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July 17, 2010

I’ve been beavering away on Neu, and the result is version 1.0b17, which you can download here.

There are three main changes for this version:

First, I’ve changed the “Create Document…” and “Create and Open Document…” menu items. They are now submenus which contain a “Choose Template…” command, but also contain a list of the actual templates. This allows you to choose a template directly without going through any additional dialogs.

Second, I’ve added these menus to the Neu menu in the Dock, and the small status menu that Neu can optionally show on the top right of the menu bar. This means that you can use these menus instead of the Finder’s Services menu. Since the Services menu is a bit clunky and can’t contain dynamically generated content, this is a Good Thing(tm).

Finally, I’ve added “Protect from accidental Quit” option which changes the Quit menu shortcut to Cmd-Shift-Q instead of Cmd-Q. This makes it harder to accidentally quit Neu, if you want to leave it running all the time.

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July 14, 2010

I discovered that there’s already a piece of software out there called Replicator, so it now has a new name.

In fact, it doesn’t just have a new name, it has a neu name, since the new name is Neu.

Still with me?

Visit the Neu (the application formerly known as Replicator) homepage for more details.

Update:

I forgot to mention that the change of name broke the auto-updating mechanism, so you will need to manually download it again.

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July 14, 2010

Hot on the heels of the previous blog post… it turns out that there was a bit of a major bug in 1.0b14, so 1.0b15 is now out.

If you managed to download 1.0b14, then the automatic update process should get you to 1.0b15.

If not, you can download the new one here.

Visit the Neu (the application formerly known as Replicator) homepage for more details.

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July 10, 2010

I’ve just released the latest update to Replicator, a utility that lets you create new documents directly from the Finder, using predefined stationary.

The new version (1.0b13) lets you choose the template to replicate using a grid view, rather than a list view, which looks a bit cleaner and reduces the likelihood of nasty scrollbars appearing.

If you’ve got an existing version, it should pick up the update automatically when you next run it. If not, you can grab it from here) page.

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For some as-yet-unknown reason, anonymous comments don’t seem to be working on my installation of Drupal 6. Which is a bit of a pain in the arse.

I’ll try to figure it out, but for now, if you want to comment on a post, you’ll have to register (which is quite safe - I don’t use the email addresses or do anything else nasty with your data).

Update

I’ve worked out what was going on - somehow my anonymous user had got removed during my upgrade and server migration.

These Drupal threads helped:

  • http://drupal.org/node/243423
  • http://drupal.org/node/501286

The solution was just hack the users table manually and add back a user with uid = 0. Scary!

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