Tag: Vivian

Vivian ESR 10.3.0.0

Vivian ESR 10.3.0.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian ESR, changes and download are below:

1. Cleaned up code.
2. Fixed a bug where the zoom function was not anchored to the corner of the status bar.
3. Fixed a bug where the “No” button would not work on ‘Delete All Save Data?’
4. Fixed a bug where ‘Help’ would not work in ‘Web Studio’.
5. Fixed a bug where clicking a link with, “#” would cause an exception.
6. Updated design of ‘Quick Start’ and main browser window.
7. Added new default background.
8. Removed ‘Malicious Content Blocker’.

Download it here.

Vivian ESR 10.2.2.0

Vivian ESR 10.2.2.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian ESR, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug in ‘Web Studio’ where inserting HTML would only work on first line.
2. Fixed some inconsistencies in the user interface.
3. Fixed a bug where dialogues would not display properly.
4. Fixed a bug while in ‘Quick Start’ where it would not close when opening a page from ‘Pins’ or ‘History’ in ‘Settings Panel’.
5. Fixed a bug where the ‘View Certificate’ button would completely disable, even when opening
the dialogue on a secure/unsecure website.
6. Added new icon on the ‘Donate’ button on ‘Quick Start’.
7. Added ability to zoom in, out and reset zoom.
8. Added ability to delete cookies, temporary internet files and all saved data.
9. Fixed a bug where the browser wasn’t respecting HTTP or HTTPS values. Sites were still
connecting securely, but you weren’t being shown and that was a problem.
10. ‘Automatic Updates’ now connects through HTTPS (even though it did server-side regardless).
11. Changed icon for ‘Web Studio’.
12. Help is now online only.
13. Updated malicious content blocker.

Download it here.

Hub ESR & Vivian ESR End of Support

Hub ESR & Vivian ESR End of Support

Hub ESR Discontinued

I recently discontinued development of Hub ESR, this was because the project didn’t make much sense when Windows 10 isn’t as flawed as Windows 8.1 was when I first made it in 2014. Windows 8.1 didn’t have a Start menu or very intuitive ways to access your applications so Hub was made as a front-end for Windows to make it easier to access your applications and use Windows in a small sub-environment.

What comes after Hub ESR? Will there be another front-end?

I am working on a new project which will be called Hub 11, this will make Hub into a “Hub” for everything WindowsLogic and will be based on Gecko. There will be no further development of a front-end. Front-ends are so 2015, ya know?

Vivian ESR Discontinuation Date

Vivian ESR will be discontinued on the 14th July 2019. This means that there will be no new updates for installed copies of Vivian, all support will be ceased and the ability to download will be taken down from my website. Copies of Vivian ESR which have been installed before the end of support date will continue to operate but will contain a message that reads, “This application has reached end of support. There will be no more updates, bug fixes or optimisations made to this application and it is recommended that you find an alternative.” I recommend that you grab a copy of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to continue browsing if you used Vivian ESR as your main browser.

Will source code be available after discontinuation?

Short answer, no. I will not be releasing source code for Vivian ESR since it still contains many technologies which are still in use on my other applications. Making these technologies open source could stop future development of my other applications entirely.

Why are you discontinuing Vivian ESR?

I feel that there’s not really any point continuing to develop it since the Internet browser market is saturated. Other Internet browsers are much better than Vivian ESR and people would rather use what other companies offer and don’t want to use something made by a, “lonely programmer”.

I hope this cleared any concerns you may have had about the future of my ESR applications.

Vivian ESR 10.2.1.0

Vivian ESR 10.2.1.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian ESR, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug which caused an exception when searching on a blank page.
2. Fixed a bug which would allow HTML tags to be used in the CSS editor on ‘Web Studio’.
3. Added unsaved changes dialogue when choosing ‘New’ or ‘Open’ from the ‘File’ menu on
‘Web Studio’.
4. Icon on ‘Site information’ now changes depending on what type of site you’re on.
5. Fixed a bug which would show the old icons for ‘Site Information’ for a few seconds while
loading a page.
6. Fixed a bug where trying to save would sometimes not work in ‘Web Studio’.
7. Fixed a bug where ‘Web Studio’ settings would not reset.
8. Updated help documentation.
9. Other various bug fixes and performance improvements.

Download it here.

Vivian ESR 10.2.0.0 & 10.2.0.1

Vivian ESR 10.2.0.0 & 10.2.0.1

I’ve released a new version of Vivian ESR, changes and download are below:

Version 10.2.0.1

1. Fixed a bug which would stop rendering engine from displaying web sites properly.

Version 10.2.0.0

1. Added new original icon set.
2. Renamed ‘Favourites’ to ‘Pins’.
3. Added Basic HTML tag inserting into ‘Web Studio’.
4. Updated malicious website blocker.
5. Fixed a bug where typing in the address bar would make the browser navigate randomly.
6. Fixed a bug where the ‘Close Tab’ button would not close the browser properly with one tab
open.
7. Fixed the ‘Web Studio’ settings.
8. Redesigned ‘About’ dialogue.

Download it here.

Vivian ESR 10.1.1.0

Vivian ESR 10.1.1.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian ESR, changes and download are below:

1. Moved all ‘Web Studio’ settings to the ‘Settings Panel’.
2. Added new ‘Favourite’ dialogue.
3. Added ability to favourite a page from a link.
4. Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Download it here.

Hub ESR & Vivian ESR

Hub ESR & Vivian ESR

What is happening?

On the 6th August 2018, I will be discontinuing development of all major versions of Hub and Vivian. Since Hub is still in development for version 10, I will continue the development of that version but will be discontinuing major version development for that application later on.

How will this affect me?

This should not affect you at all. Everything will be how it is right now.

Will I still be able to download these applications after the 6th August 2018?

Yes. I will always provide a download to these applications until they are fully discontinued.

What type of updates will not be discontinued for these applications?

Major versions will be discontinued, but smaller updates that fix bugs and optimise these applications will still be released.

Is this like Firefox ESR?

Yes, exactly like that. These applications will get an extended service release of sorts.

Thank You

Finally, we want to say THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to either application, helped fix bugs and add new features.

Some of these people are;

Flyken
plaindinks
LovingNightmare316
And many more throughout the last four years…

Here’s to Hub ESR (in the future) and to Vivian ESR!

Vivian 10.1.0.1

Vivian 10.1.0.1

I’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

~Version 10.1.0.1~
1. Fixed a bug where ‘Select All’ would not work on the address and search bar.
2. Fixed a bug where ‘Quick Start’ would appear even if start-up settings were changed.
3. Updated malicious website blocker.
4. Custom colours now translate to when you hover over a browser button.
5. Under the hood improvements to make Vivian more usable.

Download it here.

Vivian 10.1.0.0

Vivian 10.1.0.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

~Version 10.1.0.0~
1. Updated to .NET Framework 4.6.1. Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported.
2. Under the hood improvements to make the application run faster.
3. Added ‘Background Colour’ to ‘Web Studio’ so you can now change the text editor’s
background colour.
4. Added ‘Word Wrap’ to ‘Web Studio’.
5. Changed the design of the ‘Web Studio Start’ dialogue slightly.
6. Added link to the ‘Settings Panel’ in ‘Web Studio’.
7. Added a link to the Software Agreement page on the ‘About’ dialogue.
8. Moved the website security link next to the address bar.
9. Fixed a bug where clicking from tab to tab would not update the address or title bar.
10. Fixed a bug where selecting more than 30 characters would cause the right click menu
to become bigger than the screen.
11. Tab text is now locked to 22 characters.
12. Added a right click menu for the address bar and search bar.
13. Hovering over an active tab now displays the full document title.
14. Added ‘Select All’ to browser right click menu.
15. Removed ‘Cut’ from the browser right click menu as it was useless.
16. Fixed a bug where the ‘Paste’ right click menu option would not work in the browser.
17. The ‘Status Bar’ is now smaller so it gets in the way less.
18. ‘Update Prompt’ no longer displays in the Taskbar.
19. Fixed a bug on the ‘Updater’ where it would disappear if there were no new updates.

Download it here.