File Buddy 11 - Alpha 11

List Window Context Menu

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This alpha is a pretty small update, but it’s only been a couple weeks. There’s a simple feature addition and some tweaks that will hopefully address some of the crashes that have been reported.

The Feature

A special thanks to Brett for letting me know about this issue. Apparently, when I added some of the options in the List window context menu, I didn’t actually implement them. This oversight has been corrected, so now the Copy Name/Copy Names and Edit Name... menu items work.

Known Issues

  • Find results on El Capitan do not match File Buddy 10. This was reported to me, but I haven’t been able to reproduce the issue myself because my El Capitan laptop won’t boot. I’m working on getting it fixed, then I’ll investigate the search results.
  • Occasional crashes in the multiple windows. Based on crash reports, this appears to be a problem from the code generated by the Swift compiler to interop with macOS’s Objective-C frameworks. I’m still working on reproducing and tracking it down.
  • The Rename dialog doesn’t match File Buddy 10 behavior when renaming multiple files. This is purely a mistake on my part. There should be a confirmation dialog after the configuration dialog that allows you to confirm, rename all, skip, or cancel. I’m working on it, but it’s not ready yet.
  • The Rename action in the Info window will only apply the rename to the current file instead of allowing it to apply to all files open in the window.

What’s Next

As I mentioned above, I’m working on the Renaming confirmation dialog. This will affect both the Info and List windows, and should fix the issue in the Info window around renaming multiple files.

I’m also working on getting a mailing list set up so I can easily notify you of new updates. Hopefuly, that will be fully working by the end of the month.

After that, I’ll be back on the Find window: history dropdowns, more criteria, digging into differences in results between version 10 and 11.

– David