Some random bug fixes – nothing specifically reported, but things I found during my own posting – and a new feature: notification of new releases. Download SharpMT 2.0 Beta 4 and read the FAQ for more information.
Thought it would be a good idea to add an “auto notification” for version upgrades… rather than relying on the news services for announcing new releases (betas and finals) I’ve opted to put in this new feature (especially because it seems that most people are using SharpMT while online!) What happens is that when you open SharpMT, it will try to check a web server, to see if a new version is available. If there’s no ‘net connection available, if the site is down, or if there’s no new version available, it doesn’t tell you anything. If the web server is found and a new version is available, you will be told about it.
Because not everyone is quick to upgrade and this message would pop up with each launching of SharpMT, I do give you the option to turn it off. It’s in the Editor set of options on the Options dialog. If you do turn it off, you can still check for new releases by hand via the Help menu – Check for Updates does this same check, but it’s not silent: when checking this way, it will tell you if nothing new is found. This is also useful if you’ve opened SharpMT a number of days while offline.
Lastly, given that Pocket PC’s are more offline than online, I’ve opted not to add this to Pocket SharpMT at this time.