[Ipe-discuss] Ipe 7.2.11 available for testing

Otfried Cheong otfried at ipe.airpost.net
Thu Feb 28 13:30:45 CET 2019

I apologize for the noise, but I forgot two things:

1.  the release notes are now available below,

2. if you test the new version for a few days and find no problems on your platform, that would also be important feedback for me.

Thanks again,

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019, at 13:12, Otfried Cheong via Ipe-discuss wrote:
> I've finished work on Ipe 7.2.11, but since there were quite many 
> internal code changes (cleaning up code, moving to C++14, rewriting the 
> bitmap code to handle an alpha channel), I want to use it for a few 
> weeks before releasing it.
> I would be grateful if some of you could help with testing and report 
> any problems (ideally on the issue tracker, else just send me email).   
> In particular, I would need feedback if the touch bar support on OSX 
> works well (I could only test it on the touch bar simulator).   And in 
> general both the Windows and OSX version will benefit from your 
> testing, as I do not use those platforms much myself.
> You can find Windows and OSX binaries as well as the sources here:
> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/my4cj84i9a1tihr/AABEsk1dDaBaxrFWPt1kidLpa?dl=0
> Thanks for your help!
>    Otfried


Ipe 7.2.11 (2019-?-?) Barbados edition

 * Added snap buttons on OSX touch bar.
 * Images with alpha channel are now fully supported (feature #142).

 * New "Rotate coordinate system" operation in "Goodies" ipelet.

 * New ipelet to select objects by type and/or by attribute value.
 * Can now use ".ipe/ipe.conf" to define environment variables on
   Linux and OSX.

 * The link action string of group objects is now more powerful.  You
   can use it to create links inside the Ipe document (so that
   clicking on an object in the PDF file will take you to a different
   page), and to launch videos or audio (which can be played inside
   some PDF viewers).

 * Tiling patterns now follow opacity of the object (feature #195).

 * The bullet in items now has the text color (bug #161).
 * When exporting using ipetoipe, page notes are not included as PDF
   annotations (but see -keepnotes) (feature #215).

 * Storing section names of pages as PDF "named destinations", so that
   external links can point to a specific page of an Ipe document.

 * Fixed low-resolution display on Retina displays on OSX (bug #226).
   The problem seems to be caused by the upgrade of Cairo to 1.16.0, 
   it is currently fixed by using a Cairo surface as a backing store
   instead of a CGLayer.

 * Use page-piece dictionary to store Ipe XML data inside PDF file.

 * Pressing "Ok" after "Apply" in text edit dialog no longer causes a
   Latex run (feature #144).

 * Fixed saving to weird location when starting from the command line
   on Windows (bug #222).

 * Fixed broken operation "create symbol (in new stylesheet)".
 * Fixed broken "Select in layer" and "Move to layer" submenus (bug

 * "Insert image" file dialog starts in more reasonable directory.

 * Fixed display of object counts per layer on OSX (bug #221).


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