Simon 3.5b1 released

Announcing the first beta release of Simon 3.5. This update doesn't add any features yet (some may be added in a later beta), but provides full Mountain Lion compatibility via moving to the latest development tools, which necessitated a number of other changes.

One of those changes is dropping PPC support. I know that this may affect some customers, since Simon often runs on an older server machine, and I apologize if this is disappointing. But the latest development tools don't support PPC anymore. Similarly, the minimum OS version has been raised to Snow Leopard (10.6).

Here are the details:

  • Fixed some issues with the Twitter plugin.
  • Fixed some issues with the Calendar plugin.
  • Fixed an exception when using the FilterIndex variable in a script.
  • The Email plugin's helper no longer appears in the Dock.
  • Increased the wait on waking from 15 to 30 seconds, to allow time for the internet connection to be ready.
  • Removed the hidden preference to use the legacy Automatic email transport, as it doesn't work when building for Mountain Lion.
  • The license button in the Simon Monitor window now shows the Licenses window instead of going to the Dejal Store web page. (Standard edition only)
  • Added a license button to the Preferences window, when unlicensed, to make it easier to buy the app. (Standard edition only)
  • Fixed display of license entry date in the Licenses editor. (Standard edition only)
  • Improved full-screen support.
  • Rebuilt for Mountain Lion using Xcode 4.
  • The standard edition of the app is now signed with a Developer ID to support Gatekeeper on Mountain Lion. (Standard edition only)
  • Simon now requires an Intel Mac and a minimum of OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

Download Simon 3.5b1 now!