I am pleased to announce that there is a new version of Public Talks now available.
This version of the software resolves a couple of bugs that were brought to my attention.
Installer — Database Language
This version of the software addresses an issue with the installer that affected first time installations in certain scenarios. It was concerning the Database Language setting that you selected during the installation process:
The Database Language setting was not saving correctly when your selected language in the dropdown list did not match the language of the installer. For example, if the installer was in Italian, and the chosen language was Japanese for the database, you would end up with a Italian database after the installation completed.
First Time Installations
As you can see, certain parts of the installation process are only displayed for first time installations. But what if you had already installed the software incorrectly? Up until now I have always said that it was sufficient to just uninstall the application from Add or Remove Programs. But this is not enough. In order to force a first-time installation again you will need to manually delete the %appdata%\Public Talks folder from your computer.
I noticed a couple of issues with respects to the Japanese database:
- The default labels were not translated into Japanese. These are used as the default heading / column text for the standard reports. These translations have now been completed.
- The Public Talks 2022 webpage did not list Japanese as one of the supported languages. This has now been rectified.
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows 10
- Windows 11
Deprecated Operating Systems
These operating systems are no longer supported:
- Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
- Windows 8.1
You can still download the last supported version of Public Talks (which was 23.0.1) from here. But this version is no longer maintained. You are encouraged to use version 23.0.2 or higher.
You can also upgrade by using the Check for Update feature from the Help menu (if you have not been a beta tester).