Saturday, October 27, 2007

Delicious Library & Leopard

Delicious Library 1.6.6 (the current version) is compatible with Leopard, but it can expose a bug in Leopard for some users (apparently only on PowerPC machines). After upgrading a machine from Tiger to Leopard, Delicious Library (and, for that matter, other applications) may crash on start up because of a Leopard bug in reading your favorite Bluetooth devices. Fortunately, the fix is simple, permanent, and fixes all other applications that use Bluetooth devices:
  1. Select the Bluetooth pane in System Preferences.
  2. Delete all devices, re-pairing as necessary.
  3. There is no step 3.
That should do it for show-stopping bugs, but if you find anything else, please let us know.

As far as minor bugs go, there are some drawing glitches where the details panel doesn't refresh properly and things get all messy looking. If that happens, just jiggle the scroll bar or resize the window and things will snap back into shape. You can minimize this by making your Delicious Library window as large as possible.

Finally, the big question on everyone's mind is what's going on with Delicious Library 2? We were really hoping to get it out the door on the same day as Leopard, but the realities of developing on a beta operating system were such that we couldn't really begin the final stretch of development until we had the final build of Leopard.

So, as of today, we're putting that last coat of wax on what is turning out to be a huge release, both in terms of new features, and in terms of massive, untested (that is, Leopard) architecture. Once that's done, we'll start the Quality Assurance process. The beta testers will ultimately decide the final release date.

Rest assured, we're eager to get Delicious Library 2 into your hands sooner than later. I think I speak for all of us when I say you're going be blown away, assuming you're willing to pony up for the $20 upgrade price. I'm not bragging, I'm actually concerned for your safety. We're recommending all users purchase and have handy extra underpants before trying Delicious Library 2 for the first time, because you may literally crap your pants.

Man, it feels good to be out from under that Non-Disclosure Agreement.