One of the first things you’ll notice is that I changed the default view to be data formats instead of actions. I did this because I found this is what most people did anyway. If you disagree, you can go to Operator Options and switch back to options.
You’ll also notice that if you did any customizations, you lost them. Unfortunately I did some preference rewriting this time around and the migration was getting to be painful. It shouldn’t happen again.
Some of the new features in Operator 0.8 include:
- RDFa support (courtesy of Elias Torres)
- eRDF support (courtesy of Keith Alexander)
- New user interface elements, including an icon on the location bar as well as a sidebar
- New preferences including auto-hiding the toolbar
- The address microformats has been split out so that actions can be more granular
- Actions can now be associated with multiple types of data, so the Google Maps action, for instance, works with Addresses and Locations
- Much better support for frames and iframes
- Support for non HTML documents
- When debugging microformats, Operator connects to Brian Suda’s X2V behind the scenes so you can compare results
- Lots of bug fixes
I had to break user script compatibility with this release. Most user scripts have already been updated and can be found on the user script page. I also changed the location of user scripts, so old user scripts won’t conflict.
Finally, I’ve created a page specifically to talk about Operator. If I’ve missed anything, please let me know. And feel free to visit my weblog and take my poll about how you interact with Operator.
Special note to users of the 0.8 betas – you’ll need to go Options and delete “RDFa” and re add it as “RDF” to get RDF functionality back.