WordTsar 0.1.345 Released

This release is a big step for the project. We’ve moved from an in-house Mercurial repo to Sourceforge, so now anyone can look at the code. It’s a bit sloppy in parts. Other changes are:

  • fixed a bug that stopped auto formatting of documents when they are loaded.
  • fixed a screen flicker introduced during ‘format on load’ code.
  • added math in dot command

The addition of math in dot commands means you can do simple things like .rm 8.5-1-1i to set the right margin to 6.5 inches. The math system will also do complex math like  2 * (pi / 4.7) + sqrt(7), but why would you want to?

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.

 

Summer Time…

Work has slowed down…  The kids are out of school, and the camping season has started. We’re up to 0.46 of WordTsar, thanks to our testers, and 0.47 will be out this Friday.

There are a few known issues with 0.46 (check the forum), but all in all, we seem to be fairly stable.  I’ll be spending the summer adding functionality, so if there’s anything you would like to see first, post in the forum.

I have some new testers in the queue.  If I haven’t responded to you yet, give me until sometime next week.