I’ve noticed a few reviews mentioning poor scrolling & page turning speed in 2.1. The performance differences from 2.0 are caused completely by the new auto-hyphenation feature included in 2.1.
If you’re unhappy with the performance in 2.1, please try setting the Hyphenation option to “(Disabled)” in BookShelf’s global settings (accessed from the file listing, rather than inside a book). You should see increased performance when scrolling, faster startup when restoring page position, and possibly also increased stability on certain books.
I’m considering removing hyphenation completely from the next build as it’s proven to cause more problems than good (IMHO). I’m definitely interested in opinions on that, though. Is there anyone out there who completely loves auto-hyphenation and would be heart broken if it was removed? At the very least, I’m going to make the new out-of-box default to disable hyphenation as it was definitely the cause for some of the upgrade crashes seen in 2.1-take-one.
Input, as always is appreciated, though I’d GREATLY appreciate it if any prospective reviewers might post on the forums or drop me an email with their problems before reviewing. Often enough, I have a quick fix available, and if not, I’m always trying to improve BookShelf based on user input.
I don’t always see reviews, largely because reading about problems I’m powerless to help is just plain depressing. Drop me an email, and I’ll do my best to help. If you just write a review, I have no way to tell you that there might just be a quick switch to flip and make BookShelf work the way you expect. Granted, I don’t always get to every email as fast as I’d like. If I’ve ignored you, my apologies, please feel free to dis me in a review. In that case, I deserve it. Alas, being a one-man operation, there’s only so many hours, and some email do fall through the cracks. Mea culpa…
(Cross-posted to forums)