed handle leak in print preferences dialog
  • Minimize then exit prevented window from showing up correctly next time
  • Heading numbers > 10 would be reversed ("1.10" => "1.01")

The sorting of nodes didn't make it for technical reasons, sorry about that.