November 23rd, 2011
Alright, after a bit of a hiatus, a few side projects and a great deal of open sourcing, we’re back on track with Per Se beta releases!
Download Per Se 1.0.2b2
The Beta 2 update includes a few stylistic changes and some under the hood improvements. Importantly, it resolves an issue with the Sparkle autoupdate that prevents in-app updating from working. This means you’ll need to install the 1.0.2 beta 2 update manually.
The more apparent changes include:
- An improved styles bar, less obtrusive and with an iWork like color picker
- Preference for opening the journal to the last selected entry
- Re-organization of the Edit and Format menu to model other writing applications
- Select multiple tags to see all the associated entries
The main goal of the 1.0.2 version remains improvement to Per Se’s printing and export capabilities. Along the way we’ll continue to see smaller changes to the interface and unseen improvements to the underlying code.
Enjoy, and happy journaling!
November 10th, 2011
Journler is open source!
It’s been seemingly quiet here the last couple months. I’ve been involved in some side projects, and I’ve also been preparing to open source Journler. I announced at the beginning of the year that I would be releasing the complete Journler source code as I updated the application for Mac OS 10.6 and 10.7 compatibility. That process is taking a decent bit of time, and rather than postponing the source code release any longer I decided to go ahead and make good on the promise.
Over the last couple of days I’ve pushed the complete Journler source code to github. All of the main Journler code as well as code from the three Sprouted frameworks on which Journler depends is available. This is live code; it is the code as it appears in the 2.6 updates. As I release additional beta updates, the github repository will reflect the underlying changes.
See the code at github/philipdow.
The Journler repositories include Journler itself, SproutedAVI, SproutedInterface and SproutedUtilities. You’ll notice there are additional repositories, and I imagine the number will increase as I improve the Journler code and likely release some of the code out of Per Se as well.
In the meantime, I’ll be hopping to with the Per Se updates once again and will see about getting the next 1.0.1 beta out in a week or two.
August 8th, 2011
The first of the v1.0.2 Per Se betas is available for download!
Download Per Se 1.0.2b1
This beta features some minor improvements to the UI and, importantly, the addition of auto-update support. Yay! Auto-update is enabled by default, but you can disable it in the preferences and manually check for updates instead. When an update is available, you’ll be prompted to download and install it. Courtesy the awesome Sparkle framework.
In general there are three areas of focus for the 1.0.2 beta. I’ll be doing some under the hood tidying up to improve the code without affecting the application’s performance. Ye old refactoring.
I’ll also be tying together still disperate elements of the user interface. I consider the Molé theme to be Per Se’s primary interface right now, and I’ll be making an effort to en-theme other parts of the app to match the look and feel of it.
Finally I’ll be improving the export and printing capabilities, which is an oft requested and eminently useful feature. More format options, date ranges, whole journal — that sort of thing.
No timeline on when 1.0.2 will be released, but as usual there should be a steady stream of beta updates that from now on will be automatically available to you.