Neu 2.0b1

There’s a new beta of Neu out on the beta software page.

This one is 2.0, which sounds like an exciting change, but actually at this point it’s a small evolutionary step and not that different from 1.3b4. There are quite a few under-the-hood changes still in the works, but they aren’t quite ready for prime time, so haven’t made it yet.

However, what has changed is that support for 10.6 has been removed. It’s always a tricky decision to drop support for an old system, but as a small developer it is really quite necessary to keep the number of systems that you’re testing with to a manageable minimum. With 10.9 just around the corner, and 10.6 now pretty old, the time had come for a change. Rest assured that if you need to stick with 10.6, the old releases of Neu should continue to work, but moving forward, it’s 10.7+ only.

The one other thing that’s changed is that Finder menu support has been temporarily disabled if you are running 10.9 (Mavericks). It turns out that some changes in the Finder under 10.9 have broken Neu’s menu hack, and this can result in the Finder crashing continuously whilst Neu is running. We definitely don’t want that happening, so the best plan in the meantime seemed to be to simply disable it until I can get it all playing nicely once again. Watch this space on that front…