Weekly Release: Lots and Lots of Bug Fixes

Hello friends!

Marco here doing the release this week, as Peldi is in Austin for SXSWi, a.k.a. geek sleep-away-camp. 😉 I can't wait to hear his report!

And while Peldi is "working" in the US, is bug-squashing time here in Bologna. The list of fixes is pretty long, but there are also some new little features here and there.

Bugs Fixed

  • All versions: Property Inspectors now show correct values in some long-standing open cases (border, bold text style, Slider value, Button color, Callout transparency, selected item of List and Accordion). Thanks to everyone who reported a problem and waited so long for the fix! 🙂
  • All versions: fixed an annoying problem in text selection, thanks to Gyuri J. for reporting.
  • All versions: removed the little arrow icons from presentation mode (they had snuck in at some point, but shouldn't be there).
  • All versions: fixed a bad bug in Radio Button Group and Checkbox Group. Thanks to Josh for reporting it!
  • All versions: Text Fields now respect the font size even when they are empty.
  • All versions: fixed a ugly bug in List controls which displayed the link arrows in wrong position.
  • All versions: the Scroll Bar, Tab Bar and Vertical Tab Bar controls now are properly drawn even at small sizes. Thanks Gyuri J. for reporting this via email.
  • Mockups for Desktop: fixed a bug with copying/pasting into the activation dialog. Thanks to mwfallace for finally giving us steps to make it happen!
  • Mockups for Desktop: now the Save As panel remembers the chosen folder, after the first time is invoked. We got a number of reports for this bug, thank you all!
  • Mockups for FogBugz: unlimited-user licenses work properly (finally!). Although we don't sell unlimited licenses, we give them as free licenses for Community & Open Source projects.
  • Plugin versions: the special character # is no longer valid in mockup names.

Other changes

  • All versions: you can FINALLY drag controls past the edge to make the page grow.
  • All versions: In BMML, controls are now sorted by ID and control properties are sorted alphabetically. This should make it easier to diff BMML files if you check them in.
  • Mockups for Deskop: added CTRL+LEFT and CTRL+RIGHT shortcuts to switch between open tabs, in addition to the already existing CTRL+TAB and CTRL+SHIFT+TAB.
  • All versions: Property Inspector are faster to create. It speeds up slightly the whole application.
  • Mockups for Desktop: added a "Check for Updates" menu item. For now it simply opens a browser window pointing to our new unified download page. It's a first step towards our final design. 🙂

How do I update?

  • Mockups for Desktop: here (you might hit this one-time error if you haven’t updated in a while)
  • Mockups for Confluence: here
  • Mockups for JIRA: here
  • Mockups for XWiki: here
  • Mockups for FogBugz: here (onDemand customers: this will go live for you automatically in a few days)
  • Web Demo: here

What's next?

Next week's release will also be all about bug fixes. The plan is to bring the app quality to a good level before we start actively developing the components feature, which is a big one and might take a few weeks.

As always, if you hit any issues with today's release let us know and we'll fix it right away.

Ciao!

Marco for the Balsamiq Team


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Comments (4)

  1. CTRL+Tab and CTRL+SHIFT+Tab doesn’t seem to move the pages in full screen mode for the Desktop Mocks.

    [Peldi: those shortcuts have never worked in full-screen, only when editing. There is a bug in 69 that prevents them for working at all, but it will be fixed in the next build. You can try it here now if you’d like: http://www.balsamiq.com/products/mockups/desktop/next ]

    Kah Kheng
  2. Still smiling over “geek sleep-away-camp”. Thanks!

  3. Yikes! I use CTRL+Left/Right for moving the cursor an entire word when I edit text inside, e.g., the table component. This is standard behavior and should not be overridden by the application. Please disable this feature when editing text.

    [Peldi: Leon, you’re totally right, we’ll do that for next week’s release for sure.]
    [Marco: it’s fixed! Please install the new version of Mockups. Thank you for the ultraquick report! ;-)]

  4. “you can FINALLY drag controls past the edge to make the page grow.”

    Folks – this is a big improvement! Thanks Marco!