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