When the news went out last Thursday that Red Sweater had acquired MarsEdit, the reaction from the public was just amazing. I’ve never heard so much positive feedback in a single day. People are excited about MarsEdit, and they’re not afraid to let me know :)
How am I going to reward users for their enthusiasm? By releasing updates. With fixes. And features. And stuff. It’s been four days since the acquisition, and I’m happy to announce the immediate availability of MarsEdit 1.1.3, a free update for all registered users.
MarsEdit 1.1.3 is mostly a “bug-fix and rebranding” release. All the little spots where the app takes you to a web page or whatnot are now updated to point to Red Sweater instead of Ranchero. The release includes three pretty significant bug fixes. Two that should please long time users, and one that might prevent scaring off new ones!
- Fix a bug with LiveJournal blogs that contain Unicode chars
- Fix the infamous “Preview Flickering Images” bug
- Fix a slow memory leak when text filters are applied in preview
Another exciting change in this release is the addition of Sparkle for automatic software update support. I’ve tweaked the basic Sparkle Plus profile information so that users can, if they choose, include information not only about their computer and operating system, but about the blogging systems they’ve set up blogs for in MarsEdit.
So now when you “Check For Update,” you’ll also be sort of voting for your preferred blog systems. This isn’t about winning or losing, but about allowing me to be pragmatic in choosing which features to prioritize in which systems. Not to say I won’t look at support for new systems, but I’m very interested to see what current users are running, so I can do everything possible to keep them satisfied.