Firefox 15.0 is being released today. 18.104.22.168 is the corresponding version of the OutWit Kernel and Add-ons. Although it was working well with v15 beta, it seems that Mozilla made last minute changes on the Windows version and this update is therefore required on this platform.
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The new Kernel has been online for a few weeks now and we seem to have fixed all the regressions (not so many, in fact, after such fundamental architectural changes). I believe we can now advise those who haven’t done it yet, to install the updates as the general feedback is pretty positive.
You will, however, find very few features of the upcoming OutWit Hub Pro in the 0.8.9.x versions. These features will only be included progressively in the 0.9.x updates, as the very last beta versions before we release v 1.0. Your feedback will of course be very much appreciated.
We will be glad to propose the Pro version for half the price to all those (officially beta testers or not) who will have helped us identify or fix bugs or who have suggested new features which have been implemented or included in our to do list. So, please, do not hesitate to register on outwit.com and share your comments on the program.
Note about the use of your email address: We have never sent our registered users a single e-mail or newsletter up to now. We really dislike invasive mass e-mailings and the least we can do is respect our own principles. So you can be assured that your privacy is safe with us. A few weeks before the release of the Hub 1.0, we will nevertheless propose the update to our beta testers and users, as well as a feedback form for those who have a little time. We promise that this will be very exceptional.
Cheers to all.
We have been extremely busy in the last weeks with the complete refactoring of the OutWit Kernel, preparing the way for the advanced automation functionalities of OutWit Hub Pro. The coming version 0.8.9 will be the first using our new core library. You will not see very radical changes yet, except for the scraper editor, which should make many of you happy. Here are the changes that you will find:
– The brand new scraper manager and editor
– The big red Stop button that many have been asking for (which, by the way, also allows to abort ‘Apply Scraper to URLs’ processes)
– A few changes in the interface, to prepare the integration of new automators in the following versions.
In our work for the coming versions of the kernel, one of our main chalenges is OutWit’s ability to explore the hidden Web. We are working on some very exciting features in this area (partly autonomous, partly user-driven explorations). The Deep Web is composed of Web pages and resources that are not indexed by search engines, simply because there are no links to them. One of the interesting functions we are working on is the generation of URLs and queries to the dark side of the Web.
The first beta version of OutWit Images was posted on Firefox Add-ons and came out of the experimental zone this weekend. This new outfit is an online image browser that not only allows you to view Web images as a slideshow or as a wall of thumbnails but also to grab the pictures and save them to your hard disk.
The feedback we are already receiving for this extension is extremely encouraging: with Images like with the Hub, people are actually managing to do things they simply couldn’t do before. And this really makes us happy…
This update includes a complete refactoring of the Kernel and a new user interface where tabs are replaced by a hierarchical list of views.
The new improvements of this version are listed here.
It includes a number of fixes and enhancements: Drag and drop of text, links and images to the catch, autocompletion in address bar, enhanced application of scrapers, better tree behavior, enhanced image extraction process (more high resolution images are found by the ‘images’ widget and the slideshow), enhanced navigation link recognition…
OutWit Hub beta 1 is online.This build (OutWit Kernel 0.7.0.183 & OutWit Hub 0.5.0.33) includes all the base features and fixes the major bugs after the last period of Alpha testing. We sincerely hope you will enjoy it. Please give us your feedback.
We are pleased to announce that Outwit Hub 0.5.0 alpha 4 has been released. It fixes minor bugs and will help you courageous alpha testers play with Outwit in better conditions!