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    Default GSAK 8 beta

    I just got around to installing and trying out GSAK 8 beta this morning, it has several new features, many of which utilize GSAK's acess to gc.com's API. Downloading and loading PQs from inside of GSAK is a biggie.

    8.0.0 Beta August, 2011

    General:

    New Geocaching.com api support
    Get Geocaches
    Refresh cache data
    Download pocket queries
    Get logs
    Status check
    Favorite points
    Update user information
    Publish logs
    Add to bookmark list
    Added support for custom data
    New Custom filter tab
    New section in HTML output
    New section in Database=>Global replace
    Add/Edit custom data
    Configure custom data fields
    New options in move/copy dialog
    New fields section in grid display
    Added gc.com log date correction
    Added GSAK sqlite manager
    Added special tag %custom_xxxxx
    Added new special tag %caches_xxxxxxxx
    Added option to tool bar menu to configure the tool bar color
    Added proxy server support (more info)
    Added support for cache and log images (currently only populated when the Groundspeak api is used to fetch caches)
    Added support for favorite points,Premium caches, Gc.com notes, Cache Guid (currently only populated when the Groundspeak api is used to fetch caches)
    Added new cache types - Lost and found event, Groundspeak HQ, Lost and found celebration (currently only populated when the Groundspeak api is used to fetch caches)
    New HTML standard layout with custom configuration
    Updated most controls to give GSAK a more current look and feel
    API and GPX load now round coordinates to 6 decimal places
    New program Update alert
    Automatic download and update of new versions

    Macro related:

    Added Html support for Buttons, labels, check boxes, and radio buttons (more info)
    Added "Alignment" property to macro button control (more info)
    Added system variable $_GcCorrect (more info)
    Added support for the system variables $_AppData and $_ExePath in all form data
    Added new CheckGroup form control
    Added macro support to api calls (more info)
    Added macro function GcFavPoints(more info)
    Added command XmlToSqlite
    Added CustomFormat() macro function
    New macro form control CheckGroup
    Added function CustomConfig()
    Added function CustomGet()
    Added function CsvGet()
    Added Repeat/Util loop support
    Added sqlite function g_LatLonFormat()
    Added Delim=*csv* option to sqlite() function
    Auto add of vertical scroll bar for Macro forms greater than screen height
    Added macro support for GUI Groundspeak api options
    GcFavPoints - Favorite points support
    GcGetCaches - Grab geocaches
    GcGetLogs - Grab logs
    GcGetNewToken - Get a new api token
    GcGetPQ - Download and optionally load PQs
    GcRefresh - Refresh cache data to most current
    GcStatusCheck - Update cache status
    GcUpdateUserInfo - Update user information
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

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    Very cool. I like that.
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    Been playing with the new GSAK for a few days now and really like most of what I see. Not getting my PQ's to down load correctly, but I am sure I just need to work on it.

    I like the new look of things as well. Colors, easy on the old eyes! Nice!
    I'd really rather not cache, but I am helpless in the grip of my compulsion!

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    Yes, I have been enjoying it as well. Many new features. Seems a lot faster too.
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    8 is not showing available on the site. How'd you guys get it?
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    Scratch that...found it in the forums.
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    I could have sworn I put a link to it in my post. Old age I guess. For anyone who is having trouble locating it, go to this thread: GSAK V8, Beta. The Full install is in the first post. Once you have installed that, scroll down to the last post that has and update link in it and download and install that. As with most betas, expect a few glitches - there will be updates and bug fixes on a regular basis, so keep watching.
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

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    So far I am liking the changes.
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    Gotta love a programmer who writes code for a new release that continues to support user addons like the macros in GSAK. I've seen other software releases that disable user added scripting that requires a complete re-write of your script or macro to make it work again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustKev View Post
    Gotta love a programmer who writes code for a new release that continues to support user addons like the macros in GSAK. I've seen other software releases that disable user added scripting that requires a complete re-write of your script or macro to make it work again.
    Clyde could not be more fair. Allowing users to use GSAK on multiple computers, always helping in the forums/email, and not charging for every little upgrade. Word is we will have to pay for Ver. 8, but it is well worth it.
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

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