Scapple - New Beta Available (Updated 19/03/13)

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Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:14 am Post

Version 0.9.0.4 updated to build 3814 - please re-download if you downloaded 3809 (which was only up for about half an hour). 3814 changes de-dent to Shift-Tab instead of Opt-Tab and makes the indent interval wider.
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Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:36 am Post

The update—available from within Scapple itself via either (1) Scapple > Check For Updates or (2) Scapple > Preferences > Automatically check for updates—working well here with both existing and new Scapple files.

Accept that no new features will be added before actual release, but on my personal wish list for the future would be the ability to set the default alignment of notes.

Know they are easy enough to change, but would still like a default setting one day—if possible.

Great piece of software.

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Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:21 pm Post

Thanks for the update! It’s great.

I found a bug:

1. Connect two notes.

2. Double-click the connection (the line)

3. Press ESC


In addition to aborting the new note, this operation removes the connection… :?

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Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:25 pm Post

… and another bug:

Different border styles don’t show in QuickLook.
They’re all converted to the standard ”rounded” look.

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Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:43 pm Post

Hmm, there might not be a way around the connection problem. When you create a new note on a line, you destroy the old line immediately. There are now two lines pointing from the new note to the notes that were originally linked. So if you delete that note the connecting lines are deleted. At that point there is no trace of the original connection.
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Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:02 pm Post

Yes, in that instance you should just hit Undo - it's not a bug.

The Quick Look thing is weird -I'll look into that, thanks for pointing it out!
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Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:21 pm Post

Found another bug (a real one, this time!):

0. Make sure the default note style is ’brown’ and that the default border is ’rounded’.
1. Make a new note.
2. Write ’1’ (just the digit 1, or any other single character).
3. Press ESC to leave editing mode.
4. Change the note’s style to something else, e.g. ”blue bubble”.

Hm… :o

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Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:16 am Post

...What's supposed to happen? Following those steps on the latest build (on OS X 10.6.8), it just changes the note style as I'd expect. Are you up to date with the latest version? There was an issue with the note styles on Snow Leopard with the previous beta, so you may just be experiencing that. Try Scapple > Check for Updates. The latest is 0.9.0.4 (3814) if you check About Scapple.
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Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:28 am Post

Hi MM. I’m on the newest version of Scapple (0.9.0.4)…

This is what happens:
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After changing note-style, the shape of the note changes from circular to oval.

Now, isn’t this clearly a bug?

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Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:04 am Post

I'm on 0.9.0.4 (3814) (and OS 10.8.3) and Scapple crashes each and every time I try to get to Preferences. Since it also crashes with no documents open, there is no use in sending you one…

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Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:17 am Post

In the Finder, open the "Go" menu, hold down the Option key so that "Library" appears in the menu, and select it. This will open the ~/Library folder in a Finder window. Drill down into ~/Library/Preferences and find the file entitled com.literatureandlatte.scapple.plist. Please attach that file to your reply to this post (you'll most likely need to zip it up first), or send it to me at kb-tech-support AT literatureandlatte DOT com. Then move the file to the Trash. After that, Scapple should work fine. It's caused by a change in settings between beta versions, because I experienced it myself on one machine. I forgot to save my prefs file, though, so I'd like to take a look at your preferences to see the exact change that caused it. Once you've cleared the preferences, it shouldn't happen again since it was just down to a change between versions.
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Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:39 am Post

I did as you advised me to, and the file should be in your mail now.
Then I sent the pref file to the trash as you told me. But I did it while Scapple was still open. As Scapple quit it created a new pref file. I now opened Scapple, and tried to go to Preferences. And it crashed once more.
Then I quit Scapple and sent the new pref file to the trash. After that I opened Scapple and could open its Preferences with no trouble.
Do you want me to send you the pref file I last sent to the trash?

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Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:16 am Post

A-ha! It was actually more serious than I thought - it was trying to read the standard note border colour for the background shape border colour, which could cause a crash in some instances but would also have led to the wrong default border colour being used. So it wasn't just down to a change in the update as I had thought (or rather, it was, but it was a bug that was introduced). Thanks for sending the file - it helped me find and fix the bug.

No need to send the other pref file. Sorry, I should have clarified that Scapple needed to be closed when you deleted the prefs - otherwise it keeps the preferences in memory and rewrites them to disk.

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Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:18 am Post

Dear developers,
I found a graphical bug. Let me try to put it simply:

When you change the style of a one-character note (”a”, ”2”), the note becomes smaller.

Please take a look at this image:
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Would you consider fixing this?

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Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:55 am Post

bjørn wrote:Dear developers,
I found a graphical bug. Let me try to put it simply:

When you change the style of a one-character note (”a”, ”2”), the note becomes smaller.

Please take a look at this image:
bug.png


Would you consider fixing this?


May not be what you want, but it is possible to resize the note after it has been stylised……

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