Saturday, December 24, 2016

Image To ZX Spec 2.0.0 Released!

Santa comes early with an Image To ZX Spec 2.0.0 release!

This will be the last major revision of Image To ZX Spec as I'm moving on to other projects. The two major features of this release are high speed native video decoding (requiring separate platform builds) and some critical bug fixes for MacOS, the full changelog is below.


MacOS: (sha1: d76b6507f8f8a16e2e03b58d7b8c7ffb)
Windows: (sha1: b3269054d40fc1a09ae92aebcc4c31a6)
Linux: (sha1: bd8e3a1a569d630f9aa7701a42eaae7a)

Changelog for 2.0.0:
  • Updated for Java 8.
  • Squashed MacOS directory bug causing files not to be saved (Java bug).
  • Integrated native video decoding via HumbleVideo.
  • Massive performance improvement for processing video.
  • Improved code quality with tests, logging and Java 8 features.
  • Fixed Gigascreen original scale conversion crash bug.
  • Fixed original scale conversion converted edge pixels bug.
  • Fixed black threshold scaling range.
  • Added warnings for poor options combinations.
  • Changed text output behaviour for multiple images - many files now instead of one.
  • Modified About to show free memory.
  • Fixed small graphics memory leak.
  • Added turbo mode.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Re-igniting the blog

Over the last few years my professional and home life has meant this blog dropped off to a mere trickle, as did the audience.

Today this changes - the site has a new design, the downloads, most of which are out of date have gone and the site will be getting back to it's roots of random new tech product rants, tech hacks and custom free software and code.

Image to ZX Spec, an old app, will be getting it's final 2.0.0 build soon before being released to an open source platform (hosting all my open source here is so passé) and I'm happy to say it will be off my hands so I can start on newer more exciting projects which I'm looking forward to sharing here.

Aerofoil will also remain available simply because it is still popular.

If you would like any of the older software; FollowMe, FreeKicker, Gesture Magic, Optimizer or anything else, leave me a message below, alternatively they may still be on the mirror or can be got via wayback machine.