The holidays over, and it is back to the programs
After a few weeks of dashing around (Christmas, New Year, and a skiing trip) it is now back to programming.
What will 2004 bring?
Well, some major updates are in the pipeline……
Currently at version 1.5.x. Since the release of 1.5 work has been continuing on updating the program. There are a number of changes/improvements planned for version 2. Some of the changes are at the request of users (thanks!), and some of the others are a result of my own needs/requirements*. There is a long list of changes (hence the jump to version 2) and these include, for example (and some of these may not make it through to the final version), expanded output of repeat events in to tab- and comma-delimited formats, improvements in the import of some types of repeating events, generation of ‘I’m free’ times and dates, increased customization via preferences (yes, the dimmed preference menu may become active!), handling of ‘to do’ events, plus many more…. Version 2 will be free-upgraded for registered users of version 1.0. However, the price for new users may be increased from $25 to $30….
Version 2, has been finished for some time, however, due to other work and programming commitments, final beta testing has not started. Plus, I have now decided to move over to eSellerate for Web Photos so the ‘activation’ and ‘registration’ methods need to be overhauled. The cost of the program will stay the same, it will be a free upgrade for registered users (registered users will require a new activation code).
Some minor changes are planned. The program will continue to evolve.
Power on X:
No major updates planned, other than moving the program over to eSellerate for sales so the ‘activation’ and ‘registration’ methods need to be overhauled (registered users will require a new activation code).
One trick ponies:
The one trick ponies continue to evolve, and, no doubt, some new ‘ponies’ will be added later in the year.
Changes to all:
As I now use MacPAD to update a shareware site (and I hope the other sites, i.e. Versiontracker and Macupdate, adopt the system) on program releases I am planning to incorporate a ‘version-check’ in all the programs that uses the MacPAD generated update file. The idea is that upon launch the program will automatically checks for newer versions of the program and alerts the user.
*It should be noted that all programs are used by the author, i.e. me, and this tends to drive some of the improvements.