New update of Plant Base was released today and is available on the Download page. This is for all desktop/laptop editions – Windows, MacOS and Linux.

It is another maintenance release with some bug fixes and small changes for the user interface. Probably the most notable changes are a much improved method to enter multiple common names or synonyms when adding or editing a plant record and also a very small but handy feature of the colour selector tool window, allowing a simple double-click on the required colour. ( read more . . . )

Beta 7 of Plant Base for Linux is released and available for download. This a minor update still based on version 2.1.11

It fixes for a few late-breaking bugs that only occured in the Beta 6 release. Almost all are related to situations where pictures are resized to fit on the screen and the problems were due to small issues with the latest version of the build software that is used to generate the program. There are no other significant changes since Beta 6. ( read more . . . )

There is a new update for the Plant Base Linux edition – 2.1.11 Beta 6

To clarify – the program version 2.1.11 means that this is equivalent to the version releases for Windows and Mac.  It is also the Linux Beta release number 6.  In this particular case the Beta release and the version number are not associated. As this Beta phase is a long term thing, the releases will span the general version updates! ( read more . . . )

Anyone who wants to use Plant Base on Linux can get a free licence by simply asking for one.

This offer is available right now and probably remain at least while the Linux edition is in the Beta phase.  Once issued, the licence is permanent, will never expire and may be used for all future versions of Plant Base.  The  licence registration code will only work for the Linux edition – unlike the full paid licence it will not enable the Windows or Mac editions, or in certain cases Android. ( read more . . . )

The Linux desktop edition of Plant Base has been updated to the same level as the Windows and Mac edition. Also some extra bug fixes and other small changes specific to the Linux edition have been included.

This is still definitely only at the Beta stage! However, I’m really pleased with how it has been running on my own systems and it has been perfectly usable here.  There have been no issues at all with the database access side of things. Not surprising perhaps, as this shares the same code as the other editions. Development and initial testing have been done on two MX Linux systems, 64-bit and 32-bit, with additional testing on Linux Mint. ( read more . . . )

At the moment I am revisiting the development of a Plant Base edition for Linux. This was briefly looked at before but this a more concerted effort and a good winter project! Strictly speaking Plant Base already runs on Linux, in that we have the existing Android edition and Android is built around a Linux kernel. However, in this case we are talking about Linux operating system distributions for PC’s and laptops. ( read more . . . )