New Features:

  • WORKS IN LEOPARD. In fact, OS X 10.5 or higher is now required. gBrowser is also now a universal binary.
  • Revamped the file loading/tracking subsystem. This should hopefully result in meaningful performance improvements when loading folder contents in the sidebar or thumbnail pane for folders containing thousands of files. On the other hand, it means there are a few file-related things you will need to re-set in your preferences: The sidebar base folder, your default file (if you use that option), “Move to” folders and “Open With” applications, and folders you have dragged to the toolbar. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Updated to use the Sparkle update framework.
  • Multithreaded and multiprocessor aware.
  • Increased thumbnail creation speed by 10x or more.
  • Updated window interface, more Leopard-like.
  • Updated and simplified menus.
  • Clearer and more consistent terminology.
  • Updated toolbar.
  • Ability to filter out files/folders/images/etc. in both file list and thumbnail pane.
  • More options for image information display & sorting in the thumbnail pane (megapixels, creation date, ICC profile, etc).
  • Now aware of embedded image orientation metadata.
  • “Selection sets” has been reworked as file “marking.” The hot keys (F1 or F2) are more convenient, images can be marked in slideshow mode in addition to in the thumbnail pane, and marks are persistent until you quit gBrowser rather than disappearing after you leave the folder. This makes sorting large groups of images (say sorting the good from the bad in a photo shoot) much, much easier.
  • New icon.
  • Symbolic links can now be properly moved to the trash thanks to changes introduced in 10.4.
  • Slideshow controller is now a HUD window.
  • Uses UTIs (Universal Type Identifiers) to more reliably identify images. This should also make gBrowser capable of displaying and creating thumbnails for a much wider range of image types, though not every one may be fully supported (eg. PDFs render at 72 dpi).
  • Now using the QTKit framework when displaying Quicktime videos.
  • A huge list of other little things that didn’t actually get put on a list so you’ll have to pretend they’re on here.
  • Removed outdated localizations (nothing left but English).
  • Some other, mostly rarely-used features have been removed.

Bugs Fixed:

  • No longer crashes on launch in Leopard.
  • Fixed a lot of memory leaks.
  • Fixed a lot of random crashes.
  • Way too many more to count.

Known bugs:

  • None.