xoblite bb1 | 0.3.8.29 | August 29th, 2003 | all changes
*Much* improved plugin architecture:
- Plugin handling (load/unload) is now performed using the menu (no more manual editing of plugins.rc)! :D
- Improved ease-of-use (no more "&-loading") and faster restarts with updated plugins
- More error resilient + user friendly error messages... <g>
Integrated slit with unique experimental "Puzzle" plugin positioning... 8)
Integrated systembar with new placement options (e.g. DockedToSlit), updated icon mode with
saturation/hue, MinimizeAllWindows and RestoreAllWindows using X1/X2 click on the taskbar, etc.
The toolbar and the systembar can now be resized using the mousewheel!
All core UI elements (toolbar/systembar/slit) can now be temporarily moved using Ctrl+Drag
Much improved menu rendering, better looking bullets and bool indicators + "Alternative bullets" mode
New "Styles" menu that can be opened instead of the Workspaces menu when mid clicking the desktop
Lots of new configuration options in extensions.rc
Most settings are now configurable from the core menus and saved to blackbox.rc / extensions.rc
on change instead of at restart, once again keeping manual .rc editing to a minimum!
Visibility for the toolbar/systembar/slit/plugins can now be toggled using the menu
Support for multiple users, each with a different set of configuration files
Support for global and application environment variables -> no hard-coded paths! :D
Better style parsing, including basic font substitution and improved wildcard support
New style settings: menu.frame.bulletColor, menu.hilite.bulletColor, window.button.pressed.picColor,
menu.indicator, menu.indicator.color and menu.indicator.colorTo (all fully backwards compatible!) 8)
Miscellaneous workarounds for better compatibility with Windows 9x/ME... :P
Uses a subset of the Blackbox for Windows API -> compatible with most of the available plugins
Online documentation (will be available later, for now read the included changes.txt for details)
qwilk style bonanza! -> x-coal, liquid concrete, elyts, colour-blind and seaworthy...
...and an updated font pack with fixed gelly, glisp and glisp-bold fonts! 8)
Lots of major and minor bug fixes, fixed mem leaks, new features + a new xoblite icon! =]
Legacy changes (Blackbox for Windows up to 0.0.70) can be found here.