Notes (week 24) – SVN snapshot

June 11th, 2009

Here’s the notes, day early because I don’t have time for it tomorrow. It’s been busy week and I didn’t have time to make as much progress with CE as I was planning. My goal for this week was to implement DualView. However, I got stuck at the very beginning due to lack of inspiration. Basically, I’m not quite sure how the DualView should work. Should there be different tabs for each view or would it be better to just divide a single tab into two views? Or maybe those views could have their own tabs inside a single “main” tab. Not sure :?

Anyway, I did do some changes here and there. I added file extension column and toolbar buttons for sessions and bookmarks. Also there’s now advanced options to turn off the session history.

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Change Log

  • Disabled exceptions on settings file creation.
  • Fixed Access Violation on Options panel.
  • Added Sessions toolbar button.
  • Added Bookmarks toolbar button.
  • Added option to disable session history.
  • Added option for session history count.
  • Breadcrumb now reactivates if needed.
  • Added Extension column.
  • Added Slovak translation.
  • Made CE more Vista compatible.

CubicExplorer 0.91.0.1167 (SVN Snapshot)
Installer (2.2MB)
Zip (2.5MB)

Notes (week 23) – Sessions are back

June 5th, 2009

It’s been pretty productive week and I managed to make good progress. Most of the week went into rewriting the sessions support which was quite a big job. It’s now finished and I like it. I’ve never been happy with the old one so I made some changes. I added a session manager to make things more sane. Also there is now a history feature that let’s you go back to previous sessions.

Sessions-menuSessions-managerOptions-sessions

I’ve also added BrowseZipFolders option into FileView’s and FolderPanel’s advanced settings. By enabling it you will be able to open ZIP files like folders inside CE. However, there are still some bugs left that I need to fix. For example, you have to use the right click menu to open files from inside ZIP, double click doesn’t work.

Anyway, I’m not yet sure what’s next week’s agenda. Maybe I’ll write DualView or QuickFilter. At least I’ll try to finish rearranging the todo list.

Change Log

  • Added new session support.
  • Added temporary fix for TabBar visibility issue.
  • Added BrowseZipFolders option for FileView and FolderPanel.
  • StatusBar now remembers it’s visibility.
  • Fixed Reuse Tabs option.
  • Fixed breadcrumb related crash.

CubicExplorer 0.91.0.1160 (SVN Snapshot)
Installer (2.2MB)
Zip (2.5MB)

Notes (week 22) – SVN Snapshot

May 29th, 2009

Not that productive this week. I’ve still been occupied by other stuff but I did manage to do little work with CE. Still no sessions though, sorry. Also the todo list needs to be rearranged. However, this snapshot is more useful than the previous one. The keyboard bug is fixed which was also affecting the advanced settings editor. I added AutoFit and few other options to tabs. Those can be found in the advanced settings.

Anyway, I’m hoping to have sessions up and running next week. The reason why it’s taking so long is the fact that I’m rewriting the sessions support from scratch. Also I’ll try to sort the todo list. It’s quite a nasty job so I’m not really looking forward to it.

Change Log

  • Added AutoFit tabs, MaxTabSize and CloseButton settings.
  • Removed old bug fix.
  • Fixed icon size bug (again).
  • Fixed memory leaks.
  • Fixed keyboard bug.

CubicExplorer 0.91.0.1149 (SVN Snapshot)
Installer (2.2MB)
Zip (2.5MB)

Notes (week 21) – No progress

May 23rd, 2009

Just a quick note. This week I’ve been busy with other stuff and haven’t been able to work much with CE. Next week will be different and there should be some progress and snapshot release.

I still haven’t sorted out the todo list. I’ll try to do that next week.

Notes (week 20) – New Settings Engine

May 15th, 2009

This week I’ve been working with the new settings engine. I’ve removed the old engine and updated everything to use the new one. I’ll still have to update bookmarks and sessions to use the new engine. At the moment I’m in the middle of updating sessions. It looks like I’ll rewrite the whole session support as it’s easier like that. Also I wasn’t very happy with the old session support so now is good time to make it right. Today’s snapshot has sessions disabled but they should be up and running again next week. Hopefully I’ll manage to update bookmarks next week too.

I also added advanced settings editor in the Options Dialog. However, at the moment it doesn’t accept keyboard input for some reason. So you can only use mouse or copy/paste to change the values. I will write my own editor so this one is temporary. More options are coming also.

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CubicExplorer 0.91.0.1145 (SVN Snapshot)
Installer (2.2MB)
Zip (2.5MB)

Notes (week 19) – Working with 0.91

May 8th, 2009

Unfortunately there’s no snapshot this week (sorry Tommy). I’ve been working with the new settings engine. Basically I need to add all settings stuff again and remove the old ones. At the moment I’m half way there. It’s quite a big job but well worth it. This new engine makes it very easy for me to add new settings. There are a lot of hidden settings available in CE. With the upcoming advanced settings editor and the new settings engine, it will be possible to access those settings.

I was meaning to post a new snapshot this week but at the moment CE is unusable mess so there’s no point in doing that. I’m pretty confident that I’ll finish everything up next week. So hopefully there will be a snapshot next Friday.

A special thanks to 2301 who has been working with the Wiki. I’ve also started to create a rough roadmap in there for future versions (see it here).

Notes (week 18) – It’s done!

May 1st, 2009

Phew, finally this site is ready. This week I’ve been doing a lot of tweaking and messing around with fonts and other formatting stuff. Also I made the forum login site wide. Now you can edit Wiki and write comments with your forum username. If you have any login related problems, let me know. I have tested everything in Windows with Firefox 3.10, IE 7 and Opera 9.64. On those everything seems to work and the site looks (almost) same. If you see any bugs, let me know.

I didn’t manage to write the roadmap for CE yet. Next week I’ll start to work with version 0.91 and on Friday there should be a new snapshot release. I’m not yet quite sure what features will be included in 0.91. However, at least there will be a new settings engine and advanced settings panel. Also DualView will be in 0.91. Anyway, I’ll figure out the roadmap next week.

Notes (week 17) – New site is open

April 27th, 2009

Well, here it is. After tons of work the new site is starting to be ready. Basically what I’ve done is updated all software to their newest versions and created new graphics. Also there is now Wiki available which all forum members can edit. The graphics are a bit lighter and curvier than previous one. I still need to do some tweaking with font colors and sizes.

Anyway, I’m sure there are still some things not working correctly. If you see any bugs, let me know. I’m going to add some content and do more tweaking this week (it’s week 18 now). Hopefully by the end of the week everything is settled and maybe we even have some kind of roadmap for CE.

Here’s a list of all programs currently in use:

 

Notice: there is a bug in the forum login/logoff at the moment. On login or logoff it might redirect you in the Wiki page instead back to the forum. I’ll fix it as soon as possible.

Notice!

April 26th, 2009

This site will go offline later today or early tomorrow. That’s due to the site upgrade. Everything should be back online sometime tomorrow. CE downloads will still work during down time.

Notes (week 16) – No new site yet

April 17th, 2009

Well, I’ve worked whole week and the new site is still not ready. I had forgotten how much work it is to design and theme web site. At the moment I have all basic graphics done. Also I’ve created new theme for WordPress and have selected all necessary plugins for it. Today I started to theme SMF (the forum). After that I’ll create themes for FlySpray (the todo list) and PmWiki. Hopefully all that is done within next week.

Have a nice weekend everyone :) .