parent nodes: ChangeLog
Dec. 27, 2006 (1.8beta6, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 100)
"toc" insertion for a page-wide table of contents (with
Nov. 24, 2006 (1.8beta5, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 99)
appropriate settings in the CSS-file(s)). See Insertions.
"noerror" appendix for insertions for external graphical apps
(except MimeTeX) to ignore warning/error messages.
For Windows: Option to use Internet Explorer or
(with restrictions) Mozilla to render HTML preview
(including a new style sheet to control preview).
See Options HTML preview_export
Option to set doctype for HTML preview/export.
Option to set background color of selected text.
Internal: Slightly better handling of databases without
Further small changes in incremental search.
Bug fixed: External graphical apps didn't work if path
to them contained space(s).
Changed insertion syntax where value or appendices can
Oct. 30, 2006 (1.8beta4, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 96)
be quoted to include arbitrary characters. See Insertions.
Plugins for accessing MimeTeX, Ploticus and GraphViz
applications via Insertions.
Tags to mark text as suppressed ( ) are no longer shown
in HTML preview/export
"Wiki Info" dialog to show some basic information about the
current wiki. Rather empty at the moment.
New behavior and look of incremental search. May change again
if users don't like it.
Renaming links to a page when renaming the page now only
renames whole words.
Windows binary installer: .wiki file of WikidPadHelp are now
always overwritten on updating.
Internal: Plugin type "InsertionByKey" created which registers
special insertion keys to be handled by a plugin
Internal: Plugin type "Options" created which allows to
register additional options (to be saved in config files) and
to add related pages in the options dialog.
Menu items and toolbar icons for zoom in/out also work for
Oct. 26, 2006 (1.8beta3, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 95)
Better page search. Search starts at cursor position or
optional at beginning. Before wrapping search from page end
to beginning, user is asked.
Bug fixed: Showing (more precisely searching) of words in
subcategories of todos in tree did not work.
Bug fixed: Zooming preview didn't show up dynamically.
List undefined pages (dead wiki links), also appropriate
Sep. 30, 2006 (1.8beta2, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 92)
insertion added. See WikiMaintenance,
Better alphabetical sort order for wiki words, todos,
attributes in tree. See OptionsDialog
The order how wiki pages are ordered when printing or
exporting the whole wiki or a subtree to a single HTML page
is (hopefully) more logical. It is the same as the new
"As Tree" order used in PageListDialog#"As# Tree" .
Option to generate a table of contents in tree or list form
for HTML exports, see WikiExport ,
Options HTML preview_export
Bug fixed: Detection of Linux OS failed due to a typo
Bug fixed: Pages were shown as parentless even if an alias
of the page had a parent
Bug fixed: Opening a particular page on startup by mentioning
the .wiki file on commandline did not work
Bug fixed: Special URLs containing $ couldn't be activated
(further fixes may be necessary)
Bug fixed: Bad HTML code if first cell of a table row is empty
Support for insertion of pages, relations (parents, children,
Aug. 30, 2006 (1.8beta1, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 89)
...) and saved searches. See Insertions.
Support for placing and jumping to anchors in wiki pages.
Setting of a few more shortcut keys possible in
KeyBindings.py (continue search, auto complete, ...)
Fixed bug: Some problems with non-ascii pathes.
Fixed bug: No selection replacement on Win ME.
Fixed bug: Renaming of wiki word failed if link modification
was wanted by the user or if page was not yet saved the
Fixed bug: Opening a wiki page file instead of
wiki configuration file failed.
New database format! After updating a wiki it won't be
Aug. 05, 2006 (1.7beta8, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 85)
readable anymore for older versions of WikidPad.
Updating of wiki databases to new versions is now done only
after asking user.
New position for configuration files on Windows inside
"Application DataWikidPad" directory. You might have to move
"WikidPad.config" file and ".WikidPadGlobals" directory from
"Application Data" to the new location if updating from
a previous version. Name of "Application Data" directory
depends on OS language.
Cursor and scroll position are now saved between sessions.
Possibility to set size and alignment for image URLs.
Functional pages for "camelcase blacklist". Words on this
list are not shown as wiki links. See WordLinking
Option to automatically remove bullets and numbers which
stand "lonely" on a line by pressing enter.
Menu functions "Show Tree Control", "Show Toolbar" and
"Stay on Top" moved to "View" menu
Preview now shows indented paragraphs correctly (or,
at least, better)
Bug fixed: Wiki word aliases not shown as links on
Bug fixed: Wrong URL creation mode when releasing/pressing
SHIFT or CTRL during drag&drop operation.
Better handling of non Western-European languages on
Official support for multiple windows with same wiki in
Jul. 10, 2006 (1.7beta7, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 83)
them, but only in the same process (therefore necessarily
on the same machine and by the same user), you can use
e.g. menu "View"->"Clone Window" for that. This function
is not meant as collaborative multi-user support.
Option to handle new WikidPad windows by a single process
(recommended if you want to open the same wiki in multiple
Better error handling if file access drops (e.g. accessing
wiki db over a network). See WikiMaintenance
Option to minimize wiki if close button on frame is pressed.
"Fast search" text field in toolbar. See SearchingTheWiki
Jun. 02, 2006 (1.7beta6, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 80)
Error log file is now written in the same directory where
configuration file "WikidPad.config" is, it has a new name
("WikidPad_Error.log" instead of "WikidPad.exe.log") and
writes timestamps and version number for each new session
where an error occurred.
More verbose messages/exceptions when executing
Optical changes in extension "referrals.py" (thanks to
Menus slightly reorganized, some menu items are at other
places and/or have another name.
Wiki specific option to set page title prefix
(normally "++") for new wiki pages. This allows to freely
choose the heading level.
Possibility to add (absolute) URL with file dialog (menu
"Editor" -> "Add file URL").
Fixed exporter bugs: No newline after "Parents: ..." start
line in HTML export, unnecessary newline after each item
in bulleted/numbered list.
Bug fixed: "compact_sqlite" db backend lost creation date.
Help wiki is opened now in the same process so file suffix
.wiki needs no longer to be associated with WikidPad to
Internal: Different handling of clipboard copy which may
fix a bug (or not).
Internal: Extension files are now loaded with universal
newline support, so newline conversion for Linux shouldn't
be necessary anymore.
Windows binary installer now supports installation for
current user only (on NT-based systems) or for all users
(if installing as administrator, you are asked how to
Support for an additional "Views" tree which can be put at any
May 08, 2006 (1.7beta5, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 77)
side of main tree, also option to put main tree at any side of
editor (layout change during session has bugs).
See OptionsDialog .
Clipboard catcher: New option to insert at cursor.
Option for showing line numbers in editor
If ++ title of page was unmodified since page creation, it is
changed on page rename accordingly.
Fixed bug: Upper case non-ascii letters were not found when
opening a wiki word (e.g. "ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â°" didn't find ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â°ve).
HTML-tag <pre> is now handled much better.
Changed controls in spell check dialog to circumvent problems
with some languages on Win 98/ME
Fixed bug: No preview if newly created page wasn't saved first.
Fixed bug: No preview if page contains plain text only.
Fixed bug: WikidPad didn't work if date pattern for
creation/modification date in status line created/contained
Fixed bug: double-escaped relative URLs (could be seen e.g. if
path has spaces)
Fixed bug: Copying text to ScratchPad didn't work if copying
Internal: "C:Windows" is no longer used as configuration
directory if all other possibilities fail.
Clipboard catcher (Windows only): Every piece of text added to
the clipboard is also appended to a wiki page if the clipboard
catcher is active. There is also an option to set some suffix
after each caught piece of text from clipboard (by default, a
newline is added). See ClipboardCatcher.
File storage introduced: Copy files into a subdirectory of the
wiki within WikidPad. See FileStorage.
Options to choose text colors for editor. See
OptionsDialog and following.
Control background and text color of HTML export (and partially
for preview) by attributes (for wiki or page) or by options for
the whole application.
See Options HTML preview_export
If a wiki word node is clicked which is subnode of an attribute
node, the particular attribute is selected as it worked already
for todo items.
New menu item to hide/show toolbar.
New menu item to keep window always on top.
New options dialog consisting of multiple pages.
Simpler function for some standard dialogs for scripts.
Changed method to find configuration directory, more suitable
for WikidPad on USB-stick and more reliable. See WikidPadOnUSB
Todo item part shows up twice in tree with same content if part
Apr. 21, 2006 (1.7beta4, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 74)
is also right side of a todo entry. Now shows up only once.
Wrong cursor position after using bold or italic from
"Show referring Wikis" in the "Plugins" menu didn't work
Exception when refreshing tree while "saved searches" node is
Exception when trying to paste something non-textual from
Workaround for wxPython bug: Crash when showing colored menu
items on Win 98/Me
One or more of the characters .,;:!? can directly follow
Apr. 16, 2006 (1.7beta3, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 73)
an URL and aren't counted as part of it. If you need such
a character as last one in an URL, enclose the URL in brackets.
Attribute names can consist of all alphanumeric
(unicode definition) characters.
Support for zoom in preview (with Ctrl-+, Ctrl-- and
Better formatting of titles of newly created wiki pages
(e.g. wikiword "URLViewer" now leads to title "++ URL Viewer"
instead of "++ URLV iewer"
Bug fixed: Tree always visible on WikidPad start, even if
made invisible before previous termination.
Bug fixed: Creation of new wikis didn't work
Bug fixed: Searches not saveable, saved searches not usable
Bug "reduced": Scroll position of page in editor not remembered
properly. The fix may lead to some visible jumps: sometimes
you will see the beginning of page for a short time before
it jumps to the stored position. Moreover, even with the
fix the stored position may be imprecise sometimes.
Better alias support. E.g. pages linking to an alias of
Mar. 24, 2006 (1.7beta2, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 70)
WikiWord are now listed as parents of this word.
Support for relative URLS with rel: protocol, see UrlLinking
Initial support for checking special attributes for validity
(currently only "alias", "icon", "color", "bold") with an
own "Log Window" for error messages, see WikiDocumentAttributes.
Support for spell checking, see SpellChecking.
Todo items can now be terminated with newline or |
On multiple attributes of same name on one page (e.g.
multiple "icon" attributes) the last one is now preferred
instead of the first one.
Bug fixed: Cursor position on a page is now stored for
each page even if page is not modified and saved
Scroll position of editor is now stored (during session) as
cursor position already is.
Scroll policy of editor modified to better handling
Bug fixed: Command line export didn't work because of wrong
default additional options
Bug fixed: Gaps between paragraphs in editor when using some
fonts (e.g. Verdana) and asynchronous highlighting.
Bug fixed: Tree not shown if set invisible and then made
visible by dragging splitter sash.
Importer/Exporter for new multipage text format (mpt).
Mar. 09, 2006 (1.7beta1, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 63)
See (WikiExport, WikiImport, Multipage text format)
Tree node context menu allows now also choice of color and
icon of a node as well as appending or prepending of
wiki words to a page.
Options to switch off automatic bullet/numbering creation
and auto-indent (see BulletedLists)
Introduced <<pre >> block to create preformatted,
Todo items (e.g. "todo:", "track:") can start after
arbitrary text now, not only at the beginning of a line.
This is currently experimental! It might be changed back
if user have problems with this (see TodoItems).
Display of modification and creation date of page in status
line (customizable date format, see OptionsDialog)
Support for changing of file suffix of page files in the
config file (not part of options GUI) (see ChangeFileSuffix)
Uses now also environment variable "USERPROFILE" to find
Bug fixed: page-wide "Replace All" could run in an endless
loop (e.g. when replacing "e" by "ee").
Warning: This version has a new database format for
"Compact Sqlite" databases. It is converted automatically
when opening a wiki the first time. Making a backup beforehand
is therefore recommended!
Introduced new db backend "Original Sqlite".
See WhereIsTheDataStored and MigrationBetweenDbTypes.
For "Set Date Format" dialog last 10 entries are remembered
Option to interpret image URLs for HTML preview and export
either as images or as normal links (see OptionsDialog)
Export dialog has checkbox to temporarily override this option
Attribute [pagetype: form] introduced to support special
behavior of the editor for form-like pages. (see FormPages)
Support for global.child_sort_order attribute.
Support for [child_sort_order: natural] (but not really
stable). See WikiDocumentAttributes.
Presentation attributes (bold, color, icon) in todo entries
used to format the entry in tree instead of the page.
When trying to run a script, but script security doesn't
allow to run scripts, a message box appears to explain.
No titled URLs/wiki words in tables
Invalid HTML anchors created
Exporting of raw .wiki files didn't work for
Feb. 24, 2006 (1.6beta4, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 60)
"Original Gadfly" databases
Commandline support for exporting (parts of) a wiki and
deletion of personal configuration (see CommandLineSupport)
Windows binary installer: Support for deleting config.
files on uninstall
Support HTML tags in WikidPad
Support for wiki specific text blocks (see TextBlocks)
Editing of text blocks files from within WikidPad as
"functional pages", located under Views in tree
Editor font now changes instantly after saving page
Now at most one script is executed when pressing
Ctrl-Number (search order: local page, imported scripts,
global imported scripts page)
Better handling of property "camelCaseWordsEnabled" during
Gadfly database backend: Rebuild does no more loose
creation and modification date of a page.
Crash on non-ascii characters in path to wiki database
Refresh of text blocks menu didn't work
When word in tree node had no children but got one after
Feb. 09, 2006 (1.6beta3, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 57)
update, no '+' icon appeared after refresh.
Problems with wiki-wide search and page search
Jumping to wiki word didn't work if cursor and word were
at end of page.
'global.import_scripts' property introduced (see
Jan. 25, 2006 (1.6beta2, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 55)
Security option to control if scripts should be executed
and (global.)import_scripts property should be respected
'template' property introduced to use content of one page
as template for children of another page. (see
Hierarchical global presentation deduction: e.g. a property
'global.work.color' will be applied to pages containing
'work', "work.somewhere", "work.somewhere.else" ...
properties, except there is e.g. a
'global.work.somewhere.else.color' property. This works for
'color', 'icon' and 'bold' properties which control the
presentation of the tree nodes (see WikiDocumentAttributes).
Differential user_extensions: A file in "user_extensions"
now only needs to contain the definitions which are
different compared to the file in "extensions"
In configuration directory, a directory ".WikidPadGlobals"
will be created if not existing
In ".WikidPadGlobals" a file "TextBlocks.wiki" will be
created if not existing. This file describes content of
the "Editor"->"Text blocks" submenu and can be customized
Bug in autoNew.py script fixed
Bug with renaming in "compact_sqlite" database fixed
Warning: This version has a new database format. It is converted
automatically when opening a wiki the first time. Making a backup
beforehand is therefore recommended!
No more brackets around wiki words in the "Open Wiki Word"
Jan. 13, 2006 (1.6beta1, repository revision in "mbutscher" branch: 53)
and all other dialogs
Characters can be escaped with backslash and are then
interpreted as normal text (see TextFormatting)
New dialog to choose which pages to search for, to export
or to print (see [PageListDialog], Printing, WikiExport,
New options to control the auto save timing
Some bugs fixed
WikidPad and WikidPadCompact merged into one application
(therefore the new version number) (see DatabaseTypes)
In wiki-wide search cycling through found matching occurrences
on a page with F3 or clicking on the little blue bar
Basic printing support (see Printing)
Support for titled wiki words and URLs (e.g
This text is shown in preview and HTML export )
The title of the link is not stored in the XML export!
Options to control timing behavior of syntax highlighter (see
Option to set background color of text editor (works only
Bug fixed: non camel-case words starting with camel-case word
(e.g. [WikiWord with something]) incorrectly recognized in tree