Kitchen garden aid / News: Recent posts

Version 1.8.1 released

This version contains following improvements and bug fixes:

  • fix an issue that caused major performance impact on previewing
  • fix bugs in repetition rules
  • when autogenerating shopping list, open a window with the plants that will be added; allow user to skip some of them
  • autogenerate shopping list from previouses inventaries ( seeds you had but you don't have anymore )
  • draw plant preview outside garden bounds
  • sometimes file associations was not done correctly
  • associate seed files with the application
  • update Catalan translation, thanks to David Vidal Viladoms
Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2016-03-10

Version 1.8 released

This version contain a new tool: a seed manager. It can be accessed from Species menu. The seed manager contains two lists: an inventory and a shopping list. After you plan your garden and complete the inventory with the seeds that you already have, the application may autogenerate the shopping list with all the seeds that you need ( Seed manager/Tools/Autogenerate shopping list ). The lists may be printed too.

Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2016-03-05

Version 1.7 released

After a long work to check and fix the companion rules, a new version is here. Now, every hint displayed contains a reference to a website, where you can find more information about. Hints displaying has also been changed, by replacing the +/- signs with arrows pointing to the companion plant.
The application is now available in Turkish thanks to Önder Marmasan. Other translations have been updated: french ( David Chardonnet, Mehdi Ouahoudi, Feu Follet, Valerie )

Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2015-10-19

Version 1.6.2 released

Kitchen Garden Aid is now available in German, thanks to Peggy Konarski. French translation has been updated thanks to Eric Bancal.

Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2015-01-06

Version 1.6.1 released

Version 1.6.1 has been released. This is a small update of release 1.6. It contains translation update for Portuguese ( Pedro C. F. Gonçalves ), Spanish ( Alejandro Frasch ) and Swedish ( Christian Nilsson )

Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2014-12-03

Version 1.6 released

Version 1.6 has been released. It contains following features:

  • new properties for species and improve repetition rules to use them: nutritional needs, root deepness, weed control
  • toolbox for deleting and pick plant
  • persist window location and size
  • species editor window ( work in progress )
  • improve translation window
  • new species: cherry tomato, kale, peanut, bok choy, jerusalem artichoke, corn salad, new zealand spinach
Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2014-10-26

Version 1.5.3 released

Version 1.5.3 has been released. This is a small update of release 1.5.2. It contains no new features, but only Portuguese translation, thanks to Rui Pinto.

Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2014-05-14

Version 1.5.2 released

Version 1.5.2 has been released. This is a small update of release 1.5.1. It contains no new features, but only Italian translation, thanks to Angelo Esposto.

Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2014-02-10

Version 1.5.1 released

Version 1.5.1 has been released. This is a small update of release 1.5. It contains:

  • update Catalan translations, thanks to David Vidal i Viladoms
  • update Spanish translations, thanks to Victor Garcia Moreno
Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2014-01-21

Version 1.5 released

Version 1.5 has been released. It contains following features:

  • allow user to organize plants in custom groups ( ex. favorites plants ) and filter by this groups;
    two defaults groups are available: species in garden group and not grouped species
  • ask user for review when first closing the application
  • recent files list
  • new images for some plants: borage, broadbean, catnip, comfrey, flax, hyssop, lovage, nasturtium,
    oregano, sage, soybean, summer savory, thyme, tobacco, wormwood, yarrow, bean, peas, mint, spinach,
    basil, rosemary, phacelya and snapdragon
  • new species added: coriander, gooseberry, blueberry, okra, buckwheat, safflower, shallot, ramsons,
    orache, anise, caraway, tarragon, forget-me-not, white mustard, mustard greens, black mustard, hop,
    chickpea, vetch, lupinus, fenugreek, alfalfa, lentil, redcurrant, saffron, lemon balm, marjoram,
    tulip, cotton, poppy, millet, rye, barley, oat, wheat, rice ( no rules defined for them )
  • restore selected family and group on program start
  • allow user to change the translations and add new translations
Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2014-01-03

Version 1.4.1 released

Version 1.4.1 has been released. It contains some bugs fixes and improvements:

  • ask to save only when the garden has unsaved changes
  • row and columns numbers for the garden were not visible
  • optimize hint calculation
  • fix bug: check if last opened garden still exists and correctly save last path
  • fix swedish translation
  • optimize painting of garden
  • fix printing issues
Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2013-05-11

Version 1.4 released

Version 1.4 has been released. It contains two new major features:
- warning colors: when a species is selected, the squares change their colors to warn if it's a good or bad place to place it
- garden statistics: you may see informations about the species you used; you may also compare to garden plans to see which has more good hints using this window

A bug with great impact is solved now: some gardens failed to open.... read more

Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2013-04-26

Version 1.3.3 released

Version 1.3.3 has been released. This is a small update of release 1.3.2. It contains no new features, but only Dutch translation, thanks to Franky Vertriest.

Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2013-04-15

Version 1.3.2 released

Version 1.3.2 has been released. This is a small update of release 1.3.1. It contains no new features, but only Galician translation, thanks to Carlos Fernández.

Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2013-03-26

Version 1.3.1 released

Version 1.3.1 has been released. This is a small update of release 1.3. It contains no new features, but only Catalan translation, thanks to David Vidal Viladoms.

Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2013-03-26

Version 1.3 released

Version 1.3 has been released. Now, installing and running kitchengarden is easier, thanks to the installer that checks for Java and creates needed icons.

Other features:
- export garden to image ( BMP, PNG, JPG, GIF )
- garden and species files are now saved in XML formats;
- species file includes the species icons
- author of translation is displayed in the language dialog

Posted by Tiberius DULUMAN 2013-03-14

Version 1.2.1

Spanish and czech translation added

Posted by Christian Nilsson 2012-12-16

Version 1.2 released

New features:
- a species properties window
- automatically check for new updates
- french translation
- zoom
- printing

Posted by Christian Nilsson 2011-11-05

Version 1.1.103 released

- allow user to change language
- preview species before adding
- keep years tabs ordered when new year is added
- allow deselection of species

Posted by Christian Nilsson 2011-09-21

Version 1.1 released

The new release contains following features:
- filtering of species by family, name, scientific name
- improved ordering of species list for internationalized text
- tips on species lists
- new species: Phacelia tanacetifolia
- improved version of gardening display ( speed optimization, changed hints pictures )
- fill species on grid by dragging
- when deleting a square, only selected species is deleted if exists ( if not, entire square is deleted )

Posted by Christian Nilsson 2011-07-05

File release

Version 1.0.78 released. Garden now has an offset and path is auto directional. Thank you Tiberius for this.

Posted by Christian Nilsson 2011-06-16

New member

We welcome Tiberius as a developer and Romanian translator.

Posted by Christian Nilsson 2011-06-09

File release

Version 1.0.63 released, fixing problems with saving. Also added grapes, raspberry, sweet potato and tobacco. Take a look at the homepage. It now has a better manual. And keep give feedback because it helps a lot.

Posted by Christian Nilsson 2010-10-12

Bug fixed in new version

Version 1.0.62 released, fixing last versions problem with English translation.

Posted by Christian Nilsson 2010-10-03

Release of version 1.0

Spread the word, version 1.0 is out. Everyone feedback please.

Posted by Christian Nilsson 2010-09-22

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