STE Version 3.30

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22 Mar 2011 07:39. Edited 9 times. (Edit, Permalink)

As I will be extremely busy over the next 2-3 days, I have decided to release the next version of STE. If you find any problems, let me know and I will get them fixed on the weekend.

I hope you enjoy the changes ;-)

Instead of a summary, I'll just post the full list here. You can also find the changes for each previous version on this page.

Note: Look below the changelog if you want to see some screen captures.

STE v3.30 - Download, released on 22 March 2011


  • Undo and Redo now have working keyboard shortcuts! Please confirm it works on Mac OS X?
  • Extension instruction: "export" - Note: it is assumed that you want to overwrite existing pages.
  • New "Get Key" button on the API tab of settings dialog, opens up Wikidot account settings page
  • Changes to menu layout:
    • NEW! Most menu items now have icons
    • NEW! Additional options added to Help menu (Website, Donate, Extensions, Feedback)
  • Changes to keyboard shortcuts:
    • Settings (Edit menu) now opens with F4, rather than F12
    • Meta data (Edit menu) now opens with F5, rather than F9
    • Validate code (Tools menu) no longer has a shortcut, previously F5
    • Forum (Help menu) no longer has a shortcut, previously F2
    • Check for updates (Help menu) now opens with F11, rather than F8
    • About STE (Help menu) now opens with F12, rather than F11
    • Manage Extensions (Extensions menu) now uses Alt+E, not Alt+F12
  • Changes to toolbar button order, to make import/export buttons easier to find
  • Page meta dialog: cleaned up the layout, removed file-specific fields
  • When attempting to use the 'Rename pages' feature, STE checks that you actually can use it (API key entered in settings)
  • When closing the settings dialog, you will be notified if you haven't entered an API key and private API mode is enabled

Bug fixes:

  • Installing extensions, anonymous previews, and other things broken due to Wikidot's API changes have been fixed.
  • Autoscroll setting ignored when importing from web (Request 110, 201102221)
  • Extra space no longer added when using extensions on an empty document (Request 11, 201103051)
  • Usage statistics were still being sent if you cancelled an import, export or preview action
  • There was a problem with installing extensions the first time I uploaded this. If you have issues, please re-download STE and see if that helps as you may have been quick and received the faulty copy :)

Other changes:

  • Changelog no longer included with the download, viewable instead at
  • The "About" text has received a layout update, and some new people were added to the "Thank you" list
  • Additional checks put in place to ensure the user is running Java 1.6 or later
  • Timeout for API method calls reduced from 30s to 10s. Wikidot must acknowledge an API method call within 10 seconds or it will fail. If anyone is on a slow connection and frequently gets timeout errors, please let me know on the forums.
  • Internal file structure has been improved, which basically means that it is now easier for me to release updates (Yay!)
  • Removed: STE no longer allows you to set a network proxy server. This feature will be back in a future release, once I have a chance to re-write it.

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22 Mar 2011 09:03. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
Now that it's been a few months since I introduced usage statistics, I've got some data to show you. I'll can post these every time I release a new version, if anyone is interested in seeing them that often.


Click to zoom into image.

Conclusion: Preview needs a lot of work, barely anyone uses it in it's current form (though I already knew that from people that completed the survey… thanks!). It also seems that export is used more often than import - probably as an alternative to previewing the page, or maybe you are creating new pages from scratch and don't need to import first?

The most noticable thing though is that STE was being used a lot during January, but has dropped off significantly since then, to be used less than once a day in March on average. In fact - no one has used the program for the past 10 days. Of course, this could also mean that people are disabling usage statistics? That is perfectly fine, but I'd like it if you could let me know here :) That way I can know how accurate my stats really are.

As I run STE probably hundreds of times when I'm working on it, I've disabled usage stats completely for myself, so that I don't artificially inflate the stats. So all of those numbers up there are from other people - not me. Being used 95 times in January by other people is something I'm extremely proud to see! :) Thanks to everyone that has used it so far!

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22 Mar 2011 11:58. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
I've used it in the past 10 days (see here: ), so maybe there's something wrong with the stats.

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22 Mar 2011 23:27. Edited 3 times. (Edit, Permalink)
Ah, yes! It's Wikidot and their darned API changes. ;-)

So usage stats will only work for v3.30 onwards now, and of course only if stats are left enabled in the settings dialog.

I would like it if people leave stats enabled, but as I myself tend to turn them off in other programs that's why I've given the option here as well.

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24 Mar 2011 03:58. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
The undo/redo shortcuts work fine on Mac. I like the icons in the menus too. One small bug - instead of the app being named "STE", it shows as "com.wdeditor.ste.STE". Other than that everything's working a-okay.

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24 Mar 2011 05:57. Edited 3 times. (Edit, Permalink)

One small bug - instead of the app being named "STE", it shows as "com.wdeditor.ste.STE". Other than that everything's working a-okay.

Oh Apple, I hate you some times! :)
Will post a bug report.

Edit: Here: Mac OS X bug: com.wdeditor.ste.STE

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