The Alpha approaches! I’m finally at a point where I think, soon, I can release the alpha to an unsuspecting world. At the moment I’m, essentially, just bug fixing. There are some major-ish features that need to be fixed but once they are done I can release the alpha. It’s important to note that it will be an alpha, there will be lots of bugs and many things will need tweaking. I have a long list of tweaks that need to be made but they are small things that don’t affect the functionality.
This morning I have been testing on Linux and QWv3 works well on an old, crappy laptop that I’m using for Uni. I tried testing on a virtual machine but it runs so slowly it’s not worth the effort. The installer creation tool I use, install4j, will allow me to create .deb and .rpm packages. Given what I know about Linux, some enterprising soul will probably fill in the gaps for other distribution types, for example I know someone has created a Wine package for QW.
Today I’m going to do some testing on macOS. I have an old, crappy Mac mini sitting on my desk that I currently use as a charger for my iPad. I’ve tested v3 on it before and it ran well, so hopefully it will again.
I know I’ve asked this before and I’ve kept a record of those who responded, but if you want to help with testing the v3 alpha drop me a line at gary @ quollwriter.com. I will be putting out the alpha soon, hopefully in a few days. However please note that I also return to Uni in about a week so development will slow down after that and will grind to a halt later in the trimester. After the next trimester I have a long break before the start of the next Uni year and I am planning to get v3 finished by then.