Older Mimosa Updates (before 2015)

This page contains the list of the updates and changes of Mimosa Scheduling Software before year 2015. Click here to view the list of latest updates.

Mimosa Updates (2014)

VersionReleasedLatest changes and additions
6.4.4 2014-11-28
  • Room usage optimisation takes into account the restrictions of special room types and events (such as Studios, Labs etc.)
  • 6.4.3 2014-11-19
  • Installation procedures of all Mimosa applications renewed
  • Room utilisation statistics is now included in Room usage optimisation
  • Paste timetables from the Clipboard shows also a list of slots that could not be scheduled
  • 6.4.2 2014-11-05
  • Bookings menu bug in Timetables view corrected
  • Up to 15 sets of slot patterns can be defined to block out scheduling solutions of specific events in specific days and/or slots in Tools|Optimise|Initial solution
  • Intake scheduling tools have been improved
  • 6.4.1 2014-10-19
  • New tool to automatically balance the number of students in events (in selection Tools|Selection optimisation|Balance the number of students in events)
  • Corrected minor display bugs in Weeks view
  • Help file updates
  • 6.4 2014-10-07
  • Tools|Check for campus collisions tool enables to check and minimise travelling across campuses
  • Help file updates
  • Minor bug fixes
  • 6.3.10 2014-09-10
  • Email field can be added to .ics file format (File|File Export...|Default email)
  • New options to copy schedules from events to other events (Events view: Edit|Copy schedule to)
  • 6.3.9 2014-08-04
  • Help file updates
  • 6.3.8 2014-07-29
  • New format selection added to copy timetables to Clipboard (Events view)
  • Internal automatic file fix routine added for old version users
  • 6.3.7 2014-07-04
  • Usability improvements
  • Edit menu selections streamlined in Timetables view
  • Easy one-click block move selection added to Timetables view (pressing the [F7] key moves the current block through all available slots)
  • 6.3.6 2014-06-07
  • The lists of unselectable resources and events and their analysis now enabled with one mouse-click
  • 6.3.5 2014-05-21
  • Empty cells can be made transparent in web reports
  • A new option to clear contents selectively by events or resources in Tools|Clear has been added
  • Including colour codes in converted text files is optional (see File|File Export)
  • Web report file names converted to ASCII compatible format
  • Help file additions
  • 6.3.4 2014-04-08
  • Latest available Mimosa version is now automatically detected and shown in selection Help|Upgrade Mimosa
  • You can customise the visual appearance by clicking the image on top right
  • 6.3.3 2014-03-24
  • Minor bugs fixed
  • Option to create automatically multi-week resource schedule pages and link them from other reports has been added (sample)
  • 6.3.2 2014-03-15
  • Instant scheduling tool functions aligned with the Bulk schedule tool (in Events view)
  • 6.3.1 2014-03-12
  • Usability, help file and bug fixes
  • Multi-week event selections and new visual aids added to Edit|Bulk schedule tool (in Events view) to support better work shift and project scheduling tasks
  • 6.2.9 2014-02-14
  • Miscellaneous usability and help file improvements
  • 6.2.8 2014-02-12
  • 30 extended character sets available to support publishing of timetables and other web reports published in languages using national characters (link)
  • New features added to Edit|Bulk schedule selection in Events view
  • 6.2.7 2014-02-08
  • Timetable layout can be configured by resource type in web reports (link)
  • 6.2.6 2014-01-20
  • Edit|Copy schedule selection in Events view enables to copy schedules from one event to another event
  • Edit|Copy bookings selection in Timetables view enables to copy the bookings from the current timetable to other timetables and weeks/terms
  • 6.2.5 2014-01-16
  • Window|Expand allows to maximise the available workspace on screen
  • User can now define different time periods for each day and publish them in timetables (Options|Time)
  • 6.2.4 2014-01-08
  • GUI enhancements
  • Help contents updated and new help topics added
  • 6.2.3 2014-01-07
  • Bird's eye view functionality expanded in Timetables view
  • New tools added to Edit|Optimise room usage selection in Events view
  • Mimosa Updates (2013)

    VersionReleasedLatest changes and additions
    6.2.2 2013-12-28
  • Additional features to event and resource selections
  • Improved optimisation selections (Exams)
  • Renewed icons and functionality
  • Importing of all day activities enabled (link)
  • 6.2.1 2013-12-17
  • Help file content additions and corrections
  • Timetables copy rules updated
  • 6.2.0 2013-12-12
  • New features added to Exams scheduling
  • Several usability enhancements
  • 6.1.9 2013-12-03
  • Options|Maximum timetable gaps enables now to locate timetables that require correction
  • Exam scheduling option added to Tools|Optimise|Initial solution selection
  • Context-sensitive help file replaced with the web help in the Mimosa commercial version
  • 6.1.8 2013-11-20
  • Copying and pasting bookings via Clipboard added to Timetables view (link to help file)
  • 6.1.7 2013-11-14
  • All top Mimosa help menu selections indexed to page link to help file
  • "Help|Tutorial" links now to the Mimosa Tutorial web page
  • "Help|Upgrade" directs now to your Mimosa version update page
  • Several minor usability improvements
  • 6.1.6 2013-11-09
  • Expanded the functionality of the selections Options|Health check and Options|Maximum weekly periods
  • Added new features to selection Copy timetables to subsequent weeks in Weeks view and Timetables view
  • Sorting bug fixed
  • 6.1.5 2013-11-03
  • Back links added to events and resources web pages
  • Tested full compatibility with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Several usability and performance improvements
  • 6.1.4 2013-10-16
  • Unique UIDs added to .ics files to enable two-way calendar event synchronisation with mobile devices
  • More flexibility added to edit periods in Weeks view
  • 6.1.3 2013-10-07
  • New selections added to minimise switches between Weeks and Timetables views (link to help file)
  • 6.1.2 2013-10-03
  • Heat map view option added to Bird's eye view selection (in Weeks view)
  • Help file contents corrections
  • 6.1.1 2013-09-11
  • Maximum event and resource name lengths increased from 63 to 200 characters
  • Left align option added to timetable cell display selections
  • Web page name indexing fixed
  • Several usability and help page additions
  • 6.1 2013-09-06
  • Bulk schedule tool added to Events view enabling to schedule courses and other events to several weeks with one click
  • Time periods pre-check added when exporting timetables to .csv, .vsc and .ics formats (to be used in other calendar applications and mobile devices)
  • 6.0.4 2013-08-15
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Additions to Selection optimisation (Tools|Selection optimisation)
  • Timetables view changes
  • 6.0.2 2013-07-24
  • .ics Calendar Export format bug corrected
  • Gantt chart selection added to Weeks view
  • Changes to manual room selection tools
  • 6.0 2013-07-11
  • Major changes to Mimosa key concepts, such as:
    • Components -> Resources
    • Courses -> Events
    • MAX -> PLANNED
    • SUM -> ALLOCATED
    • DONE -> SCHEDULED
  • Renewed Tutorial and Help files
  • 5.9.4 2013-07-03
  • Help file corrections
  • Minor bug fixes
  • New sample files
  • 5.9.3 2013-06-17
  • Minor usability and help file improvements
  • 5.9.2 2013-05-31
  • Four layout selections to copy course timetables to the Clipboard
  • 5.9.1 2013-05-03
  • New course role concept added
  • 5.9 2013-04-18
  • New web extension Mimosa Web launched
  • Miscellaneous usability improvements
  • Help file contents and support material updated
  • 5.8.10 2013-03-10
  • A new option was added to allow you to view course contents by their components' categories in the Courses view, which makes it easier to check that all courses are complete before publishing or printing timetables
  • You can add, edit, copy and paste memos to all courses and components you create and also select to display them on published timetables
  • The Options|Limits screen was updated to allow you to view also individual timetables while managing their bookings
  • Help file contents updated
  • 5.8.9 2013-03-01
  • New optimisation tool Edit|Optimise room usage to balance group/student seat requirements and room seat capacities in Courses view
  • 5.8.8 2013-02-20
  • Usability improvements and minor corrections
  • 5.8.7 2013-02-10
  • New selections added to Bird's eye view in Timetables and Weeks
  • Additional course web page format selections
  • Usability improvements
  • Help file contents updated
  • 5.8.6 2013-02-06
  • Room selection optimisation tool (Tools|Select rooms manually)
  • Option to display all lectures not assigned to rooms
  • New memo tool features added
  • Help file contents updated
  • 5.8.5 2013-01-23
  • Mimosa enables now to split scheduled courses using arbitrary slot selections (Courses view: Edit|Split)
  • 5.8.4 2013-01-13
  • Synchronisation of iCalendar and vCalendar files supports MS Outlook 2010 and MS Outlook 2013 Calendar
  • Course edit tools extended to Weeks and Timetables view (shortcut: [F2])
  • Menu selections and help contents updated
  • 5.8.3 2013-01-09
  • The number of Undo and Redo steps doubled to 2000
  • Icon refreshing
  • Quick optimisation selection added to Timetables view (shortcut: [F9])
  • 5.8.2 2013-01-03
  • Web pages naming converted to support all character sets
  • More options to copy timetables to spreadsheet applications (Timetables view)
  • Mimosa Updates (2012)

    VersionReleasedLatest changes and additions
    5.8.1 2012-12-31
  • Style definition file moved to document body section in web reports
  • Miscellaneous usability improvements
  • Quick guide for new users
  • Bird's eye view added to Weeks view
  • More choices for users to view their statistics about lectures
  • Terminology changes and new contents in help file
  • 5.7.8 2012-12-05
  • Bird's eye view added to Timetables view
  • Adjustable screen element sizes in Timetables view
  • 5.7.6 2012-11-22
  • Swap lectures option removed from Timetables view
  • 5.7.5 2012-11-19
  • Assign/remove indicators changes in Timetables view
  • Top icon changes
  • Copy and Paste selections added to Memo box (activate with [Ctrl+K])
  • Memos attached to components and courses can be displayed on web reports
  • 5.7.3 2012-10-21
  • Visual changes in Timetables view
  • 5.7.2 2012-10-09
  • Selection optimisation improvements
  • Intake scheduling tool changes
  • Edit menu selection changes in Weeks view
  • New help topics
  • 5.7.1 2012-10-06
  • Enabled to set bookings to multiple weeks and timetables
  • Usability improvements
  • 5.7 2012-09-23
  • Mimosa Tutorial renewed
  • Some unnecessary menu selections removed
  • Tooltips added to top level menu selections
  • "File|File Export" folder selection flow improved
  • Several usability improvements
  • 5.6.10 2012-09-13
  • Miscellaneous usability improvements
  • 5.6.9 2012-09-05
  • Option to display time-period columns on both sides of timetables added
  • New help file content
  • 5.6.8 2012-08-29
  • "Publish on Intranet" selection added to print options
  • Improved tooltip functionality
  • New command line selections enable to export, import and add unlimited number of files
  • 5.6.7 2012-08-10
  • Compacted manually assigned rooms list
  • MS Outlook Calendar multiple events conversion error corrected
  • 5.6.6 2012-07-10
  • [Remove] section added to text file format
  • Importing and adding data via text files more flexible
  • Minor web report layout changes
  • New selection to "Tools|Code conversion|Delete codes from the Clipboard"
  • 5.6.5 2012-06-28
  • Forced conflict removal after merging other Mimosa files
  • Performace test added to "Options|Summary info"
  • Minor usability improvements in Timetables view
  • Help file additions
  • 5.6.4 2012-06-07
  • Selection "File|File Export|Export timetables" added
  • Combined events in "File|File Export|Other file formats" selections
  • 5.6.3 2012-05-10
  • Support to migrate to several mobile device and web appointment applications
  • Seat capacity and requirements comparison (in "Options|Other")
  • 5.6.2 2012-04-30
  • File Export to vCalendar and iCalendar file formats added
  • File merge enabled with command line parameters
  • 5.6.1 2012-04-19
  • Font change correction in Timetables view
  • Seat requirement and room capacity comparison added
  • Duplicate entries removed from the latest accessed file list
  • Incompatibility issue of some Windows 7 versions resolved
  • Improvements to bookings management selections
  • Toolip changes in Courses and Components view
  • Enhancements to Demo file creation wizard
  • Usability changes in Edit|Copy week & Edit|Paste week commands (in Weeks view)
  • Other minor usability improvements
  • 5.6 2012-03-30
  • Mimosa database engine optimisations and stability fixes
  • Additions to help file content
  • Tutorial in Russian available on "Support" page
  • 5.5.12 2012-03-11
  • Time range input changed in "Options|Limits" selection
  • Warning when intended content cannot be fit in timetable cells in web reports
  • Timetable refresh changes in Timetables view
  • Additions to help file content
  • 5.5.11 2012-02-23
  • Course date range included in tooltips and Course Info view
  • Sorting criteria (Ascending, By category) is based on the selected view
  • More selections to Edit|Copy to Clipboard menu (Timetabled, Allocated and Allocated-Timetabled lectures)
  • Added new help content
  • 5.5.10 2012-01-29
  • Copying and pasting comments across timetable cells enabled
  • Extended import format for timetables via Clipboard to Mimosa ("Courses view|Paste from the Clipboard|5 Timetables")
  • Speeding up Timetables view
  • Minor usability improvements
  • Search box added to help pages
  • 5.5.8 2012-01-24
  • Minor stability fixes
  • 5.5.7 2012-01-12
  • Small fixes in Timetables and Weeks view
  • If the backup option is selected (in "Options|Other"), also copies of today’s and yesterday’s versions are automatically saved
  • Mimosa Updates (2011)

    VersionReleasedLatest changes and additions
    5.5.5 2011-12-15
  • Usability improvements in Timetables view
  • 5.5.4 2011-12-01
  • Course prerequisite check option in Weeks view
  • Tooltip changes in Components and Courses view
  • Minor bug fixes
  • 5.5.3 2011-11-27
  • Conflict check option added to "Options|Other"
  • Erase tool bug fixed in "Options|Limits"
  • Help file improvements
  • 5.5.2 2011-11-20
  • Changes in setting bookings
  • Performance improvements in Timetables view
  • Several Help file additions
  • 5.5.1 2011-11-14
  • New Edit menu selections in Weeks view
  • Booking type change modifications in Timetables view
  • Web report default folder changed
  • Added new Help file content
  • 5.5 2011-10-30
  • Latest files selection added to File menu
  • Mimosa views changes
  • Visual improvements in Timetables view
  • Database engine optimisations
  • Mimosa help file structure renewed
  • Minor bug fixes
  • 5.4.10 2011-10-17
  • Help content updates
  • Bug fix in File|File Import
  • 5.4.9 2011-10-05
  • Move option changes in Timetables view
  • 5.4.8 2011-10-01
  • Added new colouring options
  • All course contents included in MS Outlook Calendar Export selection
  • Menu selection changes
  • First-time use improvements
  • FAQ page additions
  • 5.4.7 2011-09-28
  • Minor web publish improvements
  • Additions and changes to help file
  • "Make/remove all day event" tools improved in "Options|Limits"
  • Minor bug fixes
  • 5.4.5 2011-09-17
  • Speeding up comments display in Timetables view
  • Additions and changes to help file
  • 5.4.4 2011-09-11
  • Course colours shown in Timetables view are also configurable in "Options|Colours" selection
  • Other colour-related options added
  • 5.4.2 2011-09-04
  • "Delete a week range" option added to "Tools|Clear" selection
  • Clipboard selections added to Component and Course views
  • 5.4.1 2011-09-01
  • Timetable comments and week titles are automatically synchronised when a week is inserted, deleted or split (in Weeks view)
  • 5.4.0 2011-08-15
  • Selected colours visible also in Weeks and Timetables views
  • Colour selections renewed
  • Minor usability, help and bug fixes
  • 5.3.9 2011-06-14
  • Moving of locked courses is not allowed (in Timetables view)
  • 5.3.8 2011-05-25
  • Web compliant colour selections added (to Print selections)
  • 5.3.7 2011-04-15
  • HTML style file definitions are not overridden when upgrading
  • Added interactive Mimosa file creation wizard
  • 5.3.5 2011-04-05
  • Help file and usability fixes
  • 5.3.3 2011-03-03
  • "Don't ask this again" check boxes plus other minor usability improvements added
  • 5.3.2 2011-02-20
  • Added new selection "Edit|Copy daily schedules" to enable to copy and erase daily course schedules (in Courses view)
  • Previous "Move" tools are replaced with the single-click move option (in Timetables view)
  • Undo and Redo buttons added (in Timetables view)
  • 5.3.1 2011-02-16
  • Copying and pasting course timetables are also enabled (in Courses view)
  • 5.2.9 2011-01-29
  • "Tools|Clear" enables now to remove lectures and bookings from a selected week range (instead of all weeks)
  • "Tools|Optimise|Initial solution" displays a timetable grid to ease day and slot range selection
  • 5.2.8 2011-01-20
  • Single-click course move option added to Timetables view
  • 5.2.7 2011-01-20
  • Drag and drop functionality added to Courses and Components views
  • 5.2.6 2011-01-10
  • Conversion of Mimosa data file to MS Outlook format includes also manually selected rooms
  • Timetables view refreshes user's manual room information after each change
  • 5.2.5 2011-01-05
  • Copies of settings and authentication files stored to user folder
  • More information displayed about Clipboard paste results
  • Mimosa Updates (2010)

    VersionReleasedLatest changes and additions
    5.2.4 2010-12-27
  • Added new tools to improve productivity when selecting rooms manually
  • Minor usability improvements
  • 5.2.2 2010-12-3
  • Default file locations moved to My documents folder
  • Fixing national characters displaying in web reports
  • Upgrade selection added to Help menu
  • Manually selected rooms sync problem fixed
  • 5.1.5 - 5.1.11 2010-11-25
  • Automatic conflict check during file import
  • Updated documentation about text file conversion
  • Database engine optimisation
  • Mimosa file scramble option added to Help menu
  • Text file format (.mxt) supplemented with three new tags in [Header] section to improve file tracking when converting between third-party applications
  • Option to added how to display categories in web reports
  • Mimosa file scramble option added (Shift+Control+F8)
  • Corrected a bug caused by using "Filter" and "Cancel" buttons while modifying courses
  • Updated instructions how to install Mimosa on Linux
  • Optimisation algorithm improvements
  • Changes to help file content
  • 5.0.1 - 5.1.4 2010-09-30
  • Minor changes to snapshot timetables view
  • Changes to tooltips and captions
  • Code/name search function shortcut changed from Ctrl+F to Ctrl+F3
  • Additions to help pages about course split tools
  • Fixing the stack error while closing the application
  • Course split selections enable now also instant course edit
  • After split, course entries can be inserted to course names using various formats
  • 5.0 2010-09-08
  • Courses view has now the instant scheduling option "Schedule now" enabling to create and modify course schedules immediately without switching to "Weeks" and "Timetables" views
  • see details here
  • 4.27.1 - 4.28.1 2010-08-28
  • Selection "Slot load" in Timetables view extended to all schedules
  • Minor menu selection and tooltip caption changes
  • Minor usability improvements
  • Fixed a bug in code selection dialog
  • New files (untitled) are indexed
  • Optimisation tool enhancements
  • Additions to help file
  • Locked courses inclusion in selections changed
  • Additions to Selection Optimisation
  • 4.26.4 - 4.27 2010-05-26
  • Locked courses selection option included in course filter
  • Focus correction in Weeks view after performing "Course Split" in Weeks view
  • Additions to all date event creation tool ("Options|Limits")
  • Latest web report file names stored by selected report type
  • Snapshot timetable format enhanced (Course edit view)
  • Initial solution added to "Tools|Selection optimisation"
  • Undo added to Selection optimisation tools
  • Help content additions to Reports
  • 4.25 2010-03-02
  • Simultaneous timetable view enabled while creating and editing courses and components
  • Mimosa Help File (on-line-help in .pdf format) is added to Reports page
  • 4.22.1 - 4.24 2010-02-24
  • Manual room filtering by weeks and course categories
  • Layout changes in Components and Courses view
  • Recategorise selection added to right-click menu
  • Locking/unlocking course selection added to right-click menu
  • Additions to selection "Tools|Select rooms manually"
  • Mimosa tutorial improvements
  • All day event booking tool added
  • 4.20 - 4.22 2010-01-31
  • First time use improvements to courses and components edit
  • Additions to help file contents and pictures
  • Additions to Web publishing selections and help
  • First time use improvements in all Mimosa views
  • Bugfix in selection "Tools|Cycling timetables"
  • Courses web layout changed
  • Print/web publishing default selections adjusted
  • Web output unified across browsers
  • Mimosa view navigation system simplified
  • Miscellaneous minor improvements
  • Help file content additions
  • Changes to "Options|Limits" selection
  • Help file content additions
  • "Options|Health check" selection added for users' Mimosa file analysis
  • Small changes to menu items
  • Performance improvements
  • Mimosa Updates (2009)

    VersionReleasedLatest changes and additions
    4.17 - 4.19 2009-12-11
  • New html report options, including:
  • User-defined header and footer sections for html timetables
  • AddThis button to all html reports
  • Comments included in text file conversions ("File|File Export" and "File|File Import")
  • Student selection optimisation algorithm performance has been improved (in "Tools|Student selection")
  • New features added to "Tools|Optimise" selection:
  • Items changed after optimisation and initial solution are displayed
  • Users can view the courses that are used for models in the initial solution (imitate)
  • "Options|Time" include preset selections for time periods and days of week
  • "Options|Code selection" menu is removed
  • When creating or editing a course or component, related and detailed information of any item can be viewed by clicking "Info" button
  • More course split tools and selections added to "Tools|Modify collections"
  • 4.13 - 4.16.6 2009-10-12
  • Tools menu items reorganised by their use frequency
  • Week format is selectable (Calendar or List)
  • "Tools|Modify collections" course slot list improvements
  • Small bug fixes in Courses view
  • Course code can be added to course name when course is split
  • Compact timetables can be created for each selected component separately
  • "Courses|Edit menu|Combine courses" selection changed
  • "Options|Active week" menu selection removed
  • ASCII character (7 or 8 bit) web page file names selectable in "File|Print|Timetables"
  • HTML style file (style.txt) edit integrated into Print selection tab
  • Overload warning added to Components edit view
  • iso-8859-1 charcter coding in webpages
  • National character sets added to font selections
  • Automatic timetable booking type conversion added to "Options|Limits"
  • Enable to decrease assigned lectures one by one (Courses view)
  • Week selection web page format changed to calendar format
  • In Timetables view, removing of slots of locked courses is warned about
  • "Tools|Selection optimisation" performance improved and a rare conflict bug removed
  • Installation folder info added to "Options|Statistics|Files"
  • Clipboard Paste command bug fixed
  • "Tools|Compact file" eliminates ghost entries of older versions
  • Lining up menu item icons