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MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Focuswriter Thread

News about updates on package status for CR packages compiled for MEPIS 12.0
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MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Focuswriter Thread


Post by Stevo » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:27 pm

Focuswriter 1.5.2, which is the current release, has been backported and is headed to the testing CR.
FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free word processor. It utilizes a
hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of
the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it
while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in
your work.

FocusWriter allows you to customize your environment by creating themes
that control the font, colors, and background image to add ambiance. It
also features on-the-fly updating statistics, daily goals, multiple open
documents, spell-checking, and much more.

Additionally, when you open the program your current work in progress will
automatically load and position you where you last left off so that you
can immediately jump back in.

It's a full screen word processor that allows you to concentrate on the work at hand. Changes from the 1.3.6 Wheezy version include:

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* FIXED: Regression with RtfWriter encoding characters in Windows.
* FIXED: Windows installer did not install shortcut for all users.
* FIXED: Finnish spellchecking did not work in Windows.
* FIXED: Incorrect handling of mimetypes in copy-paste.
* FIXED: Keywords in .desktop file should be separated by semicolons.
* Translation updates: French, Hebrew, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil).

* Added keywords to .desktop file.
* FIXED: Spelling underline was broken.
* FIXED: Incorrect MIME type for Office Open XML.
* FIXED: Incorrect version number string.
* FIXED: Compile issues with Qt 4.6.
* FIXED: Regression with sound effects on Windows.
* FIXED: Regression with default cursor width on Windows.
* FIXED: Regression where menubar was not shown in Ubuntu.
* Translation updates: Spanish (Mexico), Korean, Swedish

* Added daily progress dialog.
* Added default themes.
* Added blurring behind text area.
* Added drop shadow behind text area.
* Added duplicating themes.
* Added keyboard shortcuts to move between paragraphs.
* Added option to disable byte order mark.
* Added basic support for Office Open XML files.
* Added Windows installer.
* Include dictionaries on Windows.
* Improved theme dialog.
* Improved background color when loading theme.
* Stopped clearing document cache across runs.
* Synchronized location for open and save dialogs.
* Switched to hunspell.
* Switched to QtZip.
* Refactored daily progress.
* Refactored document cache.
* Refactored spell checking code.
* Translation updates: Armenian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Japanese, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish, Chinese (China)

* FIXED: Formatting was lost when saving pasted text in new document.
* FIXED: Could not change built-in Qt textedit shortcuts.
* FIXED: Session names did not trim whitespace.
* FIXED: Theme names did not trim whitespace.
* FIXED: Did not respect default cursor width.
* FIXED: Session names could not contain periods.
* FIXED: Theme names could not contain periods.
* FIXED: Long session names made session menu unworkable.
* Translation updates: Armenian, Hebrew.

* FIXED: Infinite loop during replace all with regular expressions.
* FIXED: Regular expression replaces did not ignore whole words option.
* FIXED: Interpreted images in RTF files as text.
* FIXED: Context menu key did not show spelling menu.
* FIXED: Could delete all themes.
* FIXED: Did not recreate default theme until program restart.
* FIXED: Created a new tab for corrupted documents.
* FIXED: Reloading a modified file did not reduce daily goal progress.
* FIXED: Unable to overwrite current document.
* FIXED: Discarding a modified file did not reduce daily goal progress.
* FIXED: Locale dialog always prompted users of System Language to restart.
* FIXED: Symbols dialog had help titlebar icon.
* FIXED: Second instance would not open relative paths.
* FIXED: Closing last empty document increased untitled count.
* FIXED: Regular expression searches did not ignore whole words option.
* FIXED: Paragraphs not always focused properly when merged.
* FIXED: Selected session was incorrect when switching sessions was canceled.
* FIXED: Could open unsupported multimedia files.
* FIXED: Hyphenated lines were not focused properly.
* Translation updates: Arabic, Chinese (China), Czech, English (United Kingdom), Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Korean, Indonesian, Serbian, Vietnamese.

* FIXED: Crashed when opening font dropdown in theme dialog.
* FIXED: Did not always ignore changes made by program.
* FIXED: Smart quotes were incorrect after opening punctuation.
* Translation updates: German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Russian, Turkish.

* FIXED: Unsaved new files were not restored from cache.

* Added support for Qt 5.
* FIXED: Did not play key press sound for non-Latin languages.
* FIXED: Crash when ignoring words in spelling dialog.
* FIXED: Could not end italics before smart quote.
* Translation updates: Catalan, Hebrew, Italian, Turkish.

* FIXED: High CPU use in Ubuntu 10.04.
* FIXED: Crashed when typing circumflex with focused text.
* FIXED: Showing scene list moved cursor to start of document.
* FIXED: Played sounds constantly in Ubuntu 10.04.
* FIXED: Could drag scenes in Read-Only files.
* FIXED: Could insert symbols in Read-Only files.
* FIXED: Could paste unformatted in Read-Only files.
* FIXED: Could check spelling of Read-Only files.
* FIXED: Cleared keyboard shortcuts not saved.
* FIXED: Cannot add new keyboard shortcuts with the Shift key.
* Translation updates: Chinese (China), Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Swedish, Spanish.

* Added scene list sidebar.
* Added focusing text.
* Added line spacing in themes.
* Added symbols dialog.
* Added monitoring files for changes.
* Added editable keyboard shorcuts.
* Allow changing formats in save dialogs.
* Switched to enchant for spell checking.
* Check spelling in background.
* Removed included dictionaries.
* FIXED: Could not save to WebDAV.
* FIXED: Insert key did not switch to overwrite mode.
* FIXED: Hiding toolbar did not shrink header.
* FIXED: Regression - SDL_mixer was not loaded in Debian.
* FIXED: Could save over files open on other tabs.
* FIXED: Switching themes still wasn't properly focusing text.
* FIXED: Theme previews did not scale tiled or centered images.
* FIXED: Warned user twice about every malformed file.
* FIXED: Could not interact with dialogs during load.
* FIXED: Did not check spelling of pasted paragraphs.
* FIXED: Regression - Windows did not load SDL.
* FIXED: Regression - fallback icons were not used.
* FIXED: File rename did not change formats.
* FIXED: Default shortcuts conflicted on the Mac.
* FIXED: Restoring from cache treated all files as plain text.
* FIXED: Filenames were incorrect after undo and redo.
* FIXED: Formatting of first paragraph was lost on reload.
* FIXED: Switching themes wasn't properly focusing text.
* FIXED: Text brought onto current line was not focused.
* FIXED: Replace all could not be reverted with a single undo.
* Translation updates: Chinese (China), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Spanish (Mexico), Swedish, Ukrainian.
It should be in the CR soon, but can be downloaded early from

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1UMhs ... sp=sharing

Spellcheck can be enabled by installing a myspell or hunspell dictionary package for your locale.

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Focuswriter Thread


Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:04 pm

Great--I hope others like it as much as I do. Graeme Gott has a terrific programming eye.
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Focuswriter Thread


Post by megatotoro » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:19 pm

I'm going to install it to give it a try. It won't hurt.

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Focuswriter Thread


Post by Stevo » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:33 pm

Focuswriter 1.6.0 is now in the test repository. Here's the list of changes since the last backport:

Changes in version 1.6.0
Released on August 27th, 2016
Added always showing interface
Added headings
Added new default themes
Added removing user-installed dictionaries
Added shortcut for typographical apostrophe
Added support for ODT Flat XML files
Added support for high DPI displays
Switched to QSoundEffect
Updated dictionaries
FIXED: Daily progress did not reset when run longer than a day
FIXED: Printer margins were too big
FIXED: Was replacing session files with command-line files
FIXED: Did not add new default symbol shortcuts
Translation updates: Arabic, Armenian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Dutch, English (United Kingdom), French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Spanish (Mexico), Turkish, Vietnamese

Changes in version 1.5.7
Released on July 16th, 2016
Switched to cross-compiled builds for Windows
FIXED: Did not play sounds for key presses with Alt modifier
FIXED: Could not change shortcut to disable focused text

Changes in version 1.5.6
Released on June 22nd, 2016
Updated included hunspell
FIXED: Did not remember some default formats
FIXED: Replace all did not update spellchecking
FIXED: Themes still did not always forget changes
Translation updates: Afrikaans (South Africa), Danish, Esperanto, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Spanish

Changes in version 1.5.5
Released on September 4th, 2015
Added support for pasting RTF in Windows
Switched back to dynamic builds for Windows
Updated dictionaries
FIXED: Themes did not always forget changes
FIXED: Treated every paragraph as a scene when divider is empty
FIXED: Switched tabs during autosave
FIXED: Allowed pasting and saving invalid null character
Translation updates: Catalan, Esperanto, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazil)

Changes in version 1.5.4
Released on June 13th, 2015
Relax version check of ZIP to handle broken ZIP files
Remove deprecated code for unsupported Mac OS X versions
Switch to static builds for Windows
FIXED: Broken shortcut for disabling focused text in Windows
FIXED: Word count did not handle dashes correctly
FIXED: Did not use correct line endings in Windows
FIXED: Incorrectly sized icon for daily progress
FIXED: Crash when importing themes
Translation updates: Esperanto, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian

Changes in version 1.5.3
Released on August 17th, 2014
FIXED: Find did not take smart quotes into account
FIXED: Style hierarchy was not always loaded in ODT
FIXED: Ignored text sections in ODT files
FIXED: Was not reading styles for OOXML files
Translation updates: Hebrew, Portuguese (Brazil), Swedish

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Focuswriter Thread


Post by Stevo » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:25 pm

Focuswriter 1.6.3 is now in the test repository. Changes from the last version include:
* Updated included hunspell.
* FIXED: Line spacing was ignored when pasting in new documents.
* FIXED: Pasting text always made document rich text.
* FIXED: Possible delay on start when creating non-native printer.
* Translation updates: Chinese (China), Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian.

* Generate binary translations at build time.
* FIXED: Focused text did not handle first-line indent.
* FIXED: Was not properly loading Qt translations.
* Translation updates: Armenian, Dutch, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Swedish, Ukrainian.

* FIXED: Incorrectly handled non-heading text in OOXML.
* FIXED: Misspelled words did not follow heading style.
* FIXED: Did not always close OOXML paragraph properties correctly.
* FIXED: Did not correctly store RTL in OOXML.
* FIXED: Reported conflicts for empty shortcuts.
* FIXED: Switched to incorrect tab to show conflicting shortcuts.
* Translation updates: German, Romanian.

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