The major portion of this update are two new plugins that were really fun to write, and really leverage the idea of LJ-on-your-desktop. One of them does some serious number crunching, and the other uses text-to-speech technology.
Also, for those of you who have been patiently uninstalling and reinstalling every time I announce an update, this new version now supports autoupdating, so this is the last time you'll have to uninstall/reinstall.
Here's a list of the new features:
- New plugin - Regressive Imagery Analysis. This plugin provides a psychological profile of your journal by performing a categorical content analysis, and provides the results as a Summary graph, a graph Over Time, or a summary as HTML Code that you can paste in your journal.
- New plugin - Entry Reader, reads your journal entries aloud using text-to-speech technology.
- Auto-update - ljArchive can now alert the user when a new version is available, and update itself automatically.
- Smaller install size - dropped some propietary HTML libraries, allowing the install size to shrink from ~9M to ~1.3M.
- Minor UI improvements. Most notably, clicking on a comment will now scroll the browser page so the comment comes into view.
- French language support (courtesy of Frederic Barthelemy).
Please give me your impressions of the new plugins! I'd particularly like to know if they seem unclear / difficult to use.
ljArchive is more or less feature complete for its 1.0 release. The next release will address only bug-fixes and at that point I'll call it stable. Right now I'm aware of only one outstanding issue - downloading comments cuts off for some users. This is a server issue that I've reported to marksmith and I imagine it will be addressed sometime soon (?).
You can read about the new plugins here, and download the new client here.