I’ve released another two betas of Ambientweet in the last couple of days, and hopefully it’s now getting close to being ready for submission to the Mac App store.
The current plan is still to release it as a free app to begin with, as the main thing I’m interested in at this stage is getting a bit of feedback.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to do much to Ambientweet, but it’s still trundling along in the background. It’s a fairly experimental project, and as such it definitely suffers a bit from the “there’s one more thing” syndrome.
In other words, every time I think it’s time to release it, I have another idea (or spot another bug).
Having said that, hopefully you’ll find that the latest version is fairly close to being ready for submission to the store.
As always, any feedback appreciated…
This version is pretty much the same as 1.1, except that it fixes a bug that caused the service names to have the wrong values. See the release notes for full details.
Unfortunately, because of persistent signups by spam users (probably driven by a script somewhere), I’ve decided to disable the facility to sign up to this site.
Really the only reason for allowing people to sign up in the first place was to in turn limit posting of comments and forums posts to registered users, again to avoid spam.
As a result, turning off sign-up may make it impossible for people to leave comments or use the forum. This is a real shame, but the alternative is just too annoying to police. In the meantime I’ll look into some alternatives. I may re-enable anonymous posting, along with captcha forms, but I fear that doing so will also result in a torrent of spam.
I’ve had a few reports of the Services menu commands not showing up properly in Neu 1.1.
Instead of saying things like “Create Document…”, they are showing up as things like “create.name”.
If you’re having this problem, you might want to look at the new beta of Neu 1.1.1, which attempts to fix the problem.
For people who’ve bought Neu from the Mac Application store, I’m afraid that this beta will show up as unlicensed, so you shouldn’t remove your original 1.1 version of Neu until version 1.1.1 has made it’s way through the approval process.
I’m working on a way to sort this problem for future beta versions (so that they know that you’ve got a proper licensed copy from the MAS), but they will require you to already have version 1.1.1 installed, so there’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem.