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QTM v0.7 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sat, 2008-10-25 04:30

I have just released version 0.7 of QTM. The main new feature in this release is multiple accounts, which has been requested on Qt Apps and which I personally needed, so here it is. It will automatically import your old account, and you can configure your accounts by selecting "Accounts" from the File menu.

There are also a host of bug fixes and improvements to the build system and user interface. See the Changelog for the full details of what's new. Source and Windows downloads are available from the Downloads box on the right; binaries are already up for Ubuntu Hardy and OpenSUSE, and will be available shortly for Fedora as well (see here for the details).

QTM 0.7: beta 1 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Mon, 2008-09-29 12:43

I have just released a first beta of QTM 0.7. This contains a number of bug fixes above the milestone release yesterday, which significantly increase its usability and release-readiness. These include filling in the details of MT and Wordpress-MU blogs ( etc), removing a lot of redundant code and fixing a hotkey error in the recent files menu.

The source can be downloaded here from ShareSource (I am still debating remaining at ShareSource, since I've found their file release system annoying, but that's where the beta is). I'm not sure if I will put out binaries for this beta.

QTM 0.7: milestone release

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sun, 2008-09-28 05:50

Nearly four months after the last release of QTM (version 0.6.3), I am able to put out a "milestone" release. This is not a beta; this is a pre-release version intended for bug-fixing and feedback. The main new feature in version 0.7 is multiple accounts; I have also provided a sort of account assistant, so that the user can tell QTM what sort of account it is (Movable Type,, or whatever) and the application will try to guess where to send requests. You can download the file (source tarball) from here. I don't intend to make binaries available until beta stage; it's just not ready for that.

Version 0.6.3 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sun, 2008-06-08 19:38

I have just released version 0.6.3 of QTM. This adds two new features, a few bug fixes and some modifications to the build system.

There is now a "recent files" menu, which was adapted from the example in the Blanchette & Summerfield Qt 4 book, but in this case changes for the whole application every time a new file is saved or opened. There are also a couple of new D-Bus signals, quickpostTemplatesUpdated and quickpostTemplateTitlesUpdated (which transmit lists of strings). The biggest bug fix is that when posting multiple paragraphs of text as Markdown blockquotes, blank lines are inserted between the paragraphs (as otherwise they would be run together as the same paragraph), while when pasting them as lists, only one new line is used. For full changelog, see here.Read more »

QTM v0.6.2 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sat, 2008-05-17 18:33

QTM v0.6.2 was released today. This contains one bug fix and one new feature.

The bug fix is to a typo which was preventing new windows opening on startup when the checkbox marked "New entry on startup" is marked.

The new feature is a D-Bus interface, which will not be useful to end-users right now, but allows other applications (like web browsers and RSS readers) to trigger QTM's quickpost feature. It is also possible to open new and saved entries via D-Bus. D-Bus is used on KDE 4 and GNOME for communication between programs on the desktop.

Downloads are available at the Qt Apps page; the SourceForge file release system is down at the moment, so a Windows installer will be available when I can get it uploaded.

QTM v0.6.1 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Wed, 2008-05-14 12:32

I have just put out the first maintenance release of QTM. Version 0.6.1 makes use of the lightweight plain text editor widget introduced in Qt 4.4, and now submits a user-agent string when making HTTP requests, so that your web server statistics will distinguish QTM requests. However, Linux binary download users will get only the latter change for the time being, because they link against the standard binaries supplied with the OS, not with the build service versions of those packages.

Also new is a Fedora 8 binary repository. You will need to configure YUM to load from this YUM repository; please consult the Fedora documentation for information, or you can just download it from the download bar on the right.

QTM v0.6.0.2 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Thu, 2008-05-08 22:03

Today I released a second minor bug-fix release of QTM. Version hides a checkbox marked "Trackback this entry" which appears in the left side-panel; it was supposed to enable sending trackbacks when quickposting by identifying a trackback location in the source article's code, but that feature is on ice and the checkbox was always supposed to be hidden anyway. So now it is.

Also, one build system issue was fixed, namely that it allows RPATH linking, which means you can build QTM against local installs of Qt which you compile yourself. This does not affect users of downloadable binaries.

QTM 0.6 updated; SourceForge problems fixed

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Mon, 2008-04-28 11:34

I have had to post another update to QTM 0.6. This was because my dialog layouts had (unknown to me) become incompatible with Qt 4.2, because using the version of Qt Designer supplied with Qt 4.3 means you end up with the updated version of the layout system, which does not exist on version 4.2. A new source file can be found here, or you can download binaries from the OpenSUSE repositories (now that Qt 4.2 compatibility is back, there is a repository for version 10.2 as well; this works with the version of Qt supplied with the operating system, so if you are using the Qt update binaries available online and want the new HTTPS quickpost feature, you will need to build QTM from source). There will be no update to the Ubuntu binary as it was not affected by this problem.Read more »

QTM v0.6 released

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Wed, 2008-04-23 00:43

I've just put out version 0.6 of QTM. This has two serious new features since the 0.5 series, and a number of bug fixes and improvements:

The biggest new feature is "persistency", which means that your blog and category lists will be stored in memory during a session and on disk between sessions, so they will not have to reload every time you change blogs or start a new session. The exception is when you load a saved entry for a different account; then, it will only save when you ask it to (to avoid wiping everything).

There is also now a Windows installer (tested on XP and Vista), and QTM can now quickpost articles which are accessed with the HTTPS protocol (this requires Qt 4.3 and at present does not work on Windows). See the Changelog for the full details.Read more »

QTM 0.6: beta release

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Sun, 2008-04-06 20:24

I've just released a first beta of version 0.6 of QTM. I actually think the version is almost ready for release, but not having given it much testing, other than with a few problems I knew were there, and one or two I didn't until I tried to post an entry, I can't say it's all fixed. So, here is a beta.

New features include persistency, which means your categories will be stored in an XML file (and in memory) until you next refresh them, or change your account. That means no constantly having to get the lists every time you start QTM, or open a new window, or change the blog selector. One exception: when you load an entry from disk, it does not save the category lists unless you tell it to, to stop it over-writing your normal account. This structure also makes it easier for me to write the multiple account feature, when I write it!Read more »