• Archive to SIL’s REAP repository. – It is now possible to use a command in FLEx (in the File menu) to start up RAMP and prepare an upload package of a FieldWorks backup file for submission to the REAP repository. Metadata that FLEx already knows is automatically filled in for you. You need to have RAMP installed in order to use this function.
  • Send/Receive Project – collaborate with colleagues located anywhere using Send/Receive to sync project data. (Send/Receive Lexicon to collaborate with WeSay users also improved.)
  • Send/Receive from Linux FLEx – collaborate with colleagues using either the Windows or Linux versions of FieldWorks.
  • Change in Graphite features – new versions of the Charis SIL and Doulos SIL fonts are installed with FieldWorks 8.0.5. The handling of font features has been changed in these fonts. If you use font features, you will likely find the settings you had before are no longer activated, and you will need to set them up again. Go to Format/Set Up Writing Systems/Fonts and select your font. Then click “Font Features”. Then choose your font features. Once you have set them up again, the new setting will be remembered. Note: the installation of these new fonts will also affect your settings for font features in any other applications where you use these Graphite fonts, such as LibreOffice. Please double check any documents you have created using these fonts.
  • Type ahead – type in the list reference fields to see a list of items that match what you’ve typed instead of having to use the ellipsis button! (Windows only)
  • Bulk Edit Phoneme Features – add a Phonological Feature to multiple Phonemes at a time. Filter Phonemes by their Phonological Features.
  • Complex Concordance – perform concordance searches for combinations of requirements, e.g., a specific word (or gloss) followed by a word that has a specific grammatical category.
  • Semantic Domain Find and Suggest – find relevant semantic domains using a find or have FLEx propose potentially relevant semantic domains based on the gloss, definition and reversal entries of the current sense. See post.
  • Configure Collect Words (was Categorized Entry) – many more fields available to display in Collect Words view and ability to enter data into either lexeme or citation form, gloss or definition according to your preference.
  • Configure and export Classified Dictionary – configure the fields shown in Classified Dictionary (a semantically classified list of entries) and export this view to XHTML.
  • Welcome Dialog – when starting FieldWorks you are offered a number of choices including opening the last project you edited. This dialog will be shown every time unless you opt to have FieldWorks auto-open the last edited project, as it did previously.

Bugs fixed since 8.0.9

  • Avoid ‘Msg: Only vernacular dictionaries can be reset’ error message when starting Flex. LT-15285
  • Fix XML loader bug that prevented some projects from opening. LT-15309
  • Update the Palaso and Chorus libraries.
  • Avoid corrupting data during reimport of ELAN flextext. LT-15296
  • Fix problem where ‘&’ in custom multiparagraph field breaks LIFT export. LT-15317
  • Avoid spurious errors about SilSidePane during Linux installs.
  • Update fonts-sil-charis package name.
  • Upgrading Flex no longer loses special character definitions. LT-15327
  • Correctly update references when moving sense between entries. LT-15340
  • Handle references properly when deleting a sense. LT-14740
  • Fix HC parser reloading for every word parsed. LT-15319
  • Avoid crashing if keyboard is set to Keyman TSF Addin. LT-15288
  • Improve error message when username or password is wrong for Internet S/R. LT-15316
  • Avoid crashing on Flex startup with certain keyboard settings. LT-15333
  • Avoid crashing on Flex startup with certain keyboard settings. LT-15334
  • Avoid blocking S/R when two people add the same writing system. LT-15337
  • Hermit Crab parser now correctly handles free fluctuation of stems/roots.
  • Update Interlinear export to XLingPaper format.

Bugs fixed since 8.0.8

  • On importing SFM data, don’t create duplicate entries for certain kinds of linked entries. LT-15245
  • Prevent Flex from crashing when space is the last character in an ignore sequence. LT-15248
  • Improve how Change Spelling Dialog deals with case changes. LT-15233
  • In the Send/Receive dialog, indicate that restoring a project will no longer be possible after doing Send/Receive on a project.
  • Improve the description of the Force Rechecking Word Breaks utility.
  • Fix bug where phoneme without features crashed. Include release version of HermitCrab.
  • Make HermitCrab report ad hoc rule failures. LT-13335
  • Add User Interface to help users define phonological features correctly. LT-13641
  • Deleting a phonological feature could mess up a rule. LT-13357
  • Fix crash when delete a natural class in an affix process rule. LT-15050
  • Make homograph calculations consistent with entry sorting. LT-14499

Bugs fixed since 8.0.7

  • Correct various keyboarding issues. LT-15092, LT-15093, LT-15180
  • SFM import again merges generated entries with existing minor entries (was broken in 8.0.3-8.0.7). LT-15205
  • Prevent crash when hiding an audio writing system. LT-15148
  • Add UI to help users define phonological features correctly. LT-13641
  • Preserver users’ custom-defined affix information. LT-15177
  • Prevent hiding projects when migrating shared projects from version 7.2 to 8. LT-15154
  • Correct merge error if two custom fields with the same name have different types. LT-15181
  • Fix crash when using Enter to move through dialogs more quickly than they appear on the screen. LT-15126
  • LT-15173 Fix a specific crash exporting XHTML. LT-15181
  • Allow non-administrator users to run FLEx more effectively. LT-15158
  • Don’t mess up rules when deleting a phonological feature. LT-13357
  • Fix crash when deleting a natural class in an affix process rule. LT-15050
  • Fix problem where sidebar can loses list of Areas on resize. LT-583
  • Ensure the Linked Files folder exists when receiving Linux project into Windows. FWNX-1273
  • Fix crash when importing Paratext project with verse range. TE-9564
  • Fix another LIFT Send/Receive Merge error. LT-15112
  • Fixed installation problem when upgrading from 7.2 when FW6 projects still available. LT-15152
  • Prevent spurious English gloss in Create Entry dialog. LT-15175

Bugs fixed since 8.0.6

  • Continued improvements in keyboarding in the Linux version. FWNX-1326, FWNX-1324, FWNX-1329, FWNX-1335
  • Update the link in the LIFT export dialog about sharing between FLEx and WeSay. LT-14496
  • Fix Change Spelling dialog (Linux version). FWNX-1331
  • Make license information consistent across the source code.
  • Disable the Send/Receive menu when Flex Bridge isn’t installed. LT-15070
  • In the Bulk Edit Entry > List Choice tab, clicking Suggest or Choose twice no longer clears suggestions. LT-15060
  • Set the font properly in the Valid Characters dialog (Linux version). FWNX-1338
  • Fix a typing problem in the Complex Concordance (Linux version). FWNX-1337
  • Update sample projects configuration.
  • Typing IPA in multi-Unicode field no longer disables IPA ibus keyboard (Linux version).
  • Add preventive changes for some FLexBridge crashes. LT-15095
  • Fix keyboard switching when tabbing to combo box. LT-15090
  • Fix multilingual display for hidden audio writing system. LT-15072
  • Fix “Try a Word” cast issue. LT-14897
  • Make it possible to change spelling dictionary in Linux version. FWNX-1349
  • Fix typing in list selection fields in Linux version. FWNX-1353
  • Improve Find/Replace cue display in Bulk Edit. FWNX-1352
  • Prevent crash when disabling writing system in a Picture Caption. FWNX-1348
  • Correct problems with Writing Systems in Send/Receive. LT-15081
  • Fix crash deleting Category with new affix template. LT-13932
  • Disable NetSparkle updater pending further improvements.

Bugs fixed since 8.0.5

  • Various performance improvements.
  • Enhance message about FlexBridge already running. LT-14811
  • Fix a crash triggered by replacing a Whole relation. LT-14926
  • Collect Words matching is improved. LT-14804, LT-14805
  • Add an instructional dialog before first Send/Receive. LT-14823
  • Correct doubled bullets that occurred while exporting configure dictionary as *.xhtml in root based dictionary view. LT-14503
  • Fix crash on Up arrow from Morph Type field. LT-13637
  • Prevent FLEx showing options for UI languages that aren’t installed. LT-14940
  • Fix to enable Netsparkle updates.
  • Don’t use invalid first variant element as language. LT-14932
  • Correct crash in XHTML export. LT-14958
  • Correct out of memory error on trying to parse a word. LT-13284
  • Make Messages slice show Project conflicts. LT-14273
  • Refine messages shown in Try A Word for missing phonemes.
  • New options for “Send/Receive for the first time”. LT-14976
  • Enhance XHTML standard to fix webonary import.
  • Don’t allow Restore when using Send/Receive. LT-14974
  • Semantic Domain Suggest in Bulk Edit. LT-13715
  • Add Anthropology Categories on import from LIFT. LT-14971
  • Fix crash when copying to clipboard. LT-14822
  • Enable keyboard switching in Linux version; many changes in the keyboarding area.
  • Save keyboard settings per-user, not per-project.
  • Incorporate Archiving (RAMP/REAP) capabilities into FieldWorks.
  • Fix Lexicon Part Whole merge crashes. LT-14985
  • Fix XHTML export crashes. LT-14982
  • Fix crash merging senses. LT-15014
  • Handle either XML or zip files when importing translated lists. LT-14998
  • Fix problem with lexical relations in LIFT import or Send/Receive LIFT. LT-14979
  • When exporting to XHTML, fix mismatched paragraph tags. LT-14999
  • Prevent crash when deleting variant forms.LT-14654
  • Fixed help topic for “Feature Set”. LT-14643
  • Fixed crash filtering on Picture field. LT-14642
  • Fixed crash sorting on Picture field. LT-14641
  • Fixed yellow screen crash if Picture field contains invalid data. LT-14634
  • Fixed Chorus Merge Error when both users change Morph Type (and keeps other user’s change not mine). LT-14630
  • Fixed some font colors and custom field visibilities that were lost in upgrade. LT-14625
  • Updated Chorus helps. LT-14623
  • Changed message in S/R log to be less alarming. LT-14620
  • FLEx now informs user what to do when encountering duplicate guids. LT-14617
  • Fixed out of memory error in Send/Receive. LT-14614
  • After importing FlexText file, the text will now show up. LT-14610
  • Bold sense numbers will now pass through to Pathway. LT-14606
  • Homograph numbers on referenced senses will now pass through to Pathway. LT-14605
  • Training materials were removed from Help and all documents are now PDFs. LT-14602
  • LIFT import now brings in entire location list. LT-14578
  • Lex Gram Info in word analyses is now updated from lexical entry. LT-14574
  • Fixed FLEx ‘stoppage’ when attempting to view Reversal Indexes. LT-14558
  • Fixed installations that may be missing standard language definitions. LT-14557
  • Fixed crash in Send/Receive while receiving LIFT project that you already have. LT-14556
  • Prevent reversal parts of speech from producing duplicate guids. LT-14511
  • Removed obsolete reference to LiftBridge from the export dialog box. LT-14495
  • Project Locations and Sharing path does now reflects the FieldWorks Project Properties General tab. LT-14483
  • Hooked up Help button in Custom Linked Files folder warning. LT-14468
  • Keep vernacular Spelling Errors flag is as it was set. LT-14467
  • Integration with ParaTExt is now independent of whether TE is installed. LT-14429
  • After omitting a sense, subsequent senses are now renumbered in Dictionary View. LT-14264
  • When cancelling from within the Welcome dialog, you are now returned to the Welcome dialog. LT-14148
  • Removed “Will attempt to continue” message displayed on feedback dialogs when using Shift. LT-14066
  • Region name is now displayed in General tab (WS Properties) if you typed in a custom region. LT-13801
  • Old default location Media files are now restored from a FW7 backup that includes them. LT-13054
  • Fixed crash in Grammar, Adhoc Rules while deleting the Group (Group of Ad hoc Rules). LT-12894
  • Chorus is internationalized. LT-12744
  • First word in text in wrong WS in some cases no longer blocks New Entry dialog from appearing. LT-12303
  • After importing a text, focus is on that text, in the record pane in the middle. LT-12091
  • Treatment of homographs is corrected in SFM import. LT-10733
  • Fixed crash in the Merge Entry dialog when clicking in the column headers. LT-9217
  • Error message about Unknown Locale no longer repeats itself in an endless loop. LT-8249

Bugs fixed since 8.0.1

  • New: Export which formats semantic domains to print out for Rapid Word Collection workshop. LT-1251
  • Fixed: Save size and position of FLEx window. LT-14528
  • Fixed: parser filing process keeps parser generated analyses up to date. LT-14559
  • Fixed: Crash in Complex Concordance when using an apostrophe. LT-14549
  • Fixed: Crash whose workaround involved running FLEx as Administrator. LT-14461
  • Change: Removed legacy, unhelpful Save button. lt-14179
  • Fixed: ‘Show entry in concordance’ jump from Lexicon. LT-14128
  • Fixed: crash after removing inflection/required features. LT-13883
  • Fixed: Make xhtml export use valid CSS classes. LT-14451
  • Fixed: error occurred when importing a LIFT file containing components and variants. LT-14518
  • Fixed: error in Find and Fix Data Utility. LT-14493
  • Fixed: crash moving from Lexicon to Word List Concordance.
  • Fixed: Preview and Apply buttons enabled in Bulk Edit Entries when bulk editing Inflection features. LT-14500
  • Fixed: Send/Receive Lexicon problem, collaborating with WeSay. LT-14372
  • Fixed: Seeing Linked Files Folder location reminder too often. LT-14484
  • Fixed: Loss of data in Environments field in Lexicon. LT-14432
  • Fixed: Crash after deleting a vernacular writing system. LT-14482
  • Fixed: Configured Dictionary xml export contained empty minor entry elements even if Minor Entry was not set to be displayed. LT-12105
  • Change: legacy Training Materials removed from Help menu and put on Lingtransoft.info. LT-14603
  • Change: Resources documents on Help menu changed from Word format to PDF. LT-13599
  • Fixed: Text chart to cope with sentence break changes in Baseline. LT-14369
  • Fixed: Crash when using “Filter for lexical entries” jump in Notebook. LT-12154
  • Fixed: Crash when interlinearizing with “Add Words to Lexicon” mode active.