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Previous Versions

Below are the dates, where known, of 152 versions up to the current baseline (v8.0.0, 10 April 2019). Details of per-version changes can be researched via the Change Log and the app's Release Notes.

Previous Tinderbox releases:

Earlier version releases, before aTbRef author's use of Tinderbox. As there is no formal record of the actual release dates of these older versions, some dates have been estimated from available data:


  1. during early development, the Tinderbox app was also known as 'Ceres'.
  2. Ceres/Tinderbox design also drew on ideas developed for its elder sister Storyspace. The latter is a hypertext authoring/reading program and which has design routes back to the mid-1980s. Since Tinderbox v6 / Storyspace v3 the two applications use a common file format although amazingly Storyspace will still open Storyspace v1 format files.
  3. Current build number in releases data from the complete new codebase developed for v6+. Up to v5.x development used MetroWerks's CodeWarrior and older frameworks and had limited Unicode support. For v6, the entire code was ported to Xcode and refactored/rebuilt to offer better use of Apple frameworks. A by-product was the loss of older Tinderbox's rich multi-window UI and the ability to drag links between discrete app windows. Needing to embrace the newer single app window design ethic of the time, other affordances have been added to replace those lose and the single window limitation has been relaxed (though inter-window drag remains impossible due to underlying framework limitations).

A Tinderbox Reference File : Previous Versions