JavE - Developer Versions


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They are intended for experienced users who want to see what's next and who want to help me finding bugs.

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Release Candidate RC1

May 12th, 2008

jave_6.0_RC1.zip [3.8MB]

System Requirements

JRE 1.6 or greater installed

What's New

New Features since the last milestone release:
  • When starting up JavE, there is now a "Quick Start" dialog for choosing one of the popular features of JavE.
    screenshot: Quick Start dialog
  • Updated the FIGlet fonts library to version 4.0
  • Improved and extended preferences dialog (menu "View" > "Preferences...")
    screenshot: Preferences dialog
  • Improved behavior when dropping a selection outside the document bounds:
    • By default, on text editors the document is being resized automatically
    • By default, on animation editors the document is not being resized automatically
    • This can be adjusted independently for text and animation editor in the preferences dialog (menu "View" > "Preferences...")
    • When auto resize is enabled for animations, the resize operation will now resize all frames, in order to have the frames properly aligned.
  • Improved Mac Os X integration. Many thanks to Zak for testing!
  • From the 3d renderer (menu "Special" > "Render 3d") animations are directly opened in the animation editor.
  • Updated the program icon to have colors (like the JavE logo)
  • JavE now supports Drag'n'Drop for opening files. Just drop a file on the application to open it.
  • When opening an image file instead of opening the image2ascii converter the user is now asked what to do: Image2Ascii Conversion, Camelizer or Using the image as Watermark
    screenshot: Opening images
  • Fixed inconsistency in file dialogs for images: Now every file chooser offers the same set of image formats.
  • Brushed up the camelizer dialog.
    screenshot: Camelizer dialog
  • In the animation export wizard the initial output file is filled in automatically.
  • JavE now uses the new Splash-Screen functionality in Java SE 6 in order to show the splash screen much earlier.
  • Brushed up the Image2Ascii conversion dialog a bit.
  • Opening the Image2Ascii converter for the first time automatically opens the file chooser for choosing the image file.
  • The color scheme settings (Menu "View" > "Color") are now respected in the Image2Ascii converter.
  • The color scheme settings (Menu "View" > "Color") are now remembered when restarting JavE.
  • Moved button for tool options dialog to the status bar. When closing the dialog, you will see a little animation to help remembering, where the dialog can be reactivated.
  • Bugfix: "Convert 'Making Of' to Animation" caused an error when the document had not yet been edited.
  • Bugfix: The tool "Freehand Algorithmic" broke from M7 to RC0.
  • Lots of other minor improvements and bugfixes.
More Features can be found in the changes from the previous release 6.0 RC0.


Your feedback is welcome: Let me know if you find any bugs or inconveniences. Write to markus@jave.de.

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