Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Lipikar Version 3.0.0 RC1

A new version of Lipikar 3.0.0, fashionably called as RC1 (Release Candidate 1) has been released. Following are the major changes from the last Beta-3 version:
  • FontBrowser (scaled-down) module added back.

  • The Setup program is now a little over 2 MB - an improvement of about 75% from the last one.

  • The main window cannot be resized freely any more. Window width is now dependent on the FontMap size. Window height can be adjusted by grabbing the horizontal bar between TextBoard and FontMap and pulling it up or down.
    This was needed as the window resize function of old Beta-3 was fairly calculation-intensive and was reported to have brought a P-II 350 MHz (Win98) machine on its knees!

  • Views area now has its own toolbar - appropriate buttons have been moved there from the main toolbar.

  • License has been changed from GNU-GPL to Creative Commons ND 2.5 to avoid the continued controversy about inclusion of ActiveX controls in GPL binaries. Not to worry, it is still a freeware!

This will probably be the last test release until the full release with integrated help is completed.

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