Version 188.8.131.52 is up as a release candidate. I must say I am quite excited about this release. Based on our internal testing, it is significantly faster than all previous releases of PersonalBrain. Memory usage has also been cut down by a good margin.
If you'd like to see just how fast it is, try Options > Wander, then open preferences and move the animation speed slider to the left...
As always, thanks for your feedback. We're anxious to hear what you have to say about this release.
Get it here: http://www.thebrain.com/#-156
Version 184.108.40.206 (test release)
January 20, 2008
o All UI actions are snappier. Most notably:
§ Thought activation is much faster
§ Animation is smoother
§ Modifying the selection is much faster
o Optimizations throughout enable better performance and lower resource utilization
· Lower Memory Usage
o Performance caches are smaller and better optimized
o Memory usage remains relatively flat over time
· Look and Feel
o Distant thoughts displayed in the normal view after expanding all are larger
o The size of thoughts in the outline view are larger
o The default location of the outline view allows more room for parents and jumps
o On initial hide of tools windows, a message is displayed to inform how to redisplay the tools windows
o Wander function now activates a new Thought as soon as animation is complete, so the speed of wandering can be adjusted using the animation speed
o Wander is now better at covering broader territory and less prone to getting stuck in a small area
o Fun trick: Turn on wander then open preferences and adjust the animation speed while wander is on in the background. Also try wander with a fast animation speed in expanded mode with fade and shrink distant options turned off.
o Fixed: The starting Thought prior to activating wander does not stay available in the background
o Improved handling of image loading failures
o Fixed: Siblings do not show in SiteBrain export
o Fixed: Clicking expand all many times quickly is not handled correctly
o Fixed: Drag and drop of contacts from Outlook ignores middle names
o Fixed: The scroll arrow in the past Thought list sometimes appears in the wrong place
o User preferences are backed up in case they can’t be loaded properly