Tuesday, September 16, 2008

CaliBrate 1.4.2 released

CaliBrate 1.4.2 adds an option to search event modification dates rather than event times for most date range searches. See version history for details.

OmniGrowl 3.4.2 released

This version allows you to globally set whether Instant notifications coalesce (newer ones replace older ones when still on screen). It also adds a new notification for Ambient News from CityTools. Please see the version history for details.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

iTunes 8: provisional tests indicate OK, detailed reports needed

WBC has performed basic testing of Cast Away 2.6 and iDupe 2.5.2 on both OS X 10.5.4 on an Intel MacBookPro and on OS X 10.4.11 on a PPC G5. On these systems, we encountered no problems with iTunes 8.0 at all.

This is not to say there are no potential problems -- just that we did not encounter any. To test further, we will need detailed reports from anyone having problems, including:

• Did the error occur when the iTunes license agreement screen was still active? If so, try again. That is a likely culprit.

• Can you reproduce any errors after iTunes 8 has finished initial processing?

• If so, can you reproduce any consistently?

• The exact error message and how it was shown to you.

• Logs from the application in debug mode. (Turn on debug mode in help menu, perform action to get error, then copy logs and send to WBC.)

In short, we'd like to hold off on recommending upgrading to iTunes 8 until we've received more detailed reports. However our determination thus far is there are no major problems.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Don't rush to update to iTunes 8

If you use any 3rd party software that interacts with iTunes, including iDupe or Cast Away, please do not rush to update to iTunes 8. Since this is a full version update, there are likely to be major changes.  Developers typically do not have access to iTunes pre-releases, and we have not had time to test compatibility.
We have had one error report with Cast Away so far.  
We will attend to this as soon as possible, but please be patient.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

OmniGrowl 3.4 released

This started out as a minor revision but wound up being a huge revision. We got rather obsessed about it, actually. The biggest changes are support for coalescing, adding over 100 preset RSS feeds, and including custom RSS icons for almost all of them. Growl coalescing means that for "stay on screen" notifications, newer ones of the same type will in most cases replace older ones. Please see the version history for details.

WBC ASS Growler 1.1 released

WBC ASS Growler is a demonstration project for how to create clickable Growl notifications with AppleScript Studio (ASS) by using a custom obj-C class. Version 1.1 works around a problem (apparently unique to this kind of ASS solution) where the same click call back is received twice. It also adds support for identifiers, and cleans up a few things.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

CaliBrate 1.4 released

CaliBrate version 1.4 has been released. It fixes one major bug, several minor bugs, and adds a lot of new features, including the ability to edit alarms on the event drawer. Please see the version history for details.