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Release of version 4.6 beta for Raspberry Pi
November 24, 2013

Release of TreePad Lite 4.6 beta for Raspberry Pi / Linux. Freeware.
It has the same set of (new) features as its 32-bit Linux (Intel/AMD) counterpart (see below).

 

Release of version 4.6 beta for 64-bit Linux (Intel/AMD)
October 13, 2013

Release of TreePad Lite 4.6 beta for 64-bit Linux (Intel/AMD). Freeware.
It has the same set of (new) features as its 32-bit counterpart (see below).

 

New features in version 4.6 beta for 32-bit Linux (Intel/AMD)
October 08, 2013

Format
* Added: "Menu: Format/Convert/To uppercase". This converts the article selection or node title to uppercase - whichever has focus.
* Added: "Menu: Format/Convert/To lowercase". This converts the article selection or node title to lowercase - whichever has focus.
* Added: "Menu: Format/Remove/Leading spaces", which removes all leading and trailing spaces on each line - of the selected article text.
* Added: "Menu: Format/Remove/Spaces and returns", which removes all leading and trailing spaces, as well as returns - of the selected article text.
* Added: "Menu: Format/Undo last format". This 'undoes' the last formatting action, but only if you have not performed some editing (after the most recent formatting action).

Keyboard shortcuts
* Added: "Ctrl Shift U", which does "Convert to uppercase".
* Added: "Ctrl Shift L", which does "Convert to lowercase".
* Added: "Ctrl Shift 1", which does "Remove leading spaces".
* Added: "Ctrl Shift 2", which does "Remove spaces and returns".
* Added: "Ctrl Shift Z", which performs "Undo last format".

Tree
* Added: "Menu: Tree/Subtree statistics". It shows the number of nodes, as well as the total number of characters in all nodes and articles in the current subtree.

 

Release of version 4.5 beta for 64-bit Linux (Intel/AMD)
September 22, 2013

Release of TreePad Lite 4.5 beta for 64-bit Linux (Intel/AMD). Freeware.
This edition has been created for 64-bit Linux (running on a PC with Intel or AMD processor) and has the same set of features as its 32-bit counterpart.

 

New features in version 4.5 beta for 32-bit Linux (Intel/AMD)
September 11, 2013

Tray-icon
* Added: a tray-icon. When you enable this feature, a small TreePad icon will show up inside the system tray.
* Information: the tray is a small area on the edge of the screen, usually near the clock. Clicking on the TreePad tray-icon with your left mouse button will cause TreePad to appear in your current workspace. Right-clicking on the icon pops up a special tray-icon menu (see below).
* Information: TreePad now supports "minimize to tray" as well as an option to show the tray-icon permanently (see below).

Menus
* Added: "Menu: File/Minimize to tray". This will minimize TreePad Lite as well as any secondary (article) windows, hide the corresponding taskbar icons, and show the tray-icon.
* Added: a tray-icon menu which will pop up when right-clicking on the tray-icon.
It contains the following three items:
    - "Restore", which makes the program appear inside your current workspace,
    - "Minimize", which minimizes the program and any secondary (article) windows,
    - "Maximize", which maximizes the program.

Keyboard shortcuts
* Added: "Ctrl M", which does the same as "Menu: File/Minimize to tray" (see above).

Portability
* Improved portability: the TreePad settings file (tpsettings.ini) can now also be stored inside the directory of the program's executable. By default, settings are stored inside the user's home directory. For further information, please see the paragraph 'Preferences' below.

Preferences
Added: a category "TreePad/Settings" to the preferences screen. There one can specify where settings are stored: (1) inside the user's home directory (default) or (2) inside the program directory.
Added: a category "Tray" to the preferences screen. If you enable the option 'Show TreePad icon in system tray', then the system tray-icon will always be visible, regardless of whether TreePad is active or minimized.
Tip: if you want the tray-icon only to show when TreePad is minimized, disable the above option, and use "Menu: File/Minimize to Tray" (in the main screen).

Secondary windows
Added: "Menu: File/Minimize to tray". This will minimize the secondary window, as well as any other secondary windows and the main TreePad Lite window. It also hides the corresponding taskbar icons, and shows the tray-icon.
Added: the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl M" which does the same as the above menu item.

 

Release of version 4.4 beta for Raspberry Pi
August 20, 2013:

Release of TreePad Lite 4.4 beta for Raspberry Pi / Linux. Freeware.
This edition of TreePad Lite has been created especially to run on the tiny and very cheap Raspberry Pi computer.

 

New features in version 4.3 beta
March 31, 2012

Tree copy/paste
* Added: a tree clipboard for copy/paste of subtrees.
* Info: when containing any data, the tree clipboard resides in a file clipboard.hjt, inside your tmp directory (usually: /tmp, /var/tmp or the value of the TMPDIR environment variable).
* Added: "Menu: Tree/Copy/Subtree". This copies the selected subtree to the tree clipboard.
* Added: "Menu: Tree/Paste/Subtree". This pastes a subtree (from the tree clipboard) so that it becomes a child of the currently active node.
* Info: you can also use the tree clipboard to copy/paste subtrees between two different TreePad instances which are running simultaneously.
* Added: "Menu: Tree/Paste/Node Title/From Clipboard" which replaces the node title with whatever text can be found on the regular Linux clipboard.

File
* Added: when you attempt to open a file using "Menu: File/Reopen in New TreePad Instance" and the file does not exist, TreePad asks to remove the item from the list.

Menus
* Added: "Tree popup menu: Import/Text Files".
* Added: "Tree popup menu: Import/TreePad File"
* Added: "Tree popup menu: Export/As Text File"
* Added: "Tree popup menu: Export/As TreePad File"
* Added: "Tree popup menu: Export/As HTML file"
* Added: "Tree popup menu: Copy/Subtree
* Added: "Tree popup menu: Paste/Subtree
* Added: "Tree popup menu: Paste/Node Title/From Clipboard
* Added: "Article popup menu: Insert/Text File"

TreePad
* Added: the name of the currently open file is shown in the title-bar of the main window, followed by the program's name.
* Added: the name of the currently open file (followed by the program's name) is listed inside the Linux taskbar panel and the alt-tab switcher. This can be handy e.g. to distinguish multiple active TreePad instances.

 

New features in version 4.2 beta
March 21, 2012

Import
* Added: "Menu: File/Import/Into Article/Text file". This inserts the contents of a text file into the article at the cursor position.
* Added: "Menu: File/Import/Into Tree/Text file(s)", which imports one or multiple text files (in one go) into the tree. Each text file is imported as a separate node/article.
* Info: TreePad is able to import UTF-8 Unicode and ASCII text files. UTF-8 is the most common Unicode file format. In case you want to import other types of Unicode files (e.g. UTF-16, UTF-7, UTF-32), you need to convert them to UTF-8 format first. For this you can use the Linux (command-line) iconv program.
* Added: "Menu: File/Import/Into Tree/TreePad file", which imports a TreePad Lite .hjt file into the tree.

File
* Added: "Menu: File/Reopen/In New TreePad Instance/<filename>" opens a recent database inside a new TreePad instance. Please note that this menu-item will only be visible when the "Reopen" menu contains any recent files.
* Added: a command-line parameter for specifying a startup filename. When starting TreePad this way, it will open the specified file instead of performing the default startup action.

TreePad
* Bugfix: the option "Menu: File/New/Treepad Instance" did not function correctly when the program's path name contained one or more spaces. This has been fixed in the current release.

Preferences
* Bugfix: opening the settings screen could cause an access violation. Fixed in the current release.

 

New features in version 4.1 beta
March 10, 2012

File
* Added: "Menu: File/Reopen" containing a list of recently accessed files.
* Added: when you attempt to open a file from the 'Reopen' menu and it does not exist, TreePad asks to remove the item from the list.
* Bugfix: TreePad no longer overwrites a locked file when using 'Save as'. A file is locked usually when it is open in another TreePad instance.

Startup
* Added: a Quick Start dialog (optional) which presents itself during TreePad startup.
* Added, the following Quick Start options:
    - Open a recent file from a list.
    - Browse for a file to open it.
    - Create a new file.
    - Do none of the above.
    - Show this dialog the next time TreePad starts.
* Added: a reminder screen which appears at TreePad startup (optional) explaining that, for the time being, TreePad is not able to save your edits if it gets forcibly closed by Linux (upon system shutdown).

Preferences
* Added: a preferences screen.
* Added: "Menu: Edit/Preferences" which activates the preferences screen.
* Added: a toolbar button to activate the preferences screen.
* Added: settings are stored inside the file: /home/<username>/.freebyte/TreePadLite/tpsettings.ini.
* Added: a category "TreePad/Startup" to the preferences screen, with the following options:
    - Show the Quick Start dialog
    - Ask whether or not to load the last opened file
    - Automatically load the last opened file at startup
    - Do not load any file at startup
    - Show a reminder to manually save your data before Linux shutdown
* Added: a category "TreePad/Shutdown", containing the following options:
    - Automatically save all data when TreePad closes
    - Ask whether or not to save data when TreePad closes (default)
    - Do not save any data when TP closes (not recommended)

TreePad
* Bugfix: the option "Menu: File/New/Treepad Instance" did not function correctly when the program's path name contained one or more uppercase characters. This has been fixed in the current release.

Secondary windows
* Improved: when a database is opened in 'read-only mode', edit functions are now disabled in secondary windows as well.

 

New features in version 4.0 beta
February 15, 2012

File
* Added: a file-locking mechanism to prevent accidentally opening a TreePad database twice.
* Added: when opening a database, TreePad Lite creates a corresponding lock (.lck) file inside the same directory as the data file.
* Added: when a user has been granted read-only (Unix) access-rights to a file, TreePad will open the file in 'read-only mode'.
* Added: when in 'read-only mode', the edit functions are disabled.
* Info: when a file is opened in 'read-only mode', no lock file is created.
* Added: when in 'read-only mode', one can still perform 'Save as' (to another file). After this, 'read-only mode' will be cancelled (since the newly saved file obviously is not read-only).

Multi-user access
* Info: TreePad Lite for Linux allows opening a database by multiple users, but only when the .hjt file is read-only.
* Info: access to a TreePad file can be set to read-only using standard Unix file-permissions.
* Info: to facilitate multi-user access, you also need to share the data directory using SSHFS, NFS, Coda, or another type of Unix networking file system.

Menus
* Moved: the "Create new database" menu item has been moved to "Menu: File/New/Database".

TreePad
* Added: "Menu: File/New/TreePad Instance", which allows one to start a new program instance from inside TreePad itself.

Tree
* Improved: tree operations have been speeded up; the tree pane now (re)loads faster after a tree operation.

 

New features in version 3.9 beta
January 21, 2012

File
* Added: a built-in backup function accessible through "Menu: File/Backup".

View
* Added: tool-buttons for zooming in and zooming out. These apply to article and tree simultaneously.
* Added: keyboard shortcuts "Ctrl +" and "Ctrl -" (numerical keyboard) for zooming in and out.
* Added: when you open a new secondary window, it immediately applies the zoom-level of the main window.
* Info: existing secondary windows will not be affected while zooming inside the main window.

Menus
* Added: a popup menu for the tree, accessible through mouse right-click.
* Added: a popup menu for the article, accessible through mouse right-click.

Secondary windows
* Added: "Menu: View/Wrap text" to turn word-wrap on or off (in the secondary article).
* Added: a tool-button to turn word-wrap on or off.
* Added: a keyboard shortcut "Ctrl W" to turn word-wrap on or off.
* Added: an article popup menu which can be opened through right-click.
* Added: tool-buttons for zooming in and out.
* Added: keyboard shortcuts "Ctrl +" and "Ctrl -" for zooming in and out. The "+" and "-" here are numerical keyboard keys.

Download-package contents
* Added: a file named 'quickstartguide.html' to the download package, which is a small HTML document on getting started quickly with TreePad Lite for Linux.

Help
* Added: "Menu: Help/Quick Start Guide", which will open the "Quick Start Guide" help document inside your default Web browser.

 

New features in version 3.8 beta
January 02, 2012

Secondary windows
* Added: a new secondary edit menu containing items for "Cut", "Copy", "Delete", "Paste", "Paste as Hyperlink" and "Select All".
* Added: a secondary "File" menu containing an item to save the current file.
* Added, a secondary toolbar with buttons for: "File/Save", "Edit/Cut", "Edit/Copy", "Edit/Paste", "Edit/Delete".
* Added: a keyboard shortcut "Ctrl Shift W" for closing the secondary window.
* Improved: "Alt F4" now closes a secondary window (when it has focus).

Export
* Added: export article to HTML now includes active hyperlinks (blue/underlined).
* Added: export a subtree to HTML now includes active hyperlinks (blue/underlined to: nodes, Websites, etc.).

Keyboard shortcuts
* Added: "Ctrl Shift W" opens a (new) secondary editor window (when the main window has focus).

Dialogs
* Improved "Save changes?" dialogs, which ask what to do, when you initiate:
    - close a file
    - quit the program
    - open another file
    - create a new file

Hyperlinks
* Bugfix: since version 3.5 hyperlinks did not recognize uppercase characters when activated. Fixed in the current release.

Download-package contents
* Added: a demo file named 'Hyperlinks_demo.hjt' to the download package, which contains a short tutorial and demo on plain-text hyperlinks.

 

New features in version 3.7 beta
December 22, 2011

Menus
* Added: "Menu: File/Export", for exporting articles and subtrees to various types of files.

Export
* Added: "Menu: File/Export/Article/As Text File", which exports the current article to a text file.
* Added: "Menu: File/Export/Article/As HTML file", which exports the current article to an HTML file.
* Added: "Menu: File/Export/Subtree/As Text File". This exports the node titles and articles (of the selected subtree) to a single text file.
* Added: "Menu: File/Export/Subtree/As HTML File". This exports the node titles and articles (of the selected subtree) to a single html file. The tree structure is preserved: child nodes are indented relative to their parent nodes. Moreover, articles are indented relative to node titles.
* Added: "Menu: File/Export/Subtree/As TreePad file", which exports nodes and articles (of the selected subtree) to a TreePad .hjt file.

 

New features in version 3.6 beta
December 15, 2011

Menus
* Added: "Menu: Window".
* Added: "Menu: Window/New", which opens a new secondary editor window. The secondary window contains an article, more specifically: the article of the currently selected node.
* Added: you can now open multiple editor windows, each containing a different article.
* Information: it is not possible to open two editor windows for the same article.
* However, you can have the same article open inside the main window as well as a secondary window.
* Added: if there are any secondary editor windows open, they will be listed under "Menu: Window". Clicking on an item in this list will bring the corresponding secondary window to the foreground.

Secondary Windows
* Added: secondary editor windows containing an editor, menu and statusbar.
* Added: the secondary windows have their own "Window" menu.
* Added: "Menu: Window/Main", which sets focus to the main window.
* Added: if there are any other secondary editor windows open, they will be visible in a list under "Menu: Window". Clicking on an item in this list will bring the corresponding secondary editor window to the foreground.
* Added: if you edit an article in a secondary window, and the same article is also open inside the main window, the text inside main window is updated automatically when you change focus.
* Added: if you edit text inside the article-pane of the main window, and this article is also open in a secondary window, its text is automatically updated when you change focus.
* Added: a statusbar (to the secondary window). It contains the global file-status (whether changes are saved or not), and the full path of the node (corresponding to the article which is open inside the secondary window).

Hyperlinks
* Bugfix: text-hyperlinks did not always function well inside articles containing multi-byte Unicode (UTF-8) characters. This has been fixed in the current release.

Download-package contents
* Added: a demo file named 'Unicode_demo.hjt' to the download package, which contains the 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights' in various languages, including English, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese and Greek.

 

New features in version 3.5 beta
December 06, 2011

Tree search
* Added: a tree-search toolbar, for searching the entire database or the selected subtree.
* Added: a search results pane, below the article. By default it is not visible; it is used to display the tree-search results.
* Added: double clicking on an item inside the search results pane will select the corresponding node (inside the tree pane) and open its article (inside the article pane).
* Added: the tree-search toolbar contains a text-entry field and five buttons:
        'Search tree'
        'Options'
        'Article find previous'
        'Article find next'
        'Close tree search bar'
* Info: clicking on the button 'Search tree' starts a tree search after which the search-results pane will open.
* Info: the buttons 'Article find next' and 'Article find previous' will search inside the current article (using the tree-search text). This is useful for locating text inside individual articles (after selecting them from the results pane).
* Info: the 'Options' button opens a small menu in which you can select 'Search the entire tree' or 'Search the selected sub-tree'.
* Added: clicking on the caption 'Search tree:' will also open the options menu.
* Added: "Menu: Search/Tree", which shows/hides the tree search toolbar. It also sets focus to the text-entry field.
* Added to the main toolbar: a 'Search tree' tool-button (a pair of black binoculars). This does the same as "Menu: Search/Tree".
* Added: "Menu: View/Search results" which opens or closes the search results pane (below the article).
* Added: a small button inside the header of the search results pane, to close it.

Article search and replace
* Added: a small button inside the article search-toolbar to close it.
* Added: a small button inside the article replace-toolbar to close it.

Unicode
* Added: Unicode support. You can - for instance - mix western, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew and even Phonetic characters - assuming the appropriate fonts are installed on your system.
* Added: It is now possible to use Unicode (western and non-western/special/Asian characters) for searching the entire database or the selected subtree.
* Added: you can also use Unicode (western and non-western/special/Asian characters) for searching and/or replacing text inside the active article.
* Added: new tags to the .hjt file format for storing file, article and node-title character-encodings.

Keyboard shortcuts
* Added: the article pane now accepts 'Tab' keystrokes (for entering a tab character).
* Added: 'Ctrl F9' opens or closes the search results pane.
* Added: 'Ctrl F' will open the tree search-toolbar, but only when the tree pane has focus.
* Added: 'Shift F11' will open or close the tree search-toolbar, regardless of whether the tree has focus.
* Added: when the tree search-toolbar is open, but not necessarily focused, 'F3' and 'Shift F3' will search inside the current article.
* Added: when focus is on the tree-search text-entry field, pressing 'Escape' or 'Ctrl F' will hide it.
* Added: when focus is on the tree-search text-entry field, pressing 'Enter' will initiate a tree-search.
* Added: when focus is on the tree-search text-entry field, pressing 'Ctrl R' will hide it and show the article replace-toolbar instead.
* Added: when the tree has focus, the shortcut 'ctrl F' is shown in "Menu: Search/Tree".
* Added: when the tree does not have focus, 'Shift F11' is shown in "Menu: Search/Tree.

Download-package contents
* Added: the file 'readme.txt' to the download package.

 

New features in version 3.4 beta
November 20, 2011

Article search-replace
* Added: a replace-toolbar (for performing search-and-replace inside the current article).
* Added: "Menu: Search/Article replace", which shows/hides the replace-toolbar. It also sets focus to its first text-entry field.
* Added: the replace-toolbar contains two text-entry fields:
        'Find text' (the text to find)
        'Replace with' (the replacement text)
* and four buttons:
        'Replace and find next'
        'Replace and find previous'
        'Skip and find next'
        'Skip and find previous'
* Info: the 'Replace' and 'Skip' functions all start from the current cursor position or from the last search position.

Keyboard shortcuts
* Added: 'F3' performs 'Replace and find next' (when the replace-toolbar is visible).
* Added: 'Shift F3' performs 'Replace and find previous' (when the replace-toolbar is visible).
* Added: 'Ctrl Shift Right' performs 'Skip and find next' (when the replace-toolbar is visible).
* Added: 'Ctrl Shift Left' performs 'Skip and find previous' (when the replace-toolbar is visible).
* Added: 'Ctrl R' (when the article has focus) shows the search-replace toolbar (and/or sets focus to it).
* Added: when focus is on a replace-toolbar text-entry field, pressing 'Escape' or 'Ctrl R' will hide it.
* Added: when focus is on a replace-toolbar text-entry field, pressing 'Enter' will highlight the first search result inside the article, but not replace it. It also sets focus to the article.
* Added: when focus is on a replace-toolbar text-entry field, pressing 'Ctrl F' will hide it and show the article-search toolbar instead.
* Added: when focus is on the article-search toolbar's text-entry field, pressing 'Ctrl R' will hide it and show the replace-toolbar instead.
* Added: when the article has focus, the shortcut 'ctrl F' is shown in "Menu: Search/Article". 'ctrl F' only shows/hide article-search when the article has focus.
* Added: when article does not have focus, Shift 12 is shown in "Menu: Search/Article". Shift F12 always works, regardless of focus.

 

New features in version 3.3 beta
November 12, 2011

Article search
* Added: an article-search toolbar (for searching inside the current article).
* Added: the article-search toolbar contains a text-entry field and two buttons: 'Find previous' and 'Find next'.
* Info: 'Find next' as well as 'Find previous' start from the current cursor position or from the last search position.
* Added: "Menu: Search/Article", which shows/hides the article search toolbar. It also sets focus to its text-entry field.
* Added to the main toolbar: a 'Search article' tool-button, featuring a pair of blue binoculars, which does the same as "Menu: Search/Article".

Keyboard shortcuts
* Added: 'F3' performs 'article find next' (when the article-search toolbar is visible).
* Added: 'Shift F3' performs 'article find previous' (when the article-search toolbar is visible).
* Added: 'Ctrl F' (when the article has focus) shows the article-search toolbar (and/or sets focus to it).
* Added: 'Shift F12' shows/hides the article-search toolbar regardless of whether or not the article has focus.
* Added: when focus is on the article-search toolbar's text-entry field, pressing 'Escape' or 'Ctrl F' will hide it.
* Added: when focus is on the article-search toolbar's text-entry field, pressing 'Enter' will highlight the first search result inside the article (whenever applicable) and set focus to the article.

 

New features in version 3.2 beta
November 01, 2011

View menus
* Added: "Menu: View/Article Only" which hides the tree, showing only the article.
* Added: "Menu: View/Tree Only" which hides the article, showing only the tree.
* Added: "Menu: View/Tree and Article", which shows both tree and article.

Toolbars
* Added: a toolbar with buttons for: New File, Open File, Save File, Edit/Cut, Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste, Edit/Delete, Word-wrap, Insert sibling node before, Insert sibling node after, Insert child node, Delete node, Sort subtree (one level), Show tree and article, Show tree only, Show article only, Follow hyperlink, Tree: go up, Tree: go down, Tree: go left, Tree: go right, Expand subtree (all levels), Collapse subtree (all levels).

Hyperlinks
* Added: plain text hyperlinks. By default, a plain text hyperlink is enclosed in square brackets. An example of a plain text hyperlink is: [www.treepad.com/linux/]. A hyperlink can point to a tree node, a web page, a local file, a local directory, a shell command, an email address, an ftp resource, and more.
* Added: "Menu: Navigate/Follow Hyperlink". This will open a hyperlink when your article text cursor is inside a plain text hyperlink. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut 'Ctrl H' or the 'Follow hyperlink' tool button.
* Added: it is also possible to open an URL (= link address) if it is not enclosed in square brackets. In that case, just select the entire text of the URL, then open it.
* Added: "Menu: Insert/Hyperlinks/To Data Files". This allows you to select one or more data files which will be inserted into the article as plain text hyperlinks. An example of a file hyperlink is: [file:///home/user1/file1.txt].
* Added: "Menu: Insert/Hyperlinks/To Directories", which allows you to select one or more directories. After this, one or more plain text hyperlinks to these directories will be inserted into the article. Activating a directory hyperlink will open the directory inside your default file manager. An example of a directory hyperlink is [file:///home/user1].
* Added: "Menu: Edit/Paste as hyperlink". This will paste a hyperlink (from clipboard) into the article, enclosing it in square brackets (whenever necessary).
* Added: "Menu: Tree/Copy/Node hyperlink address". This copies a hyperlink to the current node to clipboard (including square brackets). After this, you can paste it into an article using "Menu: Edit/Paste" or "Menu: Edit/Paste as hyperlink".
* Info: you can also manually type in your hyperlinks (without using 'Paste as hyperlink' or the 'Insert' menu).

Shell hyperlinks
* Added: "Menu: Insert/Hyperlinks/To Commands". This enables you to select one or more programs and/or scripts and insert hyperlinks to them into the article.
* Info: an example of a TreePad shell hyperlink is: [shell:///home/user1/script1.sh].
* Info: you can also type your shell links manually into the article (instead of using the insert menu, or "Menu: Edit/Paste as hyperlink").
* Info: you can use command-line parameters. For example: [shell:///home/user1/script1.sh param1 param2] where param1 and param2 are the command-line parameters.
* Info: it is possible omit the empty host specifier '//' inside a shell hyperlink. For example, you can use: [shell:/home/user1/script1.sh], instead of: [shell:///home/etc...].
* Info: like with the regular Linux text-based shell, spaces inside a shell command (or its path) need to be escaped. For example, this link won't work: [shell:///home/user1/script 1.sh param1] if you would like to execute the file 'script 1.sh' The solution is to 'escape' the space in the filename, using a backslash like this: [shell:///home/user1/script\ 1.sh param1] or quotes like this: [shell://"/home/user1/script 1.sh" param1].
* More shell hyperlink examples:
    [shell:ls -l > dir.txt]
    [shell:echo 1234 > echo1.txt;ls -l > dir.txt]

Tree
* Added: "Menu: Tree/Copy/Node name". This copies the title of the current node to clipboard.
* Added: "Menu: Tree/Copy/Node Hyperlink Address". See the section above on hyperlinks.

Keyboard shortcuts
* Added: 'Ctrl F12' for showing only the article (hiding the tree).
* Added: 'Ctrl F11' for showing only the tree (hiding the article).
* Added: 'Ctrl F10' for showing both tree and article.
* Added: 'Ctrl F4' for closing the current file.
* Added: 'Alt F4' already functioned, but it is now also visible in "Menu: File/Exit".
* Added: 'Ctrl Tab' switches keyboard focus between article and tree.
* Added: 'Ctrl Shift H' for 'copy node hyperlink address'. This shortcut is also functional when the tree does not have focus.
* Added: 'Shift Alt H' for 'Paste as hyperlink'. Only functional when the article has focus.
* Added: 'Ctrl H', for activating a hyperlink.
* Added: the article edit keyboard shortcuts ('Ctrl X' for Cut, 'Ctrl C' for Copy, 'Del' for Delete, 'Ctrl V' for Paste, 'Ctrl A' for Select all) already functioned, but are now also shown inside the Edit menu.

File
* Improved: "Menu: File/Open" now asks whether or not to save the current file (if it has changed).

Miscellaneous
* Improved: after selecting a new node/article (in the tree), the text cursor is positioned at the top of the article (instead of the bottom).
* Deleted: we had to remove "Menu: Edit/Undo" for the time being because we could not make it function correctly. This is related to temporary limitations of the programming tool we are using.

 

New features in version 3.1 beta
October 23, 2011

Navigate menus
* Added: "Menu: Navigate/Up" for selecting the node directly above the current one (if possible).
* Added: "Menu: Navigate/Down" for selecting the node directly below the current one.
* Added: "Menu: Navigate/Left" for selecting the parent node of the current one.
* Added: "Menu: Navigate/Right for selecting the first child node of the current one.
* Added: "Menu: Navigate/Focus tree" to set the keyboard focus to the tree.
* Added: "Menu: Navigate/Focus article" to set the keyboard focus to the article.

Keyboard shortcuts
* Added: keyboard shortcuts for the file menu. New file: 'Ctrl N'; open file: 'Ctrl O', save file: 'Ctrl S'.
* Added: keyboard shortcuts inserting nodes. These shortcuts are only active when the tree has focus: the 'Insert' key for insert child node, 'Ctrl Shift Insert' for add sibling node directly above the current node, 'Shift Insert' for add a sibling node directly below the current node.
* Added: the keyboard shortcut 'Delete' for deleting a node (only active when the tree has focus).
* Added: the shortcut 'F2' for editing the title of the current node.
* Added: the shortcut 'Ctrl Shift S' for sorting the selected subtree (one level).
* Added: keyboard shortcuts for the navigate up ('Alt Up'), navigate down ('Alt Down'), navigate left ('Alt Left'), navigate right ('Alt Right') menu items. These shortcuts also function when the tree does not have focus.
* Added: keyboard shortcuts for Focus Tree ('F11') and Focus Article ('F12').
* Added: the shortcut 'Ctrl W' for toggling article word-wrap.

 

Release of version 3.0 beta
October 15, 2011

This early beta has been re-created from scratch using a new programming tool, Free Pascal / Lazarus.

Version 3.0 beta still misses a lot of features compared to TreePad Lite for Windows, such as: keyboard shortcuts, search, toolbar, context menus, import, export, print, settings, system tray, copy/paste subtrees, insert/follow plain-text hyperlinks. We will add most (or all) of these features in the course of 2011/2012.

The reason we had to abandon the old version (2.2.1) of TreePad Lite for Linux is because it was created using Kylix (a halfbaked 'Delphi for Linux'). This programming tool was terminated several years ago by its manufacturer and therefore no longer updated and made compatible with newer Linux distributions.

This means that older versions of TreePad Lite for Linux (2.x and earlier) can not be made fully compatible with modern Linux distributions unless you install older versions of glibc and make some other changes to your environment. Still, when you run version 2.x you may experience font-related issues.

 

New features in version 2.2.1 - obsolete
February 24, 2004

* Added: a new 'run without install' package. The download page lists this package as 'treepadlitelx_complete.tar.gz'. It enables one to run TreePad Lite directly without needing to install any of the Kylix libraries.

 

New features in version 2.2 - obsolete
April 26, 2003

* Added: Menu: Navigate/Focus tree, or F11
* Added: Menu: Navigate/Focus article, or F12
* Bugfix: selecting an empty area in the tree does not clear the article anymore
* Changed: typing a 'tab' now inserts a tab in the article

 

New features in version 2.1 - obsolete
February 26, 2003

* copy/paste of subtrees
* automatic paste
* article print
* article cut
* settings screen
* with font size/name for Tree Article, Printer and TreePad
* settings are saved to an XML file inside the user's home directory
* menu/reopen
* the tool buttons now show hints
* now includes the full TreePad Lite manual (manual.hjt)
* TreePad .hjt files when written with TreePad Lite for Linux 2.1 are now fully compatible with TreePad Lite programs on Windows. This means that files created on Linux can be read on Windows without any text-file conversion. The reverse was already true, TreePad Lite programs for Linux can read files created with TreePad Lite for Windows.

 

 

 
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