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Version 1.3.19 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Mon, 2017-06-12 12:22

Just put out a new release of QTM. This is the first release with major changes for about three years; no new features as such, but a few major fixes and improvements. For Mac users, the app now supports Retina displays (i.e. will appear smooth, not pixellated as it did before.) The app now applies preferences immediately across the app, rather than just in the present window and new ones. It is possible to add a link when inserting an image. Technorati tag support has also been removed, as the service was ended some years ago.

Source downloads and a disc image for MacOS are available from Bitbucket, using the first two links in the "Downloads" box which should be to the right of this text. Binary downloads for OpenSUSE and Fedora have already built at OpenSUSE Build Service, and you can add these to your repositories list (see the relevant section in "Using QTM") and downloads for Ubuntu are now available through my Launchpad package archive.Read more »

Version 1.3.18 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sun, 2015-04-26 18:43

I have just released a new version of QTM. This is a minor release, and simply removes the "system tray double-click function" preference on Unity, because the system tray on Unity does not allow more than one mouse click function (the equivalent of a right-click on KDE or Windows). Anyone using the package of QTM supplied by Ubuntu is encouraged to upgrade by installing my PPA, as the Ubuntu version does not feature the Unity launcher menu.

Source downloads are available by clicking the links in the box on the right; since this only affects Ubuntu users, only Ubuntu binaries will be released.

New Mac OS X package released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Tue, 2014-12-16 11:30

I've just released a new package for Mac OS X: this is the same version as before, but packaged with Qt 5.4 which was released last week (see the green download box to the right). This improves support for Mac OS X Yosemite, and it looks like a decent app in Yosemite and has the new stylings and fonts, rather than looking like a crude throwback to old Mac OS X (which I never thought looked bad, but it looks out of place on Yosemite). Qt 5.4 doesn't support versions of the OS prior to 10.7, so if you're still using Snow Leopard this won't work, so I'm keeping the old download up for the time being.

Version 1.3.17 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Mon, 2014-02-24 21:14

I've just had to release an updated version of QTM -- this fixes a single bug which was preventing submitting edits to scheduled posts (it compared the schedule date to the current date the wrong way, and said the date was in the past when it wasn't). Downloads available from all the usual places.

Version 1.3.16 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sat, 2014-02-22 12:48

I've just released version 1.3.16 and this builds on the major changes of the last release, namely enabling the use of the Wordpress API to post entries on blogs that support it. This time, the major change is the ability to schedule entries and to post with Pending and Private status.

Also, I have included a workaround for a problem with the Twitter Tools and Social plugins which occurred when a post was published the first time it was posted to the server; what happened was that the entry was posted correctly but an error was returned rather than an entry number, so QTM could not post subsequent edits. This is resolved by embedding a hash code in the entry (in a comment at the end of the last paragraph, so it doesn't appear in the entry when it's viewed), and then retrieving the entry from the server if the error occurs.Read more »

Version 1.3.15 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Wed, 2014-01-01 21:24

Today I released version 1.3.15 of QTM. This fixes some annoying bugs in which the busy cursor and progress bar would remain visible after operations (in particular, posting an entry) have been completed. It also uses the Wordpress methods, rather than the old ones inherited from Movable Type, to post new and edited entries (meaning it can be done in one stage, rather than two or three), and you can also apply a password to a Wordpress entry.

Also, this entry is the first to feature Qt 5 on the Mac and Windows. It also fixes the problem on OS X Mavericks in which words appeared in the wrong font. (Unfortunately, versions of Mac OS X older than 10.7 Lion are no longer supported, and of course you need an Intel-based Mac.) Source code and a download for the Mac are available from the box at the bottom of the right-hand column; binaries for Linux are being built and should be available shortly.

Version 1.3.14 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Mon, 2013-07-29 13:27

I've just released a new bug fix version of QTM: version 1.3.14. This contains one fix, which is a workaround for problems in Wordpress where the Social plugin is installed, which was preventing categories being assigned to an entry. It now posts it as a draft and publishes when that's done and the categories are set. (The same had been the case on Movable Type.)

Binaries are avaiable from the green box on the right for Windows and the Mac, and from the usual repositories for OpenSUSE and Fedora Linux. I have submitted packages for Ubuntu, but they have not been processed and there seems to be a glitch on their system which I have submitted a bug report for.

Version 1.3.13 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sat, 2013-01-19 00:44

I've just put out a new version of QTM: version 1.3.13. The main new feature this time is that it's Qt 5 ready. Qt 5 compiles and runs fine on Linux (X11) and can be made to work on Windows (the tool-chain has changed on Windows so it's a bit more complicated). Sadly, on the Mac, some functionality QTM relies on in Qt 4 has not been updated for Qt 5 yet, so you'll still need Qt 4 on the Mac. However, the downloads for Windows still use Qt 4 as Qt 5 is a bit rough around the edges. There is no functionality in QTM that requires Qt 5.

Also, there are a couple of bug fixes. The main fix is that, when you post an entry and it fails (because you had the wrong password, for example), it no longer declares the entry posted -- which means when you correct the problem, it will now be able to post it properly.Read more »

Version 1.3.12 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Tue, 2012-10-16 23:45

I've just released yet another new version of QTM - this version contains two crash bug fixes which seem to be related to the changes in the last edition, so it's a strongly recommended update on all platforms (two of them affect the Mac, one affects all platforms). The other main change is an internal one, namely that there is now a menu bar class based on the one I used for the Mac "supermenu" (the one that you could see when there were no windows open). As a result, the executable is slightly smaller than on the old version.Read more »

Version 1.3.11 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Thu, 2012-10-11 20:17

I have just released version 1.3.11 of QTM. This was originally going to be a Mac-only release, but while readying that for release I made a number of bug fixes and minor user interface improvements. If you're on the Mac you'll notice that the menu that appears when you start up QTM has more entries; this was to get rid of entries disappearing from the program menu when you closed all the open windows. There are also some bug fixes and user-interface improvements that affect all platforms: shortcuts for closing a window, undo and redo, and formatting properly when you paste as a Markdown blockquote.

Source downloads are available in the box on the right, and binaries have been built for OpenSUSE, Fedora, Mac OS X and Windows; Ubuntu binaries are being built (they may be available by the time you read this). Full changelog is here.