And the next tool is available in source: Chapper sourcecode can now be seen at https://github.com/TlhanGhun/Chapper
As noted yesterday everything on this page is going to be Open Source. By popular request I started with the sourcecode of Nymphicus for Windows – it can be found on https://github.com/TlhanGhun/nymphicus-windows now!
Damn, I’ve been fighting with myself quite some time now but in the end a decision had to be made and finally here it is:
With the beginning of 2015 I have stopped all my commercial products like Winslew, Nymphicus or Chapper. This means you can’t buy new licenses anymore but the apps keep working.
I came from the Open Source community and tried to get at least enough money out of Windows tools to cover the costs (which it did some time for the direct costs but not for the extended like the German taxes) but failed.
But this does not mean the end of the tools – maybe it’s even a new start for some of them as I will Open Source all of them (give me some time, need to remove the licensing code and strip out confidential api keys first. They’ll be on my Open Source GitHub. I am looking forward for Nymphicus as there are some real fans out there who might want to extend it and even more for Menere which didn’t start to fly but as soon as you will see the source you notice quite some progress between last release and current state.
To summarise the reasons: never got the business to fly completely (I was very close to on the peak of App.net), not having enough time (full-time employed) and since the end of 2014 not having a Windows PC anymore.
Really looking forward – if you want to contribute to one or more of the projects let me know and I speed up the process of cleaning the code for GitHub. And to be clear again: I will not stop woking on the projects – my pace just has become – well, you know the frequency of my last updates.
Well, this update has been overdue quite some time now but in the end I am back and finally here it is: Nymphicus for Windows 2.2!
This version is mainly a bugfix release with some nice new small additions as well as changes according to the current reality of the Twitter ecosystem. So what’s new?
And as it didn’t take to long till this update came – I had quite a hard discussion with WordPress so in fact it is already out for more than two weeks without this news entry 🙂
I am just watching the Apple keynote and the iPhone 5C/5S have just been reveiled. While doing so I joined the Apple Live Events Patter room and while watching my Chapper getting the messages live using the streaming API I just got the idea to make a short video.
As promissed with the release of Chapper 1.4 the version 1.5 is already here:
Added search for posts
Added option to save a search
Searches can be auto refreshing
Messages and posts now respect the new length (so messages up to 2048 possible now) automatically (using the configuration endpoint)
The display of remaining chars while composing is now at the right side as it is not fixed to max. 3 digits anymore and may need space
Also the remaining chars are now always shown with full opacity
Every search has its own Snarl class
Global stream display is now off by default
Streaming API now only receives PM and Patter (did receive all before ignoring the others)
When streaming receives a message from a formerly unknown channel this channel is fetched and added to PM / Patter list
Chapper.exe as well as the setup file are now digitally signed
If no license has been bought badge is shown on the main window (sorry, but installations vs. purchases are quite disconnected)
Just uploaded Chapper 1.4 to the download server and activated the auto update for it.
Chapper 1.4 now supports user streaming – this means timeline, mentions and and even messages are now fetched immediately when written and not with a gap of quite some seconds.
This means in fact that you can use now messages (PM, Patter) as a realtime chat as you see the answers immediately. You need to see this live to get how great it is (or maybe you’ve seen it previously with some Twitter clients).
I planned to add another feature to Chapper 1.4 but have been overtaken by a really bad bug of mine: since 2 days or so Chapper 1.3 started to refetch the same entries again and again and again which of course made it unusable. Becasue of this Chapper 1.4 is also a MAJOR BUGFIX so please update your installation as soon as possible.
Chapper 1.5 will bring the other big feature I was currently working on (the search API) later on.
Sorry for the inconvenience and have fun with the streaming.
I have written that the release of Meneré will be in mid of July – so as the release is today I simply define that today is mid of July. 🙂
So as Menere 0.8 is finally here you get at least a quite long changelog which is a really big step towards the 1.0.
As always let’s see what’s new in detail:
Sorry for the delay of 0.8 (I said mid of July and today is July 24th…) but my fulltime job has been quite more than “only fulltime” recently 🙁
Anyway while the features for 0.8 are in the works I want to adress quite some problems which might occure on daily use (worst case: crashes) with this intermediate release. While containing already quite some 0.8 stuff nothing is visible right now.
If 0.7.2.2 please let me know – it should not do so in more or any case now with the new error handling routines I just added.
The auto updater will get the new version one your next start of Meneré.
Long time ago in a far … no, wait, not that long ago but quite some months now Nymphicus didn’t get any real update.
But today my little bird is flying again – and even higher than anytime before: Nymphicus for Windows 2.1 has been released!
This update has been so overdue that the changelog is so long that I only will point out the most important points (or, to be honest, all of them I do remember :)).
Let’s start with my favorite social network – the App.net part of Nymphicus is for sure the one with the most changes. This is mainly because of Chapper (and Spinnaker) having been my playground in testing new festures in a “small” environment – but now it’s payday and all the stuff is coming back to Nymphicus.
But the first (and in my opinion) most important feature is one Chapper does not have (till now, stay tuned :))
The second one is from Chapper and Spinnaker
Also the third one is something already seen with Chapper
Now again a feature only Nymphicus has
And a long overdue one
And a final small one for App.net
That’s it for App.net. But even as I don’t will push the Twitter part anymore (you know why, don’t you?) I of course stabilize stuff in there so here is a quite important fix
A very short one for Google Reader
And some general stuff
Finally much (oh yeah, really much) code refactoring, smaller design changes and many bugfixes. I think in sum the changes are quite bigger than those from 1.4 to 2.0 by the lines of new code 🙂
Oh, one more think – as I have posted during the development phase:
Nymphicus for Windows is now 4.99 € and Chapper is now 2.99 €. I should have written this in the middle of the post as I learned recently in the “Sandwich method” – but who cares 🙂