Know bugs, as of 0.0.8:
File Load Error (on launch, Mac)
Kevin and Justin report “Here’s another error I encountered immediately after starting the app:”
Missing Menu (Mac)
Kevin and Justin also report that there are missing menu items on the Mac:
I did not have any options in the menu bar other than command-q under Gingko menu.
I can’t seem to import data to the desktop app. There are no obvious commands (via the toolbar or right-click) to do so
There are supposed to be the following menu items (this as seen on Windows/Linux):
Differences from Web Version
Here are a couple intentional differences from the web version, that I’m playing with.
The reasoning here is: many cards require titles, and often we want the titles to reflect the depth of the card (h1 for column 1, h2 for column 2, etc). Now the first line of the textarea is reserved for titles.
If your card doesn’t need a title, just skip it by pressing Enter.
To manually set the level, just use hashes as normal (#, ##, ### etc)
I know that if you have a large number of title-less cards, this means an extra keystroke. But if you use titles often, it saves you from: learning the syntax for titles, setting (and later, updating) the depth of the title.
It’s a tradeoff, we’ll see how it goes.
This is not obvious visually, but the root card behaves differently from others. The reason for this is future-proofing.
With the web version, I had wanted to add several features that are far easier if your trees are actually trees (with a single root), and not a collection of trees. For example, for embedding trees within other trees.
I know it “wastes” a column, but I believe it will be worth it in the long run. For one, I don’t expect the first column to be wasted later (it can hold file preferences, plugin options, or any other tree-specific settings, for instance).
Again, we’ll see how it goes.
PS: I am trying to get a macOS virtual machine going, because it’s clearly the platform with the most bugs so far. Current attempt: VirtualBox + macOS Sierra on my Ubuntu. If you have any other suggestions for mac testing, let me know!