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This is a major release that brings a lot new features and fixes a lot of small usability issues and bugs and brings the beta versio inline with the development main branch.
Text can now be entered before text position and vice versa, a Preference setting has been added to that effect.
A single line text entry mode has been added and is the default. In the single line mode the text edit is completed with the ENTER key, which in multiline mode creates a new line but does not complete the entry.
New vertical centering option has been added to support centering of text blocks that have no kerning on the last line.
A new, random color is automatically assigned to new Layers.
The 'Z' key now toggles between current drawing commmand and Zoom command.
Support for new Polyline type that support piece wice, linear, natural, quadratic and cubic spline segments has been added.
The option to use slash-marks instead of arrows in dimensioning (for architect style dimensioning) has been added.
|ALT||When dragging create a copy of the selected objects
In zooming alternate between zoom in/out
|SHIFT||In drawing/dragging/moving Lock vertical/horizontal direction|
|CTRL/META(*)||When dragging move instead of stretch selected objects|
(*) CTRL/META = In Windows/Linux use CTRL key, On Mac OS use Apple/Command key
The default background color has been changed to black and foreground to white.
Keyboard shortcuts for Group/Ungroup have been added.
Changed the behaviour of selecting objects so that selecting now obeys the 'Pick In All Layers' / 'Pick In Current Layer'.
A bug that added a new layer when the current layer was renamed.
A bug that caused problems that left a ghost hilite/selection on screen on certain situations has been fixed.
A bug that caused problems (especially in Mac OS X) when performing right-click operations on selections has been fixed.
A bug that caused objects in invisible layers to snap has been fixed.
A bug that caused Layer Toolbar not to resize correctly on Mac OS X when it was de-floated has been fixed.
New shapes are now display in the logical layer or linestyle color when being created. A bug that caused the new shapes not to show while being rubber banded during draw operations if the background color was the same line style color and the current layer was in by-layer color mode has been fixed.
A bug that caused foreground color not to be applied to icons, which made it difficult to use a black background has been fixed.
A couple of bugs in item extents calculation that sometimes messed the extents up making it difficult to pick text and group elements has been fixed.
Fixed a bug that caused angle units combox'es to show length units instead of angle units.
Fixed a bug that caused a NullPointerException in a New document when trying to dimension anything unless the dimensionin parameters dialog was brought up first.
Fixed a couple of bugs with polylines that sometimes caused an ArrayIndexOutOfBounds exception.
All dialogs have been reworked to hava a parent frame (the active document window) because lack of parent frame appears to cause problems on MacOSX.
A bug that caused the dimension preview panel in dimension parameters dialog to always use white background instead of the actual backgroun color has been fixed.
A bug that caused the draw rectangle rules to throw a NullPointerException has been fixed.
A bug that sometimes caused a massive memory leak when copypasting shapes has been fixed.
A bug that caused difficulties when picking handles when inverted colors were used has been fixed.
A the look and feel has been fine tuned to support better Mac fidelity togeter with Quaqua Look and Feel library.
Files that no longer exist are now cleaned up from the Recent Files menu.
A bug that caused the filled areas not to appear gray when editing a group that they did not belong to has been fixed.
The set coordinate system origin now handles the sign of the rotation angle correctrly
Tooltips for Coordinate Systems combobox have been added.
Clipboard contents are now used as an icon when dragging (Mac OS only) and in the Paste multiple parameters sample dialog.
Fixed the PreRotate angle direction to handle the sign and handedness correctly.
Fixed the Display preferences window title.
Changed the Move and Rotate command icons.
Set Color swatches have been changed to work better in all LAFs.
The change document size display has been fixed to correctly illustrate size changes..
Fixed a bug that caused Line Styles for new documents to default to no line styles at all
Fixed a bug that caused angle between lines dimensioning to select wrong angle.
Circels now snap to handles as well as quarter points.
Layer renaming no longer allows duplicate names.
Fixed a bug that caused Templates to be added to the Recent Files menu.
Filled areas using the same fill pattern now are correctly aligned so that the fill patterns tile together without seams.
|Kusti / Siuntio 2.1.2007|