[Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

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[Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:57 am

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the long delay - but finally 2.7 Beta 2 is here and ready for your attention! :D
[in green - changes since Beta 1]

Jul 31, 2014 - Version 2.7 Beta2

Features:
  • Simple note printing (now also correctly printing note link)
  • Right and center paragraph alignment support

Enhancements:
  • Add "Always display full tag names" to notes list options
  • Editor: Add shortcuts for applying formatting to current paragraph (Ctrl+Shift+B, Ctrl+Shift+I, etc.).
    Due to availability of these shortcuts, we removed the "Options/Editor/Format By" setting.

  • Translatable keyboard shortcuts
  • Added screenshots to the user's manual (+1.5MB to distibutive size)
  • Added "All files" option to File/Open and File/Import
  • Tag sidebar: right click doesn't change tag selection anymore
  • Editor/Search: focus and select all text in the search box on Ctrl+F
  • Notes list: display full tag name if short name is not enough to uniquely identify the tag
Fixes:
  • Notes list: Strikeout and underlined text problem
  • Crash on pressing Ctrl+F12 in opened note
  • Editor: Ctrl+Bksp in lists eats vertical tab
  • Tag hint window positioning error with multiple screens
  • Editor: lost bullet while copy & pasting of bullet list
  • Editor: pasting text from PuTTy didn't work for some users
  • License dialog: license delete hint is cut in German UI
  • Dialogs positioning error with multiple screens
  • Note properties dialog: wrong statistics for unsaved notes
  • Tag autocomplete was not displayed when searching in "Any text field"
  • Editor: BkSp+Undo+BkSp corrupted links
  • Editor: error when clicking a link to a file with CJK characters in name
  • Notes list: if multiple tags have same short name, only one tag was displayed

Download:
Installable: CintaNotes_2_7_Beta2_Setup.exe
Portable: CintaNotes_2_7_Beta2.zip

WARNING: BETA SOFTWARE! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR DATA FIRST.

Thanks in advance for checking the new version out!
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby ChrisCN » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:56 pm

Yay - the new beta :)

Unfortunately my license key expired in the middle of beta1 and beta2.
Now I have a hard time to decide whether to do a normal or a lifetime upgrade...
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:33 pm

Hi Alex,

thanks for the latest update. Here are the results of my usual tests:

Features:
  • Simple note printing(now also correctly printing note link) => OK now
  • Right and center paragraph alignment support => nice

Enhancements:
  • Editor: Add shortcuts for applying formatting to current paragraph (Ctrl+Shift+B, Ctrl+Shift+I, etc.). => very nice
  • Translatable keyboard shortcuts => "Shift" needs to translate to "Umschalt" in German
  • Added screenshots to the user's manual => nice, however i suggest to rework the layout and present each section only when clicked rather than displaying all documentation within a single page.
  • Tag sidebar: right click doesn't change tag selection anymore => nice
  • Editor/Search: focus and select all text in the search box on Ctrl+F => very nice
  • Notes list: display full tag name if short name is not enough to uniquely identify the tag => very nice

Fixes:
  • Notes list: Strikeout and underlined text problem => In case of my bug report, the issue still exists.
  • Editor: lost bullet while copy & pasting of bullet list => There was an issue, which i need to observe now.
  • License dialog: license delete hint is cut in German UI => the shortcut "Ctrl+Del" needs to be translated
  • Note properties dialog: wrong statistics for unsaved notes => ok. Remark: the statistic affects the notes text only
  • Tag autocomplete was not displayed when searching in "Any text field" => ok now
  • Editor: BkSp+Undo+BkSp corrupted links => does this relate to my reported issue?

Other:
  • tag context menu => shortcut Ctrl+R is missing
  • display count in search result => broken again

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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:40 am

ChrisCN wrote:Yay - the new beta :)
Unfortunately my license key expired in the middle of beta1 and beta2.
Now I have a hard time to decide whether to do a normal or a lifetime upgrade...


Chris, for all your help here on the forums I'd be happy to give you a 50% discount
on the lifetime upgrade (or PRO renew, for that matter). Please check your PMs!
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby ChrisCN » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:14 am

CintaNotes Developer wrote:Chris, for all your help here on the forums I'd be happy to give you a 50% discount on the lifetime upgrade (or PRO renew, for that matter). Please check your PMs!

BIG THANKS
that makes it easier for me :D
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:27 am

Hi Thomas,

Huge thanks for testing the beta!

Thomas Lohrum wrote:Translatable keyboard shortcuts => "Shift" needs to translate to "Umschalt" in German

Didn't know that, will fix this, thanks.

Thomas Lohrum wrote:Added screenshots to the user's manual => nice, however i suggest to rework the layout and present each section only when clicked rather than displaying all documentation within a single page.

We plan to rework the user's manual in the future together with the 3.0 release. So I guess doing it now would be just wasting resources.
We only added screenshots now because we've someone help us with it.

Thomas Lohrum wrote:[*]Notes list: Strikeout and underlined text problem => In case of my bug report, the issue still exists.

Indeed, probably it was marked as fixed by mistake, sorry. I'm afraid we'll have to push it to 2.8.

Thomas Lohrum wrote:[*]Editor: lost bullet while copy & pasting of bullet list => There was an issue, which i need to observe now.

Ok, will be waiting for the result.

Thomas Lohrum wrote:[*]License dialog: license delete hint is cut in German UI => the shortcut "Ctrl+Del" needs to be translated

Will fix, thanks.

Thomas Lohrum wrote:[*]Note properties dialog: wrong statistics for unsaved notes => ok. Remark: the statistic affects the notes text only

Just as it always have.

Thomas Lohrum wrote:[*]Editor: BkSp+Undo+BkSp corrupted links => does this relate to my reported issue?[/list]

I'm not 100% sure, but it is very probable since backspace and undo are frequently used actions.

Thomas Lohrum wrote:[*]tag context menu => shortcut Ctrl+R is missing

Will add, thanks.

Thomas Lohrum wrote:[*]display count in search result => broken again

Will fix, thanks!
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:31 am

ChrisCN wrote:that makes it easier for me :D

Thanks for going Lifetime PRO, Chris :P
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Severe crash when searching

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:37 am

Hi Alex,

while doing a simple search i suddenly got this error:

---------------------------
Error
---------------------------
class std::out_of_range
invalid string position
---------------------------
OK
---------------------------

This is the content of the created log.file:

Timestamp Thread Forced Function Details
10:27:46.500103 7804 logging::Log::init Started logging
10:27:46.500103 7804 X ui::wndProc ERROR:class std::out_of_range
invalid string position
10:27:47.523162 7804 X ui::wndProc ERROR:class std::out_of_range
invalid string position
10:27:48.93194 7804 X ui::wndProc ERROR:class std::out_of_range
invalid string position


The search text is "ku". The message won't disappear. I need to kill CN in TaskManager's tabs "Applications" and "Processes".

I needed to switch back to beta 1, because i was not able to solve the issue.

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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:50 am

Thomas, thanks, yes, I have already found this bug myself.

Here's the fix:
Installable: CintaNotes_2_7_Beta3_Setup.exe
Portable: CintaNotes_2_7_Beta3.zip
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:13 am

CintaNotes Developer wrote:Thomas, thanks, yes, I have already found this bug myself.

Here's the fix:
Installable: CintaNotes_2_7_Beta3_Setup.exe
Portable: CintaNotes_2_7_Beta3.zip

Thanks for providing a fix real quick. I confirm search is working again. :)

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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby ChrisCN » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:08 pm

Tested the two features I love most: :)

Editor: Add shortcuts for applying formatting to current paragraph (Ctrl+Shift+B, Ctrl+Shift+I, etc.).
>> no problem found

Simple note printing (now also correctly printing note link)
>> no problem found

One thing I am not sure about is:
Should there be any functionality using CTRL+B when NO text is selected?
At the moment I can NOT write a text -> hit CTRL+B >> and everything from now on is written bold.
If this is not intended then hitting CTRL+B (without a selection) could format the whole paragraph (which I would prefer) ;)

So far, so good.
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:42 pm

ChrisCN wrote:Should there be any functionality using CTRL+B when NO text is selected? At the moment I can NOT write a text -> hit CTRL+B >> and everything from now on is written bold. If this is not intended then hitting CTRL+B (without a selection) could format the whole paragraph (which I would prefer) ;) Chris

Chris,

it's not a missing feature. It's a bug and it is reported on the roadmap http://roadmap.cintanotes.com/topic/275776-keyboard-shortcuts-for-text-formatting-should-behave-standardly/. The idea was to fix this with 2.5. I too stumble on the issue many times. Hopefully a fix can be provided not too far away. :)

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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby ChrisCN » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:58 pm

Thomas Lohrum wrote:it's not a missing feature. It's a bug

Hi Thomas
Thanks for clarifying that point.

I already thought that the whole process of changing the CTRL+B behavior
and introducing the CTRL+SHIFT+B feature had the purpose to free the
way to give CTRL+B the standard functionality.
Now that it was still missing I was a little bit confused.
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:47 am

ChrisCN wrote:I already thought that the whole process of changing the CTRL+B behavior
and introducing the CTRL+SHIFT+B feature had the purpose to free the
way to give CTRL+B the standard functionality.
Now that it was still missing I was a little bit confused.


It is still in the plans, just not finished yet. Also since this introduces state, I think
that this feature requires formatting toolbar to be present, so that the user at any time can
see the current status of the formatting options. Otherwise it will become 'hidden state' which
is not good.
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:06 am

CintaNotes Developer wrote:
ChrisCN wrote:I already thought that the whole process of changing the CTRL+B behavior
and introducing the CTRL+SHIFT+B feature had the purpose to free the way to give CTRL+B the standard functionality.
Now that it was still missing I was a little bit confused.
It is still in the plans, just not finished yet. Also since this introduces state, I think that this feature requires formatting toolbar to be present, so that the user at any time can
see the current status of the formatting options. Otherwise it will become 'hidden state' which is not good.

Hi Alex,

actually it has "state" already. The "state" is in my mind. Its state is the current format of the last paragraph. I just can not get rid off it. I type Ctrl+U for example, but the format-settings resists. On the roadmap we had already discussed whether to wait for a toolbar to make the change or not. Personally i understand your point, but wish i could have a fix for this independently. In other words rather soon :)

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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:16 am

Hi Alex,

the following changes didn't make it into 2.7 final. My expectation was to have them implemented, since they should be easy to fix. In the past you had always fixed such minor beta-issues before going final.

Beta-issues:

  • Translatable keyboard shortcuts => "Shift" needs to translate to "Umschalt" in German
  • tag context menu => shortcut Ctrl+R is missing
  • display count in search result => broken again

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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:43 am

Hi Thomas,
thanks for pointing the issues out.
I finally found the culprit. After I edited de.lang, I uploaded it to Transifex.
But for some reason it wasn't updated...
I've fixed the packages, please re-download.
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:24 am

CintaNotes Developer wrote:Hi Thomas,
thanks for pointing the issues out.
I finally found the culprit. After I edited de.lang, I uploaded it to Transifex.
But for some reason it wasn't updated...
I've fixed the packages, please re-download.

I am glad i was not bugging you, but facing some technical issues indeed. :) Please note, that the issue regarding "filtercontrol.filtered.many = [filtercontrol.filtered.one]" still exists.

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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 2.7 Beta 2

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:34 am

Thomas Lohrum wrote:I am glad i was not bugging you, but facing some technical issues indeed. :) Please note, that the issue regarding "filtercontrol.filtered.many = [filtercontrol.filtered.one]" still exists.
Thomas


This issue is hexed! :) I probably should only edit lang files on Transifex. Fixed, thanks!
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