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Version 1.2 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Wed, 2010-08-04 20:09

I've got round to releasing version 1.2 of QTM. This comes after a year in which I tried to implement hierarchical categories on Wordpress blogs, but got stuck doing that, so I implemented HTTPS posting (thanks Ben Kibbey) and the ability to download tags from a Wordpress blog, and also fixed a few bugs. You can find the changelog here.

If you're using the latest version of Ubuntu (Lucid) and noticed QTM in the Universe archive, you might have noticed that it didn't work, and folded as soon as you opened a window. Well, that wasn't a bug in QTM but in their package, and might be fixed in a forthcoming update, but it's not an update to v1.2. Please see here for how to do that.

SUSE and other Linux packages to follow; Windows users may take this installer.

Version 1.1 released (updated)

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Fri, 2009-06-26 10:52

I have just released version 1.1 of QTM. This is the first to feature Wordpress API features, and I expect it to be the first of many (I've had a request for displaying categories in a tree, something which Movable Type doesn't allow, Drupal allows within the MT framework but Wordpress has its own method for). In this release, you can add a category from within QTM.

This version has a few improvements, such as allowing Markdown to be run from within the source bundle and displaying ampersands and quotes in blog, category and account names properly, rather than as XML entities. As ever, see the changelog for details. Source downloads are already available (see downloads box), binaries for OpenSUSE, Fedora and Mandriva are building and may be available when you read this, and binaries for Windows and Ubuntu are to follow.Read more »

Version 1.0 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sun, 2009-06-14 19:29

I have just released a new version of QTM - and it's version 1.0 this time. Why the jump for a release which was originally going to be called version 0.7.5? Well, I believe I have ironed out quite a few of the annoying bugs, to the point where QTM now does one thing very well: submitting entries to a blog. Of course, that doesn't make it a full-featured client, but then, no client to my knowledge is so full-featured that you can kiss your content management system's web interface goodbye.

The main new feature in this release is support for the popular Wordpress-style tags, which get their own entry in the left-side widget. There are a few user interface clean-ups, a new build system target called "confclean" which gets rid of the files generated by CMake, and bug fixes.Read more »

Version released (now with Windows installer)

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sat, 2009-04-25 22:04

I have just released version of QTM. There is one change, in that the command in the desktop entry file no longer ends with an ampersand. This is because, in Ubuntu Jaunty, the ampersand is passed to QTM as if it were a filename, rather than ignored as it had been (on Unix, when opening a program from the command line, you use an ampersand to signify a background process, the norm when opening a graphical application). As this has not been a problem on previous versions of Ubuntu, only Ubuntu Jaunty will get binaries of this version.

Update: I've released a Windows binary, containing (which is the point of this release, as the issue which prompted it did not affect Windows) the new version 4.5.1 of the Qt libraries.

Version 0.7.4 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sat, 2009-02-28 20:38

I have just released a new minor release. Version 0.7.4 introduces one new feature, "tidy paste", which removes multiple spaces and single newlines in paragraphs, which are common in PDFs in particular. The tarballs can be found here; Ubuntu packages and RPMs should be available in the usual places, and a Windows binary should be available also in the next day or so.

Version released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Thu, 2009-02-12 21:47

I have just released version of QTM, which fixes bugs relating to the Markdown feature. This removes the "strip paragraph tags" feature introduced in 0.7.3, which conflicted with multi-paragraph tag blocks such as "blockquote", and corrects the enforcement of the UTF-8 encoding used by the Markdown script. Full changelog here. You can get a source bundle right now at, and binaries from the usual sources.

Version 0.7.3 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sat, 2009-01-24 20:50

Version 0.7.3 of QTM has been released. This has one change, namely that Markdown processing can be done before posting an entry, not just when previewing it, enabling you to compose with Markdown even if your blogging system doesn't support it. It will strip paragraph tags before posting an entry also unless you tell it otherwise (in the preferences), as most content management systems convert line breaks into new paragraphs.

Grab the source bundle here or get a binary through one of QTM's repositories.

Version 0.7.2 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Wed, 2009-01-21 00:00
I have just released version 0.7.2 of QTM; this contains one new feature, namely Markdown support (changelog, for what it's worth, here). This uses an external process, and requires Perl to be present; the Markdown script itself can either be installed alongside QTM, or be sourced from the operating system's repositories, as is the case with Debian and Ubuntu. It's not a particularly elegant implementation, and I hope in future to provide some way of using interchangeable scripting languages and scripts (although you can specify in Preferences where to find Perl and Markdown, so you might specify your own scripting languages and script). The source bundle can be found on the right; packages are built for Ubuntu Intrepid and Hardy, and will follow for the RPM distros, Windows and perhaps the Mac.

Version released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Thu, 2009-01-08 20:11

I've just put out a new minor release, version (note: version appeared briefly on Launchpad and then retracted, but the source tarball was never released as it would not compile on Qt 4.1). This version restores Qt 4.1 compatibility by removing references to widgets which are absent when that version of Qt is present, and also by fixing problems with compile-time isolators which blocked compilation. This enables packages to be released for Ubuntu Dapper; no other binaries will be released as Dapper is the only extant distro which has that version of Qt. Please note that, when Dapper reaches its end of life for the desktop in June, I intend to make Qt 4.2 a requirement.

You may download the source from the Downloads menu to the right, or else get the package through APT (see here for details).

Version 0.7.1 released (updated to

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sat, 2009-01-03 14:24

I have just released version 0.7.1 of QTM. This is a major bug fix release, prompted by bug reports on the SourceForge bug tracker. The bugs made QTM useless to anyone who had not upgraded from a previous release, because it checked for settings which old releases stored which were not there if you hadn't been using version 0.6 or earlier, and would not enable posting if they weren't found. Apologies.

Also, there is the ability to set the editing colours, background and foreground (font settings were already there). You can also set the preview and console colours. Full changelog here. You can download the source here; binaries for OpenSUSE and Fedora are building at OpenSUSE's build service as I write, and will be available for Ubuntu later today, I hope.Read more »