Beta4 is up. In this beta I believe I have solved all the problems with copying stuff between two open projects, both when dragging and when using copy/paste. In addition to other minor bug fixes, the start page now remembers if an arrangement is open on the project pages and will reopen those on next startup.
I will now go back to completing the missing parts of the inline help, and then the 3.3.0 release should be ready. If you find any bugs, please let me know.
Fixed in the new beta4.
What causes the crash?
Argh! That’s something i haven’t logged. It has occurred under numerous conditions and i’m using ASIO drivers that are no longer being developed.
If i come across crashes in another DAW, then closing and relaunching makes the same driver available again.
Sorry i can’t offer specifics. i’ll attempt to hone in on causes of crashes in the future.
Beta5 is up. Apart from further updates to the inline help, I’ve added support for generation of crash dump files. The crash file is named “Podium[version].dmp” and it is written to the Podium setup folder. If you experience a crash please attach this file in an email to me. With this file I will be able to pinpoint the exact location in the source code where the crash occurred.
Beta6 is up. In continuation of the crash dump support added in beta5, I ended up doing a major revision of the Zynewave Podium documents folder structure.
The Podium installer no longer creates an AppData folder for the Podium.ini file and the Color Setup and Note Map folders. Instead all setup and project files are now stored within the ‘Zynewave Podium’ subfolder in your Documents folder. The Podium.ini file will by default be saved in the main Zynewave Podium folder. Existing Podium installations will continue to use the Podium.ini file saved in your AppData folder. If you want you can move the contents of your Zynewave/Podium AppData subfolder (use the ‘Explore Setup Folder’ setup menu command) to your Zynewave Podium documents folder. After that you can delete the Zynewave/Podium AppData subfolders. I recommend you wait with that until the final 3.3.0 version is released, since previous Podium versions will be confused if the AppData folder is missing.
During startup Podium will now check several locations for the Podium.ini file, including the current directory and the directory where the Podium.exe is run from. This makes it possible to run Podium from a portable drive. You just copy your Zynewave Podium documents folder onto a removable drive and then copy Podium.exe into that folder. This is made possible by the fact that Podium no longer requires that the setup files are stored in the AppData folder.
And 3.3.0 is now finally released:
In hindsight, I think I ended up including too many new features into this release. The Start page feature and the new translatable help system should have been two separate releases. The next releases will follow more frequently. Already started on 3.3.1.
…and ofc just 1 day after my upgrade period expires ^^
…and ofc just 1 day after my upgrade period expires ^^
Ouch, that is unfortunate. Give me some time and I’ll try to edit the account page to add a temporary extension of the download period. I’ll reply here when it is done.
Due to the fact that this release has taken so long to finish, any users that have an upgrade period that expired after October 2017 have now had their upgrade period extended to October 2018. Make sure you download the latest installer from your account page before October 2018.
Erm…I can’t find the “Save As” button. As in for saving a new version of a project with a slightly different name or number. Am I missing the obvious? Any help welcome.
The “Save Project As” is available in the project File menu (close the Arrangement editor). I’ll put it in the Arrangement editor File menu as well for the next release.
Got it. Thanks Fritz. Am liking the new updates.
Due to the fact that this release has taken so long to finish, any users that have an upgrade period that expired after October 2017 have now had their upgrade period extended to October 2018. Make sure you download the latest installer from your account page before October 2018
Thank you very much for extanding my upgrade period to see changes in 3.30 version. I haven’t test beta so I will test it right now on a living organism with actual projects.
Best Regards to Zynewave and all satisfied users.
I’ve added a new chapter to the guide with information about the new document folder behavior. Look up chapter 7.1 in the guide:
Hi Frits, many thanks for the upgrade extension, and for this release, which addresses a few minor issues that I reported (sound editor tabs can be closed! sequence event lists don’t get ‘dirty’!).
Here’s a few minor issues I encountered in the new release. Nothing critical, just observations. This is the 32-bit Podium 3.3.0 on 64-bit Windows 8.1:
1. After I run “Build and Load Plugin Database” or “Update and Load Plugin Database”, the Project page’s Device list is empty, and the Device drop-down is empty; it just says “Device”. I have to change pages in order to see the refreshed list and drop-down options.
2. In the Arrangement editor, renaming the arrangement using File menu > Arrangement Properties does not automatically update the Arrangement tab name. I have to change page before it updates.
3. In the Arrangement editor, the ‘default’ help topic relates to the Project page. There are more relevant sections of the guide which could be presented, like 1.3 Arrangement editor. (There’s a chance this is due to my custom editor profiles.)
4. Tab names: If I’m looking at an arrangement, the tab is titled with the arrangement name. If it’s a project page, the tab is titled with the project name. But if I quit Podium and then restart, I’m looking at the arrangement but the tab is titled with the project name. This has a radical contextual eloquence, but I’m not sure it was intended?
5. Start page’s + – buttons look like they are disabled, yet they are functional.
6. I’m having projects listed twice in the Start page. Once under Recent projects with more of a path (e.g. “Spectrum\Spectrum.pod”), then again in the next (untitled) column with the same screenshot, same save date and time, but simpler name (e.g. “Spectrum”). I don’t mind the repetition, I just don’t understand why.
7. Related to this untitled column, I see a blank menu entry in the Start page’s View menu (between Recent Projects and Templates in the menu). I can select it to bring the second column into view, but it’s a bit mysterious.
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