Software

Moving (renaming) Files in CVS

September 05, 2008

Once of the main complaints about the CVS version control system is that it’s difficult to move or rename files as your project structure changes.

Upgrading WordPress via Subversion

August 06, 2008

David Peralty has a nice tutorial on using Subversion to keep WordPress current by checking out the latest code directly from the Automattic repository.

FrameMaker 8.0.3 Patch Available

May 13, 2008

The FrameMaker 8.0.3 patch release addresses a long list of bugs and workflow issues, including the proper resolution of DITA content references.

oXygen 9.2 Improves DITA Support

May 11, 2008

oXygen XML Editor 9.2 includes a new XML Author mode and DITA Maps Manager with a streamlined interface for content authoring and common map editing tasks.

Adobe RoboHelp Packager for AIR

April 28, 2008

A new Adobe Labs download allows you to roll a RoboHelp project into a standalone app that runs on the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) platform.

Spaces in HTML Help Project Paths

March 18, 2008

Like so many other applications, Microsoft’s HTML Help Workshop often chokes on project files whose paths contain spaces.

FrameMaker 8.0.2 Update Available

February 06, 2008

Mahesh Gupta, Adobe’s FrameMaker Product Manager announced the availability of the Version 8.0.2 update in a post on the Technical Communication blog.

SnagIt for Free!

November 27, 2007

TechSmith is offering version 7.2 of their Windows screenshot tool SnagIt for free to attract users to the latest version (8.2).

Aptana Studio 1.0 Released

October 30, 2007

The open source Web development environment formerly known as the Aptana IDE has been re-christened as “Aptana Studio” and released as Version 1.0.

CTRL-clicking in VMware Fusion

October 10, 2007

If you Enable Mac OS keyboard shortcuts option in VMware Fusion, Mac keys are passed on to the VM, but you can still send the CTRL key if you need to.

Aptana Milestone 9 Released

August 28, 2007

A new version of Aptana updates PHP support with Code Assist on PHP functions and parameters, improved PHP syntax colorization, and a PHP outliner.

SCPlugin — Subversion Client for Mac

August 28, 2007

There’s now a Mac equivalent for TortoiseSVN: SCPlugin is a free, open-source utility that displays the status of your version-controlled files in the Finder.

Sarah O’Keefe on FrameMaker 8

August 10, 2007

Sarah O’Keefe of Scriptorium Publishing has published her first impressions of FrameMaker 8, including a charming take on the significance of the new icon.

FrameMaker 8 Sports Tabbed UI

July 31, 2007

Installation Surprise #2: Another thing about FrameMaker 8 that Adobe hasn’t mentioned is immediately apparent after installation — tabs and a colored toolbar.

FrameMaker 8 Requires Activation

July 31, 2007

Installation Surprise #1: One of the new FrameMaker 8 “features” Adobe carefully neglects to mention is that the application now requires activation .

EasyEclipse 1.3

July 14, 2007

For those who find Eclipse a bit intimidating to install, configure and maintain (or just appreciate a simpler approach), there’s now an easier way.

FrameMaker 8 Prerelease Closed

July 11, 2007

Adobe is no longer accepting new participants for the Prerelease Testing Program, so FrameMaker 8 should be coming soon.

New Aptana Build + iPhone Plugin

June 29, 2007

A new version of the Aptana IDE is available with a new colorization engine, Eclipse Monkey support and “tons of enhancements”.

Error opening CHMs on a network

June 28, 2007

Microsoft security “fix” 896358 prevents display of content in CHM files opened from a network. Workaround: Use UNC file paths in links or move your CHMs.

Versions: New Mac OS X Subversion client

June 18, 2007

The interface artists at Sofa are working on a new Mac OS X Subversion client called Versions, which is due out for public beta release “any moment.”

Tiling Editors in Eclipse

June 14, 2007

While test-driving Aptana recently, I found the absence of a Tile command for editor tabs absolutely vexing!

FrameMaker 8 Prerelease Beta 2

June 13, 2007

Writing in the Adobe Technical Communication blog, FrameMaker Product Manager Aseem Dokania announced that Adobe is looking for FrameMaker 8 beta testers.

Aptana — The Web IDE

June 11, 2007

Aptana is a new open-source web development IDE for building, editing, previewing and debugging HTML, CSS and JavaScript websites.