Monday, December 12, 2011

Analog Clock widget (alpha!)


The new widget requires Makagiga 4.1.1 alpha (included above).

Right-click on a clock to change colors, frame style, etc. It's based on the SteelSeries library.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Plugin Updates for Makagiga 4.x, part 2

New Plugins

  • FilesTube 1.0 (Internet Search)

Updated Plugins

  • All except Substance Look And Feel and Syntax Highlighting (to be done)

Cancelled Plugins (?)

  • Frozen Bubble
  • LipstikLF

Work in Progress Plugins

  • Weather Widget
  • QR Code generator

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Makagiga 4.1 Beta released

Tree: Improved item selection using mouse, Cut/Copy/Paste support...

Tree: Option to display document date

Task list: Improved context menu, task colors...

Task List: Option to hide completed tasks

Tasks Summary: Filtering by Category, new Alarms (still Beta!), new configuration panel, quick access via system tray

New blue RSS icons, and more :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Makagiga 4.0 released!

Makagiga 4.x requires Java 7.

You can still download the older 3.x version for Java 6.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Experiment: A two-color widget theme

Blue background and Black titles configured separately...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Plugin Updates for Makagiga 4.x, part 1

New Plugins

  • Garland Theme 0.9 (blue, green)
  • Presentation Mode 1.0 - the old View|Presentation from Makagiga 3.x
  • Calendar ("cal" Console command)

Updated Plugins

  • Login 2.0
  • RTF Document 1.0.2
  • Digital Clock 1.0.7
  • quickQuit 1.0.2
  • All Internet Search plugins

Work in Progress Plugins

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Makagiga 4.0 Alpha 6

Makagiga 4.x requires JDK/Java 7.0.

See the previous post for installation instruction and known issues.

Summary of changes for Alpha 3, 4, 5 and 6... :)


Full screen Calendar tab (menu -> Tools -> Calendar). It's like Calendar widget only larger:

Improved Task Summary:


  • Show tool bar and "Close/Minimize" buttons on mouse hover
  • Updated Internet Search widget

Added option to change To-Do widget title:


  • Improved color pickers
  • Console: Added "Print Debug Messages" option to suppress "stderr" text and other log messages (see Tool Bar)
  • Todo List: Press Ctrl+Enter to display date/time dialog window and add a new task
  • Rounded corners in Category labels
  • Paint focus border using a nice dashed lines
  • New cache system for downloads, RSS, and thumbnail previews. (It's faster but still a little bit buggy)
  • + Bug fixes and other improvements

New splash screen image and startup progress bar:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Makagiga 3.8.13 released

This is a boring bugfix release. No new features this time :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Makagiga 4.0 progress

  • Removing dead/unused code
  • 2011/04: Removing @Deprecated/@Obsolete classes and methods (50% complete)
  • Code refactoring and clean up -> better API (50% complete)
  • 2011/05: Migration to Java 7 and NetBeans IDE 7
  • Application startup optimizations (50% complete)
  • New features and improvements, etc.
  • Public testing (v4.0 Beta 1, Beta 2...)
  • API stabilization (binary and runtime compatibility)
  • Bug fixes, regression fixes
  • 2011/07: Plugin updates
  • No new major features (feature freeze)
  • 2011/08: Final v4.0 release

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Makagiga 4.0 (Codename: Super-Sonnicus Idioticus) Early Alpha 2

This is the second public alpha build. It contains some new features, improvements (and bugs ;).


  1. Download the portable .zip version
  2. Run ./ or run-portable - this will launch Makagiga in a new profile. You can still use the existing default profile (./ but it's not recommended yet.
  3. Any existing RSS Archive will be converted to the new optimized/smaller format. The old RSS Archive will be saved in "RSS Archive Backup (for Makagiga 3.x).zip" file, so you can downgrade back to Makagiga 3.x in case something goes wrong.

Known Issues

  • All plugins designed for Makagiga 3.x are temporarily incompatible
  • Background color in Notepad and Note widget may be displayed incorrectly

Some new features

Removed main menu -> View -> Tool Bars -> Status Bar option. The status bar is now hidden by default.

Categorized files and tasks in Tags menu:

Improved tabs header UI. Plugin Settings in a tab...

Source Code Changes

  • Huge API clean up and refactoring - see PORTING.txt if you can't find the old stuff
  • Removed tons of @Deprecated/unused code