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The Great Compatibility Release Of 2015!

There is nothing new in this new release of JottiQ. It is 100% a compatibility release to be able to cope with (upcoming) changes to the way Jotti's malware scan works.

However, that does not mean I (completely) forgot about developing JottiQ! I hope to implement some new features after Jotti has done his thing and hopefully has the time to make one or two little things possible on his side. There is also the support for multiple languages I asked about a couple of years ago (geez, it has been that long!)... generally speaking, there was very little interest and at the time I did not feel it was worth the time and effort it would take to properly implement such support. I may or may not revisit that issue.

The changelog is available below the cut-off.

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In the spirit of No Liability...

Yet another update.. except nobody is interested in this one, so I'll keep it brief.

A company approached me about using Cautomaton commercially (which obviously made me quite happy!) but that left some unresolved matters that I really needed to take care of before I could make that possible.

This release 'fixes' those issues, and in the process, I added a little blurb on getting started with Cautomaton. Documentation!

The changelog is available below the cut-off.

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In the spirit of Cody...

This time, it took me less than two weeks to get an update out. Those wonderful NANY miracles haven't left the world quite yet!

Why? Well... I felt kind of bad doing a paltry update around the NANY season without doing anything more deserving of the season. And to top it off, I felt even more conscious of the fact that Cautomaton never reached v1.0.0...

This version introduces the long-ago intended / promised support for invoking a context menu on multiple files at once. The support may not be perfect on operating systems dating from before the days of Windows Vista, but at the very least it should be functional. As usual, bug reports are welcomed, as is news on the way people are using Cautomaton.

Have a wonderful 2015, everyone!

The changelog is available below the cut-off.

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Another update!

It's been a couple of years, but at long last, I found some reason to be coding again.

You may 'blame' dear JoTo from DonationCoder.com for this update, as he had some troubles with a particular shell extension that appeared to be a bug in Cautomaton. Turns out it is a bug in the program he was trying to interact with, but thankfully it wasn't a problem I could not work around in Cautomaton. Ergo, another Cautomaton update was born!

It may well end up serving as a paltry contribution in the entire NANY celebration that caused the start of this blog - I've been woefully out of inspiration and time in recent years!

The changelog is available below the cut-off.

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Cautomaton goes up one notch!

There's not much to say here. I made some fixes and additions over a year back, then forgot to release while I could have sworn I did. So now I tidied it up a bit, mostly documentation-wise, and figured v0.9.0 deserved to be released.

My special thanks AND sincere apologies go out to socrtwo from DonationCoder.com, who asked a helpful question in the weeks leading to christmas that completely escaped my attention. I most likely opened the topic and never actually read it as it was marked as 'read' when I checked today! I'm so sorry dude; and anyone else in the future who doesn't get an answer, please drop me a PM. I rarely ignore people intentionally!

The changelog is available below the cut-off.

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Must. Update. Version. To. v1.1.1.

In all honesty though, it is just a tiny little update. For one, I was not able to include a new version of dcuhelper.exe in JottiQ v1.1.0, so that was always slated to come in a JottiQ v1.1.1 release. So with an actual new feature added, I could finally squeeze that one in as well and deserve the 'magical' triple-one version number. :)

My special thanks for this release goes out to sujay85 from DonationCoder.com, who persisted through a long, two-week slow-chat with me - just so that we might figure out a solution to the connection problem he was experiencing.

The changelog is available below the cut-off.

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It took six months... but there it is.

Six long months... I bet some people expected a new version to never appear again, to see JottiQ discarded amongst the piles of software that is released, supported for a few days, and then forgotten about. (I don't blame you.) But alas, I disappoint myself and managed to barely hold myself to the self-imposed July 1st release date for JottiQ v1.1.0.

My special thanks go out to the testers of the 1.0.9 beta releases; I have put you folks through a bit of pain and suffering.

The changelog is available below the cut-off.

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Tick tock goes the clock...

So, it might seem like I sort of forgot about this website. Or JottiQ, for that matter. There has been a definite lack of news and updates for sure.

Fact is - the interest in JottiQ translations has not been large at all, and I have been busy with other things. Additionally I have not found a method of implementing translation support that I am comfortable implementing; and I rather implement something right the first time around than half-ass it. Translations in JottiQ are a gimmick and a nice thing to have, and not a harsh requirement, nor do I get paid for it, so I have nothing holding me back from my idealistic approach in this matter. 

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JottiQ v1.0.3 is now available

At long last, I am able to announce that JottiQ v1.0.3 is now available. I thought I'd never figure out what exactly caused that last bug I struggled with, so a lot of thanks to jCat for his time and willingness to test.

The changelog is available below the cut-off.

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No, I did not forget.

In the past weeks, I've been pretty busy in that thing called a real life. Never the less, I've been trying to deal with the bug reports that have come in, and while one of the crashes has a pretty easy fix, it is a crash that ranks quite low on the scale of importance. After all, XP users, About boxes, and then twice... that makes for a pretty weird bug.

The other issue is far, far trickier. Crashes when starting for very select users. After testing a lot of builds, I finally found out what causes it, but the why remains a mystery. Until I know this in a bit more detail and am more confident that any fixes I release won't break something else, or are just a fix for a symptom that might just as well trigger elsewhere later, I am not releasing this update. Either way, I hope to release v1.0.3 in the upcoming week.

Also, on the subject of translations... please remember to drop me a note! I haven't had many requests, and the requests I did get are less than 10 in number and are almost all languages I do not speak nor had expected to see requested. And some of the major languages aren't represented at all! So, especially those willing to translate, please drop me a note for whenever I get down to working on v1.1.

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