NeoOffice/J 1.1 Beta Release Notes

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Archived Release Notes for NeoOffice/J 1.1 Beta

These are archived release notes for an older version of NeoOffice/J. If you want to see the release notes for the current version of NeoOffice/J, please visit the NeoOffice/J Release Notes.

To download the the latest version of NeoOffice/J, visit the NeoOffice/J Downloads page.

Patches for NeoOffice/J 1.1 Beta

Beta Patch-11: The bugs fixed by this patch are listed below:

  • A crashing bug was found in "Patch-10". "Patch-11" fixes that bug.

Beta Patch-10: The bugs fixed by this patch are listed below:

  • Inter-application drag-and-drop support
  • Fixes for 13 bugs, including:
    • Improved text drawing speed - The text kerning improvements added in "Patch-8" caused some slowdown in text drawing speed. This patch restores text drawing speed to pre-"Patch-8" levels.
    • Autocomplete feature now works with accented characters - This bug, which caused word autocompletion to overwrite accented characters, has been fixed.

Beta Patch-9: The bugs fixed by this patch are listed below:

  • Fixes for regressions that appeared in "Patch-8" such as the "compressed text" bug (i.e. bug 580).

Beta Patch-8: The bugs fixed by this patch are listed below:

  • Neo/J now behaves more like other Mac applications and will not quit when you press the red "close window" button on the last document window.
  • Text copy and paste bug - The previous patch had a bug that caused Neo/J to only copy half the highlighed characters text. This bug has been fixed.
  • Better text kerning - The text layout code in Neo/J has been improved to display text to more closely match the kerning in other Mac OS X applications.
  • Floating windows always stay on top - In previous patches, floating windows would sometimes fall behind the document window. Neo/J now detects this and will automatically bring floating windows to the front.

Beta Patch-7: The bugs fixed by this patch are listed below:

  • Overlapping characters - When using some custom fonts, certain character sequences would be combined into a single character. This bug has been fixed.
  • Long paragraphs - Sometimes characters at the end of long paragraphs (e.g. more than 1000 words) would kern incorrectly. This bug has been fixed.
  • Waking from sleep - On some machines, Neo/J would prevent a sleeping machine from waking. This bug has been fixed.

Beta Patch-6: The bugs fixed by this patch are listed below:

  • Upgrade to the latest libwpd and writerperfect releases
  • "About NeoOffice/J" and "Preferences" now present in the "NeoOffice/J" menu
  • Performance enhancements and 36 bugs reported since Patch-5; the most important bugs are listed below:
    • Infinite scrolling - Some users reported that, in some cases, scrolling could enter an infinite loop. This bug has been fixed.
    • Smoother text input - Text input for languages that use input methods (e.g. Japanese, Chinese, etc.) now more accurately display committed and uncommitted text. Also, moving the cursor within uncommitted text is now supported.
    • Faster text drawing - Several users discovered that ATSUI was restricting Neo/J performance. To enhance performance, this patch caches recently drawn text so that the time spent in Mac OS X's time consuming text layout functions is kept to a minimum.
    • New crashing bugs - After Mac OS X 10.3.8 was released, several users began experiencing crashing bugs that we had not seen in earlier Mac OS X updates. These new crashing bugs have been fixed.

Beta Patch-5: The bugs fixed by this patch are listed below:

  • Help>Registration now points to
  • 55 bugs reported since Patch-4; the most important bugs are listed below:
    • The "silent crashing" bug has been fixed. This bug, which is a bug in Java 1.3.1 on Panther, would unpredictably terminate Neo/J. This bug, which has existed since Panther was first released, was most likely to occur for users editing large presentation files.
    • Several Unicode font kerning problems have been fixed.
    • Various Aqua menu bugs that were causing some menus to disappear have been fixed.
    • A bug that was causing modal dialog windows and presentation windows to sometimes get stuck behind a document window has been fixed.

Beta Patch-4: The bugs fixed by this patch are listed below:

  • bug 319
  • bug 322

Beta Patch-3: The bugs fixed by this patch are listed below:

  • Pressing the Command key while dragging the mouse will copy text instead of moving it.
  • Menu memory leaks in 1.1.3 and Neo/J have been eliminated.
  • Minimized windows will be expanded when the Neo/J Dock icon is clicked like other Mac OS X applications.
  • Neo/J's patch update check will now only occur once a week instead of every time Neo/J is started.

Beta Patch-2: The bugs fixed by this patch are listed below:

  • 244 - cmd-c (copy) causes Neo to stall
  • 297 - Wrong spacing around ligatures
  • 301 - Beta 1.1 + first patch crashing

New Features in NeoOffice/J 1.1 Beta

If you have not downloaded a release of NeoOffice/J since version 0.8.4, there are dozens of new features in 1.1 Beta. Some of the most significant include:

  • Based on 1.1.3 codebase
  • Right-to-left and complex text layout (e.g., Arabic, Hebrew, Thai)
  • Faster program startup
  • Native Aqua menus
  • New professional-quality splash screen, application and document Finder icons, and other artwork
  • Localized user interfaces for 40 languages
  • Mouse wheel support
  • Text drag-and-drop support
  • Improved PDF export
  • Import of WordPerfect documents
  • Support for Macintosh file aliases in open and save dialogues
  • Automatic notification of new patches and versions
  • Patches available as standard Mac OS X installer packages
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