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Multi Commander 5.2 BETA

It been a while since last version was out.

My plan was to have a beta for the next version at the end of May. But then other things comes in the way I have not had that much time to work on Multi Commander that I had planned.

But today a early beta of the next version is released.
Since I been very busy the new version does not contain all the new things that planned. But it contains the first step in a highly requested feature.
Flat view or ( Branch View as some calls it) However this is a early beta so there are bugs with it and also some features/options with it are missing.
You activate Flat View from the view mode popup button. (Where you set detail, Thumbnail view mode and so on).

(Please leave a post in the forum about what options/feature with this you need.)

Other new features is the ability to save Tabs Layouts to file and then load later load them.
CustomCommand functions are also provided so it is possible to script this

Fixes that should have been found earlier

Today 4.6.2 was released. It is the secod fix release for 4.6. That is two fix release in under a week for v4.6. And that are two much. Every release cost me a lot of extra work that I could have spent better. Also all the extra downloads and upgrade uses a lot of bandwidth and it is kind of annoying also for users to get update notification too often.

The problem is that all bugs that was fixed in this two release also was in the BETA/ALPHA release, But nobody reported them.

So please. If you see issues with the Beta/Alpha releases, specially crashes. Report them. Because if you do not report them then they might not be fixed.

Also the standard crash reports that are sent are very limited. So one easy thing you can do to help is to increase the crash dump information that are sent.
You find that settings under Core settings and in the "Misc" tab there is a Crash dump format setting.

Future Changes

Sneak Peak of Multi Commander v4.6

The Beta for the next version is now out.

A lot of the things that was planed for v4.6 is not here because I have not had so much time to spend on Multi Commander that I thought.

So what is new in 4.6 ?

There is now support for Italian langauge. A big thanks goes to Aldo for creating this.

Picture Viewer

Most of the new features are around the Picture Viewer. The image library used has been update and the viewer also support a lot of new functions that are access from the right click popup menu.

You can now modify the colors, resize image and also save the opened image into a new format.
If you do color changes it will save the previous image in memory and you can undo the operation with Ctrl+Z.
 

Picture Tools

The Picture Tools under the Tools menu also has a new entry. Resize Picture

Where is beta for v4.6 ?

You might wonder "Where is the beta for the next version", well it have been delayed.
I had plans to release the next beta at around this time. But I have not not been able to add everything that was planed yet.
I have spent a lot of time updating the online documentation. A lot of document pages was missing. Some had wrong information since some feature have changed. And a lot of the screenshots/images in the documentation was totally wrong since the UI had changed a lot.
Updating the online documentation takes a lot more time then you might think. And there is still more work to do with it. But I have push the remaining work for the future. I have to space out the work between releases or I can spent a couple of months just writing documentation.

I will post some sneak peak posts with information about upcoming features soon.

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