A user submitted a board that was not browsable using Owl even though the board uses vBulletin 3.6.0. Even though this is an older version of vBulletin, the Owl vbulletin 3.x parser should support it. After some investigation there was an error found in the vBulletin parser which also required a code change to the Owl code itself.
This fix will be available in the next release of Owl (version 0.7.1) in the next couple weeks. In the meantime some vBulletin 3.x boards will be incompatible with Owl.
For more information on parsers and how they’re used in Owl see our wiki page.
With the release of 0.5.0 on the Mac App Store, some users reported that the Owl would not start and instead would crash immediately. This issue has been addressed and version 0.7.0 is currently waiting for review by Apple and should be published in the next few days.
An unsigned version for OSX and Windows can be downloaded here.
Download version 0.7.0.
With the first version of Owl being published on the Mac App Store, development for the next release is already under way. Version 0.7.0 will be an iterative releasing leading up to the release of a full release of 1.0.
We are not planning any major feature additions between versions 0.5.0 and 0.7.0. Mostly version 0.7.0 will include bug fixes and increased stability in the app itself.
In the next several weeks we will be releasing a Road Map for additional features we’d like to add to Owl for version 1.0 and beyond.