Hi Everyone, 

I've NixNote 2 Beta 1 to SourceForge for anyone who is interested.  Like any beta, it you can predict the occasional odd behavior or crash, but hopefully they won't be too often.  I'm not sure that I have linked notebooks working perfectly, indexing still needs some tweaks, and there are still a few minor missing features, but it should work well enough for general use.

Once you start it, all user data is stored in the ~/.nixnote directory and it doesn't share anything with the old NixNote (which stores most things in ~/.nevernote), so you can run both at the same time.  If you ran any past alpha release, you must delete ~/.nixnote prior to using this beta. 

Please be aware that unlike the past alpha releases, UPLOADS ARE ENABLED in this release.  If this makes you nervous you can disable uploads under Edit/Preferences/Debugging. 

What has changed since the last alpha:

Features from NixNote 1.x that are not yet fully implemented or may not ever be implemented:

Features from NixNote 1.x that will not be implemented:

Things that work but you should be careful using:

Import folders should work, but be aware that their behavior is different than the Evernote's. When NixNote starts it will automatically import and delete anything in a folder that is set for import/delete. Folders that are import/keep are not imported until something in them is changed while NixNote is running. The import/delete behavior is the same as the old NixNote except for the "include subdirectories" option. With this option enabled it will scan every subdirectory and will import and delete anything it finds, so setting an import/delete folder of root will cause it to recursively delete everything in your root directory. Honestly, I wouldn't use import/delete with subfolders unless you are sure the import/delete itself works properly. It "should" work, but bugs happen.

There is a screen capture utility but it will only work with some systems. Some window managers just give you a big black box. If this happens, I don't think there is anything I can do. You can only use the tray icon if your system supports system tray icons AND you have it enabled in Edit/Preferences you should see an icon for NixNote in the system tray. Left clicking on it will bring up the menu and you can select "Screen Capture". There are no shortcuts for anything in the system tray since (as far as I can tell) Qt doesn't support system wide hot keys. The minimize to tray & close to tray are very problematic on some window managers.

To Use NixNote 2

If you are running Ubuntu, these should be all unusual packages you'll need:

Optional Packages:

On Fedora 20, I was able to just do a "yum install" on these packages to get the dependencies.  Other things seemed to be installed by default.

Thanks for testing & have fun! Please report bugs and/or feedback on the user forums and please be sure to indicate that this is for the NixNote 2 beta so I don't get confused which product you are talking about.