Wednesday, August 24, 2005

NoteMaster 1.3.3 available

I just made the new NoteMaster 1.3.3 available; you can get it right away from the Download page. (Sorry, but a changelog is not yet available.)

It includes (as partially described in my previous post) four new major features:
  • The integral browser supports the Mozilla/Gecko control.
  • Startup time and general performance were greatly improved (-4000 KB average memory need).
  • Sessions can now be manually saved and restored (menu: File/Sessions).
  • Much better toolbar handling (the tool bars' state is now saved and restored; the tool bars can be locked).
And, in addition, a vast number of fixed bugs (like the Serif font issue on 98/ME systems).

Much of these improvements were made because of user feedback; I, again, want to thank everyone who took the time to report bugs or suggest features. This showed immediate results in this release; so, please, if you encounter bugs or have improvement ideas, please use the Help/Send Feedback command.

This release also means we're one or at most two Beta versions from the final release away, which I hope to issue before the end of the year. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

NoteMaster progress

NoteMaster 1.3.3

I've put some major work in NoteMaster during the last few months and hope to introduce NoteMaster 1.3.3 soon. Here's a teaser of what's new:
  • Mozilla control integration: The integral browser allows you to choose on-the-fly whether you want to render pages using the Internet Explorer engine or Mozilla's.
  • Improved window management: The "Open Documents" panel now enables you to select multiple documents and save or close them all at once.
  • Improved persisting of settings: Settings are now remembered correctly.
  • Much improved tool bar handling: NoteMaster will now save your tool bars' state and restore it. Also, you can now toggle visibility of individual toolbars, as well as lock all tool bars.
  • Many bugs fixed, in areas such as syntax scheme handling and file opening.
  • Easier to understand captions and labels in NoteMaster's user interface.

I hereby want to thank everyone who reported bugs and suggested features to me: you're really a big help. Remember, bug reports and feature suggestions can be sent by choosing the "Send Bug Report" command from the Help menu (or just E-mail to