Today we're pleased to announce that RapidWeaver 5.3 Beta 3 is now in public beta. We've been working behind the scenes to improve RapidWeaver's stability and performance, as well as prepare the app for Mountain Lion and the discontinuation of MobileMe.
RapidWeaver 5.3, in a change to our previously-announced plans, will run on Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and (when it launches) 10.8.
We've made a number of important changes to ensure that RapidWeaver runs on Mountain Lion - in particular, to make sure it's ready for Gatekeeper.
The changes made to support Gatekeeper mean that you'll get prompted to allow RapidWeaver to access your Keychain when publishing each site for the first time after launching RapidWeaver 5.3, even if you're not on Mountain Lion.
Changes in RapidWeaver 5.3
- Removed MobileMe publishing
- Added warnings and pre-flighting to warn users about MobileMe's disappearance.
- Lots of behind the scenes changes to make RapidWeaver more robust and stable.
- Fixed an issue where Resources located on an un-mounted remote server would cause RapidWeaver to indefinitely load a project file. *
* Denotes new in this build.
- This build is not localised.
Download RapidWeaver 5.3 Beta 3 Now
Please be aware that this is pre-release software. It may have bugs and we recommend that if you're unhappy with the risks of using pre-release software that you do not install this build.
If you run into any issues, please contact us directly - support at realmacsoftware dot com - and ensure that the title of the email includes a mention of RapidWeaver 5.3 Beta 3.
Download Link: http://downloads.realmacmedia.com/rapidweaver-5-betas/rapidweaver_530_beta3.zip
Thanks for your continued support - and let me know if you come across any issues!
We will be issuing one further beta of RapidWeaver 5.3 - when the localisations are complete - however unless any showstopper issues are found with this beta, we will not be making any further code-level changes for RapidWeaver 5.3.