Changelog for Dolmen

Version 2.0.0 (30/3/2018)

  • updated sol2 library
  • fixed Lua string -> QString

Version 1.9.5 (30/3/2018)

  • Fixed a regression introduced in 1.9.4 which caused Dolmen to crash when there was no main plugin

Version 1.9.4 (16/3/2018)

  • Restore Unicode support in regular expression character classes
  • Lua scripts in plugins
  • Initialization code can be added to a script named init.lua at the root of a plugin

Version 1.9.3 (23/11/2017)

  • Fixed opening a TextGrid with Sound in Praat, which sometimes opened the wrong interval

Version 1.9.2 (23/9/2017)

  • Updated RTAudio to version 5.0.0
  • Improved sound playback on all platforms
  • The last query is now remembered
  • Small performance improvements in queries
  • Fixed regression for search grammars introduced in 1.9.1
  • Renamed Conc menu to Search

Version 1.9.1 (14/9/2017)

  • Complex queries now recognizes 3 relations: alignment, precedence and dominance
  • Updated documentation for concordancing
  • Better warning when a query doesn't return any match

Version 1.9.0 (25/8/2017)

  • Small changes in the user interface
  • lua scripting engine
  • New regular expression engine
  • New documentation
  • Removed obsolete UNIX pattern search syntax
  • Fixed freeze with open/save dialogs on Linux (Qt5)
  • Added Conc menu
  • Auto-detection of Unicode encoding (defaults to UTF-8 if no BOM is present)
  • Metadata panel can now be resized
  • Removed greedy search check box (use quantifiers in regular expressions instead)
  • Bookmarks can now be opened in Praat
  • Fixed bug which caused the content of an annotation to be loaded multiple times when there were bookmarks in a project
  • Fixed crash which occurred when switching between projects
  • Fixed minor memory leak (finalization of grammars)
  • License is now GPL version 3, with an exception for plugins
  • New icon theme (courtesy
  • Replaced output tab with a (hideable) status bar

Version 1.3.3 (24/5/2016)

  • fixed encoding when exporting search results to CSV
  • minor bug fixes

Version 1.3.2 (8/5/2016)

  • minor bug fixes

Version 1.3.1 (28/04/2016)

  • query results are now sorted

Version 1.3 (12/9/2014)

  • fixed bug in sound playing on Windows and Linux
  • import metadata from CSV file
  • fixed a bug introduced in version 1.2 that made Dolmen crash when loading a project that contains bookmarks
  • now built on top of Qt5
  • better compatibility with recent version of Mac OS X (now requires 10.7 or later)
  • plugin tabs are no longer displayed in random order
  • updated RtAudio to version 4.1.1
  • minor fixes and improvements

Version 1.2 (1/9/2013)

  • improvements to sound and annotation views
  • sound can be browsed with keyboard arrows in sound and annotation views
  • faster loading of projects (annotations are now opened lazily)
  • updated RtAudio to version 4.0.12
  • RtAudio and libsndfile versions are now displayed in Help > Sound information
  • the source code can now be compiled with Qt4 or Qt5
  • search by tier name now uses regular expressions instead of string comparison
  • search grammars can now define a "tier selecting" field to search a pattern across different tiers
  • fixed compiler warnings
  • minor fixes and enhancements

Version 1.1 (1/7/2013)

  • updated code to use Qwt 6.1 to prepare the transition to Qt 5 (Qwt is no longer included and must be provided externally)
  • sound can now be played/paused with the space bar and stopped with Esc in sound and annotation views
  • plots are now antialiased by default (this can be turned off in the preference editor)
  • minor code clean-up's
  • new icon

Version 1.0.4 (21/02/2013)

  • Windows only: added msvcp100.dll, for systems that don’t have it.

Version 1.0.3 (16/02/2013)

  • prevent Dolmen from crashing when displaying a short sound file in a view

Version 1.0.2 (15/02/2013)

  • Fixes audio playback of stereo files on Windows and Linux

Version 1.0.1 (16/12/2012)

  • fixed a bug that happened when opening intervals shorter than 100 ms in Praat
  • the tier name fied is now properly hidden in the search window when the files are Documents

Version 1.0 (15/12/2012)

  • annotator comparison for search grammars (requires an "Annotator" property)
  • Search by tier name instead of tier number
  • code modified so that it compiles with MSVC2010
  • updated libsndfile to 1.0.25 on Windows

Version 0.9.9 (21/10/2012)

  • Qwt is no longer required as an external dependency (v5.2.2 has been included in Dolmen's source code)
  • updated Qt to v 4.8.3 on Windows

Version 0.9.8 (18/10/2012)

  • improved sound playback on Mac OS X and Linux (updated RTAudio to v 4.0.11)
  • fixed selection rectangle in waveforms on Linux
  • updated Qt to v 4.8.3 on Mac OS X
  • refactoring of the output console

Version (04/05/2012)

  • fixed a deployment bug on Windows (SQL plugin)
  • error message if the database fails to open

Version 0.9.7 (23/04/2012)

  • data tables (DMT files). Data tables can be created from a query view (right click on a query match > Create table view)
  • option for greedy search in the main search window
  • minor improvements and bug fixes

Version 0.9.6 (14/04/2012)

  • support for user-defined plugins (written in JavaScript/JSON)
  • cleaner check list boxes (mostly used in search window and gauge tool)
  • disabled internal debug messages

Version 0.9.5 (08/04/2012)

This version brings a significant number of changes and improvements: metadata is now displayed in a permanent widget on the right-hand side. metadata is now stored in an SQLite database instead of DMM files tags have been renamed to "properties". redesigned property editor which makes editing properties much simpler on Mac, the application data folder has been moved from “~/Library” to “~/Application Support” resampling now uses speex instead of libsamplerate support for Document files (plain text files) along with Annotations bug fixes and usability improvements

Version 0.9.4 (03/03/2012)

  • prevent a crash when using the arrow keys in a query view
  • tags are now properly refreshed in the metadata editor

Version 0.9.3 (02/03/2012)

  • fixes bugs in regular expression and plain text search
  • prevent Dolmen from crashing when playing a new search match while the previous one hasn’t finished playing
  • search results can now be browsed using keyboard arrows

Version 0.9.2 (28/01/2012)

  • new version (mac only): fixes a crash when playing a sound
  • updated RTAudio to 4.0.10
  • the Mac version is now linked against Qt 4.8

Version 0.9.1 (21/08/2011)

  • fixed a bug that made Dolmen crash when loading a new project if the previous one had bookmarks
  • added icons for surveys and speakers in the file browser
  • items can now be edited from query views (right click, then "Edit item text...")
  • the Linux version is now distributed as Debian packages (Debian stable)
  • minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 0.9.0 (19/08/2011)

  • implementation of tiers in annotation views (can read and edit text of Praat tiers)
  • much smoother scrolling of waveform
  • waveforms can now be scrolled with the mouse wheel
  • new metadata editor, available from annotation and sound views, as well as from the file browser (right click on an item)
  • new shortcuts to hide the left sidebar (ctrl+shift+L) and the bottom tabs (ctrl+shift+b)
  • updated support for Praat point tiers (if you have old files with points, it is best to open and resave them in Praat)
  • minor improvements to the side bar on Mac OS X

Version 0.8.3 (08/08/2011)

  • Sound views now indicate the current position while a file is playing
  • Removed Webkit dependency
  • The Mac version is now built statically and is much smaller as a result

Version 0.8.2 (06/08/2011)

  • Sound can now be paused in sound views
  • Improved audio output of mono files on Mac OS X

Version 0.8.1 (23/07/2011)

  • Fixed a bug that caused Dolmen to crash on Mac and Linux when playing a sound file containing non-ASCII characters in its path
  • Fixed a bug that caused Dolmen to freeze on Windows when interrupting playing

Version 0.8.0 (16/07/2011)

  • the sound stack has been rewritten and now uses libsndfile and RTAudio instead of libsox.
  • initial support for waveforms in sound and annotation views (mono files)
  • new tool "Compare speakers or subjects..."
  • export to CSV (spreadsheet format)
  • bookmarks
  • open files in Praat from the file browser
  • new command "save project as..."
  • the system tab "metadata" has been removed (metadata is now shown in tool tips in the file browser or in the viewer when opening a file)
  • simplified search window

Version 0.7.2 (20/03/2011)

  • fixed display of results in query view when hovering the mouse cursor over items
  • better Linux support

Version 0.7.1 (05/03/2011)

  • read WaveSurfer label files (*.lab)
  • export tiers of DMF files to TextGrid
  • TextGrid files that contain text fields spanning over several lines are now properly parsed

Version 0.7.0 (04/03/2011)

This version brings many improvements across the board:

  • sendpraat and sox have been included in the source code and are no longer neeeded as external dependencies
  • cross-tier search
  • the preference editor has been simplified and reorganized
  • HTML rendering now uses the WebKit engine
  • the documentation has been overhauled and is now available in HTML from within Dolmen, instead of a PDF file.
  • many more sound file formats are supported out of the box (still no MP3 nor OGG though)
  • the most recent project can now be opened with ctrl+shift+o
  • minor bug fixes

Version 0.6.5 (19/02/2011)

added project versioning (Edit > Project Properties...) can now open TextGrid without sound in Praat added search variables %LINE, %WORD, and symbols '#' (word boundary), '#' (prefix) and '#' (suffix). documentation for regular expressions

Bug fixes/improvements: removed "Open selection in Praat" from Tools menu (which has been disabled for now) parentheses can now be used in search pattern (they still need to be escaped in regular expressions) * fixed identification of the tier when opening in Praat

Version 0.6.4 (12/02/2011)

  • The description field is now searchable in the search window.
  • Tags can be hidden in the search window
  • PFC/PAC goodies (see documentation)

Version 0.6.3 (09/02/2011)

  • First public version.

Development of the C++ version started in early August 2010. A python proof-of-concept was sketched out in April/May 2010. Dolmen is a complete redesign of the PFC platform (2006/2008), a concordancer implemented in Python and specifically written for the PFC project (