Friday, April 21, 2017

Scythebill 13.6 - IOC 7.2 is now available

Scythebill 13.6 is now available!  As always, download here, and let me know if you have any problems, either on Google+Facebook, or by email.    This version includes the just-released IOC 7.2 taxonomy, and includes a number of bug fixes.  Thank you to all of the users who reported these bugs!  Your help in keeping Scythebill reliable is invaluable.

IOC 7.2

The IOC 7.2 release is just out, and includes a number of splits:
  • Barn Owls in the Americas are now split as American Barn Owl.
  • Booted Racket-tail has been split three ways
  • The Central American populations of Steely-vented Hummingbird have been split as Blue-vented Hummingbird
  • Western populations of Scarlet-fronted Parakeet have been split as Cordilleran Parakeet
  • Two southeast Asian bulbuls in the "Iole" genus have been split, each in two ways
  • Montane Double-collared Sunbird has been split in two
You can see the full list of splits, lumps, and other changes on the IOC website.

Bug fixes

The following bugs have been fixed in this version of Scythebill:
  • Checklists saved from Browse by location had two repeating rows at the top, instead of just the one intended header row.
  • Imports with "spuh" common names (like Greater/Lesser Scaup) will now import correctly.
  • Scythebill automatically sets "introduced" when you enter species that are known to be introduced (either from the checklists or simply because it's a domestic or feral form), but wasn't doing so for imports.  It now does so correctly.
  • A glitch surrounding "First records (lifers)" reports for IOC users has been addressed.
  • The New Mexico county of Doña Ana displayed oddly, with a symbol where "ñ" should be.
  • A scenario where users could inadvertently corrupt their saved locations when rearranging them in Browse by locations has been fixed.
  • eBird locations were not available in the UK;  that's been addressed.
As always, this release of Scythebill includes a number of recent country records as well as small checklist fixes here and there.