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Trevor Williams

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What's New:

1.12.1 – Apr 15, 2021

New

  • Added Basque translation (thanks to @alexgabi)

Changes

  • Updated to Italian translation (thanks to @albanobattistella).
  • Updated to Brazilian Portugese translation (thanks to Felipe Simoes).
  • Opening a file will automatically close an existing unsaved, unchanged tab.
  • Changed color of connection drag handles to yellow.
  • Making it easier to grab connection drag handle when it is close to connection handles.
  • Reducing auto-saves when editing node text.

Bug Fixes

  • Removed help information from PNG export panel.
  • Fixed issue with exporting images with connections/stickers which could get cropped out.
  • Fixed issue with empty tab when file cannot be loaded.
  • Fixed issues with application crashes on startup in non-elementary environments.
1.12.0 – Feb 11, 2021

New

  • Added subscript and superscript support to Markdown parser.
  • Added support for switching tabs with Control-Tab and Shift-Control-Tab.
  • Added support for remembering last used open/save dialog directories.
  • Added support for Alt-Left/Right/Up/Down keyboard shortcuts to rearrange sibling nodes.
  • Added support for searching all tabs (thanks to @Messius58).
  • Added about window for non-elementary builds.
  • Added ability to move child nodes to parent via Alt+direction.
  • Added support for including images in Markdown export.

Changes

  • Added installation instructions to README.md for Debian (thanks to Robert Hubinak).
  • Replaced export UI with a new, improved UI with support for export options.
  • Moved add node menu items to a submenu.
  • Improved focus mode behavior.
  • Changed property header button to a toggle button and clarified the tooltip.
  • Changed keyboard shortcut to open sidebar from Control-| to F9.
  • Changed non-symbolic header bar icons to symbolic icons for non-elementary OS environments.
  • Improved link drawing algorithm to make link connections easier to see.
  • Changed Link Color in node inspector to Color to reflect the colors use.
  • Improved task button drawing.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where tab background colors were incorrect when changing tabs.
  • Fixed issue with getting valac pathname from Meson (thanks to paluszak).
  • Added desktop update call to post_install.py script.
  • Fixed issue with sidebar sizing.
  • Fixed issue with remembering the sticker sidebar panel was last opened when restarting.
  • Fixed layout issues when unfolding a parent with folded children.
  • Fixed issue with hiding node groups when the main node in group is folded.
  • Fixed issue with displaying link color in sidebar when root node is selected.
  • Fixed alpha value used for drawing node grouping when encompassed nodes are not in focus when focus mode is enabled.
  • Fixed issue with saving manually added embedded links in node text.
  • Fixed undo/redo text editing support.
  • Updated keyboard shortcuts in help window.
  • Fixed issue of tab content flashing when application opens with multiple tabs.
  • Fixed error when closing a tab.
  • Fixed issue with undo'ing text modifications.
  • Fixed issues with style inspector scale widgets not properly reflecting their current value.
  • Fixed various issues with node layout.
  • Fixed issue with undo'ing the deletion of a single node.
1.11.3 – Oct 16, 2020

Changes

  • Updated Italian translation (thanks to Albano Battistella).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed application crash issues due to using custom themes.
  • Added missing theme colors in custom theme pane.
  • Fixed issues with application crash when editing a root node.
  • Fixed issue with filepath parser highlighting normal text that contains slash characters.
1.11.1 – Sep 25, 2020

New

  • Added Shift-e keyboard shortcut to edit note text for nodes and connections.

Changes

  • Updated Italian translation (thanks to @albanobattistella).
  • Improved automatic layout of node trees when adjacent tree sizes change.
  • Changed node and connection contextual menus to show (Edit Note) instead of (Add Note) and (Remove Note) options.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixing compilation issues.
  • Fixing behavior of 't' command when node is selected.
  • Fixing support for undo/redo of root node insertion.
1.11.0 – Sep 16, 2020

New

  • Added Preferences dialog.
  • Added Portuguese translation (thanks to Andre Barata).
  • Added keyboard shortcut (Menu or Shift-F10) to display contextual menus in mindmap.
  • Added default theme preference option.
  • Added preference option to select map items on cursor hover.
  • Added Shift+Home/End support for selecting all text from current cursor to beginning/end of node or connection titles when editing.
  • Added support for PlantUML import/export.
  • Added support for displaying notifications on completion of export operation.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for displaying tabs in sidebar.
  • Added support for making filepath URIs clickable in nodes, connections and notes (displays the files in the file manager application).

Changes

  • When nodes are copied to clipboard, pasting them as text in an external application will be displayed as in text export format.
  • When text is copied to the clipboard from an external application, pasting as nodes in Minder will parse in text import format.
  • Improved look of menu accelerators and added missing accelerators.
  • Changed 't' command to transition task status from disabled to enabled to done and back to disabled.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issues with undo/redo of node/connection title changes.
  • Fixed issue with undoing a connection add operation.
  • Fixed issue with connection titles being clear when connection is moved to a different node.
  • Fixed UI issue with changing window width by dragging right side of window when sidebar is hidden.
  • Fixed issues with inputting special characters with US international keyboard.
  • Fixed issue where images in resized nodes were not displaying properly on application restart.
  • Fixed issue where copying a filename in a file manager and pasting in Minder would attempt to past the icon image instead of the filename when editing text.
1.10.0 – Aug 27, 2020

New

  • Added Markdown highlighting support to node titles.
  • Added ability to set the maximum node size in style inspector.
  • Added ability to set the maximum connection title size in style inspector.
  • Added ability to set text field font size via gsetting.
  • Added ability to set branch margin in the style inspector.
  • Added ability to add stickers to nodes, connections and anywhere else in the mind map.
  • Added ability to visually create and display node groupings.
  • Added import/export support for XMind.
  • Added support for specifying if connection titles should be added immediately after creating a connection.
  • Added support for middle-click-and-drag to pan the canvas (Alt + mouse movement still supported).
  • Added keyboard shortcut for the Zoom to Fit option (Control-1).
  • Added new Mouse Events shortcut panel in shortcut cheatsheet.

Changes

  • Removed the sidebar style affects selector and using the status of the current selection instead.
  • Lowered the minimum node margin from 5 pixels to 1 pixel to allow for greater node density.
  • Removed connection title editing field in sidebar for better UI consistency.
  • Removed bold and italicized fonts from the style inspector font selectors.
  • If connection title is empty, the title will be automatically removed.
  • Updated application icon (thanks to Fatih20).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with importing Freemind notes.
  • Fixed display of right-to-left text within nodes.
  • Fixed issues with loading a .minder file that contains errant information.
  • Fixed issues with the layout of connection titles.
  • Fixed input method support when editing connection titles.
  • Fixed position of fold indicator when tree layout is Upwards.
  • Fixed node display issue when a node link is clicked to a node that is folded.
  • Fixed error when connection title is double clicked when no text is present.
  • Fixed issue with opening the same document twice (only one tab will now exist per file).
  • Fixed Shift-Control-s keyboard shortcut to display the 'Save As' dialog instead of the 'Open' dialog.
  • Fixed issue that allows you to click on or drag onto a hidden node.
1.9.2 – Aug 7, 2020

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with setting cursor position with mouse when zoom factor is not 100 percent.
  • Fixed issue with reading in Minder files that exceed the XML parser size limitations.
1.9.1 – Jul 12, 2020

Changes

  • Updated Italian translation (thanks to @albanobattistella).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with setting cursor position with mouse when zoom factor is not 100 percent.
  • Fixed issue with reading in Minder files that exceed the XML parser size limitations.
1.9.0 – Jun 26, 2020

New

  • Added support for selecting nodes by dragging out a selection box.
  • Added ability to configure the color used in connection titles.
  • Added Italian translation (thanks to albanobattistella on GitHub).

Changes

  • Refined and pixel fitted the application icon (thanks to Fatih20 on GitHub).
  • Changed panning with mouse from left-click with motion to Alt with motion.
  • Changed select parent to work with multiple selected nodes.
  • Updated keyboard shortcuts cheatsheet for task commands.
  • Updated Spanish translation (thanks to febrezo on GitHub).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issues with changing connection styles.
  • Fixed application crashes associated with changing layout to a balanceable layout with animations enabled.
  • Fixed display of cursor when it is over a clickable feature in the mind map.
  • Fixed issues with creating custom themes.
  • Fixed cursor in note editor when Control key is held over a URL link.
  • Fixed meson.build issue when comparing valac version.
  • Fixed connection colors in dark themes to help them be more visible.
  • Fixed issue where connection colors don't follow theme if they have not been manually changed.
  • Fixed application crash when animation is disabled, a node is moved, animation is enabled and a node is moved.
  • Fixed various issues with quick entry.
  • Fixed ability to open one or more files from the command-line or from a file browser.
  • Fixed issues with connection coloring.
  • Fixed issue with pasting UTF8 strings from clipboard.
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 styles; Copy, cut, paste and delete support; Connect two selected nodes; Create node links between two or more selected nodes; and Fold/unfold selected nodes.
  • Added support for URLs in node titles.
  • Added support for Markdown within a note: Notes are syntax highlighted; and Embedded 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