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Release Notes

Changes

  • You can now create multiple publishings which target the same calendar.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Improved import of MS Project files.
  • Under some circumstances, the left and right sides of the work-breakdown view could have different zoom levels.
  • When activating the list of resource groups the inspector did not always update correctly.
  • Importing XML files containing custom date fields or limited user permissions could lead to an error.
  • Saving changes to a document could sometimes block the application for a couple of seconds.
  • Custom number fields with units always showed decimals even when not desired.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Under some circumstances, the actual complete through date of activity groups could be wrong.
  • New filters could not be created in the resources view.
  • Under macOS 10.13 High Sierra Merlin 2 upgrade licenses did not work.
  • Sometimes installed licenses were wrongly recognized as being in use.
  • The work defaults in the project settings could wrongly be set to zero.

New Features

  • In table views, columns of the same type can now be used multiple times.
  • For every export format the application is now remembering the last used export filename.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Improved the import and export of MS Project files.
  • In the search bar, repeatedly replacing text did now always work.
  • Filtering by notes did not always work correctly.
  • Some Merlin 2 files could not be imported.
  • Leveling delays were not always correctly imported from CSV files.
  • Reverting a document to an older state did not reset the file modification date.
  • After opening Merlin 2 documents loading sub-projects could lead to an error.

New Features

  • Activities can now be imported from ICS files which are for example exported by the Calendar.app.
  • Sub-projects whose files cannot be found or loaded are now shown in the warnings panel.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Japanese characters were not shown in some views.
  • Under some circumstances, multiple accounts to the same Merlin Server were created automatically.
  • Errors which occurred during uploading of a document to a Merlin Server were not shown.
  • Templates and XML files containing fractional values for "days per month" could not be opened.
  • When copying activities base calendars could get duplicated unnecessarily.

New Features

  • Share Merlin Project documents now with other Merlin users on iOS or macOS via your Dropbox account or via iCloud Drive. Forget about the infamous conflict files: Merlin Project synchronizes all changes of all users and automatically integrates them into your document without the need of your help.
  • For pure Mac workgroups, the automatic synchronization works as well with documents on SMB, AFP or cloud services like box.com or Google Drive.
  • To be able to automatically sync changes from box.com, Merlin Project asks for access to your box.com folder. This permission can be managed in the new tab "Access to Folders" in the application preferences.
  • The templates menu can now be populated with documents from any folder. You can add folders in the new tab "Templates" in the application preferences.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Improved the import and export of MS Project files.
  • Dependency lags are now applied to the calendar of the successor activity instead of the project calendar. In rare cases, this may affect the scheduling in existing documents.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Sometimes, scroll bars were not visible after opening a document.
  • Switching report views sometimes disabled showing activity group boundaries.
  • Charts could be clipped in image exports.
  • Automatic publishing to FTP servers did not work with files larger than 1MB.

Fixed issues

  • Showing the resource view with sub-projects could lead to a crash.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • When working with multiple screens, popup menus could appear in wrong places.
  • Adding an attachment to a password protected project could lead to an error when syncing with Merlin Server.
  • Changing the title of a resource could lead to login erros.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Sometimes it was possible to remove the last admin user from a document.
  • When switching between servers in the Merlin Server documents list, the application could hang.
  • When opening Merlin 2 documents, some user permissions and project calendars were not converted correctly.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • The menu item "Level Selection" was disabled if a resource was selected in the assignments view.

New Features

  • The Touch Bar of the new MacBook Pro is now supported.
  • Changes to shared views, column sets and filters can now be published directly via the menu item "Publish Changes…"

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Missing French and Spanish localizations were added.
  • A resource which gets activated as a user now gets all view configurations of the currently logged-in user.
  • The line heights in the HTML export were sometimes incorrect.
  • Under some circumstances, objects could not be copied to the library.
  • The format of document URLs was improved to better work in with applications.
  • Negative values in user-defined currency fields were not shown in red.
  • Under macOS Sierra, some clicks into project views were not registered.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • User-defined fields of type "currency" were not adjusted when the project currency was changed.
  • After saving to a PDF, the "Print" button was not available anymore.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Improved the import of MS Project files.
  • The menu item "Send as Email…" did not work with some versions of Microsoft Outlook.
  • Under macOS 10.12 Sierra, the built-in content of the Merlin library was not available.
  • Under some circumstances, the remaining demo time was not shown correctly in the window title bar.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Improved the import of MS Project files.
  • Documents which were duplicated or saved under a new identity with Merlin Project 4.0.7 could not be opened anymore.
  • Templates saved with Merlin Project 4.0.7 could not be used to create new projects.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Publishing to some WebDAV servers was not possible.
  • With activated "Dynamic Planning", activities were sometimes only shifted 30 seconds after opening a document.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Improved the import of MS Project and Merlin 2 files.
  • Printing and searching did not work properly under the new macOS Sierra.
  • It was not always possible to log in with passwords which contained special characters.
  • Sometimes after editing user permissions, documents could temporarily not be synced with Merlin Server.
  • Inserting multiple checklists from the library did not work.
  • Under some circumstances, milestones could not be moved in the Gantt chart.
  • Publishing to some WebDAV servers was not possible.
  • When a sync with a Merlin Server is cancelled in an authentication panel, syncing is suspended until the user chooses to resume it in the syncing panel.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Dragging a Gantt Chart bar in the assignments view could lead to an application-wide hang.
  • It was not possible to save documents as templates.
  • Improved the import of MS Project files.
  • After dowloading, automatically installing Merlin Project in the Applications folder did not always work.
  • When dragging Gantt Chart bars, values in the inspector did not always update immediately.
  • When dragging Gantt Chart bars, precise constraints could get lost.
  • The popup calendar showed the wrong weekday initials when Saturday was set as the first day of the week.

If you are using Merlin Server or Merlin Project Go, you exceptionally need to update them to the lastest version 4.0.2 at the same time.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Undoing actions could sometimes freeze the application.
  • Switching window configurations during opening of a document did not always work.
  • Dragging files to the attachments inspector could result in invalid URLs.
  • Collapsing and expanding via ALT-click on outline triangles did not work.
  • When downloading of a sub-document from a Merlin Server is not possible, an option to manually pick the document is now offered.

Fixed issue

  • Under some circumstances, licenses and templates from Merlin Project 3 were not available in Merlin Project 4.

Merlin Project 4

The 4th edition of the most successful project management software for the Mac is all about collaboration.

Merlin Project now makes it even easier to work on a project together. Discover the many new functions here, which put Merlin Project’s focus firmly on teamwork. You are going to be blown away!

More details about this free update

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Merlin Web: Switching between resource groups did not update the resources list.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Web Service: Under some circumstances, the actual complete through date of activity groups could be wrong.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

New Features

  • The intermediate certificates needed for a certificate can now be imported, too.

Fixed Issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Web service: Dependency lags are now applied to the calendar of the successor activity instead of the project calendar. In rare cases, this may affect the scheduling in existing documents.

Fixed Issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Web Service: Fixed problems when using with Internet Explorer 11.

Fixed Issues

  • Web Service: Showing the resource view with sub-projects could lead to a crash.

Fixed Issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • The access log recorded wrong IP addresses.
  • After rebooting the machine, the Merlin Server.app was sometimes not able to list shared documents.

Fixed Issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Under some circumstances, the contents of sub-projects was not shown by the web service.
  • In the web service, one user could affect the active view of another user.
  • Documents with attachments with very long filenames could not be uploaded to Merlin Server.
  • The number of connected users was not always determined correctly.
  • Under macOS 10.12 Sierra, Merlin Server sometimes created errors while syncing or downloading documents.

Fixed Issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Some SSL certificates could not be imported.

Fixed Issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Missing French and Spanish localizations were added.
  • The line heights in the web access were sometimes incorrect.
  • The format of document URLs was improved to work better in other applications.
  • Some SSL certificates could not be imported.

Fixed Issues

  • Improved general stability.

Fixed Issues

  • Improved general stability.

Fixed Issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Documents which were duplicated or saved under a new identity with Merlin Project 4.0.7 could not be opened via web sharing anymore.

Fixed Issues

  • Improved general stability.

Changes

  • The feature "Forwarding in Router" has been removed.

Fixed Issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • It was not always possible to log in with passwords which contained special characters.
  • The sync and web services did not work correctly when multiple SSL certificates were installed.
  • Some correctly signed SSL certificates were displayed as being self-signed.
  • Web and publishing service: Choosing a different data source did not work.

New Features

  • With the command line utility "/usr/local/bin/merlinserver", administrative tasks can now also be performed via the terminal.

Fixed Issues

  • Improved general stability.

If you are using Merlin Project or Merlin Project Go, you exceptionally need to update them to the lastest version 4.0.2 at the same time.

Fixed Issue

  • Improved general stability.

Merlin Server 4

Merlin Server 4 is the new central nervous system of your project data. It transfers changes to project files at lightning-fast speed to all other team members, so everyone has the latest version available to them on their Mac and iPhone. Even Windows users can view project files and reports in their Web browser! The software is finished, but there may be a few sticking points here and there. Despite these, we want to give you the chance right now to test out our pride and joy. But remember: This is a beta version and should not be used with a live project! Here you will find an overview of the software.

Changes

  • You can now create multiple publishings which target the same calendar.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Improved import of MS Project files.
  • Under some circumstances, the left and right sides of the work-breakdown view could have different zoom levels.
  • Saving changes to a document could sometimes block the application for a couple of seconds.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

New Features

  • In table views, columns of the same type can now be used multiple times.
  • For every export format the application is now remembering the last used export filename.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Improved the import and export of MS Project files.
  • In the seach bar, repeatedly replacing text did now always work.
  • Some Merlin 2 files could not be imported.
  • Reverting a document to an older state did not reset the file modification date.

New Features

  • Activities can now be imported from ICS files which are for example exported by the Calendar.app.

Fixes

  • Improved general stability.
  • Japanese characters were not shown in some views.
  • Templates and XML files containing fractional values for "days per month" could not be opened.

New Features

  • Share Merlin Project documents now with other Merlin users on iOS or macOS via your Dropbox account or via iCloud Drive. Forget about the infamous conflict files: Merlin Project synchronizes all changes of all users and automatically integrates them into your document without the need of your help.
  • For pure Mac workgroups, the automatic synchronization works as well with documents on SMB, AFP or cloud services like box.com or Google Drive.
  • To be able to automatically sync changes from box.com, Merlin Project asks for access to your box.com folder. This permission can be managed in the new tab "Access to Folders" in the application preferences.
  • The templates menu can now be populated with documents from any folder. You can add folders in the new tab "Templates" in the application preferences.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Improved the import and export of MS Project files.
  • Dependency lags are now applied to the calendar of the successor activity instead of the project calendar. In rare cases, this may affect the scheduling in existing documents.