Archive for February, 2015

First Message Manager 3.0 Beta is available

February 14th, 2015 Comments off

I’ve been working on Message Manager 3.0, which will replace the 2.x branch Sonic Message Manager in time. This will be a separate download and will not automatically upgrade from 2.x versions for technical reasons. There are major changes in the application, but most of those are invisible to the users:

  • Internal refactoring that allows for a plugin system in the near future. It will be possible to create and install plugins for custom message formats, other messaging systems, new UI tabs and more.
  • Syntax highlighting XML editor/viewer
  • Faster download due to Pack200 compression, it’s now less than 3MB to download.
  • Java 6 is now required
  • Support for Sonic 6.1 was dropped
  • Support for Sonic 2015 was added

The first beta version of 3.0 is available for download here. These versions will automatically update to the latest code on a nightly basis and should be considered unstable.

The source code for this version is available on Bitbucket, please report any issues here.

Future versions of Message Manager 3.0 will no longer be specific to a particular version of Sonic MQ. At that time, you will have to download a new version of the application.