So it’s happening. nvALT 2.2 is being released tonight as a beta. Before you get too excited and implode, please read this.
Note the word beta above. It’s not finished. It has a lot of fixes and a ton of new editing features, but there’s plenty left to do before we finish a stable release. Here’s the advise in our release notes:
Please back up your databases and save a copy of your current nvALT.app. The main database files are in
~/Library/Application Support/Notational Data. Make a copy of that directory for safekeeping. If you store your notes as text files in a folder, back that up too. Just to be safe. We haven’t experienced any data loss in testing, but we can’t be held responsible if something should happen.
Speaking of release notes, rather than try to fit them in here I’ll give them their own page. If you want the new goodness, please read through that first.
Full props go to Elastic Threads on this. My contribution was, to say the least, minimal. All of the sweet new Markdown editing features are entirely him. All hail David!
Then, download nvALT 2.2b94 right here. This release is on its own Sparkle Update channel, so you’ll get updates to the beta automatically, but it won’t affect people who choose to stick with the current version for now.
Have fun, be safe. Oh, and follow the new nvALT account on Twitter.