Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sigil 0.5.0 Released

I'm happy to announce the release of Sigil version 0.5.0.

0.5.0 comes with a number of bug fixes and some major new features:

  • Inline spell check in code view
  • Support for PCRE in search and replace
  • Translations into 15 languages

Please see the changelog for a full list of changes in this release.

One smaller change is I've decided to drop OpenCandy. Surprisingly I've only encountered one complaint about OpenCandy and it was directed at bundling offers for other software inside of an installer not at OpenCandy in particular. I want to make it clear that this change is not due to user request or opposition to OpenCandy but my own decision.

While I respect what OpenCandy the company is doing and I don't see anything wrong with the offerings they provide I don't think their system is right for Sigil. The big thing I don't like is OpenCandy's installer components are distributed as closed source binary modules. While my understanding is this can be used without running afoul of the GPL I fully believe it goes against the spirit of the GPL and open source in general.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and helped during the beta process.