Quick Release: Text Orientation, Colors Back to Normal
I just released a new version to address a couple of critical bugs and snuck in a new little feature while I was at it. 😉
Text Orientation on Labels
You can now select 3 types of orientation in the Label control.
Thanks so much to kaveh, Vega, Chris Bennet, Luke Freiler, Catherine, Srinivasan S., yoliker, grid212, djzeaman, Ilya Ryzhenkov, dB., Adam Lang, Alex D. and Carl Robinson for requesting this handy little feature (here, here and here)!
This was a quick feature to add, but it relies on something that's only available with Flash Player 10, which we have started requiring only a couple of months ago. It's interesting how even a little feature can only be added "when the time is right".
I'm more and more getting the sense that building a software product is like cooking a big asian stir-fry...you have to wait for the right moment to throw in each vegetable... 😉
For those of you who are waiting for Right-To-Left orientation, please be patient for a little longer. Adding RTL support requires us to switch to a whole new Text Layout engine. It's something we plan on doing (it will take care of many other issues), but it's not easy. We plan on tackling it later this summer, after we've shipped components and the web app.
Bug Fix: Colors are now back to normal
I had made what seemed to be a no-brainer optimization in how we apply color to controls, which resulted in an UGLY bug. See for yourself (click to enlarge):
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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 1.7.12
- Mockups for Confluence: version 1.7.16
- Mockups for JIRA: version 1.7.14
- Mockups for XWiki: version 1.7.15
- Mockups for FogBugz: version 1.7.11
- Web Demo: version 1.7.13 launch it
A couple of quick announcements
- David Sandor has started building a BMML to XAML converter, check it out and let them know if you're interested in it!
- I'm going to be speaking at The Hub in Milan on Tuesday, hope to see you there! 🙂
OK back to work for me, we hope to have a pre-release version of "double-click to edit groups" ready for you to test tomorrow!
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