TruePreview 1.8a7 released

I have released an updated (but still incomplete alpha version) of TruePreview, TruePreview 1.8a7. This version only adds support for Mountain Lion, OS X 10.8.5 (Mail 6.6) but is functionally equivalent to the previous version.

The following is still true in this version: Due to changes in Apple's code, the reply, forward, and scroll/click options are unimplemented and disabled in this version. I will (hopefully) add them back when I figure out how to make them work. So, this version only contains the delay (immediate, never, X seconds) and "Viewing in a separate window" functionality. NOTE: This version is only for Lion and Mountain Lion Mail 5.0-6.x. If you have an older version, please continue to use version 1.7.

I very much appreciate all of you who have contacted me with words of support and encouragement. I am also extremely thankful for all of you who have made a donation to support the development of TruePreview!

TruePreview 1.8a6 released

I have released an updated (but still incomplete alpha version) of TruePreview, TruePreview 1.8a6. This version only adds support for Mountain Lion, OS X 10.8.4 (Mail 6.5) but is functionally equivalent to the previous version.

The following is still true in this version: Due to changes in Apple's code, the reply, forward, and scroll/click options are unimplemented and disabled in this version. I will (hopefully) add them back when I figure out how to make them work. So, this version only contains the delay (immediate, never, X seconds) and "Viewing in a separate window" functionality. NOTE: This version is only for Lion and Mountain Lion Mail 5.0-6.x. If you have an older version, please continue to use version 1.7.

I very much appreciate all of you who have contacted me with words of support and encouragement. I am also extremely thankful for all of you who have made a donation to support the development of TruePreview!

TruePreview 1.8a5 released

I have released an updated (but still incomplete alpha version) of TruePreview, TruePreview 1.8a5. This version only adds support for Lion, OS X 10.7.5 (Mail 5.3) but is functionally equivalent to the previous version.

The following is still true in this version: Due to changes in Apple's code, the reply, forward, and scroll/click options are unimplemented and disabled in this version. I will (hopefully) add them back when I figure out how to make them work. So, this version only contains the delay (immediate, never, X seconds) and "Viewing in a separate window" functionality. NOTE: This version is only for Lion and Mountain Lion Mail 5.0-6.0. If you have an older version, please continue to use version 1.7.

I very much appreciate all of you who have contacted me with words of support and encouragement. I am also extremely thankful for all of you who have made a donation to support the development of TruePreview!

TruePreview 1.8a4 released

I have released an updated (but still incomplete alpha version) of TruePreview, TruePreview 1.8a4. This version only adds support for Mountain Lion, OS X 10.8 (Mail 6.0) but is functionally equivalent to the previous version.

The following is still true in this version: Due to changes in Apple's code, the reply, forward, and scroll/click options are unimplemented and disabled in this version. I will (hopefully) add them back when I figure out how to make them work. So, this version only contains the delay (immediate, never, X seconds) and "Viewing in a separate window" functionality. NOTE: This version is only for Lion and Mountain Lion Mail 5.0-6.0. If you have an older version, please continue to use version 1.7.

I very much appreciate all of you who have contacted me with words of support and encouragement. I am also extremely thankful for all of you who have made a donation to support the development of TruePreview!

TruePreview 1.8a3 released

I have released an updated (but still incomplete alpha version) of TruePreview, TruePreview 1.8a3. This version only adds support for OS X 10.7.3 (Mail 5.2) but is functionally equivalent to the previous version.

The following is still true in this version: Due to changes in Apple's code, the reply, forward, and scroll/click options are unimplemented and disabled in this version. I will (hopefully) add them back when I figure out how to make them work. So, this version only contains the delay (immediate, never, X seconds) and "Viewing in a separate window" functionality. NOTE: This version is only for Lion and Mail 5.0-5.2. If you have an older version, please continue to use version 1.7.

I very much appreciate all of you who have contacted me with words of support and encouragement. I am also extremely thankful for all of you who have made a donation to support the development of TruePreview!

TruePreview 1.8a2 released

I have released an updated (but still incomplete alpha version) of TruePreview, TruePreview 1.8a2. This version only adds support for OS X 10.7.2 (Mail 5.1) and reverts to the old installer that actually worked.

The following is still true in this version: Due to changes in Apple's code, the reply, forward, and scroll/click options are unimplemented and disabled in this version. I will (hopefully) add them back when I figure out how to make them work. So, this version only contains the delay (immediate, never, X seconds) and "Viewing in a separate window" functionality. NOTE: This version is only for Lion and Mail 5.0-5.1. If you have an older version, please continue to use version 1.7.

I very much appreciate all of you who have contacted me with words of support and encouragement. I am also extremely thankful for all of you who have made a donation to support the development of TruePreview!

TruePreview 1.8a1 installation issues

I have received reports from several people stating that the installation is failing for them. I finally tracked down the problem. At first, I thought it only affected people who had upgraded to 10.7.1, but that's not the case. It seems the problem has to do with the way some other Mail plugins are getting installed. Your home directory's Library/Mail/Bundles folder is getting created by some other installers with the wrong ownership/permissions. Then, when trying to install TruePreview, its installation fails.

So, this is not a problem with TruePreview, but I figured the easiest way to fix it was with my installer rather than trying to give you instructions to fix permissions of that folder (which will probably get messed up again anyway). To fix this, I have updated the installer pkg file on the web site. It now requires admin authentication and fixes the permissions on the Library/Mail/Bundles folder before doing the installation.

If you had installation failures, just re-download the installer from the web site. The plugin has not changed at all, only the installer, so it is still listed as version 1.8a1. Please let me know if you continue to have issues (and provide the log from installer: press cmd-L and set "Detail Level" to "Show All Logs").

TruePreview 1.8a1 released

To at least give you all some relief from Lion's version of Mail, I have released an incomplete alpha version, TruePreview 1.8a1. This version includes preliminary support for OS X 10.7 and Mail 5.0. Due to changes in Apple's code, the reply, forward, and scroll/click options are unimplemented and disabled in this version. I will (hopefully) add them back when I figure out how to make them work. So, this version only contains the delay (immediate, never, X seconds) and "Viewing in a separate window" functionality. NOTE: This version is only for Lion and Mail 5.0. If you have an older version, please continue to use version 1.7.

I very much appreciate all of you who have contacted me with words of support and encouragement. I am also extremely thankful for all of you who have made a donation to support the development of TruePreview! It has spurred my on through my frustration of trying to get this working!

TruePreview Lion Status Update

I know many of you are eagerly awaiting a Lion version. I'm sorry it has taken so long, but between my full-time, paying job (!), being out of town for a while, and Apple's fairly significant changes to Mail, it is taking me some time to get things working. (Does anyone else hate the new view when you select a thread/conversation?! I like the old way of just getting a message list.)

I have a "mostly-working" version right now. I need to take some time to ensure that all of the various options are working as expected, and then I'll get it out ASAP.

Thank you all for your kind words, comments, email, encouragement, and donations!

TruePreview Lion Status

Based on the number of emails, duplicate tickets, and website comments I have received over the past week, it is clear that there is huge demand for TruePreview on Lion. Don't worry! I am working on it. Having the old behavior is driving me just as nuts as it is you...perhaps more so! Smile

As I had expected, Apple changed Mail in Lion sufficiently that I am having to go back dig through megabytes of debug output and method calls to figure out what they are now doing and how. This is basically what I had to go through before I released the initial version of TruePreview. Unfortunately, that takes some time, and since I am not currently a member of Apple's developer site, I did not have access to the Lion seeds to work on it before the official release.

I apologize for the delay. Hopefully I will have a breakthrough in the next couple of days and have a new version after the weekend.