There are new version updates for both Extra Keys (2.2.3) and Extra Keys Pro (2.2.5).

These are maintenance releases only and are otherwise the same as the previous recent versions.  However, they have some modifications that may help resolve a problem where the keys window fails to open on a few Windows 10 systems.  Not all systems were affected and the exact cause for this happening only on particular machines is somewhat uncertain.  The new versions include multiple checks and run-time compensations to provide improved resilience. ( read more . . . )

Our popular Windows desktop Extra Keys and the similar Pro edition both have new versions – 2.2.2 and 2.2.4 respectively.

Two new key sets have been added, both in the Latin character range – Austronesian and Esperanto.  Austronesian covers a very wide range of indigenous languages spread across the the Pacific and the islands of Australasia. So it is now easy to correctly write words from Māori, other Polynesian languages and useful when transcribing words for example from the Australian Aṉangu such as Uluṟu and Kata Tjuṯa.  Esperanto is a bit unusual because it uses accented characters not common in other languages and also does not naturally fit in with any other grouping. So it has therefore been given its own very small key-set which might be handy for the many Esperantistoj around the world. ( read more . . . )

New update of Plant Base was released today and is available on the Download page. This is for all desktop/laptop editions – Windows, MacOS and Linux.

It is another maintenance release with some bug fixes and small changes for the user interface. Probably the most notable changes are a much improved method to enter multiple common names or synonyms when adding or editing a plant record and also a very small but handy feature of the colour selector tool window, allowing a simple double-click on the required colour. ( read more . . . )

Beta 7 of Plant Base for Linux is released and available for download. This a minor update still based on version 2.1.11

It fixes for a few late-breaking bugs that only occured in the Beta 6 release. Almost all are related to situations where pictures are resized to fit on the screen and the problems were due to small issues with the latest version of the build software that is used to generate the program. There are no other significant changes since Beta 6. ( read more . . . )

There is a new update for the Plant Base Linux edition – 2.1.11 Beta 6

To clarify – the program version 2.1.11 means that this is equivalent to the version releases for Windows and Mac.  It is also the Linux Beta release number 6.  In this particular case the Beta release and the version number are not associated. As this Beta phase is a long term thing, the releases will span the general version updates! ( read more . . . )

Anyone who wants to use Plant Base on Linux can get a free licence by simply asking for one.

This offer is available right now and probably remain at least while the Linux edition is in the Beta phase.  Once issued, the licence is permanent, will never expire and may be used for all future versions of Plant Base.  The  licence registration code will only work for the Linux edition – unlike the full paid licence it will not enable the Windows or Mac editions, or in certain cases Android. ( read more . . . )