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Author Topic: Alpha 0.40 Released
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Post Alpha 0.40 Released
on: 2013-05-30 08:21

The Windows and Ubuntu 12.04 'Alpha 0.40' version has been released to testers.

Testers can download it as specified in the original email sent to them.

See the Known Issues forum for known issues with this release, and planned upcoming work.

version.txt file
This is the first release of WordTsar for all platforms. Please send error/bug reports to

Commentary and discussion can happen at

Known problems list available on the forum.

- has spellcheck (requires hunspell library)
- currently requires Ubuntu 12.04 or better
- Heavily used and tested

- no spell check
- currently uses custom file load dialog
- rarely used and tested

- no spell check
- sub-optimal event handler slows down text entry
- lightly used and tested

All Operating Systems
- On any crash, WordTsar will create a debug file, with no personal information. Please send the report to with details about what you were doing.
- I use WordTsar every day, currently with a 70,000 word document.
- Current builds contain debug code, and may run slower than a final release.
- OS Menus are not Functional, use Wordstar commands instead.
- To load a file, use ^KR
- File sizes are large to to inclusion of Debug information.

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Post Re: Alpha 0.40 Released
on: 2013-05-31 04:51

One item not mentioned, WordTsar only sees files as Wordstar file format if the file has one of the following extensions: .ws, .ws1, .ws2, .ws3, .ws4, .ws5, .ws6, .ws7.

There is preliminary RTF file support. All other files are treated at UTF-8 text files.

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