StitchSketch ver 2.04 is now available and following bugs have been fixed:
  • Issue pasting knitting symbols
  • Issue erasing back stitches
  • Minor performance improvement

However, there is a new bug that affects "selection" tool - When using iOS 7, the selection frame is drawn vertically off.
The fix is on the way and waiting for Apple's approval.
It should be available in a couple of days.

Happy New Year 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014
By keiji
Happy New Year!
Thank you all KG-Chart / StitchSketch users for using our applications!
I'm hoping I can bring more features to the applications for you to support your creativity this year.

I'm currently working on combining KG-Chart and StitchSketch all together as a one app and migrating it to other platforms: iOS/OSX/Windows/Windows Store/Android. My goal is to release it in this year.

Hope this year is going to be great for you all.

StitchSketch User's Manual PDF link

Monday, November 04, 2013
By keiji
Category: StitchSketch
In the StitchSketch User's Manual page, the links to the PDF files were broken...
They are fixed now and available for download again.
StitchSketch User's Manual's Page

It is somewhat old (based on ver 1.0), so I'll try to update soon.
Well, my previous post had too much technical stuff that most of you don't care...
And, I forgot to mention the most important point of the post.

The most important decision is to combine "KG-Chart" and "StitchSketch" together.

In reality, KG-Chart's code base is going to fade away, and the "StitchSketch" will become the main application.
StitchSketch will run on all major platforms based on my cross-platform library, which I explained in the previous post. Because it runs on MS-Windows, KG-Chart no longer needed - StitchSketch will take over that position.
StitchSketch will be able to open files created with KG-Chart.
Existing KG-Chart users will be able to use MS-Windows' version of StitchSketch with their license key.

Hopefully this plan will work...

StitchSketch/KG-Chart Roadmap - Oct. 2013

Tuesday, October 01, 2013
By keiji
It is almost a year and a half since I released StitchSketch, my first mobile app.
I have been working hard on StitchSketch to make it reasonably complete tool and somewhat it's getting better. However, because of that (spending my time on StitchSketch), I couldn't spend much time on KG-Chart, which I feel bad for all of you using KG-Chart.

(For a reminder, who is new to my software, developing KG-Chart/StitchSketch is my night time job... usually 9pm-midnight, and I'm the sole developer.)

KG-Chart is almost 14 years old now, and I found it a little bit difficult to keep updating it, as the essential part of the code is based on my old library developed in 90s.
I still love my code base for sure - it has very solid feature and very comfortable expanding it, only if you are working on MS-Windows platform.

Now, developing with iOS - and furthermore need of OS/X, Android, Windows 8, etc... it is a time I need to make a decision where and how I'm heading to for my future programs.

So, I made a decision.

I want my application run on all the major platform. So, I have started developing my cross-platform library again to port StitchSketch to other platforms.
I have been researching and trying various libraries/tools: Adobe Air, WxWidgets, etc. but in the end I found it's best creating one again by myself - because there is no library that can handle cross platforms including both desktop and mobile, and handle HTML web view and Open GL (or Direct X), which are graphics engines.

Anyway, the plan is this:
  1. Create a cross-platform library that supports MS-Windws Desktop, MS-Windows Modern UI (tablet), Mac OS/X, iOS, Android.
    This is what I'm working on - 1st round went well. (Very base/core code)
    I'm about to start abstraction layer on top of it.
  2. Migrate StitchSketch's code on that
    All the UI is HTML/CSS/Javascript, so relatively easy. Core logics in Objective-C++ need to convert to pure C++.
  3. Migrate KG-Chart's 1)registration key system 2)file conversion (.sth, .sthbw -> .sthmb)

I have been struggling with the possibility of my architecture, and finally I managed to make it work.
So, hopefully I can keep going with it.
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