Thursday, September 30, 2010

Calm Before the Storm

Just so none of you are alarmed, I've temporarily switched Plover's Github repository to private, at the request of Josh, the programmer. He's putting the finishing touches on the big release version and doesn't want old messy code lying around all over the internet. I've tested the version he's currently polishing, and it's absolutely glorious. Installation is dead easy, the interface is simple and intuitive, and the actual translation (now with formatting and orthographic suffix rules!) is like butter. Like butter, I tell you. You're gonna love it. He says it'll probably be about a week before the big reveal, so I hope you can all hold out 'til then. If I get a chance, I'll try to put together that screencast I've been promising. It's gonna knock your stenoloving socks off.

5 comments:

Stan said...

can't wait!

guenter said...

I'm holding my breath... getting blueish...need release...fainting...

Mirabai Knight said...

Guenter: Email me at plover@stenoknight.com for a special sneak preview.

Everyone else: Just hang on a little longer! We're aaaaalmost there!

Anonymous said...

Plover seems like something that the world has needed for a long time! It IS ridiculous how much steno software costs.

But -- is Plover still open source? 2.0 is out but I can't figure out how to get the source. I don't know how to use github -- do I have to pay to get access?

Mirabai Knight said...

Hi, anonymous. Plover will always be free and open source. We've just switched from Github to Launchpad. The new files can be downloaded at: https://launchpad.net/plover

Let me know what you think!