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official Mac OSX / macOS installers

Thanks to several contributors on github, many people (including yours truly) have been running glogg on Mac for a few months already.

Now that the main blocking issues have been fixed, please enjoy regular official glogg builds from v1.1.2 for Mac OSX (now macOS)!

Enjoy glogg on Mac and please report any problem you might find.

Update 8/11/2016: The initial macOS build for 1.1.2 had a problem and was linked to a local library not available on most systems, and therefore failed to run. This is now fixed and a new installer (glogg_1.1.2-1_installer.dmg) can be downloaded.

glogg version v1.1.2 released

This is a bugfix release to polish a few rough edges and annoyances on 1.1.x. And to introduce full macOS support.

Main changes from v1.1.1:

  • Allow case insensitive filters.
  • Scrolling with j/k in filtered view now scroll the main view too.
  • Full support for macOS.
  • Various minor fixes.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg version v1.1.1 released

This version introduces a few new major features, most notably support for multiple encodings. Only UTF-8, in addition to the usual 8 bits ISO-8859-1, is supported in this version, but more will be added later.

Main changes from v1.0.3:

  • Support for UTF-8 file, in addition to ISO-8859-1.
  • New icons!
  • A new icon on each tab shows whether new data have been detected.
  • Pulling the file beyond its end with the mouse triggers following.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg version v1.0.3 released

This is a bugfix release, mainly to improve performance in a number of areas and to make glogg more reliable at following changing files on Windows.

This should improve two of the big problems reported: crashes when loading big files and absence of update of a file on Windows.

Please test and report problems.

Main changes from v1.0.2:

  • Greatly improve performance with big files and high number of results.
  • Reduce memory footprint to allow loading files many times bigger than the memory size.
  • Implement polling of files to allow for better detection of them changing on Windows (can be disabled in preferences).
  • Various minor fixes.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg v1.0.2 repackaged for Windows

The previously released v1.0.2 installer for Windows was missing a dll dependency (libwinpthread-1.dll), a new installer (glogg-v1.0.2-1-setup.exe) has been created and is now accessible from the download page.

Apologies for the late fix.

The source code (and thus Linux versions) is unaffected.

glogg version v1.0.2 released

This is a bugfix release focusing on making the following of changing files more reliable. It should now work in most situations though there are still a few cases where glogg might not detect your file has been changed (on Windows).

Please test and report problems.

Main changes from v1.0.1:

  • Completely new code to detect changed file on Linux and Windows.
  • Keep the auto-refreshing search on when a file is truncated.
  • Remember the setting of “auto-refresh” and “ignore case”.
  • Various minor fixes.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg version v1.0.1 released

This is a small bugfix release after the recent version 1.0.0.

Main changes from v1.0.0:

  • Do not load the previous session when starting with a file name (old behaviour can be restored with command line options)
  • Add options to load existing session from the desktop environment on Linux.
  • Load a file in an existing glogg instance on Windows (exiting behaviour but was previously broken).
  • Store and restore window geometry.
  • Add a “close” menu option and common shortcuts to close a tab.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg version v1.0.0 released

5 year after the very first line of code was written, the first stable version is finally here! It has been a long road so far, but let’s hope glogg will be even more useful in the future.

This version introduces multiple files (in tabs) and a number of other improvements upon the old stable v0.9.2.

Main changes from development v0.99.1:

  • Window geometry is now stored and restored once again.
  • Added Firefox-like keyboard shortcuts for tabs.
  • Added a version checker that will inform the Windows user of new versions being available.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg development version v0.99.1 released

This is a further pre-version of v1.0 to be released soon.

It brings some corrections and refinements to the tabbed interface. It still needs a lot of testing so please feel free to comment on the mailing list or raise an issue on GitHub when you experience problems.

Opening a file in an existing instance especially needs some extra testing.

Main changes from v0.99.0:

  • Opening a file now uses an already running instance of glogg if one is present (on Windows and, optionally, Linux).
  • Supports command line options to allow multiple instances (-m) and to ignore the previous session (-s)
  • Attempt to cleanly closes the file in case of memory full condition (instead of crashing!).
  • Add logging capabilities for debugging on Windows.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg development version v0.99.0 released

This is a pre-version of v1.0 to be released soon. It introduces a tabbed interface to have several files open at once.

A lot of code has been changed and more testing certainly needs to be done. So please feel free to use it and report any problem or comments to the mailing list.

If you prefer a stable version, sticking to v0.9.2 is advised for the next few weeks.

Main changes from v0.9.2:

  • Tabbed interface.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg v0.9.2 source repackaged as v0.9.2.1

The source package for glogg v0.9.2 countains an error that prevents the inclusion of the version number in the software (About dialog) when building from source.

v0.9.2.1 is a repackage with the version information correctly included.

No changes in the software, so end users don’t need to upgrade. Windows user please still use the installer for v0.9.2, you are not affected.

Linux distribution maintainers, please make sure you use the new v0.9.2.1 source package.

glogg v0.9.2 released

This version introduces several new features and is expected to be the last major feature version before starting the 1.0 branch.

Main changes from v0.9.1:

  • Support incremental search for QuickFind (‘/’ or ‘Ctrl+F’).
  • Add (optional) line numbers to either or both views.
  • Show the location of matches on the overview when hovering onto them.
  • ‘Follow’ mode now works in both windows.
  • Add some Windows friendly keyboard shortcuts.
  • Add a ‘select all’ feature and block selecting with shift+click.
  • Fix QuickFind directions to behave like vim (‘*’, ‘#’, ‘n’ and ‘N’).
  • Add an option to have QuickFind ignore the case.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg v0.9.1 released

This is the second version on the 0.9.X branch and completes some of the features in 0.9.0 and fixes a few important bugs.

Main changes from v0.9.0: - Add a widget to select displaying marks, matches or both. - Add a context pop-up menu when right clicking on a selection and permit to add the selection to the current search. - Add tooltips to indicate the full path of recent files. - Correct problems with font rendering on some systems using sub-pixel rendering (e.g. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows).

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg v0.9.0 released

This is the first version on the new 0.9.X development branch towards 1.0

Main changes from v0.8.3: - Add a ‘matches overview’ bar on the right hand side. - Allow the user to create ‘marks’ in the log which are shown in the filtered view and in the overview. - Windows version now stores the configuration in an ini file instead of the registry. - Various bug corrections and memory usage enhancements.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

Fedora packages requested!

It would probably be good if glogg was available as packages for the RedHat family of distributions, as it is on Debian, Ubuntu, Arch and OpenSUSE. So if any Fedora (or other RedHat distro) user is keen on creating and maintaining the RPM packages, please post to the mailing list and they will be added to this website.

See https://groups.google.com/group/glogg-devel/browse_thread/thread/75455b9f763d8209?hl=en.

glogg v0.8.3 released

This is a bugfix update of branch 0.8.X more, new features will be implemented on the future 0.9.X branch.

Main changes from v0.8.2: - New, more robust, preference storage backend - Filters and history are not overwritten anymore when several instances of glogg are used simultaneously - Filters dialog is more intuitive and shows a preview of each filter - Fix the nasty flash on the info lines when a small update is done to the log file

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg v0.8.2 released

This new release adds some new minor features, as well as several bug fixes.

Main changes from v0.8.1:

  • Support automatic update of searches as the file grows.
  • Make the type of regexp used configurable and add case insensitivity.
  • QuickFind now signals the user it is ongoing.
  • Several bugs corrected (tabs, file not ending with LF…).

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg v0.8.1 released

This new release corrects a few important bugs on the 0.8 branch, as well as adding a couple of useful features.

Main changes from v0.8.0:

  • Support searching for the selected word using * and # keys.
  • Display the currently selected line and jump to a specific line using the ‘g’ key.
  • Correct display of file containing tabs.
  • Fix a crash when searching and browsing a file simultaneously on some machines.
  • Correct various graphic problems.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg available on Debian unstable

glogg has been uploaded to Debian unstable and is now part of the distribution.

If you are using Debian unstable a simple

apt-get install glogg

will get you the latest version of glogg.

Other derived distributions such as Debian testing and Ubuntu Natty are expected soon.

glogg v0.8.0 released

Exactly one year after the very first piece of code was written, here is a major feature release, creating the new 0.8 branch!

Main changes from v0.6.3:

  • More flexible selection, the user is now able to select portions of lines, words and multiple lines.
  • QuickFind feature in the main and filtered window (‘/’ or ‘Ctrl-F’).
  • Several bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg v0.6.3 released

This is a maintenance release on the 0.6.X branch, correcting a few bugs and compatibility problems with various platforms, and adding minor features.

Main changes from v0.6.2:

  • Correct a bug when the display can be stuck on 0% when loading a file on Linux.
  • Adds vi style keyboard commands (j, k, h, l, g and G).
  • Improves the ‘Filters’ dialog.
  • The “Open” dialog now defaults to the last file’s directory.
  • Selects a monospace font by default on all platforms.
  • Fixes compatibility issues with Qt 4.4.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg v0.6.2 released

This is a maintenance release on the 0.6.X branch, correcting a few bugs and compatibility problems with various platforms.

Main changes from v0.6.1: * Adds stop buttons to the toolbar and to the search bar. * Fixes compatibility issues with KDE, Qt 4.3 and Windows 7. * Fixes some bugs with very big files (>4GB). * Supports (basic) command line options. * Improves the documentation.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

glogg v0.6.1 released

This is a stability/improvement release on the 0.6.X branch.

Main changes from v0.6.0:

  • Improves the tracking of externally modified files, supporting files being deleted/recreated, symlinks…
  • Now reports the size in human readable format and the last modification time on the status line.
  • Fixed the ‘edit/copy’ command.
  • Disabled auto-completion on the search line which used to make difficult small changes in the regexp.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.