AVATeR v0.13.1 releasewold June 17, 2023 #AVATeR
AVATeR v0.13.1 adds Debian 12 / Fedora 37 releases using Qt6. Windows moved to Qt6.5.1, fixing possible issues with Windows 11.
In addition, a new sorting mode using the annotation ID (in order of addition) was added, together with some fixes.
Read on for additional details.
0.13.1 June 28th 2023 - fixed: toggling localmirror state triggers device/LM rescan + reworked - fixed: minimum date filter now accounts for annotations with dates older than 1st annotation - fixed: resize portrait annotation image width if it exceeds column width - fixed: uploader uses correct storage ids - added: sort by annotation ID option - added: Linux releases for Fedora 37 and Debian 12 (Qt 6.5 and 6.4 respectively) - updated: Windows Qt to 6.5.1 (possibly fixes Win11 0x0000005c issue) - added: additional storage state icons - changed: allow overwriting LM DBs using older dated ones - changed: shortened window title for Window Managers
Full changelog (.txt) including previous versions.
Linux additional Qt6 releases
There are additional releases for Redhat/Fedora 37 and Debian 12 (Bookworm ~ Ubuntu 22+), that both use Qt6.
We don't expect much changes from Qt6 as we use QWidgets, mainly better high DPI display support, and the odd bug fix. Internally, one relevant change was Qt6.5 revising the meta type system: we use it sparingly however. Qt5 backward compatibility will be kept for now, supporting older distros.
Windows Qt6.5.1; 0x0000005c exception
Windows releases have moved to Qt v6.5.1, dropping Windows 7/8 support.
The update might solve a issue where Windows 11 refuses to start previous AVATeR releases. A few technical details: Windows logs indicate a generic
0x0000005c exception error, caused by the Qt
QtWidgets.dll library. We'll assume this is a compatibility issue, perhaps a non-recurring one. By chance, v0.13 skipped the update due to a 6.5 packaging glitch (by Qt, but we can't complain).
Sort on ID mode added + date fixes
Forgetting to set the e-reader's date and time, resulted in a bunch of misdated annotations. AVATeR will eventuelly get to modify the DB dates - it prompted a few changes to improve the situation:
- a new sortmode using the note's ID, listing annotations in order of addition. It is the default now.
- annotations older than the first annotation are shown now. Previously these were filtered out, a side-effect of limiting the UI date filter range for user convencience.
- a localmirror database can now be overwritten by a device database with an older timestamp.
As the device database filetimestamp also gets changed, updates were prevented (a recently change allowed this, but didn't adjust filecopy settings). Since the localmirror is just that, a mirror, this shouldn't pose any issues.
Time travellers may rejoice - just don't forget to pack your e-reader along with your towel1.
There will be a few more internal changes for 0.13.2.
Changed: Windows releases requires Win10/11
New Qt6-only releases for Linux
- Windows: Windows 10/11+
- Linux Redhat: Fedora 35 (glibc 2.34), Fedora 37 (glibc 2.??)
- Debian Bookworm (~Ubuntu 22+), Bullseye/standard (~20+), Buster/compatible (~18-19)
Full system requirements / supported devices.
on a related note... would actual, the 'impossible' kind, time travel be instantious? [quora.com] And that's excluding the time dilation variant ;)