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dimkanovikov 03-05-2017 08:50 PM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Hi everybody!

We released KIT Scenarist version 0.7.1 beta 4. It includes the ability to check and install application updates.

Also, we fixed a couple of shortcomings:
improved algorithm for determining the scenes when importing *.docx-files;
fixed a problem with the appearance of broken review comment when deleting text;
we prepared rpm-packages for Linux.

In addition, today we are launching an open test of the cloud service. Anyone who previously registered in the cloud, you will need to change the password. For those who don't have an account, you can create a new one (it can be done directly in the program). Free access to work with the cloud will be open until May 1, 2017. On April 1, 2017, we will plan to transfer cloud service in production mode.

Read more about the cloud service:
it allows you to store your projects in the cloud and access them directly from the program on all computers without work with any third-party service (in the future projects from the cloud can also be synced to and from the mobile version of the program);
to projects in the cloud, you can connect the co-authors or editors, for this purposes we prepared two roles for partners: commentator and editor, with appropriate restrictions for editing text or without them;
you can work with cloud projects both online and offline, all the changes you have made in the absence of the Internet will be synchronized when you reconnect to the Internet;
in the cloud you have 2 GB of disk space to store own projects;
when cloud service will work stable, access to it will operate on a subscription. Projects will be deleted from the cloud if you have not activated the subscription within 30 days from the date of its completion. During this time, (and indeed at any time), you can save a local copy of every project from the cloud.

And finally, an introductory video on how to work with the cloud service in the program:

Enjoy watching and have a nice day!:)

dimkanovikov 03-22-2017 01:14 PM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Hey, guys!

Finally, I found some time and prepared next update for you. KIT Scenarist 0.7.1 beta 5 released!

In this update I fix some bugs related to cards module and made some other improvements:
• fixed bug with losing stamp in cards;
• new cards now added not after the last card, but after selected card, or in mouse double position;
• fixed bug with loading dictionaries spell check for Windows and Linux;
• card's titles now printed identically with cards on the screen;
• in research module, after adding a new item, an application will be focused on the added item.

So we are still a few steps closer to the release of the stable version. Once again I want to express my gratitude to all of you! Thank you for participating, friends!

Check it -

dimkanovikov 03-25-2017 01:46 PM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Friends, hello!

I hasten to inform you that we found a mega bug! Because of it, the texts in the cloud collapsed, the cards on the blackboard disappeared, undo and redo were unworked ... But! With your help, we found problem and it has already been fixed!

To all who put the version of the program, starting from 0.7.0, I recommend installing the update for save the future of your work!

In addition, the sixth beta fixes the problem with the hang of exporting text in Windows.

Thanks, guys! Together we are a force!

dimkanovikov 04-01-2017 05:46 AM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters

We released the next beta version of the KIT Scenarist 0.7.1 beta 7.

In this update:
fixed the problem with crash when closing;
fixed the problem with deleting research documents;
improved the mechanism for downloading spelling dictionaries;
fixed the problem with the inability to select a file to export/import in Mac OS X;
fixed the problem with closing the dialog for sending the error report in Windows;
the interface is also slightly improved.

This is the latest beta in the current development branch of the project. I plan to allocate another week or two for testing and moving it into a stable status.

And afterward, I'll work hard on mobile applications! Have a nice weekend, guys!:)

Check it

dimkanovikov 04-08-2017 06:48 AM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Hey hey! Hi, guys!

It's me again and again with the update!

Before talking about the update, I want to tell you about one change in the naming of the versions of the program. From today, versions of the programs will be divided into two categories:

1. Beta versions
Here everything is the same - they are the latest versions, in which there is a new functionality, but they can contain critical errors.

2. RC versions
This is a replacement for our "stable" versions. RC stands for the release candidate. I decided to do so because to call our versions "stable" is pretty naive. Yes, they fixed the most critical bugs, but still, they are far from stable, they have other, uncritical errors, and maybe even critical ones, which we simply could not find out yet. On the other hand, it also confuses the users themselves, "Well, how can a stable program work unstable, apparently the developer's hands have curves ...". And I really would like to believe that this is not so :)

So today we publish a non-stable version and the version of KIT Scenarist 0.7.1 rc 1. I hope no one confused.

Well, now let's get back to the update itself. It included the following improvements:

the translation of the program into Portuguese has been added, and all other translations have been updated;
fixed the problem with the disappearance of the text of the script when switching to full-screen mode;
fixed a bug where the description of one character could be replaced by another's description;
fixed a bug related to editing review comments;
fixed the problem with freezing the interface when starting the program due to the dialogue with the message about the application update;
slightly improved interface.

At the moment this is the most stable version, so if you still at 0.7.0, then I advise you to upgrade. To find out more about what went into the new version, you can follow these links:

Beta 1 -
Beta 2 -
Beta 3 -
Beta 4 -
Beta 5 -
Beta 6 -
Beta 7 -

And among other things, from today the cloud service move to battle mode. You can also work with cloud service, starting with version 0.7.1.

I express my deep gratitude to all participants of the closed and open testing of the cloud, to all participants of the beta testing of the new possibilities of the program itself, to all participants in discussions at forums, in social networks and personal correspondence. A low bow to you, friends! Thank you!

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dimkanovikov 04-21-2017 12:13 AM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Hey hey guys!

For a long time we did not have news about of the rubric #filmedbyusersscreenplays, it's time to fill in the blanks. And the first in line is the Christmas work of Eugene Puzyrevsky, which is called "Mom is always near." If you have not seen on TV, or on the Internet - get ready, it will be sharp!

And besides the film itself, you can read the text of the script in the KIT format, or in PDF format.

Enjoy watching!

P.S. And, of course, friends, if new films are shot according to your scripts - share! Send teasers, trailers, shorts and feature films. And, if possible, share scripts, maybe in time we will organize a whole library of scripts and films based on them!

dimkanovikov 04-30-2017 04:58 PM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Hey, people!

Who wanna a fresh update!?

Currently, we are moving for improvement and fixing of detected errors, so here's a list of changes of the new version:
improved rendering of the script editor (fixed various errors in which the script editor moved outside the visible area);
improved the responsiveness of the script editor to scale and resize;
when previewing documents, if possible, the app restore the last position where the document was scrolled;
fixed the problem with spontaneous resizing of the window when opening or hiding the search bar;
fixed the problem with restoring the size of the app window when opened;
fixed the bug with moving scene description from current scene to new added;
fixed the problem with displaying review notes for cloud projects;
fixed the problem with the renaming of cloud projects in some cases;
now when you open the comment adding dialog, the focus is immediately set in the input field;
the way of interaction with the list of projects is slightly improved;
fixed the problem with the size of the cards of the folder which was ungrouped;
the correct operation of the shortcut Shift + Delete is restored;
in the script editor near the scenes, their main colors are now displayed, if any, for the scene;
blocked the missed opportunity to change projects for cloud project commentators;
added import of FDXT files;
improved the work of spelling dictionaries - the names of characters are now not underlined in red, fixed the problem with adding words to the user dictionary;
spelling dictionaries for Portuguese and Swedish are added.

Now the candidate is even closer to the release, but we do not finish it - if you know any other problems in the program, please report them!

In addition, we have two more news:
1. The site has a price section. You can find it by clicking on this link - If there are still any questions, then ask, I will respond to you and at the same time replenish the information on the page.
2. Now news on the site can be commented (for this you can click on the appropriate link under the text of the news on the site)! Soon I plan to launch the development of help to the program in a new way. It will be something like wiki pages. And I also want to make a centralized forum on the site where you could discuss the future of the program, share your recipes and ask questions.


dimkanovikov 05-08-2017 01:14 PM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Good evening, friends!

And today we publish a new release of our favorite rubric #filmedbyusersscreenplays! :) And today I suggest you get acquainted with the work of Irina Sharova. This video is on the verses of Olga Artemova. Enjoy watching!

P.S. And if according to your scenario you have already made a film, then do not forget to share it with us! We will wait!;)

dimkanovikov 05-12-2017 02:12 PM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Guys, I'm glad to welcome everyone.

Today we publish update came out with minor improvements and some corrections to KIT Scenarist 0.7.1 rc3.

It includes:
the ability to import and export in *.fountain format;
now you can add review marks via context menu when review mode is active;
added the ability to go from card to they text in the script (context menu item "Go to text");
fixed a bug with script editor's jump to page down when pressing ENTER after the text in the scene heading block, in the case when it has a description;
improved export of the title page;
repaired functionality of opening projects with double click on the file on Mac OS X;
improved import of *.docx-documents in a dark theme;
now in the title bar of the app will be displayed storage where current project is located: on the computer or in the cloud;
also, a number of other minor fixes were made.

Thank you all for your support and ideas for improving the program! A lot of interesting things are ahead, stay with us!


dimkanovikov 06-02-2017 05:42 AM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Hey, guys! We have not had news for a long time, but do not worry, we are still in the business and will soon release the next update, a little more stable.

In the meantime, I seem to be ripe for a new adventure! :) I want to make a library of scripts. That it was possible to select directly in the program the author, year or country and immediately download the script and touch it. Could you share the scripts that were published in open access? Maybe you have your own library of such scripts? Or can you advise the Internet resources, where the scripts are published and we can use them?

P.S. If you prefer to use the email, then the address where you can send information is [email protected].

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