Jan 20, 2010 David Lang

Accordance 8.4.2 Released

I'm pleased to announce that Accordance 8.4.2 is now available. This is a free download to all users of Accordance 8 or above. This new update primarily includes fixes for bugs so obscure few of you would ever discover them, but is also includes a few minor enhancements.

In the duh-can't-believe-we-left-that-out department, we've added the Edit User Note command to the contextual menu which appears when you right- or control-click a verse in a Text window. Yes, you could always choose Edit User Note from the Selection menu or use the keyboard shortcut command-U, but we should have included it in the contextual menu as well. That oversight has now been corrected.

In the consistency department, when you're viewing your user notes in a parallel pane and you begin typing in that notes pane, Accordance will automatically open an edit window and place it neatly over the notes pane. However, if you used the Edit User Note command, the Edit window would appear in a different location. In Accordance 8.4.2, whether you open an Edit window by typing in a notes pane or using the Edit User Note command, the Edit window will always appear neatly over the notes pane.

In the convenience department, whenever you make the Library window active, the Find box will automatically receive focus (provided nothing is selected in the Library browser pane). This enables you to begin typing to find a module as soon as you bring the Library window to the front.

I said earlier in this post that 8.4.2 fixes bugs so obscure few of you would ever discover them. Unfortunately, it also introduced a bug for some users of PowerPC Macs which has been quite easy to discover. This bug was apparently introduced by a new compiler, and we'll release a fix soon. In the meantime, users of PowerPC systems may want to wait until the release of Accordance 8.4.3.

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Archived Comments

Brent Lawrence

January 22, 2010 4:05 PM

I love the neatly placed edit window over notes pane! Just another reason why you guys are tops and Accordance is such an excellent tool.


January 22, 2010 10:04 PM

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We would be VERY, VERY PLEASED if you would implement Core Image, Core Animation, OpenGL 3.2 in the next iteration of Accordance 9.0. I would love to see the program's visuals to resemble Pixelmator in polish, detail(s), and 3D attentiveness.

I love the detail of attention you've paid to the usefulness of Accordance, but now I would like to see more animations, effects, 3D smoothness in texture, etc.

I implore you to impress us with the the next major upgrade/date, 9.0.

Happy New Year!!!!!

Vic Watford

January 22, 2010 11:53 PM

Too late. I've upgraded my PPC iMac to Accordance 8.4.2, and I'm having problems. I had everything set and working so fine it was astonishing. Now, I cannot get the Library window to display, and I get errors if I try to use the Map, followed by a program crash. I've managed to restore my favorite work space, except the Library Window, and I am trying to avoid those items that cause problems. I'm looking forward to 8.4.3 to correct these issues. BTW: I must applaud and affirm Accordance's support of older Macs! The software is awesome, and I so appreciate not getting left behind. Thanks!

Helen Brown

January 24, 2010 7:37 AM

8.4.3 was released the same day that David blogged, and it did take care of all the issues, although a couple of users, including Vic, had to delete their General settings files in order to get the Library window to display properly.