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April 16, 2006

AcidSearch 0.62

Well, after receiving a flood of mail, both kind and unkind, I have released 0.62. Yes, hell froze over, and yes, I have succumbed and made a universal binary. I'd like to cordially invite all of you Intel users to check it out. However, the following disclaimer applies: That said, this release should provide a stopgap between 0.61 and 0.7, and I apologize for not putting it out sooner. My reasoning was this: I am working on a new version, from the ground up, (my current build has NO code from previous versions—it's all from scratch). I don't want to have to maintain two completely different builds. Oh, and if you wouldn't mind, for this release, please refrain from sending bug reports unless you're running Intel. I know of many issues with the current version, and they have not been addressed in this release. I mentioned before about having a bug tracking system, and I decided to scrap that. However, I have set up a wiki on the site and will make it public once I deem it ready. It will be an official place to discuss the software as well as keep track of bugs, feature requests, and the like. It's a tad overwhelming to do simply via email.

Many of you probably think that AcidSearch 0.7 is vaporware. I can say this: contrary to popular belief, I am working on a new version, and it is coming along well. There will be new features in it that make it worth it. That said, I do have things in my life that are more important to me than my freeware hobby, and they continue to take precedent.

I'd really like to take a moment to thank everyone who has supported my work, by whatever means, be it consistent Safari crash reports (yes, I'm looking at you, Chris), or donations, or prods on the status of 0.7, or even just a thanks email. I really do appreciate all of these efforts, and they help me continue putting time into an otherwise rather fruitless endeavor. This is not a joke; I probably would not keep doing this, if it weren't for you guys. Developing freeware really can be a thankless job. Those of you who positively support me are what makes it worth it.

Download AcidSearch 0.62

Posted by pozytron at April 16, 2006 06:30 PM


Super duper awesome! Thanks heaps for doing this. it appears to work just fine under an intel Safari.

Good to hear 0.7 is coming along to.


Posted by: Richie at April 17, 2006 12:06 AM

I think you mean "precedence", not "precedent". But thanks for this software! It's great.

Posted by: Grammar Guy at April 18, 2006 06:59 PM

working fine under intel safari over here as well- thanks for a great program!

Posted by: ben at April 18, 2006 08:35 PM

Right you are, Grammar Guy. Oh well. By the way, I think you meant "precedence," not "precedence". But that's truly a matter of opinion. ;-)

Posted by: Robin Hamilton-Pennell at April 18, 2006 10:01 PM

Thanks a lot, downloaded it a few days ago. It's working fine on my MacBookPro 1.83GHz/1GB RAM. So glad its back! Made me shift back to using Safari from Camino.

Posted by: Otterman at April 22, 2006 09:15 AM

Is the disappearing find-as-you-type box a new thing? Because I don't remember having experienced that before and it's causing a crazy bug over here! Can that be disabled somehow?

Posted by: brh at April 22, 2006 11:59 PM

Getting a strange bug on find-as-you-type too - all the elements of the page disappear when you hover of them! It's quite amusing actually, but it only happens after you use find-as-you-type. Switched back to 0.61 which was working fine, but still have the same problem.

Posted by: sebire at May 1, 2006 07:01 AM

yeah that's the bug i'm seeing! it is kind of funny to watch. it seems that if you close the find-as-you-type box before it goes away on its own, then you can get to link safely..

Posted by: brh at May 3, 2006 08:10 PM

The installation doesn't work for me. I'm on an iMac G5, and the installer freezes. After I force quit, Safari tells me that the plugin isn't recognized by Safari 2.03. Anybody else having this trouble? Thanks for the great software all the same. I use it alot.

Posted by: Alec Jordan at May 10, 2006 02:08 PM

Working much better for me than 0.61 was (which I had to stop using because of the crashes). Thanks for your work on this!

Posted by: Andrew Dunning at May 15, 2006 11:06 AM

I too am experiencing the link disappearances when using the FAUT... hopefully this is getting addressed. I can't wait to get ahold of 0.7 :)

Soon hopefully?

Posted by: TJ at May 26, 2006 02:46 PM

Great app. Used it for ages on my Powerbook and downloaded it today for my new intel iMac.

It's great to be able to search directly in Google.co.uk.

Well done!

Posted by: Stuart (UK) at September 28, 2006 04:40 PM