Pathway 1.0.6

A small update, with a workaround for Safari 3 bugs as the most important fix.
Furthermore, includes a control to change the browser font size, primitive caching, and some behavior improvements when using the application offline.

The past months have been extremely busy for me, filled mostly with work at Orbicule and some vacation in between, which is partly responsible for the lack of updates.

A next version of Pathway will be developed over the coming months — as much as time allows me to. Most of my ideas are still in the “floating in the brain” phase, so it is effectively vaporware ;) .
In a nutshell, I plan to make Pathway useful to more people by broadening its purpose: from a Wikipedia browser to a link aggregator.
I’ll be detailing some of the new features as they develop.

In the mean time, have fun with the app!

Download it here or view the release notes.

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13 Responses so far »

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    Luc Beaudoin said,

    August 29, 2007 @ 7:13 pm

    Hi, we’re developing an Infoviz tool.

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    Thomas Maxara said,

    August 29, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

    schönes Proggi

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    Klaus Kaiser said,

    September 4, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

    Hi,

    Pathway is a really gread program. But there is one thing that i really hate. Everytime when i read an article i see links to other articles, that would interesset me and i want to read later. So I press the link an Pathway starts to load the new page. But I just want to continue reading the old article. So I hope there is a way to open links in the background, so i can continue reading the article i started.

    greetings

    klaus

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    Johan said,

    September 24, 2007 @ 11:58 am

    Yes, yes! Making this into a link aggregator, like you plan – is great news!

    I was hoping that would happen. Personally I cant see what needs to be done, the only thing I really miss; is a button that allows me to add Custom Page…

    Well, I will support dev the moment I get my hands on some money.

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    Charles said,

    November 19, 2007 @ 11:41 pm

    Keeps crashing on my Leopard upgrade install when I try to do a search. I could send you a crash log if you’d like – drop me a line.

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    Charles said,

    November 19, 2007 @ 11:42 pm

    ..oh, and now it isn’t. It’s fine. Leopard seems to be having a little tweak of me.

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    rc said,

    November 22, 2007 @ 11:44 pm

    Hi,
    I have a lot of crashs with leopard, if i do a search and type quickly it crashes, if i type very slowly it works … Do you need a crashlog?

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    Dennis said,

    November 25, 2007 @ 12:33 am

    Charles and rc, it seems like your experience was temporary, but I’d like to have the crash log, as the crash could have been provoked by an unhandled server response in Pathway. Please do not paste it here, but feel free to drop me a line via email.

    Thanks!

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    Ian Yorston said,

    November 27, 2007 @ 7:05 am

    I would have thought that Pathway had at least as much commercial potential as anything that you are currently doing for Orbicule.

    The link aggregator sounds interesting. Three thoughts:

    1. How might that work with del.icious?
    2. Some sort of slide show?
    3. Export to outline – for import to Keynote, Pages, etc?

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    Digsim said,

    November 28, 2007 @ 5:09 pm

    Hi,
    nice program but there seems to be a bug. When I add manually following address:
    http://home.dei.polimi.it/matteucc/Clustering/tutorial_html/index.html
    it just load but clicking on any link on this page gives an 404 Not found error with the following message:

    The requested URL /matteucc/Clustering/tutorial html/cmeans.html was not found on this server.

    Notice that the “_” betwen “tutorial” and “html” is missing. I don’t know if this is really a bug but in safari the page just works fine.

    Thanks

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    Dennis said,

    December 8, 2007 @ 3:32 pm

    Ian -

    While I agree that Pathway has commercial potential, working at Orbicule allows me to concentrate on development itself, on a freelance project basis. Taking into account my full-time coursework, this has huge advantages in scheduling and workload.
    Pathway, while a small and functionally limited app, requires a relatively enormous amount of development time (including support, localization etc.), which is hard to fit into school semesters. You might have noticed updates mostly coincide with school breaks — that is about the minimum of spare time I need to work efficiently on improvements.

    Digsim -

    This is of course unacceptable, I’ll fix the issue.
    Unrelated though, clustering (especially image processing-related) is a very interesting subject. I’ll bookmark this one.

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    Will Moffat said,

    April 10, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

    This is a really neap app. Have you looked at Freebase? Because it’s a database you can determine the relationships between topics as well. Here’s a demo: http://kidbombay.com/clients/freebase/freeSpin/

    I know you’re planning to make Pathway a generic aggregator, but a Freebase mode could be really interesting as well.

    regards,
    –Will

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    Harry Richards said,

    July 12, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

    Greetings from Australia. This is a very helpful app. May I request a feature, though that would make it more user-friendly.

    I am 60 and, like lots of people my age, wear glasses for reading but not otherwise. To prevent eye-strain and headaches with computers, I use the lowest resolution I can (960×600) on a 17″ screen. This works beautifully, except that some apps have windows that get cut off at the bottom. This is no problem if there is a vertical scrollbar.

    Without a vertical scrollbar, I have two options: change the resolution just to view that window (and resize it if necessary too), then change back, or presume the info that is missing is unimportant and just press enter, hoping for the best. I hope these thoughts are helpful.

    Thank you for making this software available free.

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