August 20, 2012

Accordance for Windows Coming in 2013

As part of the new announcements today, OakTree Software is announcing that Accordance will be released for Windows in 2013. Accordance 10 shows a lot of coding change, and clearly one goal has been abstracting the routines to enable the conversion. Here's a snippet from their blurb:
we have long desired to offer PC users a better solution. And so, we are pleased to announce that we are in the process of developing a native version of Accordance 10 for Windows. In fact, we have been working on this project for well over a year, and we are excited to announce that Accordance 10 for Windows will be available in 2013.

Accordance Big Release Today

The Accordance Bible Software website is down in the wee hours of the night, and the site maintenance notice states that the site is being updated in preparation of the release of Accordance version 10!
I have the feeling a lot of people are going to be very happy this week.

August 15, 2012

Accordance Update Teasers

 In case you haven't seen them, David Lang of @AccordanceBible is posting some not-so-subtle, only slightly annoying teasers about new features of a new, emminent release of an Accordance update over at the Accordance Bible Software Blog. The list so far is:
  • Integrated Palettes
  • Smart context feature
  • Full module names in Library window
I have a teaser of my own...
Wouldn't it be nice if Accordance had built-in financial software capabilities based on biblical principles? Like, it wouldn't let you enter $5 on a cheeseburger until you first enter 10% first-fruits off the top to your church.

… yeah, ok, maybe not.

NA28 on Preorder

NA28, The Nestle GNT 28th edition is available for preorder at Amazon. (Novum Testament Graece: Nestle-Aland: Iinstitute for New Testament Textual Research). Here's the blurb:
This is the twenty-eighth edition of the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece (NA28). NA28 is the standard scholarly edition of the Greek New Testament used by scholars, Bible translators, professors, students, and pastors worldwide. Now NA28 has been revised and improved: . Critical apparatus revised and easier to use . Papyrii 117-127 included for the first time . In-depth revision of the Catholic Epistles, with more than 30 changes to the upper text . Scripture references systematically reviewed for accuracy . The NA28 with Dictionary includes the Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament prepared by Barclay M. Newman.
Release date is December. Have we seen screen shots yet?

Via Robert C. Kashow on FB.

August 13, 2012

Office for Mac 2014 to be the Next Release?

The new Microsoft Office for for Windows is still slated to arrive at the end of this year. But the big news for Office for Mac this summer is that when the new Windows Office is released, they will also release an update to Office for Mac 2011 that will bring the new cloud service to Office for Mac 2011.
The Next Web received a clarification from Microsoft:
When the new Office launches, we’ll deliver an update to Office for Mac 2011. With this update, Office for Mac licenses can count as part of your Office 365 Home Premium subscription. You will also be able to use SkyDrive and/or Office 365 to save and access all your documents from your Mac. Note that we’ve not announced any branding for future versions of Office for Mac.
This feels even later to the game than iCloud. If you're using Dropbox (and if you're not, why not?), then are you really going to move to Microsoft's solution? There is speculation on what additional features will be brought to Office for Mac 2011 in this update. The question then, is what will be the update schedule for a new major release. Will we see Office for Mac 2014, and will it include the elusive Unicode right to left support that drives so many of us away?