Renamer and Javascript Updates (November 6, 2008)

Renamer finally runs on actual Windows machines (for reals this time)! Apparently, it just needed a newer version of the GTK+ runtime. Why it worked on my virtual machine and not on a real Windows machine is beyond me, but Windows users can now enjoy renaming files with ease. I even got my hands on a real Windows machine and tested it myself. You can get a compatible version of the GTK+ runtime on the Renamer page, or you can get one of your own on the web.

I've also uploaded a newer version of my Javascript game from September. I'm in the midst of a complete restructuring so newer versions don't exactly run yet. If I ever get done with the rewrite, it'll include some new features like collusion detection and prevention as well as pathfinding support. This newer version will perform more slowly than older versions, but it shouldn't be a problem for most users.

Renamer 1.2 Released (August 6, 2008)

Both Linux and Windows binaries of Renamer v1.2 are now available for download. This release should have far fewer problems with literal search and replace operations, as that section of the program has be completely replaced with something much more reliable. Also, I finished implementing column sorting and entity handling under both Linux and Windows. Check out the Renamer page to download the new version or for more information.

The following is a list of the changes in Renamer 1.2:

  • Columns are now sortable
  • Columns are capable of auto-sorting after a search and replace operation
  • Replaced literal search and replace code for increased stability and more logical behavior
  • Improved entity handling under Linux
  • Fixed a crash bug during file list population where entities followed certain characters in a file name
  • Improved performance when populating the file list

Renamer 1.1.2 and 1.1.4 released (July 27, 2008)

I spent a few hours last week on a Windows port of Renamer (v1.1.2), and this morning I did some more tweaking / bug-fixing (v1.1.4). The source code is also available too, for anyone that's interested. As for a detailed description of the changes, check out the "Change Log" section of the Renamer page.