|Website Updated, Version 1.10.0 "Officialized", Announcements
||[Jul. 23rd, 2010|08:16 pm]
LJ: Phoenix, Mac Client
|||||Socalled (Ghettoblaster): (These Are The) Good Old Days||]|
The Phoenix website has finally been updated and taken out of the digital stone age. Turns out these things called CSS have really come into their own in the last nine years and using tables for layout is kind of poor design. I've added a twitter account to follow along with development progress and to post quick notes. If there is anything you'd like to see added to the website let me know!
During my four-year development hiatus, xstylus graciously stepped up and fixed some bugs and made improvements to my code (Super-thanks!). He's released, as he calls it, the unofficial version 1.10.0. It's the official 1.10.0 now. This is the same, great release that xstylus released last year. If you're using 1.9.6 or an older version, due to some unfortunately lazy programming on my part, you won't receive a new version notice. This will be fixed in 1.10.1, at which point everyone will receive a notice in some regard.
As for the future, I plan on implementing some minor bug fixes in the 1.10.0 release, releasing 1.10.1 and 1.10.2 if necessary. This will be the end of the Phoenix 1. After that, I'll be working on Phoenix 2. Phoenix 2 will be a Cocoa-native application, so right off the bat it will get the biggest feature request automatically: spell checking as you type. I'm still waiting for REALbasic to finish their Cocoa-implementation, but it sounds like it should be available soonish, which will allow me to develop in Cocoa.
Phoenix 2 will be an OS X-only release. Unless Livejournal breaks their client functionality again, 1.9.6 will be the last version for Classic Mac. I am sincerely sorry for having to leave classic users behind. However, since classic support was disabled in OS X, it makes it pretty infeasible for me to do any sort of development for that platform. I'd still be happy to provide support to any users that are still on the Classic platform, though. Unsurprisingly, I'm also canceling Phoenix Lite to focus on development of regular Phoenix.
Lastly I'd like to say thanks to all of the users who've stuck by throughout the years, even when I've been mostly absent. It's much appreciated!