Friday, September 12, 2008

Build 302

In the past I've been using a combination of Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 to develop Guineu. I finally upgrade Visual Studio on the build machine, as well, and moved development completely to Visual Studio 2008. As a user you aren't affected by this move since Guineu remains a .NET 2.0 application.

The past few releases mainly fixed a number of bugs: SELECT 0 does now move to the next free work area. Edit boxes have a vertical scroll bar just like in Visual FoxPro. Checkboxes deal properly with the Value property. Deleted records are not shown in the grid. Replacing a string field with an empty string clears the field now.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A new support forum

I've frequently been asked if there's a place for Guineu users to exchange ideas, ask questions, get help, and request features from the developer. Previously I created a newsgroup on my own server assuming that offline availability is a big plus. It seems though, that I was wrong in this assumption. Even worse was probably the decision to make the newsgroup password protected. Hardly anybody found it.

Today I finally got around installing a web based forum (phpBB) on my web server. The new forum is not hidden, not password protected and easily discoverable: For now there are only three sections, one for each language: English, Spanish and German. I'm looking forward to seeing you all there!