Posts for 2008 {20 entries}

Not news anymore, but Versions 1.0 was released on the 17th. I've been using Versions since its first public beta back in June and I've been very impressed by it. It looks, feels and behaves like a true Mac application. To be honest I don't actually use most of the features that Versions supplies for interfacing with Subversion in a nice graphical manner, ...

As mentioned in my previous post, I'm re-releasing SCEvents under the MIT License instead of the GPL, allowing greater freedom of its use. It was always and still is my intention to release all the code I write and projects that I create as open source, with the hope that it may be useful to other developers, but seems that my original choice of the ...

Well, nowhere really just not around here. I thought it was about time I posted here again after a rather lengthly absence seeing as things are a bit quieter and I've got a bit time (thats not really true anymore as I've put off posting this for soo long that I've now started back at university and now have more work to do). So what have I being ...

Its been exactly one year today since I started working for Sun full time and all I can say is that it's been amazing. I can't believe how quickly the last year has gone by, but I've loved every minute of it and I can honestly say that I've learnt more (in terms of technical skills and business practices) in this past year compared with the 2 years ...

SafariTabs 0.6.2 is now available for download. This release addresses some of the (hopefully) last remaining bugs. The fixes are: Issue affecting some users that prevented SafariTabs' preference pane being loaded and displayed. No tabs being restored when deselecting all tabs then cancelling the tab view and selecting to restore all ...

I don't suppose anyone other than myself is actively using them, but this is just as heads up that I've changed the paths on which all my Subversion repositories are served on at dev.stuconnolly.com. Previously all repositories were accessiable at the top level of the domain, for example: http://dev.stuconnolly.com/<repository_name>/ I've ...

I've just uploaded another update to SCEvents. As with the previous release (0.1.1) this one does not add any major new features but rather builds upon and improves those that were previously introduced. Version 0.1.1 introduced the ability to register paths that your client application wasn't interested in receiving events from, resulting in them being ...

Just a quick update to SCEvents that I released a couple of weeks ago. The new feature in this release gives you the ability to specify particular directories that are sub-directories of the paths that your client application has registered to watch and ignore events that come from them. For example, if you register your client application to be notified ...

Just a few more reasons to develop software for the Mac over Windows. Look out for the 3rd part in the series. ...

I thought it was about time I posted some source code here, so tonight I'm releasing SCEvents. As the title suggests SCEvents is an Objective-C wrapper around the FSEvents C API that is included Mac OS X 10.5. Basically, the FSEvents API allows you to register specific directories that your application is interested in with regard to file system activity ...

It seems like everyone but me is using Twitter, so last Friday I decided to sign up. I'm not a huge fan of all the social networking sites out there but I think Twitter has the advantage of being extremely simple and easy to use without it taking over your life. So far I think its great and I can see it slowly becoming my new addiction. Its also given me ...

SafariTabs 0.6.1 is now available for download. This release largely focuses on resolving a whole host of bugs that were identified in version 0.6, but equally as important adds support for Safari 3.1. A more stable implementation of the 'force new window links in a new tab' or single window mode feature was a key area of focus resulting in the ...

I've had a lot of users emailing me and asking for an update to SafariTabs in order to be compatible with the recently released Safari 3.1. After updgrading to the new version of Safari SIMBL's version checking mechanism rightly displays the following dialog when launched; SIMBL is right not to load SafariTabs as it is indeed not compatible with ...

This is something that I've wanted to do for a long time and now I finally done it. dev.stuconolly.com is the new home of all my software development projects allowing users or anyone else interested to follow the development of any of the hosted projects. Basically the site is a Subversion/Trac server providing users direct access to the very latest ...

I've had some great feedback about SafariTabs 0.6, with exception of one thing (or rather annoyance) that seems to be catching peoples attention. And it should because it is very annoying when it occurs. The annoyance I am referring to is the use of pop-ups that hide navigation menus, status bars and resize windows in conjunction with SafariTabs' 'force ...

SafariTabs 0.6 is now available for download, providing a set of new features and all important bug fixes. The exact details of the new features in this release were mostly detailed in the preview of version 0.6 at the beginning of the month, but the key new features are: The option of choosing which tabs to be restored from the last session when ...

Matt Ball makes a very interesting point regarding the forgotten apps of the so-called "Delicious Generation" and the developers behind them. Basically, his key view of why time after time some very specific applications are given so much hype and attention, are delivered and then are left seemingly abandoned, is down to the ageof the developers. ...

Everyone likes to see or know a little about software before its released, so I thought I'd give a quick preview of the upcoming release of SafariTabs, especially to those who requested new features. After getting some great feedback with the release of version 0.5 I compiled a list of new features intended for 0.6, but the very nature of developing a ...

Posting is something I've not being doing a lot of lately around here, so I thought I'd take the chance to once again say that I'm going to try and post more often as well as quickly catch up on some things that have been happening lately. SafariTabs Development First up, I've done quite a bit of work on what is to be version 0.6 of SafariTabs, ...

I've finally got around to releasing SafariTabs 0.5 tonight after many delays. This release is mainly aimed at providing support for Safari 3, which underwent a pretty major update for the release of Leopard and as a result version 0.5 is incompatible with Safari 2, although SafariTabs 0.4.1 is still available. A few things have been removed, such as ...