Hello, everyone. It’s been a long time coming, but I think the program is finally stable enough where I feel comfortable ditching the Alpha label once and for all. QTTabBar 1.5 Beta 1 is now ready for download. Mostly this release is just polish, although there were a few major bugs fixed; see the changelog at the bottom of this post.
One little hiccup is that, due to a misconfiguration of Alpha 5’s installer, the installer for Beta 1 won’t automatically uninstall it Alpha 5. So when you install Beta 1, you’ll end up with two entries in your Add/Remove Programs list, one for Alpha 5 and one for Beta 1. So, Alpha 5 must be uninstalled manually. Sorry!
So, now that we’re finally in Beta, what has to happen before we get out of it? I have three main goals that I want to meet before taking off the Beta label: redesign the Options dialog, enhance and stabilize the plugin library, and Chrome-ify the tab bar with translucent tabs. I don’t know if I’ll be able to do these three things in three more releases; there will probably be a few bugfix releases along the way there. But, we’ll get there!
One more note: I said that the language files would break in this release, but when I said that, I thought I was going to be releasing the redesigned Options dialog as well. Since that’s been pushed back, all the language files will still work. I’m going to try to keep all the text resource changes in one release, so as to minimize the trouble for the translators. Speaking of which, I’ve added the following languages to the downloads section as well: French, Dutch, German, and Polish. Sorry it took so long to get them up there.
As always, massive thanks to everyone who submitted bug reports! Couldn’t have done it without you guys!
EDIT: Oops, forgot the changelog:
======= 220.127.116.11 Beta 1 =======
Minor tweaks, fixes, and polish all around.
Fixed crash when uninstalling plugins.
Installer installs for all users now, not just a single user.
Fixed Subdirectory Tip display in details mode on Windows XP (for good this time).
Fixed bug where OK/Cancel buttons in Control Panel windows don’t work.
Moved the Exception log from the Desktop to %APPDATA%\QTTabBar.
Ctrl-Click on the Folder Tree now opens a new tab.