Wednesday, February 26, 2014

GanttProject 2.6.5

GanttProject 2.6.5 which fixes the problem of excessive memory consumption on some system and a couple of other bugs is published. As always, you can download it from our pages on Google Code.

The release build number is 1638. If you installed previous builds of GanttProject 2.6.5, we recommend to upgrade, since they contain a few severe bugs.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Out of Memory issues in GanttProject 2.6.3 and 2.6.4

A few users reported that GanttProject 2.6.3 and GanttProject 2.6.4 may fail with Out of Memory exceptions on start time or at any other moment (e.g. when running export/import operations). We're aware of this issue, we know the root cause and we're working on the fix. The root cause is that we're now reading more font files than we used to (this fixes another problem in PDF export) and once a file is read, it remains in memory (this is a feature of iText library which we use). It was the same in the previous versions, but we just read smaller number of files.

The fix will be available soon, and if you urgently need a temporary workaround, you can do one of the following:

  1. Remove plugin/org.ganttproject.impex.htmlpdf folder from GanttProject installation directory. Please be aware that this will remove PDF export feature.
  2. Open plugin/org.ganttproject.impex.htmlpdf/plugin.xml file in any text editor, find <extension point="org.ganttproject.impex.htmlpdf.FontDirectory"> line and remove these three lines below:

    <dir name="C:/windows/fonts" absolute="true"/>
    <dir name="/usr/share/fonts/truetype" absolute="true"/>
    <dir name="/System/Library/Fonts" absolute="true"/>

    Do not remove <dir name="fonts"/> line. This will prevent GanttProject from reading TrueType fonts from your system but will keep bundled Liberation Sans font.
Hope it helps to solve the issue and sorry for the troubles!

Friday, February 14, 2014

GanttProject 2.6.4

Our users reported a couple of severe bugs in GanttProject 2.6.3, so we had to build a new version. GanttProject 2.6.4 is here, and it fixes these two issues:
There are also minor translation updates in Serbian and Norwegian languages. No other changes. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

GanttProject 2.6 video tutorial

One more video tutorial which shows the basic features of GanttProject 2.6. This tutorial was created a year ago by Ben Brouse from New Jersey.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

GanttProject 2.6.3

GanttProject 2.6.3 a maintenance update of Brno release branch was published a couple of days ago and is available for download.

There is a lot of translations updates, thanks to our awesome translation volunteers and Crowdin translation service! GanttProject 2.6.3 is completely or almost completely translated to 25 languages. Worth noticing that we internationalized Sortavala PDF export theme, so now you'll be able to send a report with Tâches instead of Tasks in the task list to your French-speaking partners, and print the name of Encargado do proxecto instead of Project manager for those who speak Gallegan.

There is a couple of important bugfixes, specifically, we fixed a few CSV and MS Project import/export problems and these annoying ghost remnants of collapsed tasks:

The complete list of bugs fixed in GanttProject 2.6.3 is available in our bugtracker.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Galician translation

There is Galician translation in GanttProject 2.6.2, contributed by Xesús M. Mosquera Carregal, but unfortunately it can't be chosen in GanttProject interface language settings. The reason is that language dropdown shows only locales supported by Java Runtime (unless an exception is explicitly set up). However, you can add a third-party implementation of Galician locale by just copying a file into appropriate folder in your system. The instructions are given on Galician locale site. They mention JAVA_HOME which is the folder where your Java Runtime is installed. If you don't know where is that folder on your system, you can find its location in the second line of GanttProject log (Help→View log in the menu).

Having this done, you should see Galician language in the dropdown (don't forget to restart GanttProject).

We're working on making Galician translation available without corresponding locale and on making locale installation process more automated, if possible.