Makagiga Changelog

New in version 5.4

April 1st, 2015
  • Plugins designed for Makagiga older than 4.6 are now disabled (marked as "Incompatible"). You can periodically check for updates in menu|Tools|Plugins|Update Plugins
  • User Interface:
  • Fixed: Missing text labels in some number input fields
  • Improve monospace (fixed-width) font in some UI elements
  • Larger color chooser buttons
  • A bit more friendly Security dialog window
  • Text Editor:
  • Fix HTML paste
  • Tree:
  • A more strict checking for a reserved names in new files and folders (for compatibility with Windows platform)
  • Misc.:
  • Fix crash on some Xinerama multiscreens
  • Update Polish translation
  • Show screen devices in About|System tab
  • Update bundled JRE
  • Source:
  • Add "ant error-prone" command (need Google Error Prone 2.x library)
  • Remove deprecated UI._ methods (see PORTING.txt)

New in version 5.3 Beta 1 (March 5th, 2015)

  • Show program PID in About|System tab
  • Misc.:
  • NEW: Redesigned and updated Statistics plugin:
  • Removed Tools|Statistcs menu item
  • Added Help|About|Statistics tab
  • Added View|Statistics tab
  • NEW: Tasks statistics for a selected files/folders (see context menu) (feature request #20)
  • NEW: Add "--at" command-line option to enable Screen Reader (Windows only)
  • Get More Plugins window: Text auto completion in search box
  • Update "New File" window
  • Update "Backup" wizard window
  • Minor bugfixes:
  • Notepad:
  • "Email" syntax highlighting (quoted text only)
  • Tasks:
  • Improve "Edit Repeat Rule" window
  • Improve summary edit window
  • Removed export to XHTML and HTML 4.x (export to HTML 5 is now the new default)
  • Improve Duration Editor window
  • HTML Text Editor:
  • NEW: Insert Image: Option to copy the original file into Makagiga folder
  • Image Editor:
  • Resize Dialog: Fix app freeze during image resize
  • Resize Dialog: Update window UI
  • Feed Viewer:
  • Properties window:
  • Remove "Feed address" pane (the address now can be found in "Information" tab)
  • Rename "Advanced" tab to "Feed"
  • Add How-To Geek sample RSS
  • Fixed: Do not download RSS feeds content if application is in offline mode (bug #22)
  • Fixed: Mark all as read and preview filters w/o RSS downloading
  • User Interface:
  • New titled menu separators
  • Metal LAF: Bigger keyboard shortcut font in menus
  • Update/fix UI in "wizard" dialogs
  • Settings window: Smaller input field width
  • Windows: Better fixed-width font
  • Clean up tool bars in tabs
  • Reduce saturation in some Oxygen icons
  • Various tweaks

New in version 5.2 (December 19th, 2014)

  • Use secure "https" instead of "http" by default
  • Minor User Interface tweaks
  • Look and Feel settings: Windows 8.x preview image
  • Fixed: Do not change Notepad settings after Cancel button press
  • Tasks: New check mark icon in "Properties" column
  • Updated the Polish translation
  • minor bugfixes

New in version 5.1 Beta (October 23rd, 2014)

  • Fixed: Do not save settings if user cancelled dialog window
  • Metal Look and Feel: New check box gradient
  • Fixed: Add missing "Menu" key support in Category editor, Proxy list, and Console settings
  • Increase minimum required password length to 12 characters
  • Updated Java JRE to version 8u25

New in version 4.12 (December 6th, 2013)

  • Tasks: Move selection related actions to the "Selection" submenu
  • Image Viewer: Use nicer background color in full screen "presentation mode"
  • Updated the Polish translation
  • Simplified Windows uninstall wizard
  • Minor bug-fixes and improvements
  • Console:
  • Settings panel: Also filter by type and info column
  • Disable plugin installer/downloader/updater if the "Kiosk.Plugin.manager" option is turned off
  • Various "Kiosk.*" option fixes
  • Added "Kiosk.Action.help" option to disable "Help" menu/buttons
  • Source:
  • Improved compatibility with JDK8-ea
  • API Changes

New in version 4.11 Beta (November 23rd, 2013)

  • Tasks:
  • NEW: "Add Task" in system tray icon menu
  • NEW: Show categories in "Summary" column by default
  • NEW: Show "Recently Completed" tasks in sidebar panel
  • Improved table view header and its context menu actions
  • Month Calendar: Highlight active fields in date editor (highlighted fields can be modified with Up/Down key)
  • Fixed/improved export to HTML
  • Source:
  • Improved compatibility with Java 8

New in version 4.10 (November 23rd, 2013)

  • Tasks:
  • NEW: Added "Set Duration..." action to the context menu
  • NEW: Use colors in Alarm notification window
  • Properties sidebar: Removed "Edit Summary..." button; show summary of all selected tasks
  • Better task sorting in Alarm notification
  • Feed Viewer:
  • Improved "Save As" function
  • Podcast downloader: Use article title as default save file name
  • Misc:
  • NEW: Text Fields/Editors: Added "Add Task" action to the context menu
  • Fixed: Do not accidentally render plain text as HTML
  • Updated Polish translation
  • Minor UI updates and tweaks
  • Minor bug-fixes
  • Source/Build System:
  • Fixed minor issues reported by FindBugs and PMD
  • Simplified and faster build process: - Drop *.properties compiler and related API - Translations: Message_xx.class moved to org/makagiga/commons/i18n/xx.properties - build.xml: Removed "compile-properties" and "compile-properties-quick" targets - Removed temporary makagiga-blob.jar file; makagiga.jar now contains all the makagiga-blob.jar content - Use "yyyy-MM-dd" date format in build info

New in version 4.9.1 Beta (September 6th, 2013)

  • This preview release brings a Duration column in the task list, a better Security Manager, and minor bugfixes.
  • Many keyboard related issues (tab-key handling, default input focus, and "Context Menu" key support) were fixed.
  • Source compatibility with Java 8 was improved.

New in version 4.7 Beta (March 25th, 2013)

  • This Beta release brings new features, bugfixes, and optimizations, including an improved image viewer, better notification popups, and customizable colors in the notepad editor.
  • It is now possible to group all Tasks by category, priority, and other criteria.

New in version 4.6 (February 11th, 2013)

  • This final release mostly brings bugfixes and minor new features, including an improved task list in the system tray context menu, a better security manager, and fixed image exportation.
  • The Notepad plugin is now able to display the number of words/sentences in your text document.

New in version 4.4 (September 27th, 2012)

  • Tasks:
  • If possible, show tasks in "Tomorrow" group instead of "Next Month"
  • Fixed: Undo support for task color/repeat rule changes
  • Misc.:
  • NEW: Color Chooser Dialog: Bookmarks
  • Fixed document tool bar "crash" caused by a recently disabled plugin
  • Forms: Auto select all text on field focus
  • Font Chooser: Text autocompletion in font name filter box
  • Basic Haiku OS support
  • Improved Security Manager
  • Updated Polish translation
  • Various minor updates, bugfixes, and optimizations
  • Source:
  • Fixed all compiler warnings
  • Updated Eclipse project
  • Fixed errors reported by Eclipse IDE
  • Replaced @Deprecated API
  • Compile with -Werror option
  • Added "ui/history" icon
  • List of API Changes (auto-generated, 4.2 -> 4.4)

New in version 4.2 (March 7th, 2012)

  • This version adds improved OpenSearch support, faster application startup, and various user interface fixes and new features.

New in version 4.1 Beta (December 9th, 2011)

  • This version brings improved Todo Lists, a Text/HTML editor with new functions, and automatic update notifications.
  • It also includes bugfixes and various user interface enhancements.

New in version 4.0 (September 12th, 2011)

  • Calendar widget: Added Page Up/Down keyboard shortcuts (previous/next month)
  • Color Picker: Fixed color palette selection
  • Color Dialog: Improved "Color Picker" tab
  • Widget/Document list button: Fixed "double" popup menus
  • More readable Java version number in Update tab
  • Shorter and more readable home page URLs in About window
  • Use "hand" mouse cursor in all tables
  • Backup Wizard: Do not reset entered zip file name after directory change
  • Widgets: Disable Ctrl+F4 (Close) and Ctrl+F9 (Minimize) keyboard shortcuts if widgets are locked
  • Notification window: Improved window resizing on mouse click
  • Updated Polish translation
  • Plugin Settings tab:
  • Focus search field by default
  • Auto reopen tab on application startup
  • SDK:
  • Plugin Framework: Detect slow plugins and print report to stderr (developer mode only)

New in version 4.0 Beta 2 (September 2nd, 2011)

  • This version fixes bugs and adds new features, including a function to reset document zoom, two-color widget themes, and improved support for plugins written in JavaScript.

New in version 3.8.13 (June 13th, 2011)

  • Todo List Plugin:
  • Fixed Ctrl+C/X/V keyboard shortcuts
  • Larger default column widths
  • Fixed tool bars in Summary editor window
  • Notepad:
  • Fixed input focus lost on Ctrl+Shift+H press (HTML Preview)
  • Fixed: Correctly restore last text cursor position
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Disabled HTML thumbnail preview (may cause application hang)
  • Date/Time field: Do not show autocompletion popup window on Up/Down key press
  • Updated Wiki links
  • Fixed very long menu item text in Help menu
  • Fixed "Links" button
  • Removed useless menu item separators

New in version 3.8.11 (January 24th, 2011)

  • User Interface:
  • NEW: Tabs: Show tool tip with a tab number on Alt key press(tip: you can switch between tabs using Alt+1..0 keyboard shortcuts)
  • Circle Column
  • Re(Added) File -> Import menu for compatibility with other apps and older Makagiga versions
  • Text editors/HTML viewers: Restore old scroll position after text zoom in/out
  • NEW: Text Editors: Added "Paste as HTML" menu item to the context menu
  • Updated Application Launchers:
  • Use -jar parameter instead of -cp + class name
  • Removed unused -Djava.library.path parameter
  • Removed -splash:splash.png parameter
  • Linux: Disabled Startup Notification
  • NEW: Linux: Added support for the new "fast" Java Splash Screen
  • Misc.:
  • Removed --no-splash command line option (run java -splash: -jar makagiga.jar to hide the default splash screen)
  • NEW: "Summary" button: Added a small tool tip with a list of scheduled tasks
  • Todo List Widget: Fixed keyboard shortcuts
  • Removed extra content margin (padding) from table cell editors.
  • This fixes a truncated g or q characters in task list table.
  • Fixed duplicated menu item separators in Import, Export and Tags menus
  • Printing: Better job names (visible in a system Print Manager)
  • Updated Oxygen Icon Theme
  • Updated Polish translation
  • Console: "debug" command: List all active threads
  • Small updates and fixes
  • Todo List:
  • NEW: Added "Circle" table column(4-in-1 - progress, priority, status and basic date setter)
  • Note: This column is visible by default only in new documents and widgets.
  • You can right-click on the table header to configure the default columns.
  • Circle Column
  • RSS Reader:
  • Show error message if RSS URL address already exists
  • Do not fetch again already downloaded RSS
  • Improved "Add RSS Feed" dialog window
  • Improved error messages
  • Image Editor:
  • Show progress message during image filtering
  • Renamed menu item: Resize (Scale)... -> Scale Image...
  • Plugin Settings:
  • Changed menu item name and window titlefrom "Add or Remove Plugins" to "Plugins"
  • Changed order of the Move Up/Down buttons
  • Scripting (tool bar actions):
  • Show a new Action button in a more expected location
  • NEW: Added "Show only in this context" option
  • Binary Package:
  • Removed splash.png file; it's now in makagiga.jar/META-INF package
  • SDK Package:
  • Removed internal po/i18n.sh script from the project template directory
  • Removed findbugs-project.xml template file. It is now generated automatically.
  • Source:
  • NEW: Added Javadoc.jar
  • a various doclets and taglets used by the API documentation generator
  • API Changes

New in version 3.8.7 (September 28th, 2010)

  • User Interface:
  • NEW: Added Widgets tab
  • NEW: Tab area is now on top; above editor tool bar
  • NEW: Added support for tab colors
  • NEW: Look and Feel preview in Settings window
  • NEW: Added "Internet Search" widget. This replaces the old "Internet Search" panel on the main tool bar.
  • NEW: Re-Added option to hide the main tool bar (menu -> View -> Tool Bars -> Main Tool Bar)
  • Screenshots
  • Changed location of the "Import" and "Export" menus; added better info/error messages
  • Improved paste from clipboard (Ctrl+Shift+V) and drag and drop support
  • Task Summary: Show tasks for Tomorrow in a separated group
  • Tag Editor: Use standard background and foreground colors for better integration with various color schemes
  • Added drop shadow plugin support for widgets without border
  • New side tool box in Image Viewer and Text Editor
  • Widgets: Fixed Ctrl+F4, Ctrl+F6 and Ctrl+F9 keyboard shortcuts
  • Removed "Print" button from the tab tool bar. You can still use File|Print instead.
  • Update Plugin:
  • Added "Update Plugins..." button
  • Improved UI RSS Reader:
  • New tool bar
  • Removed bottom tool bar and other redundant UI elements
  • Tab/Widget List button (Ctrl+Shift+G):
  • NEW: Added "Up" mouse gesture; see Help for more info
  • Button moved to the menu bar area (upper-right window corner)
  • Added Alt+1..0 keyboard shortcuts
  • Misc.:
  • Misc. fixes in File Properties dialog window
  • Internet search widget: Removed redundant "Are you sure?" confirmation message
  • Tree: Show error if new file name contains whitespace only
  • Updated Polish translation
  • SDK:
  • Fixed: Include required META-INF/trident-plugin.properties file in the makagiga-commons.jar
  • Added ui/complete and ui/conversation stock icons
  • A detailed comparison between the current and previous API:

New in version 3.8.3 (April 1st, 2010)

  • RSS Reader:
  • NEW: Feed Properties: Added convenient "Global Settings" button
  • Show number of new/unread articles for each feed
  • Removed "Mark As Read/Unread" menu
  • Removed "New Articles" folder
  • Fixed: Handle link addresses with malformed URI
  • RSS Filters: Added "Copy" button
  • RSS Filters: Improved user interface
  • Auto close notification window on tab open
  • Todo List:
  • Show "Priority" column by default
  • Show "warning" icon for High and Very High priority
  • Added export to HTML 5; fixed export to XHTML
  • Task Summary panel:
  • Improved print button
  • Improved user interface
  • Fixed: Do not automatically expand/collapse tree items
  • Show number of items
  • Image Editor/Viewer:
  • Addded "Posterize" and "Pointillize" filters/effects
  • User Interface:
  • Internet search: Updated favicons
  • Added menu bar -> View -> Location Bar option
  • More rounded corners...
  • NEW: Color palettes in color picker and color menu
  • Improved support for Substance LAF 6.0; v5.x is no longer supported.
  • Better tool tip texts in tool bar and rating buttons
  • Removed File|Previous/Next menu items. You can still use the Alt+Left/Right keyboard shortcut or status bar buttons...
  • Improved Tree and plugin list view
  • Added Ctrl+Shift+G keyboard shortcut for "Tab/Widget List" menu
  • Misc.:
  • Updated Polish translation
  • Added basic support for Xfce Desktop Environment
  • Script Editor: Do not change current column on error
  • Category menu: Allow remove old category entry
  • Fixed menu bar keyboard shortcuts in "presentation" mode/view
  • Console:
  • Fixed auto completion window position
  • Removed "UI.hollywood" and "UI.singleClick" options
  • Added "UI.web" option
  • Info: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/makagiga/index.php?title=Console
  • Source/SDK:
  • Removed old "desklet" API.
  • Please use "Widget" class instead of "DeskletWidget".
  • small UI improvements and bug fixes

New in version 3.7.2 Beta (September 23rd, 2009)

  • Tree:
  • Added convenient "Tree Settings" button (see main toolbar)
  • Widgets:
  • Calendar can now display and open task for selected day (click on the "day" button)
  • Tabs:
  • "Links" button: Added "What Links Here" menu - list of other files that link to this document
  • Fixed Alt+1..0 keyboard shortcuts RSS Reader:
  • Removed "notification" configuration (the current notification system will be replaced in a future)
  • Summary Panel:
  • Improved "Filter" field
  • Fixed duplicated file items
  • Editors:
  • Image Viewer: "Image info" panel moved to the "Designer" panel
  • NEW:
  • Custom font for Notepad-text (View -> Select Font) (RFE #2830195)
  • Fixed:
  • Show hidden text cursor on mouse move
  • Misc.:
  • Improved "HTML" color chooser tab
  • "Send file..." action moved to the "Export" submenu
  • Improved "Print Preview" dialog
  • Improved "portable" mode (run-portable.*)
  • Removed "Local Search" from the text context menu
  • Disabled GTK+ (performance issues) and Motif Look and Feels (the GTK+ LAF will be re-enabled in a future)
  • Updated Polish translation
  • Changed "Dilbert" RSS to http://feeds.dilbert.com/DilbertDailyStrip
  • Use Nimbus Look and Feel instead of Metal (if available)
  • Cleaned up "Bookmarks", "Tools" and "Tabs" menu
  • "Update Plugins..." button moved to the "Add or Remove Plugins" window
  • "Update" action moved to the "About" dialog
  • Redesigned "About" window
  • Improved launchers (run/run-portable and desktop shortcut)
  • Help: Added more keyboard shortcuts and links
  • Show item color in Bookmarks/Tags menu and in the "Quick Open" dialog
  • Removed Tag editor from the New File/Folder dialogs
  • Updated Oxygen Icon Theme
  • Improved "Add or Remove Plugins" window * + Minor UI improvements and bug fixes

New in version 3.6 (June 13th, 2009)

  • User Interface:
  • NEW: More icons (folder icons, color/flag icons) [More Info...]
  • Updated Polish translation
  • Thumb preview: Show "[X]" for completed tasks
  • RSS Reader:
  • Middle mouse click on the notification window to open article in a new tab
  • Fixed image fetch/display
  • Console:
  • NEW: Added JavaScript Expression evaluator (example: =2+2) [More Info...]
  • Show "[script]" text in the command prompt if running in the JavaScript interpreter mode

New in version 3.4 (April 28th, 2009)

  • Updated Polish language translation
  • RSS Reader: Removed black border from images
  • RSS reader: Fixed "Complete Story" button (Atom 0.3 feeds)
  • Minor updates and fixes

New in version 3.3 Beta (April 16th, 2009)

  • Widgets:
  • Added "virtual desktops" and "Move To Desktop" menu
  • Show "Settings" action in context menu
  • Updated Calendar widget
  • To-Do List:
  • Improved printing
  • Fixed: Do not show alarm notification for "completed" tasks
  • Fixed: Save/restore column width
  • Fixed "Show Grid" option
  • RSS Reader:
  • Added color settings for Unread articles (Tools -> Settings... -> Plugin Settings... -> Feeds)
  • Added "enclosure" downloader
  • Optimized memory usage
  • Fixed and optimized favicon downloader
  • Plugins:
  • Added "Login" plugin - a basic password login and main window lock (see Tools -> Plugins... -> Get More Plugins...)
  • Backup:
  • Show file name in progress bar
  • Fixed "Cancel" button
  • Compute and show SHA1 checksum
  • Misc.:
  • Faster application startup
  • Script Editor: Added more JavaScript snippets
  • Delete Private Data plugin: Clear cached password authentications
  • Delete Private Data plugin: Added function to remove previous file versions
  • Fixed memory leaks
  • Tree menu: Added command to open file/folder in default/external application
  • Updated Oxygen Icon Theme
  • Windows: Fixed crash on application startup
  • Console: type "exit" to close console; "quit" to quit application
  • Fixed crash on application startup if "Refresh all feeds on starup" option is enabled
  • Fixed Evolution category import
  • Tree: Fixed searching by Category
  • A lot of small bug fixes and UI improvements

New in version 3.2.1 (February 19th, 2009)

  • Fixed crash on application startup if "Refresh all feeds on starup" option is enabled
  • Fixed searching by Category

New in version 3.2 (February 4th, 2009)

  • Removed "Restoring session..." popup window displayed on application startup
  • Improved "What's this?" command (Shift+F1)
  • Fixed duplicated RSS notification messages
  • Fixed: Improved support for Substance Look and Feel
  • Text Editor: Fixed text labels in Insert/Edit Link dialog
  • Updated Polish translation
  • Updated Oxygen Icon Theme
  • Minor bug fixes and optimizations
  • Minor API improvements

New in version 3.1 Beta (January 23rd, 2009)

  • To-Do List:
  • NEW: Task categories
  • Fixed "Copy" action
  • NEW: Date/time status icon
  • Fixed print preview RSS
  • Feed Reader:
  • Fixed links in Atom Feeds (BUG #2483022)
  • Added support for enclosures in Atom Feeds (e.g. links to additional files like MP3 or PDF)
  • Fixed tag editor
  • Tree:
  • NEW: Categories
  • Faster and more smooth search function
  • Image Editor:
  • Restore scroll position on edit
  • Undo Plugins:
  • Plugin Settings: Added "Filter..." panel for quick plugin search
  • Updated mirror server list in "Get More Plugins" dialog
  • Misc.:
  • User interface improvements
  • NEW: Settings dialog: Added button to restore default settings
  • NEW: Save/restore cursor position in text editors
  • Updated splash screen
  • KDE: Use both Ctrl+Y and Ctrl+Shift+Z keyboard shortcut for Undo action
  • Disable "large" popup tool tips by default
  • Bug fixes and optimizations

New in version 3.0 (January 1st, 2009)

  • Misc.:
  • Fixed: Show installed OpenSearch plugins in text context menu
  • Improved UI in "Get More Plugins" window
  • Improved UI in "Summary" panel
  • Updated and fixed Polish translation
  • Updated NSIS installer for Windows
  • Updated Oxygen Icon Theme
  • Console:
  • NEW: Scroll output on "Page Up/Down" key press
  • Do not prefix command output with a "Result: " text
  • SDK:
  • NEW: Added support for FindBugs(tm) (available in a new plugin projects)
  • Improved "Project" menu

New in version 2.9.5 Beta (December 28th, 2008)

  • Internet Search Panel:
  • NEW: OpenSearch plugin support (RFE #2034272)
  • Todo Editor:
  • Fixed: Allow empty new task summary
  • Automatically filter task list using existing search query
  • Image Viewer:
  • NEW: Added convenient "Red Rectangle" tool
  • Notepad:
  • NEW: Added option to set fixed width/monospaced text font (menu -> View)
  • RSS Feed Reader plugin:
  • Speed optimizations
  • Display error message if RSS link is malformed
  • Fixed preview panel
  • Fixed viewer tab
  • Text Fields/Components:
  • NEW: Added command to insert one of the predefined symbol character (e.g. (C), tm, Euro symbol etc.)
  • Automatically hide mouse cursor
  • Misc.:
  • Updated Polish translation
  • Preload font name list for faster font chooser dialog display
  • Fixed layout in "New Folder" dialog if tool tips are disabled
  • Improved support for A03 Look And Feel (a new look and feel plugin will be available soon)
  • Improved navigation in text autocompletion popup window
  • Do not show system tray icon by default
  • Fixed: Cache painted gradients to improve application performance
  • Fixed file/directory copy
  • Updated Oxygen icon theme
  • Message Box: Press Ctrl+C to copy message content
  • Updated NSIS installer for Windows
  • Ensure widget title is always visible on the desktop panel
  • Console:
  • NEW: Tabbed view (disable "Console.openInTab" option to restore previous behavior)
  • NEW: Printing, text searching, font zoom (not available if "Console.openInTab" option is disabled)
  • NEW: Customizable prompt text (see the "Console.prompt" option in Console Settings panel)
  • NEW: Press the "Up arrow" key to bring recent command
  • Improved command line highlighter and error detection
  • Automatically re-open Console on application startup
  • NEW: Added "Kiosk.Action.dragDrop" and "Kiosk.Action.zoom" options

New in version 2.9.4 Beta (November 10th, 2008)

  • NEW: Moveable notification window
  • NEW: Password field: Show warning if caps lock is turned on
  • Todo List:
  • NEW: Improved text autocompletion in the "Add Task" field
  • UI:
  • NEW: Show tab icons in Wizard dialogs
  • NEW: Search/filter panel visual clue Search/filter
  • Misc.:
  • NEW: File chooser: Added zip file preview
  • New file overwrite confirmation dialog
  • Text editors: Fixed search result highlighter
  • Statistics: Clickable Tree and Summary pie chart
  • Settings Window: Resize window to fit current page height
  • Web Start: Added < property name="jnlp.packEnabled" value="true" / > so Web Start can use packed jars w/o additional server-side configuration
  • Updated Polish translation
  • Improved error messages in "Print Preview" window
  • Scripting: Updated JavaScript code snippets
  • Console:
  • Fixed "enum" value editor
  • Added prompt text