After blogging every day last week, I've somehow managed to let this one nearly slip by without a single post. Sorry about that. The reason I've been so quiet is that we've been so busy.
First, we've already released a free update to Accordance 8. Accordance 8.0.1 fixes a number of minor bugs that were discovered once Accordance 8 was released.
We used the transition to Universal as an opportunity to make sweeping updates to the Accordance codebase, which has been in constant development since the early nineties. Making all those low-level changes will help us to adapt to the future of Mac OS X, but there's always the risk that you'll introduce major bugs into a program which has been remarkably stable. Knowing that, we beta-tested version 8 more thoroughly than we have any previous version, and I'm very pleased to say that it seems to have paid off. The bugs which were fixed in version 8.0.1 were all relatively minor, and many of you probably haven't even run across them yet. Nevertheless, you'll want to download 8.0.1 if you haven't already.
Second, we've been busy finishing up the next major upgrade to our primary packages. For the first time ever, we'll be releasing our two primary collections—the Accordance Library and the Accordance Scholar's Collection—on a single DVD. The new Scholar's Collection will feature new bundles designed to offer better value at a variety of price points; while Library 8 will include additional Bibles, modern dictionaries and commentaries, artistic reconstructions, and lots of other cool stuff. The new DVD should be ready soon, and I'll tell you more about the package upgrades then.
Finally, we've been busy working on the new web-site design. As if releasing a new version of the program and new packages wasn't enough, we also decided to do a major redesign of the Accordance web-site. So far, we've gotten very positive feedback on the new look and improved navigation, but we're still tweaking things and updating pages.
Whew! I'm getting tired just talking about everything we've been up to in the past week. Once I catch up on some lost sleep, I'll be back next week to talk more about the INFER command and other new features of Accordance 8.