The Hovgaard Klan .:: HovText

Current preferable version is 3.0.4110.27863.beta (released 2011-07-20)
Current development version is 3.0 (estimated STABLE release is... sometime)

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Donations received in total:
$115 (11 users)


2015-June-12 @ 20:57 NOW we are officially dead!!! ;-) There is no more motivation to program a new and better HovText and the Paypal donation button has been removed for ages ago. Sadly it lacks with alternatives that just as easily can strip formatting and have clipboard history but there is nothing I can do to change this as I am no C# coder (I guess this cannot work in PHP - that would be too easy then). The money ($90 after Paypal tax) has now been divided equally between us and I am sure we will buy a memory-lane-pizza for the money :-) Thank you for the support/comments throughout the years.
2013-October-9 @ 14:58 We are not all dead though it for sure looks like it! We have now posted a "job profile" on where we search for a hardcore coder who can look in to this problem. We have previously tried this without any luck so I am not ecstatic jubilant that this is the final truth but it is the last shot we have left to get this bug fixed! Hopefully the right guy see our post and can fix it. So this is just to keep you posted that finally your donations will have its purpose as we have setup a $400 bounty to get this fixed :-)
2012-August-16 @ 21:55 We have just reached $100 in donations from a total of 9 users. This is really nice and very much appreciated. The money will with guarantee be used for HovText development in any form - this could be pizza (only when having HovText coding sessions) and/or help with either development or the webpage (maybe some nice icons?). Thanks to all who have donated.
2012-May-17 @ 21:55 We could really use some help nailing down the VNC/RDP/Office bugs we have (when running in parallel) - if you can reproduce an error in one of these applications please contact us (use the Support form). We have major issues with those but seems not to be able to reproduce how it happens (it can be everything from the first copy/paste to not happening at all).
If anyone have intensive knowledge on how the Microsoft clipboard works (working with C#) that would be valuable info too (we may have timing issues).
2011-Sep-09 @ 22:07 Ooops - it seems we have put up the source code for the old version 2 instead for the new BETA version. This has now been fixed so you can download the proper source if interested.
2011-Aug-11 @ 21:53 I have had the BETA source code for a few days now but haven't had any time releasing it - well, now it is available so if you want to take a look for yourself you can download it here, 3.0.4110.27863.beta source
2011-Jul-21 @ 00:03 The first BETA version has been released (3.0.4110.27863.beta). In the first place this is the executable only as I have not yet received the sourcecode from Jesper but I am sure his laziness some day will allow him the time to send it to me ;-) I recommend everyone to scrap the old version and download this new BETA version as it is so much better than the old version 2 (it really gave me some problems together with VNC, RDP and Microsoft Office!).
No documentation, screenshots or FAQ has been updated but will be done when the STABLE version will get released.
We would appreciate some feedback on the new version - good as bad.
2011-Jul-11 @ 17:38 Even though the new version 3 yet hasn't been released we have received a couple of donations. We really appreciate this, so thanks a lot guys. We have received in total $10 which is nice, with the currently buggy version 2 (if you use VNC/Excel) The new version 3 is ready in a beta test which will be released as soon as I get the source code from Jesper.
2011-Apr-10 @ 21:43 A few minor bugs have appeared and sadly we once again cannot keep the deadline for a beta. No need to further explain this other than "business as usual" :-) This IS minor bugs and I am happy to see that we yet have seen no show-stoppers and the beta will be available any time soon™
2011-Apr-03 @ 20:17 A very well done coding weekend has passed and we have finished everything as planned - now it is only a matter of testing this for ourself for a little while. We will give it a week with internal testing and if everything is good, we will release a beta in the next coming weekend. But no guarantees - the last time I thought we had a good product it failed miserable at my work where I have a lot of Excel, VNC and RDP connections! Let's see but do note that a release is closer than ever :-)
Also just to get the expectations right - this is mostly a bugfix release. Though everything has been rewritten from scratch, the primary focus for this release was to fix the VNC/RDP bugs as this was making the application more or less unuseable! Minor new features have though also been implemented but it was not the primary in this version.
2011-04-02 @ 13:42 This weekend we have yet another HovText coding weekend. Currently we have some problems dealing with Excel (2003), VNC and Remote Desktop - those three things don't go along regarding the clipboard! Especially Excel is very aggressive at the clipboard so we are struggling to make ways around it. The other stuff is going as planned and I would say that most of the new features have been finalized... or will be this weekend - just the Excel/VNC/RDP is bugging us!
The public release has been postponed for a little while - we would like a longer beta period for ourself first.
2011-01-29 @ 15:30 This weekend Jesper and I have another HovText coding weekend. Jesper is working on the actual HovText.exe file while I am polishing the website and preparing the new documentation. The current development looks really good - the new version is taking form. It will be based on the .NET framework which means it theoretically should work on any Windows version with .NET version X (now known yet). We hope to be able to produce a Release Candidate (for internal use only) this weekend but no promisses.
If you are interested in the new version then stay tuned on this webpage.
2011-01-29 @ 01:16 The danish language on this page has been discontinued so now everything is on english.
We have added the possibility to donate $5 via PayPal. This is for our fun only and just to keep us even more motivated to provide you with new versions in the future too. So you can say that HovText now has become "donate-ware" though it is totally up to you if you want to donate :-)
2010-10-30 @ 22:13 We have come in the mood for a new version of HovText. There is a mistake in the old version when used together with VNC so it's now time for a new rewritten "HovText - Back to the basics". Though the coding seems to move quickly forward there is still some way before it can be released.
2007-03-11 @ 15:01 "Of corse" the TDC technician was ill Friday, when he should be installing my line, so the internet has first come up again for aprox 30 minutes ago (2 days after schedule) :-( This sucks but I hope this was the only bummer that I will see with my new ISP, TDC!? We'll see...
2007-03-04 @ 13:18 Please note that because of ISP change (from crap Cybercity to TDC), this site will be offline for aprox 48 hours, from 8. March to 9. March... hopefully not more than this!
2007-01-29 @ 22:01 The server has been reinstalled and instead of FreeBSD it is now running Fedora. It have taken some time to get everything in place but I hope that now it is running as usual or else please let me know.
2006-12-11 @ 23:18 HovText has been declared dead :-( No more development is ongoing as it has become too hard to motivate the coder, Jesper. The application is of course still available for download and use.
2006-03-04 @ 00:34 I have been working with a new modem (Westell ProLine 6000) for my Cybercity internet connection. This has resulted in some hours tonight, where this webpage has been unreachable.
2006-02-16 @ 12:13 Now and also refers directly to the HovText site.
2006-02-16 @ 01:04 It is now possible to write a comment or your opinion of HovText in the Feedback menu.
2005-07-15 @ 00:21 The phpBB forum has been removed. It was not used much and it has MANY security issues! Just email if you need to get in contact with us.
2005-07-13 @ 22:58 After an uncountable number of delays and reschedules, we are proud to release HovText v2.0! There is a lot of bugfixes and new features and if you are a v1.0 user, we encouraged you to install this version instead.
See the Changelog for what has changed.
2005-07-13 @ 18:25 Because of a power failure, here in Copenhagen this night, and the server did not come up automatically by itself (FreeBSD and a missing automatic fsck), the webpage has been unavailable from 05:38 this night and until now.
2005-06-18 @ 15:11 Finally the BETA version of HovText v2.0 is released. Please note that this is a BETA versions and there are some known problems regarding coexistence with VNC Viewer but we are not fully aware on how, when or why.
This BETA version is not for mass distribution and please report any errors or comments to, thanks.
2005-05-24 @ 22:42 As someone may have noticed, we are almost releasing v2.0 of HovText. We would have released it some days ago, but we have discovered an error that must be resolved, before we can release it. Therefore we must postpone the release some days - I can not say exactly when we can release it but it will of course be as soon as possible.
If anyone wants to help, by translating into their native language, we would really appreciate it!
By the way - today Jesper has birthday :-)
2005-05-01 @ 03:44 The MySQL database has just been updated from v4.0.something to v4.1.11. It gives us a lot of troubles, as the timestamp format has changed! :-( All code must be checked and it can take a couple of days before everything works smoothly again.
2005-04-09 @ 23:41 The forum has just come online again - hopefully a little more secure than last as the forum is running the lastest version of phpBB, v2.0.13.
2005-04-09 @ 03:32 I have just finished a total reinstallation of the server, as I do not know 100% what happend in the defacement process. The phpBB forum will be setup again, but of course in an updated version, as soon as possible. The server has been offline from about 20-03 o'clock this night.
2005-04-08 @ 01:31 The forum has been cancelled, for the moment, as it has been defaced/hacked. I am not yet totally sure how and until that is cleared, there will be no forum. The forum was phpBB v2.0.6. I hope to get the forum back as soon as possible, as we can't do without user feedbacks :-)
2005-04-02 @ 02:09 PHP is updated from v4.3.10 to v5.0.4. I can not see any negative effects of this upgrade but in the next couple of days, I will be extra aware of errors on the site. Please write me an email, if you see or have any problems.
2005-02-22 @ 17:39 The last couple of days, the system has been unstable. I have migrated the old server into a new and more powerful server and there have been many times where the server was offline. The new server is a (FreeBSD v5.3) Intel P4 2.4GHz, 512MB RAM and with a total of 550GB harddisk capacity. I can tell, that it is a dream to build a new release of FreeBSD! :-)
2005-01-28 @ 00:02 We expect some downtime this weekend (more or less between 2005-01-30 and 2005-01-31), as we will move the HovKlan server to a new location. It will be moved from Jespers 512/512Kbit ADSL line to my (Dennis') 2048/512Kbit ADSL line. We do not move the server because of any problems or better line capacity, but mainly because that I want to have a fast access (LAN) to my FreeBSD box ;-)
2004-12-07 @ 00:03 Jesper is sooo incredible slooow and he has not yet done the final coding of HovText v2.0! Aghh... Jesper... get yourselves together and do something! Anyway, it means that HovText v2.0 is postponed in indefinite time. Sorry. If anyone knows of any methods to persuade a lazy developer, then please say so ;-)
2004-11-17 @ 01:25 Because of all kind of possible bad excuses, we need to postpone the release of HovText v2.0 until 2004-12-03.
2004-11-17 @ 01:12 Our server has been moved this weekend, and it has unfortunately given us some critical DNS problems, so our webpage has been unavailable since late Saturday night, 2004-11-13, and until yesterday evening, 2004-11-16.
The server has moved to a slower internet line, but it is only a temporary measure, as we hope the server will be moved again to a faster line as soon as possible. The server is currently feeded by a 512/512Kbit ADSL and before the move, it was feeded by a 2048/2048Kbit HX line.
But the main thing is, that we are now up and running again and I (Dennis) has indeed learned a leason (something regarding DNS configuration)!
2004-10-28 @ 18:13 HovText v2.0 is now developed in a beta version but we do not think it is ready for a release yet. We need to test it ourselves for some time after which the errors must be corrected and then it must be translated into the respective languages. Of couse we want to have as stable version 2.0 as possible, so if you wish to beta test this version, you should write to Dennis, after which it will be emailed to you
2004-09-27 @ 20:13 HovText has been mentioned at Lockergnome and that has given an overwhelming interest of the program! We have noticed the indisputable busiest day yet, Saturday 2004-09-25, when Hovtext was downloaded 622 that one day!!! :-)
2004-09-02 @ 01:26 We are quite surprised that so many people are downloading HovText, so we have got courage to develop a new and improved version. Version 2.0 is still only thoughts inside our heads but we expects to start the coding within a short time. It is too soon to guess on any release date
2004-06-01 @ 12:05 HovText v1.0 has today passed 1021 downloads and all versions together has passed 2284 downloads
2004-04-26 @ 21:27 HovText v1.0 released! This feels really good (project finished) :-)
2004-04-23 Business as usual - HovText v1.0 postponed to 2004-04-26 (we are really not too good at this time-coordination!)
2004-04-23 Now it is possible to receive an email when there is a new HovText version (see Mailinglist)
2004-04-19 HovText v0.8 has just passed 600 unique downloads (it has gone quickly this weekend!) - whow!
2004-04-07 HovText v0.8 released
2004-03-30 HovText v0.7 released
2004-03-29 Release of v0.7 postponed to 2004-03-30
2004-03-26 HovText v0.6 has just passed 100 unique downloads (same person from 100 different locations?) ;-) We have though NO idea at all if the program is being used actively after download
2004-03-25 Release of v0.7 postponed to 2004-03-29 (the program is finished but we need the translations)
2004-03-18 HovText v0.6 has been downloaded 40 times since release
2004-03-17 First official translator - Wyz has joined the HovText project as the official french translator (see the Contact page):-)
2004-03-17 HovText v0.6 released
2004-03-13 Translators needed - we pretty much need some translators. If you wish to take a part in the HovText project, then do not hesitate to contact one of us
2004-03-13 Bug reports - we wish to make this project as stable and usuable as possible so if you have any bugs or suggestions, then just keep'em coming :-)
2004-03-13 Release of v0.6 postponed to 2004-03-17
2004-03-12 A manual recount shows that HovText v0.5 only has been downloaded 74 times until now - the 114 times was apparent including retransmissions/resumed downloads etc.
2004-03-08 Just for some future nostalgic reason - HovText v0.5 (executable) is currently downloaded 114 times :-)
2004-03-08 Release of v0.6 postponed to 2004-03-12
2004-03-06 WEB site fixed so it will default into english and it is possible to choose language
2004-03-04 HovText v0.5 released
2004-03-04 HovText WEB page translated into danish (it is now in danish and english)
2004-02-27 HovText v0.4 released
2004-02-25 HovText v0.3 released
2004-02-25 HovText v0.2 released
2004-02-24 HovText v0.1 released (initial release)
2004-02-23 HovText project started.. let the coding begin! :-)