Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Yosemite issue

As you might have tried, CasualConc and other applications do not run on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. This is because my applications are written in RubyCocoa, which depends on Ruby 1.8.x. But Apple decided to drop Ruby 1.8.7 on Yosemite (Ruby 2.0.0 is there).

I'm working with the maintainer of RubyCocoa to work around this issue (most likely apps will include a port of Ruby 1.8 within the apps). So far, I have successfully run it on Yosemite, but haven't had time to test it. If you are interested in helping testing the functionality on Yosemite, please email me to the address on the site.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Another long while...

I haven't updated this blog for a long time mostly because I haven't done much to CasualConc. I've made a few changes and fixed a few bugs. You can find them on What's new page on the main site.

I've done some work on CasualTranscriber. I've added a database function and made some changes to the subtitle function. Those are mainly for language pedagogy purposes, so if you use CasualTranscriber for other purposes, they are of not much use. I've also written a manual in Japanese. I'll try to write an English version of it in the coming months.

What I've spent most of the time before the summer was on a GUI front-end of the statistical environment R. It only has basic functions and not very flexible. My plan is to make it a bridge to learn R. I'm not sure how long this will take before it is useful, but I'll see.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's been a while...

I haven't posted here for a long time. I've been very busy this semester and I also started a new personal project. I've been updating CasualConc and a few other apps since I last posted here. So if you haven't updated CasualConc in the last 3-4 months, please try the latest build.

Other bug fixes, I mostly make changes based on users' feedback, which I receive not very often. So if you have some ideas, please let me know. I might not be able to answer all your requests, but I'll try.

Also, though I really want to update the documentation, I must admit I'm a way behind. I started updating the CasualConc 'how to use', but haven't been able to work on it since last summer. I hope I can make a progress during the spring break...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

CasualConc bug fixes and more

Since I last posted here, I made a few changes and fixed bugs.

Features
Concord
- some minor interface changes (sort, context word, etc)
- you can now save the Concord result table as PDF (Print or Command + P)
- more accurate keyword coloring in the context view when tags are suppressed

Word Count
- Phrase-frames list (i.e. in * of, etc.): Preferences->Others, Word Count, Advanced Mode


General
- the minimum window size is set to 800 x 550px
- some minor interface changes to accommodate the minimum window size


Bug fixes

Concord
- saving the results should work now
- keyword coloring in the context view in the Database mode

General
- should run in non-Japanese environment (it didn't)


I also started to update the documentation. The ones with (updated) on the How to Use page are partially updated.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

CasualConc beta bug fix

With the recent changes, I introduced one serious bug to the Concord data save function, so I fixed it. Now it should work fine.

I also made a few more changes to the Concord Plot function.

Concord Plot
- you can divide the plots by a fixed number of units (characters/words)

Let me know if you find any problem.