As there is growing demand for SCAN update, I have published the preview (“beta”) of 1.4 release which is expected on SourceForge within few weeks.
Download SCAN-Desktop 1.4-beta (Windows installer)
Note that 1.4 package includes MS-Office, OpenOffice and PDF document plugins by default (no need to install them separately) to provide an out-of-the-box solution for the most of users.
Changes since 1.3 version
Laboranova People-Concepts Networking Server is opened for beta-testing since today, Jul 1, 2009.
Today at University of Nottingham, we deployed an alpha of the People-Concept Networking platform prototype. It’s the alpha, so it doesn’t do a lot as yet and is released only for internal overview and testing of the basic infrastructure. It is however, an occasion to disclose what I am working at now, along with an introduction to some PCN theory.
SCAN plugin for adding web-locations is released.
If you haven’t noticed already, there was no simple way to just enter a web URL in SCAN and get a document in the repository. One had to add web documents via del.icio.us or fetch them from RSS. Now it is fixed – with Web plugin you can add web-pages with their URL’s and more – you can tell the plugin to follow hyperlinks and crawl web-pages recursively, thus adding whole web-sites to SCAN document repository.
More on Web-plugin »
To install new plugin, click on “Check for updates” button in Plugins manager window (“Tools?Manage plugins”). Web plugin will appear in “Location type plugins” section.
SCAN Version 1.3.1 is released. The release focus is to fix a number of bugs found in 1.3 version (though some of them are really old).
New version of SCAN Frequently Asked Questions page is available.
“How does SCAN help me?”, “Why should I use it?”, “Who are the users?”, “Why it is smart?”, “Can it replace a …?”, “What is autotagging?”, technical tips-n-tricks, development questions and a lot of other things you would want to know about Smart Content Aggregation & Navigation technology.
Read SCAN FAQ »
I’m thinking about new feature for SCAN — some conditional actions to be executed individually or in a batch on selected documents. It would be useful for automation of metadata setting, or for defining custom autotagging rules.
Along with lots of minor bugfixes and performance tweaks, SCAN 1.2 introduces few essential improvements, mainly in search experience and plugins management…
(Read more on SCAN website)