This has been a long-time coming – making up countless hours and the generosity of a great number of people to test and provide feedback (not to mention the folks that crowd sourced the purchase of a Mac) – but MarcEdit’s Mac version is coming out of Preview and will be made available for download on Labor Day. I’ll be putting together a second post officially announcing the new versions (all versions of MarcEdit are getting an update over labor day), so if this interests you – keep an eye out.
So exactly what is different from the Preview versions? Well, at this point, I’ve completed all the functions identified for the first set of development tasks – and then some. New to this version will be the new Validate Headings tool just added to the Windows version of MarcEdit, the new Build New Field utility (and inclusion into the Task Automation tool), updates to the Editor for performance, updates to the Linking tool due to the validator, inclusion of the Delimited Text Translator and the Export Tab Delimited Text Translator – and a whole lot more.
At this point, the build is made, the tests have been run – so keep and eye out tomorrow – I’ll definitely be making it available before the Ohio State/Virginia Tech football game (because everything is going to stop here once that comes on).
To everyone that has helped along the way, providing feedback and prodding – thanks for the help. I’m hoping that the final result will be worth the wait and be a nice addition to the MarcEdit family. And of course, this doesn’t end the development on the Mac – I have 3 additional sprints planned as I work towards functional parity with the Windows version of MarcEdit.