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 RC2

March 29th, 2009

jave_6.0_RC2.zip [3.4MB]

System Requirements

JRE 1.6 or greater installed

What's New

New Features since the last milestone release:
  • Brushed up the camelizer dialog with a new dialog icon and improved descriptions.
    screenshot: Camelizer dialog
  • Brushed up the clipart dialogs and fixed some bugs there.
    screenshot: Clipart dialog
  • Decreased memory usage for animated GIF export. So there should be no more OutOfMemoryErrors when exporting large animations.
  • New export dialog (Menu "File" > "Export..." and in the toolbar) combining the old "export result" and "ascii2gif" dialogs.
    screenshot: Export dialog
  • Some users complained about problems with the file chooser dialogs. There seem to be some issues with the current JRE (e.g. Bug 6578753). So I decided to add an options to switch to the "native" file chooser implementation ("View" > "Preferences..." > "Advanced" > "Use native file chooser dialog").
    Using the native file chooser has some consequences:
    • Advantages:
      • much faster
      • same functions and look&feel as in other applications
    • Disadvantages:
      • the filter combobox for file types always shows *.* instead of dedicated types actually supported
      • the dialog appears in the top left corner instead of centered to the application
  • Decoupled color scheme settings: You can configure a default color scheme in "View" > "Preferences..." > "General" which will be applied to new documents. Each open document can have it individual color scheme, adjustable via "View" > "Color".
  • Bugfix: JavE did not start on some linux systems.
  • Bugfix: CPU consumption was high when moving the mouse on the screen.
  • Bugfix: In text mode, sometimes the cursor was not displayed correctly and artifacts where left on the screen.
  • Bugfix: The Ascii animation player Applet did not show the first frame after startup.
  • Bugfix: The selection tool created new threads each time the tool was switched.
  • Separated disy-commons.jar from jave.jar for the upcoming release of disy-commons as new open source library by disy Informationssysteme GmbH.
  • Added a file jave.bat to maybe make it a bit easier for Windows users to start the application.
  • Decreased the download archive size a bit by removing tests and demos from the binary.
More Features can be found in the changes from the previous release 6.0 RC1.


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

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