LicenseKeeper Beta 0.98 is now available via the “Check for Updates…” main menu.
This release is a small one to patch up a couple of small bugs and to upgrade the Software Updates system to use SparklePlus.
I’m hoping this is the last beta release before the official public 1.0 release. If you have any bugs you have been meaning to submit, please do so as soon as possible.
- Fixed: Dragging and Dropping Text to the serial number or notes fields was not being saved until user hit enter or typed something.
- Fixed: Sizing the splitter too small causes the sizer thumb to stop responding.
The new beta of LicenseKeeper is ready. It should be available via “Check for Updates…” under the main menu.
I received several questions on whether LicenseKeeper could store Disk Images (DMG) and Zip files as attachments. LicenseKeeper can currently store any file as an attachment except for RTFD, .webloc, and .fileloc types. Support for these file types should be added in the first update after the 1.0 release, probably 1.1.
- New: Huge speed improvements in displaying products with large file attachments.
- New: You can now open multiple attachment windows
- New: Each attachment window can now print its own document
- New: Import now migrates from old library structure to new structure automatically.
- New: Migrates from old library structure to new structure upon startup.
- Fixed: Attachment window now shows the file Icon instead of Binary or non-displayable content.
- Fixed: Attachment window now shows the file Icon for extra-large text files (over 10MB).
- Changed: Database restructured to handle larger attachments
Daniel Jalkut announced on his blog this morning that Red Sweater Software has acquired Mars Edit from NewsGator.
I’m very much looking forward to where Daniel will take the already terrific blog authoring tool, MarsEdit.
After a very crazy week, LicenseKeeper Beta version 0.94 is ready for download and testing. If you’ve signed up for the private beta program, you can download this release from the same location as the past releases.
There are some significant new features this time around:
- Library Export
- Library Import
- App Import now works with non-bundle software: Games, Microsoft Office, and RealBasic programs.
As always, if you have any suggestions, bug reports, or questions… please send them my way.
If you haven’t run LicenseKeeper since before version 0.93, remember that 0.93 broke compatibility with earlier versions of the library and will crash upon launch. You need to delete your old library and preferences. Just drag each of the following to the trash. The “~” character is UNIX speak for your home Folder.
- Folder: ~/Library/Application Support/LicenseKeeper
- Folder: ~/Library/Caches/LicenseKeeper
- File: ~/Library/Preferences/com.outerlevel.LicenseKeeper.plist
Do not run the old version again, otherwise you’ll need to delete these folders and files again.
— Build 0.94 [ 02/06/2007 ] —
- New: XML Export (backup)
- New: Import Library (restore/merge from XLM export)
- New: Import creates a backup of current Library in Documents folder
- New: Export will not overwrite existing exports. It will append a “safe” digit at the end of file name
- New: Import App now works for non .app Bundle programs, such as games, RealBasic programs, and Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
- New: Email Scanning for VisualHub
- New: Email Scanning for DVDxDV
- New: Scanned serial numbers are now automatically added to clipboard.
- New: Preference to toggle Copying scanned serial numbers to clipboard.
- New: Attempts to determine developer/publisher name & email from common settings in App Bundles (Standard Bundle Settings, SmartCrashReports, HDCrashReporter)
- New: SmartCrashReports integration (if it is installed)
- New: Minimim System Version Check: 10.4.8
- New: Open/Import/Export Panels now remember the last path used.
- New: Remove Attachment Toolbar button (in customize toolbar pallet).
- Changed: Users can no longer delete the LicenseKeeper application record.
- Changed: Cleaned up the registration/purchase menus.
- Changed: Moved Attachments menu items to a new Attachments main menu.
- Changed: The Attach Email and Attach Document menu items and toolbar buttons are now always enabled.
- Changed: Attaching Email or Documents causes attachments view to be displayed
- Fixed: 16×16 App Icon
- Fixed: Export–>Selected Attachments sheet changed from “Open” to “Choose Folder”
- Fixed: Tabbing Order
- Fixed: Dragging only 1 file on to attachments view no longer displays Growl notification
— Build 0.93 [ 01/29/2007 ] —
- New: LicenseKeeper Service and Support Help menu item
- Changed: CoreData Model has changed. This breaks the database compatibility.
- Changed: Serial Number has been moved up to be a primary field
- Changed: Developer Sheet has been replaced with a simpler Publisher Tab
- Changed: Developer/Publisher info is now a simple set of text fields
- Changed: Developer Toolbar button has been removed
- Changed: Tab ordering has been changed
- Changed: Notes field is now on its own tab
- Changed: Key field has been renamed to Serial Number
- Changed: Edit–>Copy Key has been renamed to Edit–>Copy Serial Number
- Changed: Split New Application Toolbar Button into New Item and Import App
- Changed: Toolbar button artwork
- Changed: Customize Toolbar Pallet button order
- Changed: Removed the View Menu
- Changed: Renamed Application Menu to Product
- Changed: Removed the Application sortable column header
- Changed: Moved Check for Updates… menu item down in the menu list
- Fixed: Tabbing order
- Fixed: Check for updates button on the Preferences:Updates pane
- Fixed: Email scanning code fixed to handle spaces, ‘.’, and punctuations inside serial numbers.
- Fixed: Open Registration file now closes before the “Thank you” alert gets displayed.
- Fixed: Plugged a memory leak in the registration process.
Because of the ongoing server repairs, I have not had the time to get the Beta that was supposed to go out today ready for release.
I should have it bundled up and ready for tomorrow morning if nothing else goes wrong between now and then.
Sorry for the delay.
Sunday morning my web server’s hard disk failed. I’m in the process of migrating all my sites to a new server and hosting provider.
Please, bear with me during this transition. Everything should be back to normal over the next couple of days.
Lee Falin has started a series on taking his product, Screen Mimic, to version 2.0.
In this first part he describes how he determined his pricing scheme for new purchases and upgrades. He also shares a bit about his struggles with adding audio to his product.