Here comes the next version of DigitalLith. Version 4.6.5 finishes the time travel feature. Instead of only traveling into the past you can now also travel to the future. This means you now can run the process step-by-step or you are able to continue a development that stopped before (be it that you snatched or be it that the given development time has been reached). With this you have now great flexibility in controlling the development time.
I myself long time resisted to implement this feature. Main reason has been that I thought it would require a big change in driving the process. Minor reason: I thought that I would not use it anyway. I then realized that I do not have to change the processing at all to travel back – I just store the intermediate results it was not a big deal to implement the feature. And surprise, surprise: I use it all the time. But the moment version 4.6.4 was out I thought that I can not go without allowing to travel into the other direction. And thanks to how I implemented the driving force of the process, it was also no big deal to step in and allow to continue the process. And there you are, here is version 4.6.5.
To travel into the future just use cmd-right as you are used to when coming back from the past. But now you are able to go ahead of time. If you want to continue development instead of going step by step: Use shift-cmd-S. This is similar to running with snatch since no matter how it stopped before, continuing means that you are in snatch mode and to stop you have to press cmd-S.
I realized that shift-cmd-right/left to go all the way to the head or the back of the step buffer does not work well on Mac. I changed it to cmd-up/down.
Please also keep in mind. There is the limit on development steps that are buffered. If you go ahead in time too far, then that might mean that you can not come back to the point you started. Well, you can always come back to that point by developing from the beginning, but you know what I mean.
OK, now that the new version is out – have fun!
You can download it here: Click!
And there is also an updated tutorial available: Click!