Comickaze Release Notes

v1.2.3

released on 8/9/2016

Improvements

  • Fixed slowness in the main window's list view when there's a large number of comics

Bugs Fixed

  • Comickaze can now recover (instead of crashing) from a corrupted bookmark to a custom Library Location, and those bookmarks are also less likely to become corrupted in the first place (Thanks, James and Nathan!)

v1.2.2

released on 7/17/2016

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed bug that prevented embedded metadata from updating when the library folder is kept on an external disk drive. Thanks, Nathan!
  • Fixed crash that could happen while changing the cropping of an issue's cover in the Get Info window
  • Fixed crash that could happen while using the "Organize Library" command

v1.2.1

released on 6/14/2016

Improvements

  • Made all menu titles consistently title-case

Bugs Fixed

  • For users experiencing the problem where Comickaze becomes unreliable after adding too many files, that should be fixed. Thanks to Normand, and everyone who sent this in!
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs and crashes
  • Fixed bug causing column settings in List View to be overwritten by those of the previously selected box
  • Fixed issue that caused the column configuration inside the List view to sometimes not get saved after an update (Thanks, Isaac!)
  • Added missing byte count formatting for File Size column in List view (Thanks, Isaac!)

v1.2

released on 12/1/2015

New Features

  • Comickaze can now read metadata out of files used by apps that support the ComicBookInfo, ComicRack, and CoMet formats (Thanks, Steve!)
  • Added support for AppleScript! Consider this a beta. Try it out if you're interested, but please keep backups of your library and notify me of any bugs
  • Added ability to join the mailing list from the Help menu
  • You can now Get Info (⌘I) while reading a comic to change its information without going back to the main window

Improvements

  • Consolidated error messages when adding issues to the library, presenting one dialog instead of many
  • Made all menu titles consistently title-case
  • Can now read files that have an incorrect extension, such as "RarFile.cbz" (Thanks, Aaron!)
  • Added Help menu item to make it easier to rate each new version of Comickaze. Don't worry, I'll never nag you for ratings
  • Added ability to stop adding comics from a previous session on startup (hold down the Control and Shift keys)
  • Old log files now get cleaned up on launch
  • Fixed slowness in the main window's list view when there's a large number of comics

Bugs Fixed

  • For users experiencing the problem where Comickaze becomes unreliable after adding too many files, that should be fixed. Thanks to Normand, and everyone who sent this in!
  • Fixed bug that prevented embedded metadata from updating when the library folder is kept on an external disk drive. Thanks, Nathan!
  • Fit All mode should work correctly after switching to Full Screen while reading a comic
  • Moving to a new page will now scroll to the top, if there isn't room for the whole page (Thanks Cesar and Nassim!)
  • Fixed crash for some users who hadn't yet created any boxes
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs and crashes
  • Fixed bug causing column settings in List View to be overwritten by those of the previously selected box
  • Comickaze can now recover (instead of crashing) from a corrupted bookmark to a custom Library Location, and those bookmarks are also less likely to become corrupted in the first place (Thanks, James and Nathan!)
  • Fixed a minor layout bug
  • Restored the ability to export your library when you store comics in the default location
  • You can now pick files with "zip" and "rar" extensions (in addition to "cbz" and "cbr") when adding files to the library
  • Fixed crashes when attempting to remove files that don't exist
  • Fixed bugs in page rotation. Note: if you rotated pages in the past, they may show up rotated in the wrong direction. You may rotate them back, and they should be fine going forward
  • Fixed crash that could occur when a comic loads incorrectly
  • Addressed some issues when entering or exiting Full Screen while reading a comic
  • Fixed crash when the library folder can't be found
  • Fixed bug causing single-page PDFs not to load into the library
  • Fixed issue that caused the column configuration inside the List view to sometimes not get saved after an update (Thanks, Isaac!)
  • Added missing byte count formatting for File Size column in List view (Thanks, Isaac!)
  • Fixed crash that could happen while changing the cropping of an issue's cover in the Get Info window
  • Fixed crash that could happen while using the "Organize Library" command

v1.1.7

released on 4/2/2015

New Features

  • Added analytics, to help make the app better for you!

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a crash affecting some users

v1.1.6

released on 2/25/2015

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a crash that could happen while adding comics to library and simultaneously editing the info of comics and boxes
  • Fixed a crash that could kill the app on launch if it couldn't find a file that was being added
  • Fixed bug, restoring ability to add comics to the library without copying them in
  • Fixed bug causing some CBR files to be incorrectly reported as invalid (Thanks, Luke!)
  • Fixed a crash under particular circumstances

v1.1.5

released on 2/9/2015

Bugs Fixed

  • Info in the list view should now expand to show more text when you expand a column's width (Thanks Robert!)
  • Fixed issue that could cause invalid comics to be created during add to library
  • Fixed bug causing unicode filenames inside CBZ files not to read properly, and sometimes crash the app. Unicode should now be fully supported (Thanks, Aaron and Normand!)
  • Fixed crash that can happen when attempting to read an invalid PDF
  • Fixed other crashers

v1.1.4

released on 12/6/2014

Improvements

  • Added the option to use a black background in the reader (Thanks, Max!)
  • Files that move outside the app's library are more likely to be automatically rediscovered
  • Added an easy way to send files to Abbey Code for investigation
  • Added support for year-only release dates (Thanks, Robert!)
  • Added ⌘F keyboard shortcut to jump to the Search box (Thanks again, Robert!)

Bugs Fixed

  • Added better validation of files when adding and when reading comics, so bad files don't cause crashes as easily
  • Fixed a regression, so that when an issue fails to add the first time, you once again have the option to prevent that and the other pending issues from loading at startup
  • Fixed a bug that could allow an invalid file outside of the library directory to be deleted after attempting to add
  • Fixed minor cosmetic issue caused by deleting an issue that was being read at the time
  • Fixed a crash when users with a decimal separator other than "." add a decimal-numbered issue (e.g. 1.5)
  • Fixed crash that could happen for certain error reading a PDF
  • Fixed crash caused by files moving in between times reading them
  • Fixed crash caused by an improperly handled Zip file read error

v1.1.3

released on 10/28/2014

Improvements

  • The bottom of the main window now shows how many comics are still being added

Bugs Fixed

  • CBR files get locked before adding them to the library, to prevent accidental corruption
  • Addressed one cause of the app's preferences not saving reliably
  • Corrupt (empty) images in a comic no longer cause the app to crash, just showing the pages as missing
  • Fixed crash caused by errors while adding comics
  • Fixed bug causing comics that got deleted before adding to get permanently stuck in the library

v1.1.2

released on 10/18/2014

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a crashing bug, allowing you to once again store your comics in any folder you'd like (thanks, Steve and James!)

v1.1.1

released on 10/6/2014

Improvements

  • All errors shown now also get logged

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed bug causing mouse clicks on the right and left sides of the window not to turn the page
  • When starting after a crash while adding comics, you can stop the rest of the batch from getting added

v1.1

released on 9/10/2014

New Features

  • Added new Share button to reader window. Send snippets of your comics to friends!
  • Added link to rate or review the app to the About box (Try it out!)
  • Added analytics, to help make the app better for you!
  • Added "Apply pattern to issue title" menu, for splitting out different fields not originally recognized when the issues were added

Improvements

  • Added the option to use a black background in the reader (Thanks, Max!)
  • Improved list view options. It can stay open as you switch between boxes, and immediately hides or shows columns
  • Feedback sent from the Help menu includes logs and crash reports
  • All errors shown now also get logged
  • Files that move outside the app's library are more likely to be automatically rediscovered
  • Added an easy way to send files to Abbey Code for investigation
  • Sped up adding comics to the library by adding them in the background
  • Added keyboard shortcuts to switch between tabs in Get Info window (Command+1,2...)
  • Clarified language used in File->Find Comic Files…
  • The bottom of the main window now shows how many comics are still being added
  • Added support for year-only release dates (Thanks, Robert!)
  • Added ⌘F keyboard shortcut to jump to the Search box (Thanks again, Robert!)

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed bug causing text to change to an illegible color after editing in Grid View
  • Fixed bug causing problems when adding files to the library (incorrectly reporting various errors with the files). Thanks to kris10j1s and Steve!
  • CBR files get locked before adding them to the library, to prevent accidental corruption
  • Fixed a crashing bug, allowing you to once again store your comics in any folder you'd like (thanks, Steve and James!)
  • Added better validation of files when adding and when reading comics, so bad files don't cause crashes as easily
  • Fixed a regression, so that when an issue fails to add the first time, you once again have the option to prevent that and the other pending issues from loading at startup
  • Fixed a bug that could allow an invalid file outside of the library directory to be deleted after attempting to add
  • Fixed a crash that could happen while adding comics to library and simultaneously editing the info of comics and boxes
  • Fixed a crash that could kill the app on launch if it couldn't find a file that was being added
  • Fixed bug, restoring ability to add comics to the library without copying them in
  • Fixed bug causing some CBR files to be incorrectly reported as invalid (Thanks, Luke!)
  • Number of comic in box didn't show
  • Fixed size of Release Date field in Get Info Window, which was a little tight for some dates
  • Fixed bug causing covers not to get changed correctly
  • Addressed one cause of the app's preferences not saving reliably
  • Fixed minor cosmetic issue caused by deleting an issue that was being read at the time
  • Fixed a crash when users with a decimal separator other than "." add a decimal-numbered issue (e.g. 1.5)
  • Info in the list view should now expand to show more text when you expand a column's width (Thanks Robert!)
  • Fixed issue that could cause invalid comics to be created during add to library
  • Fixed a crash under particular circumstances
  • Name fixed for arcs ending with punctuation
  • Fixed bug causing mouse clicks on the right and left sides of the window not to turn the page
  • Fixed crash that could happen for certain error reading a PDF
  • When starting after a crash while adding comics, you can stop the rest of the batch from getting added
  • Fixed crash caused by files moving in between times reading them
  • Corrupt (empty) images in a comic no longer cause the app to crash, just showing the pages as missing
  • Fixed crash caused by errors while adding comics
  • Fixed bug causing comics that got deleted before adding to get permanently stuck in the library
  • Fixed crash caused by an improperly handled Zip file read error
  • Fixed bug causing unicode filenames inside CBZ files not to read properly, and sometimes crash the app. Unicode should now be fully supported (Thanks, Aaron and Normand!)
  • Fixed crash that can happen when attempting to read an invalid PDF
  • Fixed a crash affecting some users
  • Fixed other crashers

v1.0.2

released on 6/19/2014

Bugs Fixed

  • Now recognizing CBZ and CBR files better
  • Fixed issue causing Get Info window to grow for long issue titles
  • Fixed keyboard handling for Option key chords

v1.0

released on 6/14/2014

New Features

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