Archives / 2004 / October
  • GhostDoc 1.2.1 released

    While working on version 1.3.0, I ran across some minor issues in 1.2.0 that were pretty easy to fix. These fixes are now available in version 1.2.1.

    Download: on the GhostDoc homepage

    What's New:

    • Fixed: Under certain circumstances, acronyms used in parameter names that are referenced in summary texts are not handled correctly (the first character of the acronym is shown in lowercase).
    • Added: Better visual feedback after pressing "Import" and "Upgrade" buttons during setup, now the wait cursor appears while the determining the differences between the two configuration (current/imported or default/imported).
  • What do you use for bug/issue tracking of your private projects?

    Currently I'm using an Excel sheet for keeping track of bugs and change requests for my Visual Studio Add-in GhostDoc. The worksheet was easy to set up and definitely does its job -- for now. But I'm not sure how things work out in a couple of weeks or months.

    Searching for "bug tracking freeware" on Google, there doesn't actually seem to be a shortage of tools I could try, given an infinite amount of time (which I don't have). So I'm asking the bloggers out there who have their little private pet project running for some time now: How do you keep track of things? I would definitely prefer something that doesn't require a web server.

  • GhostDoc 1.2.0 released

    Version 1.2.0 originally was planned to contain mostly new rules; but it turned out that many of the planned rules require some kind of individual customization/configuration, so this had to be taken care of first. Internally, this release now does use configuration settings for each rule (e.g. templates for the generated texts), but the dialogs for actually editing these settings have not been implemented yet (they will be part of a 1.3.0 release). From a user's point of view, version 1.2.0 contains some important bug fixes and new rules for handling properties and methods with names starting on "Is", "Has" and "Can". 

    Download: on the GhostDoc homepage

    Note for users of version 1.1.2

    During setup, GhostDoc upgrades configuration settings of previous version (stored in the file "Weigelt.GhostDoc.gdc"). Usually this file is located in the GhostDoc installation directory, but due to a bug in version 1.1.2 the file was stored in the root directory of one of your hard drives.

    If you have made changes when using version 1.1.2 that you want to keep, you can import the old settings using the "import" feature on the configuration dialog (see the help file for more information), then delete the ".gdc" file in the root directory.

    What's New:

    • Added: New rules for handling method names starting with "Is", "Has" or "Can".
    • Added: New rule for handling property names starting with "Is" or "Has".
    • Added: Internal changes in preparation for rules to be configurable individually (affecting e.g. import/export) in future versions.
    • Changed: During the setup phase, importing and upgrading configurations can now be distinguished(button and window title renamed).
    • Fixed: Editing the adjectives for the "of the" reordering does not enable the "Apply" button; pressing the "OK" button does not store the changes. If anything else is modified in the configuration dialog, the changes will be stored correctly.
    • Fixed: Configuration file is stored at the wrong location (root of the installation drive). This bug was introduced in 1.1.2.
    • Fixed: GhostDoc can be affected by installing other add-ins, sometimes setup dialogs are shown again when Visual Studio is started.