Thursday, February 28, 2008

Notecase 1.8.1 is out

I've just released the new version of the Notecase.
Apart from the standard bug fixes and multiple translation updates,
there is a new OSX 10.4 (Intel) build and a feature to execute an attachment with double-click within the attachment list (as suggested by one of the users).

Note that the build and release process (for all supported targets), takes more than three hours these days :)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

OS X installation

Here are the quick instructions to make the OS X build work on your Mac.

1. Install macports from

2. Use macports to install GTK (this will take a while):
actual command is "sudo port install gtk2"

3. If you want to install the .deb package for OS X, you need to install dpkg: "sudo port install dpkg"

4. Install Notecase from .deb or unpack the .tar.gz archive

5. Notecase must be started from X11 terminal (Applications -> Other -> X11). Open the X11 terminal window and type "notecase.x11app"

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Milestone release

NotecasePro has just reached milestone version 2.0.
The new release is now online featuring multiple fixes and new features.

New features include:
- new OSX 10.4 (Tiger) builds
- new advanced HTML export mode (using a frame based template with graphical tree view on the left)
- Firefox-like document tabs GUI for quick document changing/closing
- "Tip of the Day" dialog with useful tips

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Journeys of Socrates

I've got a great surprise yesterday. The postman brought me a book from my Amazon wish list, gift by Mr. Geer (the first name part was unfortunately not readable) with really nice words of encouragement for my work on the Notecase project.

Thank you for the gift and the kind words! It made my day great.

In case anyone were wondering about the title of this post, this is the name of the book I got :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

New build(s) coming

This will surely be a good news for a lot of people who asked about this issue:
I've managed to get access to Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).
Starting with next release, I'll ship the builds for this system for both Notecase and NotecasePro projects.

Compared to older OS X 10.3, starting Notecase from X11 terminal does not feel strange anymore, application has much better look-and-feel now.

Additionally, I am trying to get the projects compiled on one of the OpenSolaris-based distros, but this might take some time. I've tried "Project Indiana" distro, but it was literary crawling inside my VMWare server. Next I've tried Schillix, and the latest experiment was with Nexenta.

I'll probably keep Nexenta for a while, but the big problem is to install Gnome desktop, GTK+ toolkit and other important packages on this distro. Its apt-get repository seems to be missing the required packages, or I am missing some obvious information (I've did my share of googling though :-).

This means that OpenSolaris build might not get there for a while (any help is welcome).

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Document Tabs in Notecase Pro

In the past I've received few requests for adding tabs in the Notecase, but at that time I was not so sure about the idea. Finally, it was Daniel that convinced me that this is a really useful feature. Thanks Daniel!

The result can be seen at the picture below. When this feature is switched on (through "View"/"Document Tabs" menu), all the currently open documents are displayed as tabs for your quick browsing pleasure.

For all the people that don't need this feature, it's easy to hide it (document tabs are hidden by default).

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Notecase Pro 1.9.8 has been released

New to this release is an option to mark more that one node in a document and execute several new commands on "marked" nodes. This includes "mark and gather" command that is usually found only in advanced outliner programs.

Many bugs were fixed in this release (see full list in a changelog).