Saturday, June 20, 2009

3.0 Status

Updates:
  1. iKeyEx beta for 3.0 has been out there for weeks. Check the newest posts.
  2. Calculator.searchBundle won't work until someone completely rewrites Spotlight. The guy behind iFile tried to enable custom search bundles before, but the overly-optimized interface made it impossible without rewrites.





iPhoneOS 3.0 has been released and jailbroken, and I've also upgraded, so from now on my primary focus of OS will be 3.0, instead of 2.2.1.

GriP worked pretty well on 3.0. It is predictable as GriP was designed to be as SDK-compatible as much, and I've tested it on 3.0b1 (simulator) from the start.

But iKeyEx is totally different. It cannot work on 3.0 without in-depth investigation on UIKit again. The primary reason is in 3.0 Apple redesigned a lot in language UI. 80% code of UIKit is about the new keyboard UIKeyboardLayoutStar. The input manager is so heavy that split into its own private framework, TextInput.framework. That carries away UIKeyboardInputManagerAlphabet which iKeyEx relies on.

iKeyEx will be 3.0-ready, of course, but it will be a long time to wait.

(And because 3.0 supports single-clipboard copy-and-paste natively, I'll discontinue the current form ℏClipboard. I may write a multi-clipboard extension though.)

As for the side-projects, Calculator.searchBundle does not work as I expected. I need to check the source code of Search.framework again. And I haven't checked if AdKiller works or not.

51 comments:

  1. good to hear, I've always preferred h/clipboard's style of copy'n'paste, more so than Clippy anyway. I haven't yet upgraded to 3.0 but multi-copy support would be sweet if it could be integrated as nice as hclipboard was on 2.2.1

    Be cool to hear any updates to AdKiller.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Regading making GriP handle all the push notifications stuff, do you think it can happen?

    ReplyDelete
  3. I was really hoping to see ℏClipboard again. It was great to have the keyboard pop up with all my often used text ready to paste. Thanks for the great apps and good luck with a multi-clipboard, if you go that route in the future.

    ReplyDelete
  4. KennyTM, you made my day! tks

    ReplyDelete
  5. 5-row keyboard is, in my opinion, the 'killer app' that makes jailbreaking the iPhone worthwhile. Can't wait to see it updated for OS 3.0. Thanks for all the hard work!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I too would LOVE to see hClipboard back in at least some form. The native iPhone copy/paste is "pretty" but hClipboard was FAR MORE functional, I really miss the templates, I used them all of the time. You spoiled all of us with hClipboard, and everything else just falls short. Keep up the great work! I am very appreciative for your contributions to the iPhone community!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi! Is it possible to put a note on the 5-row keyboard on cydia to indicate that it does not work with 3.0 yet? It will be of much help. Thanks. iJames

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love 5-row keyboard and do hope it will be updated for 3.0 Thanks for all the hard work you do getting these apps to us :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi there!
    I was so dissapointed that when I updated to 3.0 the 5rowKeyboard wasn't working... I really miss it, and it was one of the reasons why I jailbreak.

    Please bring it back! Keep us posted and just to let you know you've done an amazing work so far! :D

    ReplyDelete
  10. 5-Row QWERTY makes using the iPhone so much better. Are you able to give any idea of how long "a long time to wait" for iKeyEx for OS3.0 might be?

    Thanks for all the great work.

    ReplyDelete
  11. @Paul:

    I don't know how long it'll take either :( The code of the keyboard part of UIKit is getting very messy in 3.0.

    ReplyDelete
  12. !!!PLEASE... !!!PLEASE... !!!PLEASE...
    Do not change hClipboard that is the most awesome and the most helpfuul app I ever seenon iPhone.

    let me know your decision 4nikos@gmail.com
    Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Just letting you know that there is a few issues with grip in 3.0 on the latest release "m". clicking on notifications opens the app, but when trying to exit the app, the home button is unresponsive.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I really, really, really, really, really,... miss hclipboard. I hope you can bring it back for 3.0. In Any event. Thank you for all your hard work.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Seriously - your hClipboard is / was the BOMB... Almost thinking of going back to V2 just to use it... I really loved it - way better than apple did...
    Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  16. tears are running down my face... NO hclipboard in 3.0????? I really miss the templates, I used them all of the time.... PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Please! Tell us what needs to be done to make hClipboard work on OS 3.0?? please

    ReplyDelete
  18. I cry for hClipboard every day since os 3.0 :-( i miss that app a lot. Thanx for your engagement to the community!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks for updating us on 5Row Qwerty. I'lll never get use to the old keyboard again, horizontal or not.
    I kept trying to go to it but then remembered that it wasn't port for 3.0 yet.
    Did you update in Cydia and Icy info yet??

    ReplyDelete
  20. Just in case numbers may influence you in your decision to update hClipboard for OS 3.0, please add me as one who truely misses it. It was one of my 2 reasons to jailbreak 3.0. Thanks for sharing that great app. Also love 5-row Qwerty.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Me too, I need the 5 rows

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your keyboard extensions are fantastic and I really miss them since moving to fw 3.0.
    All the best in getting it to work with the new UIKit!
    Thanks for all your dedication and hard work.

    ReplyDelete
  23. If you discontinue hClipboard for a multiclipboard support PLEASE keep the template pasting in there as well. I was using that for ID/PW input in Safari and the new Autofill in Safari fails on too many sites so hClipboards templates are still needed!

    Thanks.

    Kermit

    ReplyDelete
  24. The copy and paste solution from apple in comparison to hClipboard is a step backwards...there is no way to save mutiple clips. If someone can figure a way to add that that be awesome.
    Miss hClipboard
    Wolfmore

    ReplyDelete
  25. Will you still port this for 3.0 or are you going to wait until 3.1 comes out??? Awesome product, miss it very much :(. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  26. @Wolfmore:

    Frankly speaking, the only OS that provides multi-keyboard is Linux. Maybe Apple thought having a multi-keyboard is to complex for the users. Remember they endorse a one-button mouse.

    @Jon:

    Rome wasn't built in a day.

    ReplyDelete
  27. i'd love to see hclipboard back in 3.0, apple's copy and paste is nice, but i really liked the extra clipboards you provided. it's even worth a few bucks.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks for the continuing hard work you put into your projects. I am very much looking forward to the new 5 row keyboard. Thanks, stay well!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Is there any way you've found to get the 5row keyboard?? Would fwchanger work? If so, when I change back to 3.0 will it override the default keyboard, or would I be looking at a restore? Any thoughts?? Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  30. five row keyboard is the only app i'm waiting on before i update to 3.0. Apple cut&paste + sbsettings fastnotes will make a workable alternative to hbar-clipboard. Hope 5rk has priority. thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Don't check your blog much do ya Kenny. If you can get this working I'm sure that the donations will pour in. Win win buddy, just keep us up to date, thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hell yea i would donate to have the 5 row keyboard back

    ReplyDelete
  33. I would donate $10 in a heartbeat. I believe it's the most useful app on iPhone. I would be using it as I type this if I could. ;•). Thanks for all the time you put into your apps and for keeping us updated.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hi Kenny,
    how is the status know? I miss your App on 3.0, it is hard without 5-Row. Thanks for your work and this Project. Is there any hope for the next weeks?

    Jazzy

    ReplyDelete
  35. Kenny, any news on Calculator search bundle? Would like to try my hand at extending spotlight, but can't figure out the private frameworks.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Oh, my kingdom for a 5rk, and hClipboard
    And a hefty donation too.....
    PayPal, PayPal where are thou,
    goto Kenny and let thee know

    And btw, yes iphonia there is a Santa hClip5row[key]board. Just lurking
    to be Ukited...

    ReplyDelete
  37. Kenny, someone's gonna make all this great stuff..5-row board, hClip, ikeyex. It won't be called the same things obviously but it will come, don't get left behind man, we all love uour work. Competition isn't always the best thing

    ReplyDelete
  38. Not sure if this helps, I would put in $10. people should list how much they are willing to donate.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I'll throw in 10 for 5row qwerty and another 10 for anything you can do to make a hclip that overrides apple's copy&paste crap. Just another incentive. I'm sure many more feel the same way!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I'm good for $10 for 5RK.... Kenny... Please consider giving periodic updates or even just a timeline for the 3.0 Compatible app.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Well, r we being ignored or Kenny will suddenly swich on the lights and yell "surprise" any minute now???

    ReplyDelete
  42. As a 3.0 user I can see it's going to take a while for an update:

    1: hC will need to be completely redesigned to complement the new clipboard.
    2: There will be i8n issues, a lot of multilingual users & devs will need to contribute.
    3: Theres a whole new API to deal with.

    So I'm wondering if it's in a public SVN repo so we can all contribute?

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hi Kenny,
    IKeyex was the best thing that ever happened to my IPhone !! Now I have upgraded to 3.0.1 I really miss it. Hopefully it won't be too long before you are able to issue an update for all of us supporters !!
    Regards,
    Richard

    ReplyDelete
  44. Yeah,

    nice to hear. I prefer 5row qwerty keyboard. I cant wait till it'll be released for 3.0

    ReplyDelete
  45. YES, we NEED 5Row Keyboard (German) with MultiClpBoard Features (hClipBoard ?) !!!

    Kenny fix the "Intellscreen Bug" an present it for FirmWare 3.xx, PLEASE !!!

    ReplyDelete
  46. $50 from me for iKeyex. Until I find another app that is similar the i be gone. Kenny you can hire additional hand with all these donations.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I have 3G iPhone with 0.3.1 Software (amharic Fonts) ikeyex Keyboard install on ihpone perfekt oky Fonts Wirkung very good but Keyboard international Button i did Not See ikeyex keyboard ?? Why ? What i doing wronge

    ReplyDelete
  48. Thanks for hClipboard, I'm still enjoying it on 2.2. I'm holding off the upgrade to OS3 until a good substitute for your templates is available.

    ReplyDelete
  49. how come bengali keyboard doesnt work any more. is there any update coming...???thnx

    ReplyDelete
  50. my bad, i have just customised using the customise menu in settings.app

    ReplyDelete