Six more Chordious tutorials

A few weeks ago I decided to record some updated Chordious tutorial videos using the latest version of Chordious. I was only able to make three at the time, which didn’t cover all of the functionality that the older videos covered.

So today I recorded six more videos, covering everything that the out-of-date videos covered, and also some of other features that never had videos before.

See all of the tutorial videos in the Chordious 2 Tutorial playlist.

Enjoy!

/jon

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New Chordious tutorials now available

So I checked and it seems the last time I did a video tutorial was several years (and versions) ago. Which means I spend a lot of time having to explain ho to use Chordious in text over email. Today I’ve tried to start remedying that, and now with a new setup for recording my PC, I’ve started recording new videos with the latest and greatest version of Chordious.

I hope to make tutorials for all of the Chordious features before the end of the year. Wish me luck!

See all of the tutorial videos in the Chordious 2 Tutorial playlist.

Enjoy!

/jon

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Chordious 2.0.12 now available

Chordious 2.0.12 is now available, and is a minor update over the previous release.

I know I just releases 2.0.11 yesterday, but unfortunately in fixing the text scaling for high DPI monitors, I accidentally broke diagram exporting. Thanks to Kelvin W for alerting me to the bug.

Here’s the full change list for 2.0.12:

    • Fixed issue with exporting diagrams

Update to the latest version of Chordious today, and keep the feedback coming!

/jon

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Chordious 2.0.11 now available

Chordious 2.0.11 is now available, and is a minor update over the previous release.

While working on the 2.1 preview release, I fixed some annoying bugs that warranted back-porting into the official 2.0 series.

Here’s the full change list for 2.0.11:

  • Removed unnecessary DLLs
  • Fixed issue with text scaling on high DPI monitors
  • Fixed issue with licenses UI
  • Fixed issue with update check failures

Update to the latest version of Chordious today, and keep the feedback coming!

/jon

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Starting development on Chordious 2.2 (The Chordious 2.1 Preview)

While the latest Official version of Chordious came out just a couple months ago, it’s been nearly three years since I ended the last Preview and released Chordious 2.0. So I think it’s Preview time again!

What does that mean? It means that the latest Official version of Chordious (2.0.10 as of this blog post) is just going to sit for a while, unless someone finds some super awful bug that needs fixing right away. Switching to Preview means I’m going to start exploring larger changes to Chordious, and entertaining bigger, more complicated feature requests that I’ve kept on the back burner.

I’ve already hit the #1 request, enabling the Chord Finder to discover “partial chords”, ie. “Why don’t I see results when I search for a chord that has 5 notes when my instrument only has 4 strings?” So look forward to that. I’ll start releasing Preview builds (starting with Chordious 2.1.0) soon.

Note, I’ll still recommend that most users stick with the Official version. The future looks something like this:

  1. Release the first Preview, Chordious 2.1.0
  2. Work away at some crazy new features
  3. Release another Preview build (Chordious 2.1.*) for interested users
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 until I’m happy with the new features and it’s stable
  5. Release the Official Chordious 2.2 to everyone.

As I make big changes in the Preview releases, things will be unstable and the program may be broken at times, including, potentially, data loss. So don’t use the Preview releases unless you’re willing to potentially lose your work/settings and have to start over.

I will however be doubly-sure that all users will be able to cleanly upgrade between Official versions (ie, from 2.0.10 to Chordious 2.2.0).

So if you’re interested in trying out the Preview releases when they’re ready, watch this blog and/or go into Chordious’s Options -> Updates and set your Release Channel to “Preview”.

Stay tuned for great things!

/jon

P.S. For more details on “Official” vs “Preview” versions of Chordious, see What’s the difference between “Official” and “Preview ” releases?

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Chordious 2.0.10 now available

Chordious 2.0.10 is now available, and is a minor update over the previous release.

This version fixes a crash that was inadvertently added in 2.0.9.

Here’s the full change list for 2.0.10:

  • Fixed crash when trying to export diagrams

Update to the latest version of Chordious today, and keep the feedback coming!

/jon

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Chordious 2.0.9 now available

Chordious 2.0.9 is now available, and is functionally a minor update over the previous release.

Starting in 2.0.9, Chordious now requires .NET 4.6.2, rather than the previous .NET 4.5.2. This shouldn’t be a problem for most users, but it does mean that Chordious will no longer run on Windows Vista.

Why the change?

It is now possible to publish desktop apps to the Microsoft Store, and unfortunately, such apps must use .NET 4.6.2 or later. So good news for Windows 10 users, as I am currently in the process of submitting Chordious to the store!

I’ve also gone and updated all of the other dependencies to their latest versions, including properly citing those dependencies within the app licensing. It may not matter for most users, but Chordious does use the work of others, and I want that to be clearer within the app.

Finally, there are of course some select bug fixes.

Here’s the full change list for 2.0.9:

  • New WinStore build for the Microsoft Store
  • Updated to .NET 4.6.2
  • Updated SVG.NET to v2.4.3
  • Updated MVVM Light to v5.4.1.1
  • Consolidated licenses for dependencies into the UI
  • Fixed a bug with the shortcut icon not loading on some machines
  • Fixed a bug with the temporary files created during “Enhanced Copy And Drag”
  • Fixed a bug where 0% barre arc ratios made the barre disappear
  • Code cleanup and miscellaneous bug fixes

Update to the latest version of Chordious today, and keep the feedback coming!

/jon

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