Release notes

Most recent releases:

May 16, 2024: Release 6.8

This is a bug fix and code maintenance release.

The main changes are:

  • a refactoring of the Automatic Backup system:
    • automatic backup can now be switched on and off, application wide, in a submenu of the File menu
    • the same submenu gives access to the new Automatic Backup preferences panel. This panel now combines in one place configuration options that were located in different panels or submenus before
    • a new option was added that allows to specify one folder for all automatic backup files (instead of the folders where the .eaf files are located)
    • an option has been added to the File menu to restore or open a backup file (with extension .eaf.00x) and save it with a Save As action
  • the import of tab-delimited text and .csv files can now be combined with a .etf template file (experimental). Annotations will be imported into tiers of the template as much as possible, based on exact same tier names. Attempts are made to enforce the tier constraints defined in the template, but this might easily fail e.g. in case of many hierarchical levels.
  • in the Comments viewer, deleted comments would sometimes re-appear after a while. This should no longer be the case.
  • on macOS removing a linked video file could cause a crash, this should now be safe again
  • the extensions for the AVATeCH/AUVIS audio and video recognizers, that were available as web services running on MPI servers, have been removed. The services have been taken offline (as announced towards the end of last year).
  • the option to access the TypeCraft web service has been removed, it wasn't functional anymore
  • a privacy policy document is now available online and an item has been added to a Help sub-menu to open it in a browser
  • developers of audio/video recognizer extensions may have to recompile their extension due to small changes in the supporting code

July 15, 2021: Release of Simple-ELAN 1.4

This is a maintenance release which is functionally almost the same as the 1.3 release. It includes a newer Java version (OpenJDK 14) and has the latest updates of the main ELAN distribution.

The main changes are:

  • minor changes in the behavior of the VLC player, harmonizing it with that of other player frameworks
  • attempts are made to solve a problem with the video not scaling to its designated size
  • like in ELAN, on Windows and macOS a waveform is now also shown if a video is linked without a .wav file
    (there are some known issues on macOS with this, see the release notes of ELAN 6.2)

Release notes of previous releases

Version history