Wednesday, December 08, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.6

Another release; more syncing fixes. On that front, the "system clocks are too different" warning has been modified to show up only with a 60 second difference or more. Even if it shows, you can also still continue with the sync. An issue preventing the Mac from showing up in the device list should also be fixed. There were some other sync issues that are fixed as well.

But it's not all syncing! There are fixes for Magic Mouse users, blog servers with self-signed HTTPS certificates, smart journals, and more.

Use "Check for Update" in MacJournal to get the new release and let me know of any issues you run in to.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.6b2

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There is an important fix in this beta: a fix for iOS devices that don't show a Mac you want to sync with on certain networks. The issue was in MacJournal, but it only presented itself on certain network configurations, so you may not have seen it. But if you were in a situation where the Mac didn't show up on your iPhone or iPad even though you're sure the two devices are on the same network, this could be the fix for you.

There are also some other fixes for rare crashes, blogging to servers with a self-signed HTTPS certificate, and others. Please let me know of any issues.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.6b1

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Another day, another series of betas. There are a few minor fixes in there, but if you're having trouble with the new "your clocks are too different" check with touch device syncing, this beta for you.

A word about this check: I had a conversation with a user a few weeks ago that was seeing consistent data loss—entries were getting deleted every time he synced. We traced this down to a difference in clocks between the two devices. MacJournal uses the modification dates of the entries compared to the date of the last sync to decide what to sync. If one machine thinks it's really 30 or 40 seconds later or earlier than it really is, the syncing can go awry because it might decide something should be deleted that really shouldn't. The check was meant to prevent issues like that. The threshold is set at 25 seconds in 5.2.5. This release extends it to 60 seconds and also allows you to continue syncing after seeing the warning. It's still important to keep your system clocks as close as possible (since there really is only one correct time and all of your computers should be as close as possible to that), but since so many people were syncing successfully even with incorrect system clocks, it seems like a good idea to re-enable that. Please give it a try and let me know if you're having problems syncing.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.5b1

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5.2.5 will be a smaller release than 5.2.4 and meant to address some issues in that release and some issues discovered with syncing the recent mobile releases. To that end, there is a fix for an error that can occur during syncing that some people with PDFs were seeing. There’s also a fix for blogging with PDFs. VoiceOver support is improved in the calendar and tab bar, as well as better international support. I also reverted behavior for the “shaded” days in the calendar to include just the entries in the current journal until I can work out a better way to accomplish what I was going for in 5.2.4.

Please let me know of any problems using the “Report an Issue” item in the Help menu. If everything looks okay here and no more mobile support is required, this should be reaching public release status soon.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.4

As is my custom, I forgot about posting something about the final release. However, 5.2.4 came out a week or two ago. Going forward, there will likely be a 5.2.5 at some point soon, but as a much smaller release than 5.2.4. I will likely post a beta of it soon once I get fixes finalized, so stay tuned if you are interested. Please let me know if you have any problems with 5.2.4. Email or the Support Forums are the best route to get in touch. Thanks everyone for your help with 5.2.4!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.4b6

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“Synchronize” is now available when syncing with iOS devices for the first time. What happens is that if the data sets are completely distinct (as in created separately), they can be safely merged. If there is some overlap and some other issue causes the system to think the two devices have never synced before, a Replace sync will be necessary to restore good working order as before.

As a historical footnote, upgrading data from MacJournal 2.1 and before is supported once again.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.4b5

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Here is the next beta of MacJournal 5.2.4. This is an unofficial final candidate build. That is, I'm not expecting to have to change anything before the final public release. In terms of what has changed in this beta, a few bug fixes and a few syncing changes. Starting a sync with an iPhone will do a backup first (just like with MobileMe). The automatic sync behavior is on by default now, but you can disable it. MacJournal entry URLs are now created with their IDs instead of topics, making for greater stability if you rename the entries. Also, you can sort search results in the entries list and that sorting will be remembered separately.

Please let me know of any problems you have by emailing me.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Macjournal 5.2.4b4

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It's another beta! This beta adds an explicit "Import from Journler" menu item in the File menu that does a much better job than dragging a specific folder into the sidebar ever could. It also fixes a regression in an earlier beta with creating links to entries and showing the status sheet for the daily backup. Holding down the Option key when clicking the back or forward buttons in the calendar will now jump a year in that direction. The "magnify" gesture to change text zoom is now off by default since it seem it got more accidental use than intentional. There are other changes, so check out the Version History when you get it and let me know of any problems.

Monday, July 19, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.4b3

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This beta has some tweaks to blogging to support some new kinds of MetaWeblog servers. It will also allow you to specify how many entries to download from Blogger. There also some fixes for searching, syncing, and international calendars. Please let me know of any issues you have.

Friday, July 02, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.4b2

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There are a few bug fixes and regressions fixed in this beta. There are also a few new (very minor) things included here. "More" tags for blogs will be automatically recognized and let through to the server, even if you have "Escape > and <" turned on. If you hold the Option key when connecting a touch device, you can choose to which document you'd like it to sync. I added a new debugging tool in the Help menu: a network log for seeing what is happening during blogging. There are also some improvements regarding touch device syncing: large syncs should do better now.

Please let me know of any problems, specifically regarding touch syncing. Please let me know if that got better or worse for you.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Macjournal 5.2.4b1

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This is the first beta of 5.2.4. It has more changes than seem evident in the UI, but there are a few changes that might help you. Line endings with Blogger are improved yet again. The right text margins when you have text zoom set to greater than 100% should also be fixed. There are some changes to wiki links, internationalization, and Services as well. Please try it out and let me know of any problems.

The best ways to report problems are with the Report a Bug menu item in the Help menu or the MacJournal Support Forums. Make sure to include what version of MacJournal you are using.

Friday, May 14, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.3

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My apologies for the rapid-fire release but a bug was discovered for dealing with line breaks and I wanted to keep that working for all users and I'll be away from email for a few days so it was now or a while from now. One or two other bugs were fixed, including one with editing the top-level entry template in the Inspector.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.2

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This is a small bug-fix release for 5.2.1 to fix some issues with iPhone syncing and Tiger compatibility. There are also improvements to blog downloading, entry linking, and image scaling.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.2b2

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This beta has improvements for iPhone syncing and blogging. Please try it out and let me know of any problems before the final release.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.2b1

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This is a small bug-fix release for 5.2.1 to fix some of the issues discovered in that release. There are fixes for syncing with iPhones as well as a fix for launching on Tiger. There are fixes in a lot of different places, so check out the version history and let me know of any problems.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.1

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Note for Tiger users: after the release, an issue was found that prevents launching on most Tiger machines. 10.4 users should continue to use 5.2 until a fix is released.

This was actually released about a week ago, but I neglected to do a post here. Please check it out and let me know of any problems.

Monday, April 12, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.1b6

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At this point, I think all the issues that are going to be fixed in this release have been fixed so far. This beta is to get some of those fixes since the last beta out there for a little while before the final release, which should hopefully be this week. Since the last beta, there have been fixes for mobile syncing, aliases and smart journals, and improvements to the Quick Note window. Please let me know of any problems via email, the "Report a Bug" menu item in MacJournal, or the Support Forums.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.1b5

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This will likely be the last beta release for 5.2.1. This includes a fix for an issue where crash logs for MacJournal for iPhone would show up in the crash reporter each time you launch MacJournal, no matter what you chose to do last time. There are some other fixes for syncing with the mobile version, as well as some fixes for smart journals and entries with tables. Please let me know of any issues.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.1b4

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After this week's release of MacJournal for iPhone, an issue arose with getting the initial sync between the phone and the Mac set up. It varied based on network conditions, but some users saw it consistently. This beta should fix that issue. Please let me know if you see any problems getting syncing started using this beta.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.1b3

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This build fixes some small issues with smart journals, improves support for Boolean operators while searching, and a few small other UI issues.

Monday, March 15, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.1b2

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This build fixes some issues people were seeing with templates disappearing. It also changes tabs behavior a bit to reduce confusion: selecting an entry that already is a tab somewhere won't switch to that tab anymore. There are also improvements for export, AppleScript, link detection, separate editing windows, and more. Check it out and let me know of any issues.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

MacJournal 5.2.1b1

5.2 came out a little over a week ago and 5.2.1 fixes a few small bugs found in that release. Download it now. Among the useful changes, PNG images will upload to blog servers and look better. Configuring new Picasa settings should work better now. Spell checking should work better in Full Screen. There are a few other small changes, which you can check out in the Version History item in the Help menu.

If you have any issues in this release, please email me as soon as possible as this release will hopefully have a much shorter cycle than 5.2.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

MacJournal 5.2

It's finally here! Use the Check for Update item in MacJournal or head to Mariner to get the final release. The major new features with 5.2 are support for the iPhone version, downloads of more than 50 entries for LiveJournal, automatic backups for non-main documents, better UI for setting default font and color, fixes for Quick Note with Spaces, improved compatibility with non-Blogger Atom servers, and, as always, fixes for MobileMe syncing.

If you have a question or an issue, please consider visiting the support forum or using the "Report an issue" item in the Help menu in MacJournal. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

MacJournal 5.2b13

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This beta encapsulates some changes I made that I wanted to get out before the final release. I will likely finalize the final release Tuesday night or Wednesday, so please let me know if you have any issues sooner rather than later. There are some tweaks to HTML export, the first-launch experience is fixed, and the "Save As" menu item will now worked more as expected when used on the main document. There is also a workaround for a crash in the OS with URL caching. Please let me know of any troubles.

Friday, February 05, 2010

MacJournal 5.2b12

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Mostly assorted small updates in this one. There's a "Reveal in Finder" button in the Advanced Preferences to show the current main data file in the Finder (which will help me with support). For Leopard or Snow Leopard users, the behavior of smart quotes in tricky situations should be much better. A few crashes are fixed, HTML formatting should be improved for links with smart quotes in them, the entries list should hide correctly after a search, and so forth. Let me know of any problems as this will likely be released sometime this month.

Friday, January 22, 2010

MacJournal 5.2b11

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This fixes a regression in Quick Note and MobileMe syncing that could cause a crash. It also improves MobileMe upload and resizing images for uploading to WordPress.

Monday, January 18, 2010

MacJournal 5.2b10

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An assorted collection of minor enhancements and bug fixes. Recorded video should play back correctly now. Accessibility and VoiceOver support has been improved. Uploading to MobileMe via the Share menu should work better. When both the sidebar and vertical entries list are on the screen, only one set of Add and Action buttons will be visible. If you open the File menu and hold the Control, you'll see a new item to add a journal at the top level, no matter what is selected. There's more, so check out the Version History in the release if you want, and, as always, let me know of any issues.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

MacJournal 5.2b9

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This beta has as few fixes here and there. Really, the release is closing down at this point (hopefully). Emailing non-textual entries (such as PDFs) should work now. You can specify a translucent (or completely clear) background color for Full Screen if you want to see your desktop. There are small fixes for MobileMe HTML upload, back/forward history navigation, maintaining selection while deleting items, and configuring attachment servers. The one note that is worth mentioning by itself is the iWeb functionality: it's never worked very well due to a very limited interface made available by Apple. An interface they have chosen to remove entirely, it seems. So, for now, the corresponding functionality has been removed from MacJournal while I investigate another solution.