[wingide-users] Wing IDE 5.0beta4 released

Wingware info at wingware.com
Thu Jun 13 23:03:54 EDT 2013


We've just released Wing IDE 5.0 beta4.

Changes since beta3 include:

* Wing IDE Personal and 101 are now also available
* Files dropped onto editor windows will be opened
* Offer to add directories dropped onto windows to the project
* Allow setting current list and combo box item colors with color palette
* Added Linen color palette
* Added Monokai color palette (thanks to Joon Ro!)
* Ability to provide color palette-specific syntax color specifications
* On Linux, use a private Qt by default to avoid compatibility problems
* Implemented --system-qt command line option on Linux to allow using
   the system-provided Qt
* A few key bindings have changed
* Python Shell starts up with current directory set to directory of 
   file or the default debug run directory, according to project 
* Added command zoom-reset to restore editor font size zooming
* Lots of bug fixes (see the change log for details)

A summary of new features in Wing 5:

* Redesigned GUI based on Qt and PySide
* Native GUI on OS X (and better overall OS-native look and feel)
* Tools and editors can be dragged around
* Toolbar and editor and Project context menus are configurable
* Optional mode that opens different sets of files in each editor split
* Sharable color palettes and syntax highlighting configurations
* Auto-editing is on by default (except some operations that have a 
learning curve)
* Named file sets
* Sharable launch configurations
* Named entry points
* More control over unit testing environment
* Lockable editor splits
* Initial preferences dialog for new users

There are details at http://wingware.com/wingide/5.0beta4

The above also includes a list of the known bugs, information on 
reporting bugs,
compatibility notes, and links for downloading and installing.

This release is quite usable, but please keep in mind that you probably 
run into some problems.



Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


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