Hyper Plan Newsletter 29

v2.9.2, Operating system support, Privacy, Paper planes

Hyper Plan v2.9.2 released

Hyper Plan v2.9.2 is now available for Windows and Mac. This release adds a number of improvements to Hyper Plan v2.9.1, including:

  • Specify a fixed width or height for cells.
  • fixed row height

  • Faster scrolling and zooming in the Cards pane, especially if you are using scaled text.

Find out more and download the new release from the release page:

Download the update

This is a free upgrade for everyone with a v2 license.

  • You can have your license key resent here.
  • If you don't have a Hyper Plan license yet, you can buy one here.
  • If you have a v1 license you can upgrade to v2 Home edition here.
  • If you have a v2 Home edition license you can upgrade to v2 Professional edition here.

Thanks to everyone who sent us bug reports and suggestions for improvements. Please let us know if you have any problems with the new release.

Operating system support

Hyper Plan is written in C++ using the Qt framework. In this release we have updated to a more recent version of Qt (5.9.4). This gives us access to new features, better support for recent operating systems and some performance improvements. But it also means we have to drop support for the following venerable operating systems, as these are no longer supported by Qt:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • macOS 10.8
  • macOS 10.9

Hyper Plan may still work on Windows XP and Vista, but we haven't tested it. Hyper Plan won't work on macOS 10.9 or earlier.

Google Analytics tells us that less than 2% of visitors to the Hyper Plan website have these operating systems, so we don't expect this to inconvenience many customers. If you have one of these operating systems you can either upgrade it or stick with Hyper Plan v2.9.1.

Privacy

Privacy issues have been very much in the news recently with the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal and the incoming EU GDPR legislation. Consequently we have updated our privacy page to make it clear what data we store about you and where we store it. In short:

  • We store some data about customers. For example we store details of your license key, so we can reissue your key if you lose it.
  • We take care to keep this information safe and only use the services of reputable third party suppliers.
  • We never receive any sensitive financial details (e.g. credit card numbers) from our payment processor.
  • We will never sell your data to a third party.

We also switched our website from http://www.hyperplan.com to https://www.hyperplan.com back in February for more secure browsing.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about privacy.

Paper Planes

According to the TV documentary "Engineering Giants" the maintenance of a Boeing 747 requires 12,000 separate tasks and appears to be managed using a physical card system. We would be interested to know why they have stuck with a paper system given the many advantages of electronic systems.

paper planes

Andy Brice
Oryx Digital Ltd
16-Apr-18