MarcEdit 5.0 Beta refresh2 (Dec. 18, 2005)

By reeset / On / In MarcEdit

Now that I’m getting closer to removing the beta “tag” from the program, there will likely be a few more frequent refreshes over the next few weeks. I’ll try to note what’s changed so folks can decide if they want to keep up to date. Shortly, I’m going to be updating the setup program itself so that it will do the following:
1) Check for the .NET framework and provide a download link if not present.
2) Check for the MDAC 2.8 components and provide a download link if not present.

I’m also working on an updater — something that can be set to run on Windows Startup. The updater will essentially check to make sure that you are running the most current version of MarcEdit. Finally, each update will include new documentation files. I’m starting to filter in new docs. I’ve outlined what needs to be documented and I’m looking at some 600 pages of documentation — so please bear with me as I work through them.

Ok — this update. What’s changed. Basically, very little. This update is primarily cosmetic. I’ve updated shortcuts in the application so that they are identical to most of those found in MarcEdit 4.6. Also, I’ve updated the options window to include the ability to set fonts in the MarcEditor and have setup the program so that you can close most utility windows by clicking on the escape button.

The new update is found at: MarcEdit50_Setup.exe

–Terry