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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.

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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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Cautomaton has a home now, too.

Lately, all my work has been centered around JottiQ, which is my NANY 2011 application that has received most attention thus far. However, I also made another submission, and while it will only really be useful for a small minority which likes to automate their (daily) tasks, I feel it deserves just as much attention. Thus henceforth Cautomaton has a home on this website as well.

 

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JottiQ: are translations needed?

So, JottiQ is popular, even more-so than I originally imagined. I've noticed a lot of reviews from all over so far, especially from non-english speaking countries. Among these are Polish, Brazilian, Spanish, French and what I presume to be Chinese websites, and I am sure I haven't even touched the surface. Some of them go through a bit of effort to point out the english labels and the workflow of the application. So now I wonder: would JottiQ and/or its users benefit from translations into non-english languages?
 

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It seems JottiQ got written up... (again!)

The difference is that this time, it was a review by the good folk of dottech.org who did a review of JottiQ v1.0.2. This means that this website is actually getting a bit of exposure and far more importantly: a very well-balanced review. Some of the reviews I have had the chance to look over are (through the wonders of Babelfish) doing little more than recommend JottiQ as an anti-virus alternative, and on the internet such claims lead their own lives with all the results it entails. Please have a look at the DonationCoder.com NANY 2011 JottiQ topic (linked at the left) in case you wish to discuss JottiQ and its future development.

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JottiQ v1.0.2 finally released

It has taken a fair while longer than I anticipated, but what have you with a good nap. JottiQ v1.0.2 is now available.

The changelog is available below the cut-off.

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