Another small FocusWriter release

I made a small bugfix release of FocusWriter, version 1.6.7. I fixed a few minor issues: the printing now no longer adds extra indenting; the window margin of the themes respects 1-pixel margins again; and finally the background of the text area is no longer incorrectly scaled on HiDPI displays. Enjoy!

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More releases!

I just realized I forgot to announce the releases I made at the beginning of the month! Oops. This poor, neglected blog.

I updated all of my projects, and for the most part it was a very minor release that fixed an installation bug in Linux or updated the translations. Of course, FocusWriter had a few more fixes than the rest, but that is to be expected as it is a much more complicated program. And Tanglet actually had a feature release, thanks to Markus Enzenberger. If you have not yet updated, enjoy!

Small FocusWriter release

I made a small bugfix release of FocusWriter, version 1.6.4. This release mainly fixes issues with backgrounds on HiDPI displays. As I don’t have such a display myself, I did not notice these issues during development. Please enjoy!

Releases galore!

Over the past week and a half, I have made releases for all of my projects. Most of them were pretty minor, and just amounted to updating the translations (and fixing an issue where the Qt-supplied translations were not being properly loaded). Packagers will now need to depend on lrelease, because I no longer include the precompiled binary .qm files.

The projects with actual feature releases were CuteMaze, Hexalate, Tanglet, and Tetzle. For the most part, the features added will not be obvious unless you have a 4K monitor, because the biggest thing I added was support for high-DPI displays. I did also finish moving my projects to be Qt 5 only, and to use C++11.

As usual, report any issues you have. Enjoy!

Another FocusWriter release!

I just made a bugfix release of FocusWriter, version 1.6.1. This release has fixes for a few issues, primarily with OOXML files. They solve data loss, so if you are using FocusWriter with OOXML files I recommend you update immediately. The other fixes are much more minor, but still nice to have. Enjoy!

And finally … a new FocusWriter!

I am pleased to announce a new feature release of FocusWriter, version 1.6.0! It has been a long time coming. Anyway, new in this release are a few things that I know people will be very happy about: I relented and merged code that allows you to always show the user interface. I also added support for headings, so you can make your chapter titles bigger than the rest of your text. And quite a bit of behind-the-scenes work went into adding support for high DPI displays (which I don’t happen to have, so if my testing missed some things, let me know).

I also added four new themes! I don’t want to overload the install with too many themes, but I always felt the selection was a bit lacking. The original themes are still provided, of course, but they are now complemented by:

Bitter Skies

Bitter Skies

Enchantment

Enchantment

Spy Games

Spy Games

Tranquility

Tranquility

Go forth and enjoy!

Small FocusWriter release!

I have rather let my blog stagnate, which is a shame. I am bringing it back with the announcement of a bugfix release for FocusWriter, version 1.5.7! There are not a whole lot of fixes, and the biggest change is that I have switched to making the Windows builds from inside of Linux. End users shouldn’t notice anything different, but if you do have a problem please email me!

New FocusWriter release!

I have made a new feature release of FocusWriter, version 1.5.0. This has been far too long in the making, partly because I was very distracted with Whisker Menu. This release mostly focuses on code cleanup and other internal changes. There are a few user visible improvements, though.

I have added a daily progress dialog which allows you to see how many days in a row you have managed to reach your daily goal, labeled as a “streak”. It also displays the length of the longest streak of days in which you have reached your daily goal. It shows you how far through your daily goal you are each day by changing the color of the background of the date, and when you reach your daily goal it shows a star behind the date:

Daily progress dialog

Daily progress dialog

I have at long last completely and utterly killed the awful black-on-gray default theme. And there was much rejoicing! Ahem. Anyway, there are now four default themes included, and the default when creating a theme more closely resembles that of other word processors. I have added two useful visual effects to the themes, namely the ability to blur the background behind the text, and the ability to have a drop shadow. Also, I replaced the tabs in the theme dialog to be a scrollable list to make it easier to find theme options:

Themes dialog showing default themes

Themes dialog showing default themes


Theme edit dialog with a new theme

Theme edit dialog with a new theme

This release also marks the return of included dictionaries on Windows. This does bloat the installed size quite a bit, and I am still figuring out what I want to do about that for future releases. I added them back as too many users were confused by having to download dictionaries separately from third-party sites.

There is now a basic NSIS installer for Windows; however a ZIP download for portable mode is still provided.

Enjoy! Please report any issues you have.

FocusWriter 1.4.5 released

I have made a new bugfix release of FocusWriter, version 1.4.5. This release fixes quite a few smaller bugs. It will most likely be the last bugfix release I make before the next feature release, which if I hope to have finished soon. Enjoy!

FocusWriter 1.4.3 released

I have made a small FocusWriter release to fix a data loss bug with the emergency cache: FocusWriter had not been restoring from cache for brand new files that did not have a name yet. This release also improves the Qt 5 support by properly migrating the data from the Qt 4 version. Enjoy!