AVATeR 0.9.8 releasedwilliam May 28, 2022 #AVATeR
AVATeR v0.9.8 introduces highlight colors, a sticky selection mode, and various fixes.
- New: show highlight colors
Can be set to color full rows, single columns or be disabled alltogether1. A text abbreviation can be shown for bad lighting conditions or visually impaired users. [see viewer menu]
- New: sticky annotation selection option
Avoids pressing the control- and/or shift-key for selecting multiple annotations. [see viewer menu]
Improved: row resizing when scrolling
When scrolling, 'row bouncing' has been strongly reduced compared to 0.9.7. For scroll-to-bottom 'misalignments' are now prevented after filtering or sorting on date.
Improved: Windows USB handling
Device detection checks single device
Now only the changed device is checked (as does the Linux version), instead of relying on a full device scan.
Replaced USB/mount time delays with retry loops
Improved: Local mirror removal when syncing
If active local mirrors are disabled in devices.conf, they are removed during a device scan (F5). Previously this required a restart.
Fixed: Removed deadlock situation with disabled device monitor
When the device monitor was disabled, a device scan (F5) that detected a missing USB device (and issued it's removal) would trigger a deadlock, causing an infinite wait2.
Fixed: URLs for website/updating
Redirects will be kept in place for older versions.
Various minor changes/fixes
- 0.9.9 is planned for June/July.
- Linux release is coming, as a Flatpack and/or a Debian installer.
Showing highlight colors was suggested by Huwaetzel
Re deadlock: as of 0.9.8, with a disabled device monitor, a 'Device scan' that detects a missing USB device will no longer issue removal (internal/GUI) of that device. The registered connection state will be altered, blocking device-related tools from starting, as was the original design (<= 0.9.6).