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2005-01-24: Revelation 0.4.0-pre1

New features:
- port to gtk+ 2.4 (new file dialog, combobox etc)
- file handling uses GNOME VFS (can open files over http, ftp etc)
- use icons from the active GNOME icon theme
- improved widgets when editing entries (dropdowns, fileselectors etc)
- drag and drop of entries in tree
- files can be dragged to Revelation to open them
- the account clipboard is shared between Revelation instances
- an account password chain is copied to the clipboard when launching entry
- added menu item for copying username and password chain to clipboard
- username and password can be copied to clipboard, even when hidden
- default action for entries is "go to"
- integrated with gnome session manager
- new application icon
- added icon and mime-type for the data files

- quit works correctly after continuing from an unhandled error
- gtk/gnome command-line arguments are handled correctly
- don't subclass gnome.ui.HRef (abstract widget from gnome-python 2.9.x)
- fall back to False for GNOME toolbar_detachable setting
- renamed "launch" to "go to"

Code changes:
- rewrote and cleaned up all code
- improved the module APIs
- added unittests for config, data, datahandler, entry, io, ui and util
- removed libxml dependency (uses xml.dom.minidom from python instead)
- reorganized source file tree
- use GNU autotools for installation instead of python distutils
- use GtkUIManager for UI generation and management

2004-09-27: Revelation 0.3.4

- the Domain field had the tooltip set as its name
- the searchbar follows the detachable toolbar setting in gnome
- ask to continue running when an unknown error occurs
- activate searchbar button when hitting return in the entry
- workaround for crasher bug when editing an entry on some systems

2004-08-30: Revelation 0.3.3

New features:
- added entry launchers
- added a search toolbar (disabled by default)
- added a password generator dialog
- added an XHTML/CSS exporter
- unknown errors are reported in a dialog with an error call traceback

- entry descriptions were not set when adding/editing an entry
- changed the keyboard shortcuts for add, edit and update entry to use
  the control modifier key, to avoid overriding other use of the keys.
  the old keyboard shortcuts can still be used when the tree has focus

Code changes:
- created subclasses of Entry class for the various entry types
- created subclasses of Field class for the various field types
- added config_get() and config_connect() convenience functions

2004-08-09: Revelation 0.3.2

- don't attempt to load the removed druid module on startup

2004-08-08: Revelation 0.3.1

New features:
- added a preference for autosaving data on change
- added import/export of .netrc files
- added import/export of GNOME Password Manager (gpass) files
- replaced the import/export druids with normal file selectors
- window size and position is stored on quit
- default type when adding entries is Generic
- vertical scrollbar only displayed when needed
- most dialogs can be closed by pressing Escape
- the OK button in password dialogs is ghosted until passwords are given
- removed schema installation from setup.py to ease packaging

- the preferences and import/export druids crashed on some systems
- the gconf schema is checked on startup, and reinstalled when needed
- fields containing & were not displayed correctly
- file selector was opened when saving file in quit confirmation
- spin buttons would not accept input from the keyboard
- missing parent directories are created when saving files
- added access keys to popup menus
- file selectors and the about dialog set as transient for main window

Code changes:
- rewrote data handling to use new Entry and Field objects,
  and improved EntryStore, UndoQueue, DataFile and other
  related systems
- data handlers split out into separate modules
- rewrote the configuration handling, using a new Config class
- merged application UI and functionality classes
- cleaned up dialog and ui code

2004-04-06: Revelation 0.3.0

New features:
- integrated password generator
- gconf integration
- new preference dialog
- option for automatically opening file on startup
- option for hiding passwords
- an opened file can be locked
- many small ui and usability improvements

- the Figaro's Password Manager importer failed on empty fields
- the password dialog allowed passwords longer than the keylength
  of the encryption algorithms, causing them to fail

Other changes:
- complete rewrite of some components, and major cleanups of others
- removed the Usenet account type