MarcEdit Mac Port Update

By reeset / On / In MarcEdit

Having made one preview available for evaluation and feedback, I’ve been diligently working on updating the tool and working on new functionality.  This includes moving onto developing a new notification service so that preview users know when new builds are available and providing a new preferences window to enable support for changing applicable preferences currently exposed within the application.  From the perspective of new work — I’ve begun working on the MarcEditor.  At this point, I’ve mocked out the window and am starting to create the global editing toolsets and connecting actions to the various UI elements.  This is going to be a bit of a time consuming process — but thankfully, it’s been made somewhat easier by the fact that much of the code within the MarcEditor that’s not platform specific, has been moved outside the application to re-usable assemblies.  There’s a bit more refactoring that needs to be done, and I’ll need to re-think how the program streams data into the MarcEditor edit window since the OSX apis make this a bit difficult — but it’s getting there.  Below — you will find screenshots of some of the new work?

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Mac Port Notification Example
MarcEdit Mac Port Notifications Window Example
MarcEdit Mac Preferences: MARCEngine
MarcEdit Mac Preferences window: Current preferences exposed for update are for the MARCEngine and the Automatic Update notification.
This is the initial MarcEditor Wireframe for the Mac.  This feels pretty solid at this point.
This is the initial MarcEditor Wireframe for the Mac. This feels pretty solid at this point.
Current options in the MarcEditor scheduled for the first release
Current options in the MarcEditor scheduled for the first release
MarcEdit Mac MarcEditor Edit Menu wireframe -- options targeted for the first release
MarcEdit Mac MarcEditor Edit Menu wireframe — options targeted for the first release
MarcEdit Mac MarcEditor Reports Menu wireframe showing functions targeted for the first release
MarcEdit Mac MarcEditor Reports Menu wireframe showing functions targeted for the first release
MarcEdit Mac MarcEditor Tools Menu wireframe showing functions targeted for the first release
MarcEdit Mac MarcEditor Tools Menu wireframe showing functions targeted for the first release