Saturday, April 30, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005
MacGourmet 1.1.2 update released
It primarily fixes a crash that occurred when resizing a window using the metal look and feel. You can find a full list of the changes here.
This free update is available from the MacGourmet download site.
FYI an update email list is in the works, so those who want to will be able to get update announces via email.
Friday, April 15, 2005
Apple posts extensive list of new Mac OS X Tiger features
200+ New Features. The smarter we make it the easier it gets.
Some of my favorites:
Preview: RAW Camera Image Support
Open images in the RAW file format used by Canon, Nikon and other models using the Apple Preview application.
Finder: Smart Folders
Take the results of a Spotlight search and save it as a Smart Folder that automatically updates as you add or remove documents from your Mac.
Safari RSS: Archive a Web Page
Save the HTML and images for the current web page on your hard drive with just a few clicks.
Safari RSS: Inline PDF Viewing
View PDF documents directly in a Safari browser window — no other application required.
.Mac Keychain Sync
Keep your keychain fully in sync across your different Macs using your .Mac account.
iCal Invitations in Mail
Review and accept event invitations from iCal much more easily in an interactive Mail message.
Experience the second major release of Apple’s groundbreaking developer tools, which bring together ease of use, UNIX power and high-performance development technologies.
Mac OS X 10.4 is available from amazon.com for only $94.99 after their $35 mail-in rebate
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Software Update: SQLGrinder 1.2.8 Critical Update for "Tiger" released, SQLGrinder 2 Sneak Peak
And in a related vein, I'm also releasing the image of the new icon and a preliminary sneak peak at SQLGrinder 2, which is now entering the home stretch to being feature complete (yes, it is STILL being developed). Because it's task #1 again, great progress is being made to getting it to the first beta stage. More information will be coming later, but the image below shows the new SQL editor, which on the surface, doesn't look that different, but believe me, there's a lot that's new that is not shown; the new schema browser; and the redesigned SQL statement library. I know the image is tiny, but this is just a teaser. Enjoy!
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Saturday, April 09, 2005
MacGourmet 1.1.1 update released
You can find a full list of the changes here.
Other than fixes, the only new features in this release are the addition of some recipe box preferences. I added the Metal look and feel option because, well it was easy, and despite my distaste for it in general, a lot of people seem to like Metal. Apple is also very vague on whether or not an application like MacGourmet SHOULD be Metal or Aqua. Reading the HIG, MacGourmet DOES qualify for Metal, and I already use window edge borders, so I decided to let the users decide how their recipe box should look.
Also added was the ability to hide the "Featured", "My Wine Notes" and "My Notes" lists.
Version 1.1.1 includes the following changes:
- Preference for metal recipe box.
- Preferences for hiding wine notes, notes and featured lists.
- Fixed 10.4 drag and drop problem.
- Fixed "My Shopping Lists" list update problem when adding a new shopping list.
- Fixed support for importing an older MasterCook Mac format.
- Fixed a display problem when modifying multiple recipes, and when entering nutrition information.
- Fixed header problem in created MasterCook Mac export file.
- Fixed some problems when combining shopping list ingredients.
- Fixed problem replacing multiple fractions in a measurement with their unicode display equivalents.
- Fixed a problem clipping recipes from the Cook's Illustrated website.
- Fixed a HandyShopper shopping list export problem related to fraction amounts.
MacGourmet version 1.1.1 can be downloaded here.