[squeak-dev] [Ann] Cuis 3.1 is available

Juan Vuletich juan at jvuletich.org
Fri Mar 4 20:41:49 UTC 2011

Hi Folks,

Cuis 3.1 is available at http://www.jvuletich.org/Cuis/Index.html . From 
the release notes:

New in Cuis 3.1
    * Super fast Morphic world display.
          o     About ten times faster when many windows are open.
          o     Makes the whole UI feel much more responsive.
          o     Simpler code.

    * New Layout engine.
          o     New layout specs and logic.
          o     New layout adjusters and window resizers.
          o     Allows adding / removing morphs without leaving "holes".
          o     Orders of magnitude simpler. Can be understood by 
humans. Removed all traces of the old code.

    * Cleaner look for Default theme. Nicer buttons, menus and halos. 
Faster world redraw allows for full-window resize.

    * Morphic buttons simplification: reduced 5 morphic button classes 
into just one.

    * New Transcript
          o     Fast (Calls return quickly)
          o     Fast (Updates are immediate)
          o     Thread safe
          o     Can log to file in addition to Display
          o     Display output is optional (for headless images)
          o     Can work on a bare bones image (Doesn't need UI, 
dependency, events, processes)
          o     Optional morphic window for seamless integration in Morphic
          o     UI framework agnostic. Can be used to debug Morphic, 
even with the morphic window open, without crashing the image!
          o     No longer a text editor. Display is read only.

    * Support for .mcz files (they are treated like .cs and .st files)

    * Removed the colored mouse button naming from all over the system. 
Now they are #mouseButton1, #mouseButton2 and #mouseButton3.

    * Cleaner Clipboard design & api, to enable extended clipboard

    * Fixes to transparent pixels in 32bpp Forms

    * Lots of code simplifications all over the system: Text, Menus, 
Tools layout construction, SystemWindow. Killed FakeClassPool.

    * Utilities: #printStack: (great together with the new Transcript), 
better comment at Object>>#is:

    * Many updates from Squeak, including cascading of optimized sends

Juan Vuletich

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