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I have just released version 1.3.9 of QTM. This adds one new feature: the ability to set margins and borders when inserting an image into an entry (something I do a lot and had to do by hand up until now). This release is relevant to all platforms; source releases are available from the green box on the right, while binaries for Ubuntu are building right now and should be available shortly through the Launchpad package archive system (see the download instructions here). I expect to get binaries for the Mac and other versions of Linux built tomorrow; Windows binaries will have to wait a bit because my laptop has broken down. Update: Windows binaries are now available; see the installer link on in the column on the right.
I have released a minor update for QTM which only affects Mac users. This simply allows access to recent entries and preferences from the global menu (the menu bar that appears at startup or when no windows are present). The first was for completeness's sake and the second to get round a bug in the Mac version of Qt (that caused the Preferences menu entry to remain visible after all windows had closed, but it did nothing when selected). Binary downloads for the Mac, as well as new source bundles, are available from the Downloads box on the right.
I've just released version 1.3.7, which improves usability on Ubuntu's unity (allowing the opening of recent files and quickpost templates from the Unity launcher, rather than the now-hidden system tray icon), and fixes a bug that stopped the "recent files" menu working properly on the Mac. Since these changes only affect Mac and Ubuntu users, I will be releasing binary packages only for those platforms (i.e. none for Windows, Fedora or SUSE as it has no changes over version 1.3.6 for those platforms). Source packages and a Mac disc image are available from the downloads box on the right; binaries for Ubuntu are building and should be available through my PPA later on today (if you already have it installed, it should update automatically; if not, please see the page about downloading from a repository).
I have released version 1.3.6 of QTM. The main features this time round are user interface adjustments relating to releasing it for the Mac, which has become possible for me again but was a bit more difficult than I had expected due to some bugs in Qt (which also affect Nokia's own development tools). Older versions had the new-style unified title and toolbar; that had to go so as to stop each new window being smaller than the last. I've also moved the upload progress bar, and a hidden button in the bottom status bar, into the side panel.Read more »
Well, by today I had hoped to be able to release a Mac OS X release of QTM. It's been a few years and several releases, but sadly I had to retire my old Mac and Nokia decided to migrate Qt to Cocoa (the Objective-C interface to Mac OS X, as opposed to the C-based Carbon that had been used before), sacrificing compatibility with PowerPC and older versions of Mac OS X in the process. I now have a new Mac mini, and have compiled a copy of QTM using a newer version of Qt.Read more »
I have just released version 1.3.5 of QTM. Several of the changes were based on correspondence with Chema Cortes on BitBucket, who reported problems affecting international users and a problem with empty account entries persisting after opening a file. There is also a proper quit entry in Unity's icon menu (because Unity's own Quit action just closes all the open windows rather than closing the app itself). Changelog is here.
Packages for Ubuntu have already been built and if you are subscribed to my PPA, you should already have been upgraded. A Windows binary can be found here. Source bundles are available in the downloads links on the right, and SUSE/Fedora binaries are available through the OpenSUSE build service repositories.
I have just released version 1.3.4 of QTM; the main feature this time round only affects Ubuntu users who use the Unity environment. It adds new menu entries to the icon which appears in the "launcher" (dock) on the left hand side, which you can keep there by right-clicking on it and selecting "Keep in launcher". You can open new or saved entries, and run quickpost (no template support at present) from the menu. I intend to add more functionality to that in due course. Sadly, GNOME 3's own shell does not support this at present, but the system tray menu functionality has not changed.
There is also one bug fix for everyone, namely that when you close an untouched new entry, it no longer thinks it's unsaved and therefore doesn't ask you to save it anymore.Read more »
A new version has been released: version 1.3.3 contains some improvements and bug fixes to Preview mode, and an important bug fix to editing: that when you add an image or link with quote marks in the title (double quotes), it encodes the quotes, rather than copying them as they are (which would make the link invalid). Full changelog here.
Packages have been publishes for Ubuntu via Launchpad and for OpenSUSE and Fedora via the OpenSUSE Build Service. A Windows binary should be available later today. Source code available at Sourceforge, or using one of the two "Source" links in the Downloads box on the right-hand side of this page.
It's been a long time coming, but I've finally got version 1.3.2 ready for release -- the new features don't really justify the long wait (11 months); what has happened is a mixture of more work and features that didn't work out. The most important new feature is the suppression of those irritating "read more" tags some newspaper websites insert when you copy and paste.
Packages for OpenSUSE and Fedora are building right now; packages for Ubuntu and Windows will follow later.
Having recently installed the beta of Ubuntu's "natty" release on one of my computers, it has come to my attention that QTM is incompatible with the system tray in the Unity environment. Unity includes the system tray only for a few specific applications via a "white list", but adding QTM to the white list or changing the list to "all" does not make QTM work - the system tray does not appear.
This is, unfortunately, Canonical's way of trying to dictate how everyone else uses their system: they have decided that the system tray is incompatible with their user interface philosophy, and they want everyone to re-write their apps to use their notification system. The problem is that the system tray works as a means of running an app in the background with a menu available to open a window as and when needed. Mac OS X lets you run the system tray menu off the dock; Unity doesn't.Read more »