Development news, Mac OS Snow Leopard problems, and call for help

This is the first time a news item is posted that is not a release announcement. This was a mistake not to post more often - although Tagaini now have a community of regular users (according to the hits I get from the new version checker), the mailing-list is pretty inactive and there is still no external contribution.

Anyway, for the people following this website, here is a little update about the upcoming 0.2.4 and what will happen next.

Tagaini Jisho 0.2.3 released

A new Tagaini Jisho release has been made available.

This release fixes many bugs and adds a couple of improvements, like a much better dates handling (supporting relative and absolute dates) and the possibility to save and organize searches in sets that basically act like bookmarks.

New features include print preview (especially handy to evaluate the size of a booklet) and a new reading practice mode, that puts studied words that only contain studied kanji in front of the user and ask for the correct reading.

Tagaini Jisho 0.2.2 update for Windows users

An update to 0.2.2 has been released, that fixes an important issue that may make Tagaini unusable if installed under Program Files on Windows Vista. Installer files have been updated to this release tagged 0.2.2a. Vista users who met problems with previous version should upgrade - users who do not have any problem may wait until the next release.

You may head to the download page and re-install 0.2.2 to apply the fix.

Tagaini Jisho 0.2.2 released

This release introduces a big change in the user interface. Search commands have been obsoleted in favor of more user-friendly search bar extenders that only occupy space when they are needed, and allow the user to fine-tune search parameters.

The building procedure has also been updated. Python and qmake are now used instead of scons, which ensures the project will build equally well on all supported platforms.

In addition, MacOS releases are now universal binaries (i.e. they support both Intel and PowerPC).

Tagaini Jisho 0.2.1a released

An update to 0.2.1 has been released. It fixes a critical bug that leads to a crash when some entries are displayed, and also provides better ordering of definitions for non-english versions: definitions in the local language are displayed first.

Because of the bug fix, update is recommanded although no new feature is implemented, with apologies for the inconvenience.