Alpha 0.51 Released

The latest Alpha was released today.

This release brings about background document formatting.  Now, if you have a 50 page document, and you increase line spacing to 2 at the top of the document (.ls2), you’ll see the page count increase.

Unfortunately, we still have a bug.  WordTsar doesn’t know when to stop formatting, so it always reformats to the end of the document on every keystroke.  On desktops, it’s not a big deal, but on laptops, you will notice a battery drain.

 

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5 Responses to Alpha 0.51 Released

  1. Dun says:
    Google Chrome 37.0.2062.103 Windows 7

    Learned about this website and program while searching for WordStar. Unless I missed something very obvious to everyone else, appreciate knowing how to get a copy of the program to use..
    Thanks in advance.
    Dun

  2. gbr says:
    Google Chrome 37.0.2062.122 Mac OS X 10.9.5

    There’s a downloads link right at the top of the page.

  3. Haakon Dahl says:
    Internet Explorer 9.0 Windows 7

    Love your project. Will try. One of the things I realized I loved about WordStar was that aside from allowing me to work much faster, the machine itself wasn’t killing itself trying to re-format things all the time. This was one of the key thing I remember: I could not bog a 286 by holding down a key. No swapping memory, no calculating how many pixels to move the rest of the document down in memory.
    DOS 6.22 on a 486DX was awesome. The machine so overpowered the requirements of the OS that well-written programs were faster and smoother than anything I’ve seen in the last fifteen years. I’ll gratefully try out your project and give you any feedback I can.
    Thanks!

  4. Bob Arnold says:
    Google Chrome 61.0.3163.100 Mac OS X 10.11.6

    Was very excited to find this, and disappointed to see that it may be inactive. I was unable to get version 5.0 or 5.1 to run on my Mac (OS 10.11.6). I found a referenced to the OS in the pList and edited it but it didn’t make any difference. Is there a workaround, or any possibility of an update? Thanks!

    • Gerald Brandt says:
      Mozilla Firefox 56.0 Ubuntu Linux

      I use this on my Mac daily. That being said, I’m working on a new version, which I will open source when it’s running.

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