Hi Everyone,

I've pushed out another NixNote 2 alpha to SourceForge for anyone who is interested.  I have only done a 64 bit Linux build.  If enough people really need a 32 bit version I'll build one, but right now I don't plan on doing 32 bit builds until it gets to "beta" quality.  If you are not interested in alpha testing you can ignore the rest of this message. 


What to expect

It should be usable as a client for general use.  For the most part it has been fairly stable but it can crash at odd times.  Everything 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 used the prior alpha, then please delete this entire ~/.nixnote directory.  By default uploads are disabled in this release.  If you want to experiment with uploads, you can enable uploads under the  Edit/Preferences Debug tab.  Remember, however, that this is alpha software so I'd recommend trying it without enabling uploads until you are relatively comfortable with its behavior.

Things that are broken or are not yet 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 window managers.  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 hotkeys. 

The minimize to tray & close to tray are very problematic on some window managers.


To Use NixNote 2


Thanks for testing & have fun!