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Programmer’s Notepad 2.0.7.653 Released

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

This is a development build of Programmerís Notepad 2.0.7 so itís not yet classified as stable!

Programmer’s Notepad 2.0.7.653 is the latest development release, adding basic AutoComplete, Comment/Uncomment, better Extensions support including keyboard shortcuts for extension commands. The release also fixes a number bugs.

PyPN has been updated as well and a new 0.4 release is available

Download 2.0.7.653

The extensions interface is documented!

Discuss this build and pypn on the discussion list or on the forums.

Lifehacker Download of the Day

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Lifehacker has Programmer’s Notepad as its Download of the Day today!

Welcome to all the lovely lifehacker visitors, the Programmer’s Notepad web server has been completely overloaded due to your interest and is now quivering in a corner under its bedsheets – the coward.

PyPN 0.3 Released

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Lots of new features and bugfixes in this updated release for PyPN – try it with the latest development release of PN and let me know how you get on!

Download PyPN 0.3

PyPN uses the new extensions interface for Programmer’s Notepad, which is documented!

Discuss this build on the discussion list or on the forums.

Programmer’s Notepad 2.0.7.610 Released

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

This is a development build of Programmer’s Notepad 2.0.7 so it’s not yet classified as stable!

This build fixes some minor bugs with the last release making the use of extensions a bit more stable.

Download 2.0.7.610

Known problems: Toolbar may look ugly on pre-XP machines, this will be fixed before 2.0.7 goes stable.

Discuss this build on the discussion list or on the forums.

Programmer’s Notepad 2.0.7.609 Released

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

This is a development build of Programmer’s Notepad 2.0.7 so it’s not yet classified as stable!

It introduces a number of new features, some of which are incomplete. The main new features are keyboard customisation, quick-comments for configured languages (currently just c++ and python), tag browser window and an extensions interface.

Download 2.0.7.609

Known problems: Toolbar may look ugly on pre-XP machines, this will be fixed before 2.0.7 goes stable.

Extensions: The first trial extension is a python add-in bringing support for scripting PN with python, download it here and read about it on the blog.

The extensions interface is documented!

Discuss this build and pypn on the discussion list or on the forums.

Forums!

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

I’m happy to announce the new pnotepad.org forums, this is the best place to go for support for Programmer’s Notepad. Also feel free to use the forums for general discussion of the software and to kick about ideas for new features/enhancements.

Let me know what you think of them!

PN 2.0.6.1 Released

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

I am proud to release PN 2.0.6.1, a maintenance release for “ella”. This release fixes the following bugs:

  1. Tab bar movement with tabs on the bottom (SF Bugs #1329197, #1337576)
  2. Crashes with project reorganisation (SF Bug #1351978)
  3. Unexpected error running tools (SF Bug #1333875)
  4. Fix for inserting text clips with a text selection
  5. Command-line paramters not working (SF Bug #1334272)
  6. Smart Start error when loading files (SF Bug #1353959)
  7. combobox does not expand (SF Bug #1362181)
  8. Options dialog UI bugs (SF Bug #1361814)

note: md5sum for this release is 8f1f4a84965fea29447b80ec97765514 – check your pn2061.exe (what is an md5sum?)

New pnotepad.org design

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

This site has been completely redeveloped to use WordPress as a CMS! This allows the site to be designed/updated from anywhere in the world using the wonderful web admin GUI, and allows us to support RSS and Atom newsfeeds direct from the site with no extra effort.

The “page” support in WordPress is excellent for managing a simple site like pnotepad.org, so hopefully site updates will be a bit more frequent now! It also opens up the possibilities for volunteers to update the site and contribute articles/news/useful links.

The CSS design of the site is heavily borrowed from the standard wordpress kubrick design, with various bits and pieces tweaked until it looked enough like the home page for a piece of software. There are still several rough edges which I’ll get to over time.

Finally, note that all text should hopefully refer to “Programmer’s Notepad” – note the exciting new apostrophe! I’m promised it will make the world a better place.

PN 2.0.6 Released

Friday, November 18th, 2005

A new release of Programmer’s Notepad, PN 2.0.6-ella, has been uploaded to Sourceforge for immediate download! This version adds lots of new features and schemes, and fixes lots of bugs. It marks the start of a new stable/development plan for PN 2 development. This is now the stable PN2 release and unstable releases will be more common. PN 2 is the recommended version of PN for all users.

Thanks to all the testers and developers that helped with this release, and a special thanks to those who have made donations that are helping to pay for hosting and required software.

Why Ella?
Ella Fitzgerald was a fantastic jazz singer, selling over 40 million albums in her lifetime. PN 2 releases are all named after jazz greats, and Ella is certainly welcome in this crowd! One of my favorite Ella tracks is a recording of her performing Mack the Knife live in berlin, such a great song and a great performance.

Download: the installer, or Read: the release notes

note: md5sum for this release is 2504c3dd31c9a9daf4cbdcf17090b24f – check your pn206.exe (what is an md5sum?)