[Cross-posted from scholarslab.org]
Today we’re pleased to announce the release of Neatline 2.0.2! This is a maintenance release that adds a couple of minor features and fixes some bugs we’ve rooted up in the last few weeks:
- Fixes a bug that was causing item-import queries to fail when certain combinations of other plugins were installed alongside Neatline (thanks Jenifer Bartle and Trip Kirkpatrick for bringing this to our attention).
- Makes it possible to toggle the real-time spatial querying on and off for each individual exhibit. This can be useful if you have a small exhibit (eg, 10-20 records) that can be loaded into the browser all at once without causing performance problems, and you want to avoid the added load on the server incurred by the dynamic querying.
- Fixes some performance issues with the OpenStreetMap layer in Chrome.
Also, watch this space for a couple of other Neatline-related releases in the coming weeks. Jeremy and I are working on a series of themes for Omeka specifically designed to display Neatline projects, including the NeatLight theme, which is currently used on the Neatline Labs site I’ve started playing around with (still a work in progress). We’re also just about ready to cut off a public release of the NeatlineText plugin, which makes it possible to connect records in Neatline exhibits to individual sections, paragraphs, sentences, and words in text documents (check out this example).
Until then, give the new code a spin, and let us know what you think!