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26 MarkMyWords 1.9.2 Preview

The next update of MarkMyWords, version 1.9.2, is coming. Although this update doesn't feature any real new features, there are a lot of changes under the hood and solves several smaller issues.

Sandbox-free version for MultiMarkdown-User There is a "new feature", which can be interesting for MultiMarkdown-user. Starting with version 1.9.2, there will be a sandbox-free-version of MarkMyWords again. The newest versions of macOS prevents the access of appliactions running in the Sandbox to installed tools (e.g. MultiMarkdown-Terminal-tool), even though the user explicitly grants access to the desired tools. In this case there is only one solution left, running the application without Sandbox, to regain access.

MarkMyWords normally uses the Perl-version of MultiMarkdown v2, but the current release of MultiMarkdown is v6.0.4. Those, who want to use the most recent version of MultiMarkdown, should install MultiMarkdown as an Terminal-tool (further details described in the release-notes) and use use the Sandbox-free-version of MarkMyWords.

Xelaton.com now using ssl and checking updates is working properly again You probably already noticed, Xelaton.com is now being accessed using SSL (encrypted connection). Also the access of websites by applications has been changed in the last versions of macOS. New versions of macOS only allow access to secured connections (https://) and therefore MarkMyWords wasn't able to look for updates. In the conversion-procress, I created a complete new update-system and added the feature to check for Beta-versions too, which should be interesting for those who always want to use the latest versions.

A note for Mac App Store-Customers Even if you have purchased MarkMyWords at the Mac App Store, you can use the direct-versions of MarkMyWords without limitations. MarkMyWords recognized you as rgular users automatically.

Before releasing the final version of 1.9.2, there will be another Beta. I still have some items on my todo-list I want to implement into this version.

The Beta-Demo to try out the new features and improvements can be be downloaded from following links:

If there are any issues, don’t hesitate and write a comment below this entry or use the support-form to write me a message.

The full list of changes:

Improvements:

  • shortcut for strike-markup for Markdown, MultiMarkdown updated, instead of the <strike>-tag a <del>-tag will be inserted
  • several internal improvements or replacements
  • updated Syntax-Highlighting for MultiMarkdown (To load the updated highlights, please go to Preferences > Select Markups and click on the "Reset all styles"-Button. Please reopen any open documents to reload the syntax-highlighting)
  • Critic-Markup replacement-tag adjusted, MarkMyWords only supports the regular markup {~~ ~> ~~} from now on. Misspellings in the user-interface have been corrected and the preview optimized
  • new markup-transformation-engine implemented
  • (only direct-version) new update-system implemented with different update channels:
    • Normal Version (Sandbox)
    • Normal Version (Without Sandbox)
    • Beta Version (Sandbox)
    • Beta Version (Whithout Sandbox)
  • (only direct-version non-sandboxed) MultiMarkdown: if the MultiMarkdown-Parser (v6+ from the MultiMarkdown download-website installed in /usr/local/bin/mmd) is installed, MarkMyWords will use the installed version instead of the internal MultiMarkdown-Perl-version (MMD2) of MarkMyWords

Bugfixes:

  • corrected webpage-links in the help-menu
  • (only direct-version) MarkMyWords can now look for updates again. The most recent versions of macOS are blocking non-https calls of applications. Xelaton.com is now accessible using ssl (https://www.xelaton.com) and therefore MarkMyWords regained access to xelaton.com to look for updates.

Until next time!

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