[wingide-users] Wing IDE 5.0 beta8 released

Wingware info at wingware.com
Thu Sep 26 13:14:17 MDT 2013


Hi,

We've just released Wing IDE 5.0 beta8.

Changes made since beta7 include:

* Support for Python 3.4 alpha2
* Windows installers are now signed
* Many keyboard navigability improvements
* Use correct file and directory dialogs
* Fix checkboxes in lists in preferences
* Fix memory leak that could lead to slow typing response
* Show string truncation indicator and correctly display huge values in 
Watch tool
* Avoid crash after editing values in Stack Data
* Several auto-completion and auto-editing improvements
* Fix default buttons and tab order in dialogs
* Fix popup windows when more than one monitor is in use
* Fix failure to handle non-ascii characters in the GUI
* Many other bug fixes

For details see 
http://wingware.com/pub/wingide/prerelease/5.0.0-b8/CHANGELOG.txt

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
* Support for Python 3.4

There are details at http://wingware.com/wingide/5.0beta8

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 will
run into some problems.

Thanks,

--

Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development

www.wingware.com


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