Grindstone 2.1.5061 Release Notes

Date: August 14, 2010
Type: Feature
Status: Deprecated

One knew that this spectacle was not the product of inanimate nature, like some aurora borealis, or of chance, or of luck, that it was unmistakably human—with “human,” for once, meaning grandeur—that a purpose and a long, sustained, disciplined effort had gone to achieve this series of moments, and that man was succeeding, succeeding, succeeding!

Ayn Rand, The July 16, 1969 Launch: A Symbol of Man’s Greatness

New Features

  • Fully Operative Task Force Synchronization System
  • Notifications: Grindstone now displays little notification messages in the lower right hand corner of your screen instead of using system tray balloons. This gives us more control over the behavior of the messages, and prevents Windows from amassing a huge number of messages from Grindstone while the user is away and then displaying them until the user dismisses them one by one, which was horribly annoying.
  • Options: You can now choose whether the Grindstone system tray icon is displayed using the new “Visibility” preference available on the General tab.
  • Options: You can now choose whether the Task List is displayed in the Windows Task Bar using the new “Visibility” preference available on the General tab.
  • Stopwatch: There is now an option to have the Stopwatch display the sum of all time recorded for the current day, regardless of task. This can be found on the Timers tab of the Options window.
  • Update Slipstream: You can now choose which update slipstream your installation of Grindstone checks on the Network tab of the Options window. This will allow anyone that wishes to receive preview updates.

Changes & Modifications

  • Travel Mode: Grindstone no longer stops to tell you its safe to remove the removable drive when exiting.

Bug Fixes & Defect Corrections

  • Travel Mode: Expired Swift Start binaries are now properly deleted in Travel Mode. This wouldn’t have caused a problem other than wasting disk space.