TruePreview 1.7 released

I have released TruePreview 1.7. This version includes support for OS X 10.6.7 and Mail 4.5. (This update will also include the new MacBook Pros.) NOTE: Apple has removed the PPC architecture from Mail, so all TruePreview versions starting with 1.7 will be Intel-only.

Thanks again to all of you who have made a donation to support the development of TruePreview! It really is encouraging.

TruePreview 1.6 released

I have released TruePreview 1.6.  This version includes support for OS X 10.6.5 and Mail 4.4.  There are no other code or functionality changes.

Thanks again to all of you who have made a donation to support the development of TruePreview!  It really is encouraging.

TruePreview 1.5 released

I have released TruePreview 1.5.  This version includes support for OS X 10.6.4 and Mail 4.3.  There are no other code or functionality changes.

Thanks again to all of you who have made a donation to support the development of TruePreview!  It really is encouraging.

TruePreview 1.4 released

I have released TruePreview 1.4.  This version includes PPC support (thanks to the persistence of sjk) and adds clicking to the "immediately mark messages as read when scrolling the preview pane" option.  So, clicking or scrolling the message preview will mark the message as read (handy for messages that are too short to scroll).  Note that the click must be in the message body, not the headers.

TruePreview 1.3 released

I have released TruePreview 1.3.  This version includes no code changes, bug fixes, or enhancements.  It only provides compatibility with OS X 10.6.2/Mail 4.2.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement.  A special thanks to all of you who have made a donation to support the development of TruePreview (and some of the other Mail plugin ideas I have rattling around in my head).  I really appreciate it!

TruePreview 1.2 released

Right on the heels of version 1.1, I am pleased to announce TruePreview 1.2. This version includes a bug fix, a German translation, and options to immediately mark messages a read when replying or forwarding.

TruePreview 1.1 released

I am pleased to (finally) announce the release of TruePreview 1.1.  Amidst craziness at work and a new baby girl in the house, it has taken me some time to get this completed and released, but hopefully it was worth the wait.

Highlights of version 1.1:

  • Add Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)/Mail 4.1 support
  • Add option to never mark as read
  • Add option to immediately mark as read when opened in a separate window
  • Add option to immediately mark as read when scrolled in the preview pane

This version will still work in 10.5 (Mail 3.6).

As many of you have seen, I have moved the TruePreview project off of the SourceForge infrastructure to my own servers to "eat my own dog food."  I'm still trying to get everything working just the way I want, but it's completely functional with a few quirks.  If you haven't already, check out http://christianserving.org/project/truepreview.

Finally, if you find this plugin useful, please consider giving a donation to help offset my costs and time and to encourage me to continue maintenance and development.  Before I took the time to write this myself, I often said that I would have paid for this functionality.  I love open source, though, so I have made this available to everyone for free.  Just remember that every moment I spend working on this takes me away from something that may be more worthwhile personally.  Smile

Enjoy!

Bringing TruePreview in-house

Based on feedback from some of you — combined with some of my own insatiable desire for a challenge — I decided that since I am always touting and telling others to use Drupal, I should "eat my own dog food" and move the TruePreview project off of SourceForge.  I spent some time investigating Drupal's various project and issue-tracking modules but couldn't find exactly what I was hoping to find. So, I instead used the power of Drupal's Content Creation Kit and Views modules (along with the help of several others) to create a custom project and issue system, loosely based on the Project module, Trac, and other such pieces of software.

Moving the project here has pluses and minuses. I lose SF's popularity, infrastructure, and ubiquity, but I gain complete control over the system, I get to customize things exactly the way I want, and I get to learn some new things. If this was a gigantic project with thousands of followers and contributors, the story would probably be different, but I think this will serve us well.  I will also be able to use the same site and configuration for some other project ideas I have in the back of my head. Plus, it was fun!

So, check out the TruePreview project page, view the ticket queue, and submit your feature requests and bug reports!