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Trevor Williams

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What's New:

1.8.0 – May 17, 2020

New

  • Added support for pasting an image or text as a new node.
  • Added support for pasting an image or text, replacing the current node content.
  • Added support for pasting text, replacing the current connection content.
  • Added task support to Outliner import/export.
  • Added keyboard shortcut (Control-E) to display export interface.
  • Added support for creating a new root node hitting the Return key when no node is selected.
  • Added ability to add a new root node via the contextual menu when no node is selected.
  • Added ability to launch quick entry dialog via the contextual menu when no node is selected.
  • Added node alignment support for manual node layouts.
  • Added ability to create a connected root node.
  • Added ability to replace/edit nodes via the Quick Entry feature.

Changes

  • Updated image editor dialog button bar to include support for clipboard operations.
  • Improved display of buttons in image area of the node inspector sidebar.
  • Updated keyboard shortcut cheatsheet.
  • Changed quick text entry keyboard shortcut from Control-E to Control-Shift-E.
  • Changed the paste text in contextual menu to indicate what will be pasted.
  • Updated Outliner import/export support for tasks.
  • Added tooltip and changed cursor when cursor is over a link and the Control key is held down.

Bug Fixes

  • Removed empty Outliner rows from being added when Outliner file is imported.
  • Fixed loss of selection when shift key is held down and the background is clicked.
  • Added themed background color to exported PDF format.
  • Fixed exports to allow existing files to be overwritten.
  • Fixed Org-Mode export syntax errors.
1.7.3 – Apr 20, 2020

New

  • Added support for using input methods.
  • Added Dutch translation (thanks to Heimen Stoffels).

Changes

  • Updated README.md to indicate which version of valac should be used if building from source.
  • Changed unnamed default filename to use translated value.
  • Updated French translations (thanks to Nathan Bonnemains).
  • Changed tab colors to match current document background.
  • Adjusted dark theme to help with current tab contrast.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with New Document plank command to load application data before opening new tab.
  • Fixed build issues with compiling libarchive code using newer versions of libarchive and valac.
  • Fixed issues with translating shortcut cheetsheat strings.
  • Fixed issue with exporting images when manual layout mode is selected.
1.7.2 – Mar 26, 2020

New

  • Added support for importing/exporting Outliner files (new app in AppCenter!).
  • Added map inspector switch to enable/disable automatic rotation of main branch link color selection.
  • Added ability to set all selected nodes to a specific color.
  • Added ability to set all selected nodes to a randomly selected link color.
  • Added ability to allow descendant nodes to have different link colors than ancestor nodes.
  • Added ability to cause a descendant node with a different color than its parent to re-use the parent color.
  • Added ability to select children nodes using Control-click.
  • Added ability to export a mind-map as a new Portable Minder filetype which will allow Minder files to be copied between different users/filesystems.
  • Added ability to export to Org-Mode format.

Changes

  • Updated French translation (thanks to Nathan Bonnemains).
  • Improved OPML import support.
  • Changed ability to select a subtree by Control + double-click.
  • Changed ability to select all nodes of the current level by Control + triple-click.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed NodeJS version for Travis CI.
  • Fixed issue with adding a new child node that doesn't cause other descendant nodes to unfold.
  • Fixed issue with showing/hiding sidebar.
  • Fixed segmentation faults when loading a theme.
  • Fixed issue with the style inspector Change Affect value when selection changes (thanks to Viliam K.).
  • Fixed issue with node markup within the node text (thanks to Viliam K).
  • Fixed issue with tab state not being properly saved when a new tab is added.
  • Fixed bug with updating tab tooltip and saving tab state when filename is changed.
1.6.0 – Dec 26, 2019

New

  • Added ability to delete a single node (instead of the node and its subtree) in the contextual menu.
  • When a new document is first saved, the first root node text is used as the default filename.
  • Added multi-select support which includes: Changing stylesCopy, cut, paste and delete supportConnect two selected nodesCreate node links between two or more selected nodesFold/unfold selected nodes
  • Added support for URLs in node titles.
  • Added support for Markdown within a note Notes are syntax highlightedEmbedded URLs can be opened by Control-Clicking on them

Changes

  • Updated application icon and other recently improved icons for improved readability (thanks to Nararyans R.I.).
  • Improved look and readability of theme icons in the sidebar.
  • Changed sidebar to display theme icons in a grid layout.
  • Improved various export format output.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed various compiler warnings/errors after compiling with latest version of Vala compiler.
1.5.1 – Nov 23, 2019

Changes

  • Improved various icons (thanks to Nararyans R.I.)

Bug Fixes

  • Downgraded Node.js to fix Travis CI builds
  • Fixed various compiler errors/warnings
1.5.0 – Sep 7, 2019

New

  • Added export to yEd.
  • Added ability to create, edit and delete custom themes.
  • Added new quick entry mode, allowing node trees to be input within a text editor.
  • Added Control-W keyboard shortcut to close the current tab.
  • Added shortcut exploration help window (use F1 key to display).

Changes

  • New search icon which has better contrast for Minder's themed header bar (thanks to Nararyans R.I.).
  • New non-symbolic sidebar icon in header bar (thanks to Nararyans R.I.).
  • New Minder application icon which fits in with the elementary OS color scheme better (thansk to Nararyans R.I.).
  • New focus icon in header bar (thanks to Nararyans R.I.).
  • Improved styling when creating a new node/connection.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where separate trees in same mind-map where allowed to overlap.
  • Fixed node link drawing issue when using manual layout mode.
  • Fixed issues drawing arrows properly when straight node links were being used.
  • Fixed display issues with the node fill switch in the style inspector.
  • Fixed support for cut, copy and pasting connection title text.
  • Fixed keyboard shortcut for toggling focus mode.
1.4.1 – Jul 14, 2019
  • Fixed issue with automatic layout that was introduced in 1.4.0.
1.4.0 – Jul 3, 2019

New

  • Added support for focus mode.
  • Added support for multiple documents with tabs.
  • Added support for resizing the inspector sidebar.
  • Added support for creating a new node directly from editing an existing node presssing Return or Tab.
  • Added support for adding a new parent node to an existing node.
  • Added support for importing/exporting to FreeMind and Freeplane formats.
  • Added support for sorting children either alphabetically or randomly.
  • Added support for creating a link from one node to another node in the same map.
  • Added support for building a Flatpak.

Changes

  • Removed markup from translated strings.
  • Standardized tooltips that display accelerator information.
  • Changed the way that node/connection titles are displayed in inspector.
  • Changed app terminal script to allow command-line arguments to be passed to debug subcommand.
  • Changed header bar and widget colors to match Minder brand color.
  • Changed search icon in header bar to a symbolic icon to improve readability.
  • When note tooltip is displayed, markup text is rendered for improved readability.
  • Enhanced app script to allow command-line arguments to be passed to debug subcommand.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with calculating connection endpoints when a portion of the node is not visible.
  • Fixed file naming issue when a file is imported.
  • Fixed issue with displaying resized nodes on open or application startup.
1.3.1 – Jun 2, 2019
  • Fixing issue with export functions.
1.3.0 – May 20, 2019

Let's stay connected!

  • Added support for creating a visual connection between any two nodes.
  • Added ability to show/hide all connections in the map.
  • Added support for remembering the last selected child of a node when navigating the map with the keyboard.
  • When escape key is used when editing text, editing mode is ended without reverting text.
  • Created unique contextual menus depending on what is selected in the mind map.
  • Changed Node sidebar tab to Current which shows either the currently selected node or connection.
  • Improved link drawing when a node tree is being moved.
  • Switched from using GtkFileChooserDialog to GtkFileChooserNative.
  • Added support for inserting emoji when editing text in the mind map (use Control-period).
  • Improved readability of theme name when the theme is selected.
  • Fixed issue where changing a global style was not saved/applied to new nodes.
  • Improved copy/paste support of nodes so that copied items can be pasted in other mind maps.
  • Added support for dynamically changing to dark mode in the UI if the prefer-dark desktop gsetting is set.
  • Added ability to show/hide each panel within the style inspector.
  • Removed support for Loki builds.
1.2.1 – Apr 10, 2019
  • Fixing appdata.xml file omission.
  • Removing automatic style apply when the affects is set to certain values.
1.2 – Apr 9, 2019
  • Added Spanish translation.
  • Added support for Control-Return/Tab to support adding newlines/tabs in a node's title.
  • Improved node title editing support for selection and cursor movement.
  • Added support for automatically opening Minder files from Files.
  • Added ability to modify styles of nodes and links.
  • Changed layouts to be stored on a per tree basis instead of a per document basis.
  • Added support for exporting to the Mermaid format.
  • Added support for disabling/enabling displaying markup in node title.
  • Improved the look of the fold indicators.
  • Lots of bug fixes.
1.1.3 – Oct 13, 2018
  • Adding Spanish translation (thanks to Adolfo Jayme-Barrientos).
  • Adding support for special character insertion via the Compose key.
1.1.2 – Oct 9, 2018

Updating French translation.

1.1.1 – Sep 27, 2018

Bug fix release

  • Fixed bugs related to editing unicode characters in map area.
  • Reduced height of node textbox in sidebar to help alleviate window sizing problems.
  • Fixed issue with moving a node to a different position within a parent node.
  • Fixed issue connecting a root node to another node.
1.1 – Sep 18, 2018

Images now supported!

  • Added support for images within nodes.
  • Added basic image editing support.
  • Added support for dragging and dropping local and web images.
  • Added support for resizing node width.
  • Changed cursors when over a task button.
  • Changed location of task and note elements in a node.
  • Added support for keeping the map from scrolling off screen.
  • Added support for shift-mousewheel to scroll horizontally.
  • Added support for control-mousewheel to zoom in/out.
  • Fixed issue with drawing background when zoom factor was small.
  • Custom icons are now stored as a gresource rather than in the file system.
  • Other minor bug fixes.
1.0.8 – Aug 6, 2018

Support for more export types and bug fixes.

  • Added support for exporting to SVG, JPEG, BMP, Markdown, PlainText and CSV formats.
  • Added support for folding all completed tasks in map inspector.
  • Added support for unfolding all folded nodes in map inspector.
  • Added Solarized Dark and Solarized Light themes.
  • Changing button display in map inspector.
  • Cleaning up Export menu to include a single "Export" option.
  • Fixing issue where modified node title in node inspector was lost when input focus was changed.
  • Fixing issue where an entire tree is attached to another tree.
  • Added Czech translation (thanks to Jan Marek!).
  • Added French translation (thanks to Yannick A.!).
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translation (thanks to btd1337!)
1.0.7 – Jul 13, 2018

Initial startup bug fix.

1.0.4 – Jul 11, 2018

Search improvements and bug fixes

  • Added ability to search within notes.
  • Added ability to optionally control search criteria within search popover.
  • Fixed screenshots.
  • Changed properties header bar icon to a sidebar hide/show icon for clarity.
  • Several minor UI improvements.
  • Removing deprecated GTK calls.
  • Added ability to double-click on a node to make it editable.
  • Bug fixes.
1.0.2 – Jun 29, 2018

Initial release