Archive for MacCaching

Build: 07_0113 – Improved GPX Support

Download: Latest Release 0.5.1_07_0113

Several users have reported problems with certain GPX Pocket Queries. Others have asked if it is possible to strip HTML from the descriptions. After investigating why some files failed to load I discovered another bug in my complier AND realized, not everyone has valid HTML on their geocache pages. So I’ve done two things in this release: changed the way I handle the GPX files and strip out most (if not all) of the HTML.

Paperless Caching with OSX (Palm or iPod)

Please note. These instructions will work with a Palm Device configured through OS X’s iSync. They were intended for the iPod

Using two tools only: MacCaching and AddressBook you can Geocache with OSX quite easily. This trick works with any iPod that displays “Contacts” and any Palm Pilot configured through iSync. (If you are using the Palm Desktop instead of Address Book, this trick does not work.)

Here are the quick steps to follow:
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Announcing: v0.5.0 of MacCaching

Here is a link to download v0.5.0 of MacCaching. New in this release:

  • Column for Distance Calculations (and a calculator tool)
  • Fully Functional Coordinate Editor
  • Integrated Simple Search / Filter (kinda slow right now)
  • Verified Support for USB-Based Garmin GPS units (60cx, 70cx, and StreetPilots)
  • Initial Magallen Serial Support
  • Export to iPod for Paperless Caching
  • Library (or CacheList) Export

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Latest: 0.5.0 Release Candiate 2

This is an older version than the release 0.5.0. You probably want this download instead.

I am fixing the last annoying bugs before releasing 0.5.0. Please take a look at MacCaching 0.5.0_rc2 and let me know if you encounter problems. I already know about these:

– MacCaching sometimes looses which columns were being displayed.
– There is a long delay (basically refresh) when closing the Coordinate Editor
– You can’t change what is sent to the GPS as the “name”.

Another than those, let me know what problems you encounter!

Download from here.
Thanks, James.


Now with Filter…

This is the last feature I will be adding for a while. My concentration will be on fixing bugs to make the 0.5.0 release. (Link Removed)This build adds a filter in the main window. The search looks through hidden columns, which slows down the process. Moving foward, I need to find a better way to implement the search. Let me know your thoughts…

Click here for the latest MacCaching pre-release.

Beta Build: 06-1227. Follow up to X-Mas Build

The Christmas build I released yesterday contained a number of annoying bugs. This release cleans up most of them. It doesn’t add any new features.

The Search Input box is still not working yet, even though you can enter stuff.

Christmas Latest Build

As always, look at maccaching.com/latest for newer releases.

This “latest” build is going to be v0.5.0, even though it says “0.2.5.” Several major features are being introduced: Library Export, Paperless caching with an iPod, distance (from home) calculations, and search/filter. (The last one isn’t implemented yet.)

If you download this build, please try some of the new features. Also, I’ve started using multiple threads to make the user interface snappier. The Search/Filter will be implemented before I release and I’ll probably make another build to test that. I didn’t gray out the box, so just keep in mind it doesn’t do anything yet.

As always, pass along your feedback!

Expermential USB Support (latest_121206)

This build is outdated.  Download the Stable Release from here or get the Latest Build from here. USB Suppor is now buiilt in.

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Snapshot of the new look…

Currently I’m working on the ability to resize the window. Learning to program things like this give me a new appreciation for applications like iTunes and iPhoto. In addition to being able to resize the window, I’ve changed the actual look to the brushed metal look. After playing with MacCaching for a bit, I started to realize I really like this look, and so I think I’ll stick with it.

Quick Fix: v0.2.4_r1

Turns out my complier isn’t creating i386 (Intel) binaries correctly. So this is a quick fix for Intel users. If you already downloaded 0.2.4 and have a PPC-based Mac, there’s no need to download this one.