Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New ConstEdit Is Almost There

The rewriting of ConstEdit as a Google Chrome web browser extension is at its very final stage. Everything of the new editor is working well so far. Internally we are already using it for our own documentation. Hopefully, you will see ConstEdit appearing in the Chrome Web Store listing within one month's time. 

Thank you again for your very kind patience.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Progress Update

We are more or less working in accordance with our initial schedule for the rewriting of ConstEdit as a Google Chrome extension. In other words, it would take about two more months for us to deliver the new ConstEdit. Here is a screenshot of the work in progress.

ConstEdit extension in development within Google Chrome

In the mean time,  please have a test drive with the standalone version of ConstEdit which can be downloaded from the Download page.

Thank you for your kind patience.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ConstEdit Being Rewritten As An Extension of Google Chrome Web-Browser

Further to our decision to abandon the Firefox rendering engine of Mozilla Foundation, we have made up our mind to jump ship to the Google Chrome web browser. ConstEdit is now being re-written as a Chrome extension, rather than as a standalone program like it has been previously.

The goal of the initial implementation would be to preserve as much functionality and convenience as possible, when compared with the original standalone version. You can expect documents produced by the current version of the editor be fully supported in the future version, as both are using exactly the same html5 format, which is standard across all modern web browsers.

With the present progress, it may be expected that the extension be ready in about four months' time. For the time being, please have a test drive with the standalone version of ConstEdit which can be downloaded from the Download page above.

Monday, February 6, 2017

ConstEdit is now freeware

ConstEdit is updated to version 2.9.9 and is now free for all purposes of use. The License Agreement Dialog and the End User License Agreement are updated to reflect the change.

Final version of ConstEdit utilizing XULRunner

Because of the strategy of Mozilla Foundation to deprecate their XPCOM technology, we are facing a direct setback on the future availability of the interfaces with the underlying rendering engine of ConstEdit. We are therefore looking into migrating to another rendering engine. We haven't reached the final decision on the future direction yet. There are too many unknowns at present. Technologies are changing really fast.

To express our appreciation of your support since ConstEdit debuted in 2013, we are making the current version of the app totally free. You may use the app for whatever purposes as you like. Please note however that this will be the final version of ConstEdit that is based on XULRunner of Mozilla Foundation. There will be no more update to this version.

Future Version of ConstEdit

Please be assured that ConstEdit will rise again as an Html document word processor, though very likely with another web-browser as the rendering engine. We will still be sticking to using Html5 as the document format. It can be expected that the initial version of the future software will have very close resemblance to the current version, in terms of functionality and compatibility.

In the meantime, we sincerely hope that you are satisfied with using this free version of ConstEdit. Please stay tuned. This website will be kept updated with our decisions on the new version of the software.

Friday, January 27, 2017