What Was New In 2016

This page generally only reports the most notable changes. You’ll have had to explore to find the additions to the world.

What’s Even Newer This Year

12/28/2016 v996
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain (1835–1910)

  • Happy New Year!
  • Some Mac client issues with text styles, “Record Movie”, and “Select All” are now resolved. We hope.

12/7/2016 v993
A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours. — John Boynton Priestley (1894–1984)

  • It’s a little early, but we won’t get another chance, so...
    • Happy Bawkmas!
    • Merry Skristmas!
    • Happy Thoomas!
    • Season’s Beatings!
  • More (minor) modernizations to the Mac client. Once again we hope that the number of improvements exceeds the number of new bugs.
  • That client now requires Mac OS X 10.5 or newer.

11/16/2016 v990
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. — Mark Twain (1835–1910)

  • We hope that the Mac client’s erstwhile difficulty with text styles has been solved.
  • Likewise, its main Preferences dialog should now actually, uh, modify your preferences. Whoops.
  • As we warned you three years ago (!), v990 will be the last version of the client to support Mac OS 10.4 “Tiger”. If this affects you, please consider upgrading to a version of the OS that’s less than 10 years old. (We’re rather fond of 10.6 “Snow Leopard” ourselves...)
  • Conversely, if you’re using OS 10.12 “Sierra” and have been experiencing weird permission or quarantine errors — for example if you get an error such as “Unable to open preferences file. (Is your disk locked?)” — then please try replacing your current client application with the one found on this disk image. Also please let us know whether that does (or doesn’t!) solve the problem, as we have not yet fully fathomed its root cause.

10/26/2016 v987
There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury. — Alexander Smith (1830–1867)

  • The Mac client is now code-signed, which means that if you had previously needed to “allow apps from anywhere” in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General, you can now use the safer and more secure “Mac App Store and identified developers” setting. (For Mac OS 10.7 through 10.11)
  • Some of that client’s dialog boxes received cosmetic touchups. If you find any that don’t seem to be working as well as last version, please /BUG them.

10/5/2016 v984
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. — Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

  • Good news is: no news. (Wait! Isn’t that backwards?)

9/14/2016 v981
Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war. — William McKinley (1843–1901)

  • No content updates were received for this cycle.

8/24/2016 v978
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent to me. — Anatole France (1844–1924)

  • Still no significant changes this update. I wonder what they’re cooking up...

8/3/2016 v975
Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent. — Yevgeny Yevtushenko (b. 1933)

  • No significant changes this update, either.

7/13/2016 v972
Art raises its head where creeds relax. — Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

  • No significant changes this update.

6/22/2016 v969
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose. — Bette Davis (1908–1989)

  • I’m not allowed to say.

6/1/2016 v966
Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear. — William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

  • Still no visible changes this update, but there are invisible ones.

5/11/2016 v963
Don't tempt me; I can resist anything but temptation. — Bob Hope (1903–2003)

  • There are no visible changes this update.

4/20/2016 v960
The more trouble you get a man into, the more comedy you get out of him. — Harold Lloyd (1893–1971)

  • Comically enough, there were no changes submitted this version.

3/30/2016 v957
Don’t approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side. — Yiddish Proverb

  • No changes worth talking about.

3/9/2016 v954
Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. — Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

  • All changes are undisclosed.

2/19/2016 v951
As for courage and will — we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead. — Andre Alice Norton (1912–2005)

  • Sorry about the delayed update.

1/27/2016 v948
Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! — Thomas Hood (1799–1845)

  • No reportable news this time.

1/6/2016 v945
The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum. — Menander of Athens (342 BC–292 BC)

  • Happy New Year!

What Was New Last Year (2015)