Hello All! Whilst it’s been quite here on the JamSoft blog we have been working on the next version of SampleSort. Whilst there won’t be any major new features in this version there is a lot of optimisation and bug fixes to arrive in the next version.
People are still reporting the odd occasion where SampleSort doesn’t complete a complete system scan for files which is hugely frustrating for everyone.
If you do experience an instance of this it would be appreciated if you could visit the JamSoft Google Group and add a message and attach the log file to help us determine what occurred so we can include a bug fix in the next release of the application.
You can find the log file at the following location:
Happy New Year to all the SampleSort users! Here’s to a successful 2015 and the next version of SampleSort!
After a slightly problematic v0.7.1 release we have undertaken more extensive testing and have made a new version available for download.
The issues some users experienced were related to the completely new database engine and whilst every effort is made to ensure that releases are thoroughly tested sometimes an issue makes it through the testing process. We are sorry for any issues that caused for users but the issues that were reported have been fully addressed in this new release and this release has passed testing by those users. I’d like to thank Dubdesciple in particular for his help with this.
Development is going well on the new version and we should be in a position to release this over the coming weeks – very exciting.
There are however a few caveats that come with this new version. Mainly in the shape of a completely redesigned and redeveloped database. We are concerned about the impact on your existing installations of SampleSort but we felt the long term benefits completely outweighed the short term negative effect on users. If you have a previously installed version of the application you will be informed that it requres upgrading. What this actually means is that it is too out of date to migrate to the new version and so will be completely recreated without migrating the data.
Whilst this isn’t a great user experience the features we will be able to now build will make life a lot easier going forward.
We have just setup a nice brand spanking new Google Group dedicated to discussion about JamSoft and SampleSort. It’s open and ready to discuss anything you want to about the software and how you use it and anything you would like to see happen with it in the future.
You can view and join the group here.