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?
One bug fix (not really a bug, but…) and a handful of new features like codepage 437 support (partial). Also a new feature not found in the original Wordstar! Check the forum for more information.
A handful of bug fixes surrounding the .pm command and the addition of tabs setting via .tb. See the forum for details.
Besides a few bug fixes, this adds the .pm command and adds proper incremmental changes to .lm and .rm. For example, .lm.25″ will create a left margin of .25″. A .lm+.25″ will add .25″ to the current left margin while .lm-.25″ will subtract .25″ from the left margin.
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.
Version 0.50 Alpha is ready. I’m just doing final compiles and tests on various platforms.
We are back from holiday, and itching to get back to the code. We have some emails and registrations to catch up on as well.
Just a quick note. We are still on holiday. I’ve noticed several requests from new testers.
We’ll get to them when we get back.
The download site is having some issues, and downloads are not available right now.
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.