Since the announcement that Quicksilver was going open source (back last November), things have been moving slowly along.
Etienne Samson is now producing new alpha builds which he is posting on the Quicksilver Google Code page . The latest build is timestamped 25 June and another build is imminent.
These new builds are modestly described as “only a bug fix version”, a clean-up operation while the creator of Quicksilver, Alcor, is reportedly “working on a complete re-write of the frameworks of Quicksilver and should hopefully release it soon”.
Nonetheless, some users (including me) find that the new builds are slightly zippier and have a smaller memory footprint. However, they are not so good for people using Mouse triggers, which are apparently broken.
Although based on some of his changes, these builds are not the same as the tweaking that Ankur is doing independently. His work also promises a much slicker build, but progress seems to be stalled.
What is Quicksilver?
Quicksilver is act without doing, work without effort, do your work then step back; it is empty yet infinitely capable; the more you use it, the more it produces; the more you talk of it, the less you understand.
More accessible information on this absolutely kick-ass productivity tool can be found in the Quicksilver User Guide in the Quicksilver Google Group and/or in a beginner’s tutorial post by Lifehacker’s Adam Pash, MacBreak’s Quicksilver screencast and the AppleBlog’s screencast on using Quicksilver to send quick-fire emails.
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Tags: alpha builds, getting things done, not apple mail, not mail.app, Productivity, quicksilver, Tao Te Ching