Press kit for Nimi Places

Nimi Places 20180519 released

Build 20180519 of Nimi Places addresses numerous issues related to concurrent computing and other.

After almost 4 months, today we release the latest build 20180519 of Nimi Places, which addresses numerous issues related to concurrent computing, that could be affecting e.g. application closing. Importantly closing synchronization has been fixed, when not requested from the main thread.

Additionally, build fixes multiple other issues, brings few revisions and optimizations.

Nimi Places 20180519

  • Added direct playlist support to multimedia front-end.
  • Optimized and revised collections.
  • Optimized container bounds fallback.
  • Optimized copying images to clipboard.
  • Optimized creating shortcuts.
  • Optimized directories size and count estimating.
  • Optimized item selection.
  • Optimized parallel optimization.
  • Optimized rules matching.
  • Optimized text generating.
  • Optimized under mouse item index being declared twice.
  • Reverted some and revised finalization code to be thread safe.
  • Revised application closing.
  • Revised container concurrent operations.
  • Revised container items initialization.
  • Revised container items scaling and painting synchronization.
  • Revised directories observing synchronization.
  • Revised directory estimation.
  • Revised media player seeking.
  • Revised multimedia playback.
  • Revised playback management.
  • Revised triggering container moving, when clicking on empty space.
  • Changed media player resolution to unsigned long - 1 second do 1000 milliseconds.
  • Changed timer synchronization to interlocked.
  • Unified rules time retrieval method.
  • Fixed all place check-boxes could be unchecked and later remain disabled.
  • Fixed allocated memory releasing.
  • Fixed assigning container items repaint priority.
  • Fixed clearing container item selection.
  • Fixed closing synchronization, when requested from thread.
  • Fixed container closing could freeze on hide window request.
  • Fixed container directory items access locking.
  • Fixed container icons scale check logic.
  • Fixed container operations for single selected items execution.
  • Fixed database batch removal requests not triggering saving.
  • Fixed delegate finalization could be to early.
  • Fixed directories observing canceling, when initialization was not completed.
  • Fixed directory enlisting could fail if sub-directory could not be opened.
  • Fixed files and directories attributes changes detection.
  • Fixed files and directories hidden attribute changes handling.
  • Fixed image viewer scrolling conditional.
  • Fixed initialization of non-threaded libraries.
  • Fixed mutex restoring failure.
  • Fixed rules using regular expressions comparison operators.
  • Fixed sub-directories finalization checked twice.
  • Fixed sub-directories triggering sorting by size and count.
  • Fixed trying to retrieve icon directory shortcuts.
  • Fixed using not updated under mouse item index for container action comparisons.
  • Fixed window closing synchronization, when not requested from main thread.
  • Other changes, fixes and updates.

Mentioned projects

Nimi Places
Organizes desktop into containers, displaying files and folders.

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Fact sheet

General overview

Organizes desktop into customizable containers, displaying files and folders from chosen locations as icons and thumbnails, that can be shown only on specific conditions (time, location or foreground window title).

Supported audio, video and image files can be previewed using in-built multimedia front-end - with image viewer supporting custom shaped and circular selection.

Files and folders can be labeled, searched by typing, manually arranged as well as automatically sorted.

Aside from containers those can be also automatically managed using rules.

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Targeted audience consists of:

  • Students whom use a lot of application shortcuts on the desktop, frequently add new files and are interested in system customization.
  • Enterprise and education sector (e.g. journalists, scientific workers) whom work with many files from different locations.
  • Artists (e.g. photographers, graphics designers) whom need to keep their works collection organized and quickly accessible.

Can boost productivity by displaying content of selected locations on the desktop:

  • Provides quick access to frequently accessed folders.
  • Maintains organization as files and folders stay in their original locations.

Can help in files and folders management:

  • Labels can help in prioritizing given files and folders.
  • Rules allow to automatically perform chosen action on files and folders matching given condition.
  • Containers can be displayed only on chosen set of conditions - location, time or active foreground window title.

Can be used for desktop customization and entertainment:

  • Supported image, audio and video formats can be previewed using in-built multimedia front-end.
  • Supported containers appearance is personalizable.

Key features

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