FreeMind 1.0.0: The New Features
Revision as of 06:24, 27 April 2011 by Dan Polansky
- Clones: nodes and its sub-nodes can be cloned. The two copies will then be synchronized
- Collaboration: two or more people can work simultaneously on the same map
- Restore complete session
- Create clone creates a clone of the currently selected node as the direct sibling.
- Both source and destination nodes get a (CLONE) symbol (you can disable this in the file freemind.properties, do you need this?)
- Move this sibling to its place.
- Every change to the source or the destination node will be synchronized on the other one.
- This should work after saving and loading later on, too.
- Several actions are not possible for clones:
- You can't move one of the clones inside the other
- Imagine some more as an exercise
- To disable a clone, move to the source node and choose "Clone node" again (The UI must be tweaked, IMHO)
- Multiple Clones belong to all the same original node
- If this original node is removed, the cloning is switched off
- The original must be identifiable
- If the original is cut, then some of the clones is changed and the original is pasted again, an error occurs(?)
- You can share a net in your network.
- To do this, you need to specify a port and a password.
- Others that reach your host and the port can connect with the password.
- They will get exactly the same map as a local copy.
- Each change from any participants is distributed among all participants.
- To end the collaboration, just choose "Share map" again. Then, some seconds later, all clients see, that the collaboration has ended.
- The title of the window shows the hostname, port and the participants of the collaboration.
- The change of participants may need 10 seconds to become visible.
- Each second, each participant tries to get the changes done by others (polling).
- FreeMind loads each map opened in the last session,
- restores the zoom and
- the last selected nodes.
- This feature can be switched off in the preferences.
Moreover it contains a feature from Eclipse:
- Jump to the last edit locations (control-q):
- If you press Control-Q, you'll get to the node ultimately changed.
- Pressing Control-Q again moves to the last but second and so on.
- Ten places are stored.