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BORG Calendar 1.5 Released

BORG Calendar 1.5 has been released. There are many small features added. The only large feature added is the Palm conduits. These are truly in an alpha state. An extensive writeup on the conduits can be found in the help system.

Please read the release notes before installing. MySQL users will have to update the database.

Posted by Mike Berger 2005-06-11

BORG 1.5 beta

BORG 1.5 beta has been released. There are many small features added. The only large feature added is the Palm conduits. These are truly in an alpha state. An extensive writeup on the conduits can be found in the help system.

Please read the release notes before installing. MySQL users will have to update the database.

I expect that an official non-beta 1.5 will be released soon after allowing some time for bugs to be reported on 1.5 beta. I do not have any planned changes for the non-beta version, just fixes for any reported bugs.... read more

Posted by Mike Berger 2005-05-20

Simplified Chinese Translation

A simplified chinese translation can be found here: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1152357&group_id=93422&atid=604256 in a file attached to the patch.

Thanks to user laughcry for this translation.

Posted by Mike Berger 2005-02-26

BORG Release 1.4.2

BORG Version 1.4.2 has a number of new features, most notably a Polish translation, user tunable colors, windows that remember their size and position, improved todo GUI, and more.

I'm afraid the doucmentation is lagging behind the features and some new things, like the task type editor GUI are not documented. However, I felt that 1.4.2 should be released at this time due to the confusion that the 1.4.1 patch was causing. In addition, keeping the 1.4.2 and 1.5 code separate was getting to be difficult.... read more

Posted by Mike Berger 2005-01-28

BORG 1.4 patch 1

BORG 1.4 patch 1 is a development build that I am releasing to make sure that any users encountering bug 1082335 from the bug tracker have a work-around.

It also fixes bugs 1082563,1082595,1079055,1072870,1072380.
It also contains some 1.4.1 features that are under development, including the ability to remember windows sizes and the task type editor (which has yet to be documented).

This is not a full install release. The file borg.jar should replace your 1.4 borg.jar, which is installed in the folder of your choice when you install release 1.4. So, copy borg.jar over the 1.4 borg.jar.
The source zip file contains only files changed since 1.4. it is NOT a full source release.

This release is BETA. If you are not affected by the bugs fixed, there is no reason to install this patch (unless you want the window size feature)

Posted by Mike Berger 2004-12-12

BORG 1.4

BORG 1.4 has been release with many changes and bug fixes.

changes since release 1.3.2:

Italian Translation from Piero Trono http://php-multishop.com tropic@users.sourceforge.net
Add Bulk Delete from Search Results Menu
Add a new Help System based on JavaHelp
Ability to save default values in the appt editor
Repeat by Mon-Wed-Fri and Tues-Thurs
Improved week view layout that handles overlapping events
Day View
Remove trayicon classes from borg.jar and bundle in lib dir instead
Add Options option to the trayicon
Add better MySQL support to make it much simpler to use MySQL
bundle the jgoodies look and feels with the product
import/export iCal format
new type of monthly repeat by week/day of week
jump from search and todo list to appt editor
refactoring of the model and database code
improvements to reduce volume of JDBC activity between client and db
Ability to run as a demo applet ("sandboxed mode")
add "apply" button for options - no more immediate apply
bug fixes... read more

Posted by Mike Berger 2004-11-20

BORG 1.4 Beta 2

BORG 1.4 beta 2 should be treated as any beta release - so if you decide to use it - back up your data first.

BORG 1.4 beta 2 should become stable release 1.4 after a period of testing.

BORG 1.4 beta 2 adds a number of features since 1.3.2:

Add a new Help System based on JavaHelp
Ability to save default values in the appt editor
Repeat by Mon-Wed-Fri and Tues-Thurs
Improved week view layout that handles overlapping events
Day View
Remove trayicon classes from borg.jar and bundle in lib dir instead
Add Options option to the trayicon
Add better MySQL support to make it much simpler to use MySQL
bundle the jgoodies look and feels with the product
import/export iCal format
new type of monthly repeat by week/day of week
jump from search and todo list to appt editor
refactoring of the model and database code
improvements to reduce volume of JDBC activity between client and db
Ability to run as a demo applet ("sandboxed mode")
add "apply" button for options - no more immediate apply
some important bug fixes... read more

Posted by Mike Berger 2004-11-06

BORG 1.4 Beta

BORG Calendar 1.4 Beta has been released.

BORG 1.4 beta should be treated as any beta release - so if you decide to use
it - back up your data first.

BORG 1.4 adds a number of features:

bundle the jgoodies look and feels with the product
import/export iCal format
new type of monthly repeat by week/day of week
jump from search and todo list to appt editor
refactoring of the model and database code
improvements to reduce volume of JDBC activity between client and db
Ability to run as a demo applet ("sandboxed mode")
add "apply" button for options - no more immediate apply
some important bug fixes... read more

Posted by Mike Berger 2004-10-28

BORG 1.3.2

BORG 1.3.2 adds a number of minor features and bug fixes:

Use color when sorting appts
Add -trayname option
Export/Import to URL
Allow multiple BORGs to open and share the same database file
German Translation
Eliminate remaining US date formats
Add Week Numbers

Posted by Mike Berger 2004-08-23

BORG Release 1.3.1

BORG 1.3.1 is released containing the following:

  • ADD categories to Todo List
  • ADD options to view README and CHANGES files
  • redo the appointment editor to have an appointment list showing all of a day's appts.
    allow the user to select any appt on the list to edit.
  • allow full-blown font selection for the default font, appointment font, and preview font
  • Reorganize the code into packages. Refactor most of the code, except for NetBeans generated code.
  • Support the full Print Option Dialog provided by Java, which includes options for paper size, page orientation, copies, etc...
  • Support printing of 1-12 months at a time. Most printer drivers can then provide 2-sided printing and 2-up printing.
  • Add a birthday field to the address book. Use this field to include birthdays on the calendar, along with age.
  • Support unlimited repeats for appointments with a new checkbox on the appointment editor
  • add 2 more repeat frequencies
  • make the preferences window smaller by using tabs
  • make the popup reminder functionality tunable from the preferences window
  • make the splash screen optional
  • bug fixes: fix some window layout problems where windows would display too narrow.
    fix bug that sometimes messed up the main window look and feel whenever the options menu was opened.
    fix character encoding problems - make database and XML files UTF-8
    fix the first/last name problem in the address book
    fix appointment editor bug when repeat freq does not match times - bad db record is stored ... read more
Posted by Mike Berger 2004-07-01

Borg Release 1.3

BORG 1.3 is released. Since the last non-beta release (1.2), the following features
have been added:

Spanish Translation
Ability to switch locales from within the program
Appointment categories (virtual calendars)
Resource files for internationalization
More tray icon menu options
Allow XML import without KEYs
Todo quick-add
Ability to move appointments from one date to another
Ability to change the type of a task in progress
Jdbc database layer (experimental)
Address Book
Task Categories
Elimination of lockfiles in favor of java file locking
bug fixes... read more

Posted by Mike Berger 2004-05-16

BORG Release 1.3 beta 2

I have released 1.3 beta 2. It contains the following features:

appointment categories/virtual calendars
resource files for internationalization
more tray icon menu options
allow XML import without KEYs
todo quick-add
ability to move appointments from one date to another
ability to change the type of a task in progress
bug fixes

This is for beta testing. Some of the features are data affecting (rather than only appearance affecting), so you should back up you files regularly. I haven't had any problems, but I've only been running this release for a day. After a few weeks, this will become release 1.3 stable (not 1.4 as I mistakenly was numbering it) and will be released on freshmeat also. If you use borg, please consider trying it out so I can make sure that the stable release is...umm...stable.... read more

Posted by Mike Berger 2004-04-30

BORG Release 1.3 beta

A BORG beta package has been added to contain beta releases. BORG 1.3 is a beta release containing 3 features: RDBMS support, Address book, and Task Categories. This release is beta to give people a chance to provide feedback on the features - which may or may not match what was requested. If you are not interested in these features, you need not upgrade.

Posted by Mike Berger 2004-03-21

BORG Calendar Release 1.2

BORG Release 1.2 contains a number of features and bug fixes - most notably a systray icon (windows only) and full-blown import/export to XML.

CHANGES:
- Add User-Defined Print Logo to month view
- Add import from XML and improve export to XML
- Standardize Date format in the database to make it portable
across incompatible locales
- Add Repair tool to MDB
- Add support for Windows systray
- Add Canadian Holidays
- Add word wrap option for month view and month print
- Add navigation menu
- Add task save button
- Bug fixes

Posted by Mike Berger 2004-02-14

BORG Calendar Release 1.2 Alpha

I am putting out an alpha release of 1.2 mainly to get feedback on all of the features, which were largely user-requested and, in some cases, vague.

As stated in the Release notes - if you don't want alpha code - then just wait for a 1.2 release next month. I don't think the code is buggy, but I expect that people might want changes to the new features after looking at them.

Also, do not run the 2 new options in mdbtool (convert dates, repair) unless you need to due to very specific problems. These are mentioned in the online help.

Posted by Mike Berger 2004-01-28

BORG Releases 1.0 and 1.1 beta

BORG Releases 1.0 and 1.1 beta are being released at the same time. Release 1.0 has far fewer changes than 1.1 and should be more stable. However, BORG 1.1 beta has tested well and should be very stable also. BORG 1.1 contains a major code rewrite and a number of new features and fixes.

BORG 1.1 is recommended over release 1.0 unless problems are found. The project forums and tracker contain more detailed information on the two releases.... read more

Posted by Mike Berger 2004-01-08

BORG Calendar Release 0.9.4

BORG Release 0.9.4 adds a few minor new features and a bug fix or two. There also has been some code cleanup.

Please visit http://borg-calendar.sourceforge.net for information about the project.

Posted by Mike Berger 2003-12-07

BORG Calendar Release 0.9.3 Beta

BORG is a calendar and task tracking system written in Java. The calendar provides a nice month view, month-print, email reminders, popup reminders and to do list. The task tracker tracks issues through various states.

Release 0.9.3 adds 2 new features, bug fixes, and better documentation, especially in the source code which has gone from sparsely commented to fully commented.

If you want a personal calendar/task tracker to track everything you do both at home and at work, come and take a look. Any bug reports, feature requests or other comments are more than welcome. Java developers are also
welcome to join the project.... read more

Posted by Mike Berger 2003-11-18

BORG Calendar Release 0.9.2 Beta

BORG is a calendar and task tracking system written in Java. The calendar provides a nice month view, month-print, email reminders, popup reminders and to do list. The task tracker tracks issues through various states. Release 0.9.2 contains enhancements to the task tracker and a fix for a bug contained in 0.9.1.

Posted by Mike Berger 2003-11-06

BORG Calendar First Release - 0.9 Beta

The first public release of the BORG Calendar/Task Tracker is available.

If you want a personal calendar/task tracker to track everything you do both at home and at work, come and take a look. Any bug reports, feature requests or other comments are more than welcome. Java developers are also
welcome to join the project.

Please visit http://borg-calendar.sourceforge.net for information about the project.

Posted by Mike Berger 2003-10-28