Hey there -- hope all well.
This is not a version announcement - just a heads-up on why there has been so little happening on the FinderPop front over the last couple of months. Aside from sheer laziness on my part, of course.
The main excuse is that I am still recovering after an accident a month ago -- I somehow managed to walk into the path of a bus in Paseig de Gracia here in Barcelona. It was at 6:30 pm on a Sunday afternoon so I can't even blame the beer :-)
Looks like the timing of the collision was just right in that the bus's mirror hit my head and the upper left part of my body while its front wheel ran over my right foot. I still don't understand how I didn't hear it or see it. I ended up with a broken collarbone (clavicle), a couple of cracked ribs, a fracture in my skull next to my left eye, a fractured cheekbone below my left eye, a badly-bruised left leg and 4 broken metatarsals on my right foot. My left arm is in a special sling to immobilise my left shoulder and my right leg is in a plaster cast up to my knee. The blow also did something nasty to my left eye - I can no longer read normal-sized text with it and have double vision depending on the angle at which I look at things. Also I have reduced feeling in my left cheek and upper left row of teeth, looks like a nerve or two have been chopped.
The good news is that most of my ailments (and especially my eye) are slowly improving, and of course that it could have been much worse ... I'm a very lucky lad, all things considered. Anyway, I hope you will understand that there is not going to be a 10.6-compatible version of FinderPop for a while - but there will be, eventually..! (10.6 will require a considerable rewrite as there's no 64-bit Carbon... FinderPop rewrite number 3-and-a-half!)
In a couple of months time, I'll be able to look back on this episode and laugh. Might be a bit hollow, though :)
Edit 2009-08-28: It's a couple of months later, and while I'm not looking back and laughing just yet, I'm a heck of a lot better now. To look at me, the only way you'd know something was amiss is because I still limp a little and one shoulder is about an inch shorter than the other. The left eye has improved dramatically but is still a bit blurry... but I'm at the age where I'd probably need glasses anyway so I'm not complaining. Indeed, meeting some of the other accident victims in my physiotherapy sessions made me realise just how lucky I am...
Edit 2009-11-16: It's a couple of more months later, and it turns out my clavicle never really healed properly, so nearly three weeks ago I had an operation to insert a titanium plate joining the two halves of the clavicle together. Some live bone was also needed for the mix, and apparently my hip volunteered :) So now I have a very impressive scar on my left shoulder and a less impressive one on my right hip. (Oddly enough, the hip hurts more than the shoulder.) I had to wear a sling for the first 2-and-a-bit weeks which meant typing one-handedly. Thankfully at this stage I can dispense with the sling at home, but still have to wear it out-of-doors for the next two weeks. At which point I will probably commence some physio sessions. Hopefully will be back in good working order by Christmas!