Release notes for JSesh

Release notes for JSesh

5.4

Bug fixes, and improvement

  • Keyboard shortcuts for "insert space" and "insert half space" are back due to popular demand

  • Fixed a problem with Unicode transliteration font. Also use the correct font when copy/pasting as RTF text (works in Mellel and OpenOffice at least)

  • clear all/select all should work

  • Direct copy paste on windows If you select "EMF" as clipboard format on Windows, you will be able to paste your JSesh text directly in softwares like PowerPoint

  • some changes in preferences were not always taken into account on Mac OS X. Solved.

  • Alas, still no version for Mac OS X Tiger.

*5.3

As usual, new versions call for patches and last-minute improvement.

This version is basically the same as 5.2.1 (http://jsesh.qenherkhopeshef.org/node/2221), with the following changes:

  • ability to read and re-write PDF files produced by JSesh. That is, if you export a text as PDF, the JSesh code is hidden as comments in the PDF file, and JSesh can use it to read the file again.
  • the "windows" menu was quite unstable on the mac (at least). This is fixed.
* (not available any more - replaced by a later version)

*5.2.1

JSesh version 5.2.1 is now available !

It's an improvement of JSesh 5.2

Last minute change for mac

A small problem with the installer made it difficult to install new versions of JSesh on the macintosh. This has been solved after the current release of 5.2.1. If you have already installed 5.2.1, and the starting message indicates "JSesh 5.2.1", all is fine. If the message indicates another version of JSesh, I'd suggest you download JSesh again, this should be solved.

JSesh 5.2.1 features

  • the palette behaviours has been improved. Closing the window no works as expected
  • the default transliteration fonts is now available from the start

JSesh 5.2 features

The menus and the overall "user experience" has changed a lot. Now, JSesh is ready for 'internationalization" (that is, it can be adapted in many languages).

There are many small (or not so small improvements). Mac users will be happy to be able to edit multiple documents at last.

I now need to write the corresponding documentation :-)

Note that, due to the large number of changes in JSesh, I'd suggest being a bit cautious for those of you who have critical work being done with it (although I haven't experienced any real problem with it).

Please note : this version requires java 1.6, which means Mac users need to have at least snow leopard to use it. I intend to provide for some time a Mac OS X Tiger compatible version, but it's a lot of extra work, and the next version of JSesh (6) will probably not support Tiger.

* (not available any more - replaced by a later version)

4.3

* Now, it is really possible to fetch user-created signs easily from their codes. Suppose that you have added a sign with the code US8883A1VARAB, a rare variant of A1 you have created. The code is of course too long to type...

but... you can type "A1", and then press the spacebar a few times, and voilà you have your sign.

This feature was supposed to be available in 4.0, but it only worked on JSesh standard fonts.

Important notice: I intend to keep a copy of JSesh 4.3 available as long as I can, because it has been uploaded a lot.

*4.2

Minor fixes :

  • bug fix : when editing "short text", the keyboard control would not respond when returning to the main JSesh application. Fixed

  • it was possible to type sign codes with accents and the like, which JSesh would not accept in a file afterwards.

(the last bug is a serious one, as it can lead to files that JSesh can not read. The files are not very difficult to fix with a basic text editor, though).

* (not available any more - replaced by a later version)

*4.0

The final result of my stay at the IFAO this year. New features :

  • Undo/Redo
  • Check for file changes before exiting
  • shading is available for individual signs
  • small texts, such as "sic" or "trace" can be inserted and manipulated more or less as glyphs
  • improvement and bug fixes for editorial markup and group editing
  • improved color separation code (PDF and EPS) useful for professional printing
  • now, you can type a sign code as well as a transliteration in the palette (the label should change of course).
  • when you type the code of a sign in the editor, typing on the space bar will give you access to variants of this sign. it's very userful for your own signs : you can type, for instance E162, and you will have an easy way to get US1E162VARA (and others)
* (not available any more - replaced by a later version)

*3.5.beta

Still in the line of the bleeding edge development, live from my stay at the IFAO:

  • bug fixes in the group editor (when scaled signs were involved in a new group, bad scaling happened).
  • rotating of ecdotic mark now works for all marks
  • some bug fixes (in particular when closing an application with the windows "close button")
  • added an interface for sign shading and small textual inserts
  • compilation problems fixed. We would generate jdk 1.6 code when we want jdk 1.5 compatible one. It means that JSesh should run on a Tiger Mac OS. I hereby drop support of Mac OS Panther, however. I'm really sorry, but this is due to Apple policy (no Java 1.5 for Panther). And Java 1.5 has really useful features.

I haven't prepared a Windows version yet, but I succeeded in installing the multi-system version on my Windows 7 laptop.

* (not available any more - replaced by a later version)

*3.3.beta

Still bleeding edge code (ongoing development if you will) :
* as 3.2 alpha, undo/redo, with some bug fixes
* improved color separation code (PDF and EPS) useful for professional printing
* now, you can type a sign code as well as a transliteration in the palette
* when you type the code of a sign in the editor, typing on the space bar will give you access to variants of this sign. VERY USEFUL FOR YOUR OWN SIGNS : you can type, for instance E162, and you will have an easy way to get US1E162VARA (and others)

* (not available any more - replaced by a later version)

*3.2.alpha

This is an early development release. I am currently working a lot on JSesh, and I've just added undo/redo capabilities, plus a verification before exiting the program, but it has not been completely tested.

Note that the "Download" page will bring you to JSesh version 3.0, not to this one.

So, by installing it you are more or less acting as beta tester.

Windows users : I haven't made a window specific installer right now, so you should probably try to install this version in your User documents, not in the "Program File" part of the disk.

(the link below to "window installer" is a dead link. Use the first link instead).

* (not available any more - replaced by a later version)

3.0

S. Thomas has just sent me the X, Y and Z family, so now,this new version of JSesh has a complete coverage of the Manuel de Codage (save a few signs which will be added later).

I deemed the event noteworthy enough to warrant an increase in the version number, so this is JSesh 3.0.

Windows Seven user : please have a look at http://jsesh.qenherkhopeshef.org/download for informations about installing JSesh.