Anything to share about Scrivener 3.0?

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:57 pm Post

It could all be a trick, you know,...

Version 3 could just be an idea cooked up by that silly brit to see how long he could string all of us gullible english majors along, dreaming about non-existent software that, with miraculous new coding, will write our drivel for us.

Yes, Version Three, like Plan Nine from Outer Space, could just be a terribly written script, presented for the amusement of one man only.

If he's vile enough, that could be what's going on.

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:22 pm Post

Well, that's an old trick, as Keith mentioned in 2014 that a 64-bit version of Scrivener (Scrivener 3 is the first 64-bit version of the app) would be out "next year" (2015).

KB on 28 Jul 2014 wrote:...Scrivener until it is upgraded to 64-bit (a 64-bit version is coming next year).


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I'm cautiously tempering my hopes for a release this year (given how iOS also had a long gestation), but not putting out the bunting quite yet.

The features mentioned in the blog posts promise some significant improvements, and it will be nice to get away from the slight clunkiness of using Scrivener 2 on High Sierra (Force Touch loveliness beckons, for example).

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:47 pm Post

I think one "trick" comment here was said in an attempt at humor. The other looks to me to be a cheap shot. Maybe that wasn't the intention. I'm not trying to stir the pot or start a flame war. Just want to get my two cents in.

If it was a slur-- Erring in prognostication is just that, erring. Creative people are often enthusiastic about possibilities and their implementation. Reality and the desire for excellence in the end product (including its ancillary services) eventually become the rightful judges of when the project actually gets completed.

I've only known of Keith and L&L for a little over a few years. I'm a bookworm, fairly new to electronic writing and careful of where I spend my money so I've read (and continue to read) quite a bit of what Keith and company have written. Besides occasionally stepping on their own shoelaces, they're human after all, nothing I've read has ever led me to question their integrity. The evidence is there to find (one of the advantages of the forum) for anyone who wishes to do so. There's many discussions had on this board, including tough ones, that are answered openly and honestly rather than them being artfully avoided.

That same personal integrity was used to make Scrivener 2 and now V3. I'm sure patience will be rewarded.
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:22 pm Post

New toys are always fun, so I will definitely buy Scriv 3 as soon as it is available...

... but I have to admit that so far I haven't been hampered by any lack of features in Scriv 2. The only thing that is hampering my writing is... myself. And that problem can hardly be cured by L&L and Scriv 3.

Nevertheless, as I said above I will buy version 3 when it goes public, without requesting a discount, because it would feel wrong to ask for a discount for something that I am buying not out of need but because I simply want to. And I think they can use the money. :D
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:36 pm Post

Well I definitely lost the office pool on S3 release. I had it pegged for sure to be in time for NaNoWriMo.

I would like to say however that S2 has been an incredibly feature rich and bug free ecosystem for writing. I would hate to see anything rushed out the door, but I know that's not how the L&L team rolls.

So we wait like children for Christmas. I'll keep putting out fresh milk and cookies for Keith each night and contain my disappointment each morning when my stocking is still empty.

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:43 pm Post

razyr wrote:So we wait like children for Christmas. I'll keep putting out fresh milk and cookies for Keith each night and contain my disappointment each morning when my stocking is still empty.


Never in my life have I seen so many adults holding their breath 'til blue, and rubbing their fingers together "please, please, please..."

I am, of course, one of them.
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Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:43 pm Post

Are we there yet.....are we there yet..... are we there yet.....

How about now?

...... Where was my teaser blog post this week? lol

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:02 pm Post

Cath, I'm totally with you on this (and I suspect we aren't alone). I keep looking at the blog site for something new.

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:14 pm Post

I won't admit how many times I refreshed the blog and Scrivener 2 page looking for any kind of S3 morsel.

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:04 pm Post

Since KB, Ioa, LAP, David and Julia it seems were all taking part in last weekend's NiaD, and perhaps others of the team under names I don’t recognise, it doesn’t surprise me there hasn’t been another post on the blog recently. And the eagle-eyed among you, if you read the thread on NiaD7 will observe that Pigfender has made a Scrivener 3 project for it available for download and did the compiling to ePub and mobi formats using Scrivener 3, so it must be ready for release soon.

Patience is a virtue, we are told. Nevertheless, I hope it won’t be too long now.

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Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:24 pm Post

I just posted another blog post to keep people going in the meantime. :) Hopefully not too much longer now.
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:41 pm Post

KB wrote:I just posted another blog post to keep people going in the meantime. :) Hopefully not too much longer now.


That's it. I'm officially invoking the Geneva Conventions.

So many ravishing teasers without shipping must surely violate some tenet of humane treatment for we poor prisoners of our own hyper-ventilations.
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:56 pm Post

KB wrote:Hopefully not too much longer now.


I reiterate

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Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:22 pm Post

KB wrote:I just posted another blog post to keep people going in the meantime. :) Hopefully not too much longer now.


This is disastrous news. The blog posts are meted out approximately every 10 days. This further blog post means, at a minimum, it's not going to happen for a further 10 days.

Where is the resistance? Any hackers out there? :)

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:50 pm Post

Since the β-testers are now testing [redacted], I think we can assume, that it is practically done.. I assume it will turn out to be less than 10 days!