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First Post-Retreat Release

Hi everyone!

This update is a small one, we're still recovering from our first company retreat, which was AMAZING.

You can read all about it in Natalie's trip report here.
I’m on a boat!

Here's what's new in today's release:

  • All versions: we fixed the elusive "properties revert to default" bug, which was caused by using a slider in a property inspector and accidentally moving the mouse outside of the Mockups window. I know, crazy huh? Thanks to Diana, Jim Jarret and Chris Michael for the debugging help!
  • All versions: you can now hit ENTER or F2 to enter a group to edit its contents. Thanks Adi Roiban for the good idea!
  • Mockups for Desktop: when pasting from your clipboard, we detect if it contains BMML and interpret it properly for you. This was a feature request by Max Andersen (via Twitter), who needs it for his SWT to BMML tool.
  • Mockups for Desktop: added {mockup-name} to Label and Paragraph controls. It's like {mockup-path}, but it only returns the name of the mockup file.
  • Mockups for Desktop: fixed a bug with exporting to PDF while inside a group. Thanks John Booker for the bug report (via email).
  • Mockups for XWiki: fixed a bug with the image dialog.

We also fixed a number of issues with myBalsamiq, and plan on updating the beta on our production machines this week.

How do I update?

Easy! Just use our badge button below! Blog-via-email readers, head to our download page instead.

As always, if you hit any snags with the new build let us know immediately and we'll fix it right up! 🙂

For posterity, these are the version numbers of today's release:

  • Mockups for Desktop: version 1.8.8
  • Mockups for Confluence: version 1.8.9
  • Mockups for JIRA: version 1.8.7
  • Mockups for XWiki: version 1.8.7
  • Mockups for FogBugz: version 1.8.8
  • Web Demo: version 1.8.7 launch it

What else is going on?

  • After these few stability releases, Marco is now working on components again full-time
  • Valerie is working from our Bologna office for July to help train Natalie some more
  • Mike is working on the balsamiq.com redesign, as well as helping with GetSatisfaction
  • Luis is hacking away at myBalsamiq like a maniac.
  • I'm working on automating some of our back-office processes to prepare us for our future growth
  • We are offering a 50% discount on Mockups for Desktop as part of this cool bundle of Web Apps for designers: http://www.appsumo.com - the bundle ends on Wednesday 7/21 at 9:00am PST so tell your friends fast! 🙂
  • Also, have you checked MockupsToGo lately? There are a bunch of new widgets there, with more added all the time...thanks to all for contributing! 🙂

Onward!

Peldi for the Balsamiq Team

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  1. It’s been at least 7 months since you mentioned a new skin was on its way. When do you think we will have a choice for this available?

    Thx….

    I love Balsamiq so this is not a whine…

    [Peldi: Hi Love Your Show, here’s our roadmap: http://balsamiq.com/blog/2010/06/02/roadmap/%5D

    Love your Show