GOWrite 2.2.6

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GOWrite 2.2.6

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Installing and uninstalling GOWrite 2.2.6

It is possible to have both 2.1 and 2.2 installed at the same time, but I do not recommend it. It is generally better to install 2.2 on top of 2.1. Should one want to revert back to 2.1, just install 2.1 again on top of 2.2. This prevents any adverse interactions between versions. It is not necessary to uninstall other version before installing another version over it.

GOWrite 2.2.6 can be downloaded from main download page (http://gowrite.net/GOWrite2_download.html).

Questions or comments on this version?

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If GOWrite is started manually from command line, please use command

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java -Xmx200m -jar GOWrite.jar
Search database will work only from first GOWrite instance started in this way.

GOWrite 2.2.6 updates (Compared to 2.2.3):
Database can now index also ZIP files.
Search can be started using shortcut key or icon in toolbar.
It is possible to select if variation letters start from A or B (this is in View->Settings).
Added tiny move size to game tree move sizes.
Copy diagram command is now accesible as ctrl B, this eliminates control+shift kay combination.
Minor adjustments to search result presentation.
Database gives now more meaningfull error messages.
Many bugfixes in search / database.

GOWrite 2.2.3 updates (Compared to 2.2.1 and 2.2.2):
  • First version of search is now implemented.
    See separate post on using search http://www.gowrite.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1449.

    Improved move number rendering in very small sized bitmap boards.
    Bugfixes in font selection dialog.
    New version of h2 database engine.
GOWrite 2.2.6 contains lots of updates (partial list):
  • Support for both sibling-style variations and children-style variations, menu view->Show move before variation.

    view->Show Variation Labels shows labels "B", "C" for variations.

    Now it is possible to move into variation using keyboard: just press letter of desired variation ("a" is main variation). In order to go to "up and into variation" enter upper case letter.

    Wizard to speed up adding multiple diagrams to SGF file (menu file->print&export wizard).

    "single window mode": New SGF files are opened into same window, not in new (view->reuse window). This has been (I believe) last significant GOWrite 1.4 feature missing from GOWrite 2.

    SVG export for exporting (x)html and svg. Tested with firefox 1.5 and latest Scribus. SVG implementations seem to differ to the point that prevents good working in many cases. When exporting to (X)HTML move comments may use graphics to refer the commented move.

    Now it is possible to copy just move, no board at all: select move and edit->copy single move.

    Some pre-selected board colors in board color change dialog.

    Minor refreshing to visual outlook. Now GOWrite works better with different desktop color settings.

    Cleaning help from outdated information done. Help is now divided into use guide and reference sections. Most new features are at least mentioned in help.

    Now it is possible to automatically include move number range (like "(1-101)" ) in diagram title. This option can be selected for diagram in diagram settings dialog in detail pane, or set as default in Options->Default Diagram Settings.

    Diagram can now include few (ro all) moves from previous diagram. This makes it easy to do diagrams like 1-101, 101-201, where same move is numbered in two diagrams. This option can be selected for diagram in diagram settings dialog in detail pane, or set as default in Options->Default Diagram Settings.

    Settings are stored in .gowrite directory in file .gowrite/gowrite22.cfg

    Linux rpm installation package installs icon and menu entry.
partially ready features (works, but more features to come):
  • Copy wizard to make guided clipboard copies.
Things not ready:
  • Translation of 2.2.6 is NOT (yet) possible.
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Corrupted database

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Version 2.2.6 contains bug, which may corrupt game search database. If this happens, just rebuild database.

2.2.7 will correct the problem.

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2.2.7 version

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2.2.7 version updates
  • Improved the way areas can be selected. Area selections are now combined and resulting (often non-rectangular) area is show. This may have introduced bugs elsewhere, I am still looking for those.
    Diagram area can be changes in diagram property window.
    Copy displayed area can be changed in copy wizard.
    EMF or WMF format can be selected in Windows, previously both were always created.
    Database corruption should be fixed now.
    Adjusted speed of database background update
    Database log saving works also in Java 1.4
    Minor fixes in user interface.
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version 2.2.8

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This version fixes many minor bugs and adds minor features. Among them:
  • Updates to help.
    All texts can be translated now.
    Correction to mac shortcut key for exit, it is now Cmd-w.
    Multiple fixes to print area selection and its showing.
    In windows gowrite may be started using command line "java -jar GOWrite.jar" again.
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