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Rodney

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SlickEdit 2017 (v22) beta 2 is now available for download
« on: July 31, 2017, 10:01:37 pm »
SlickEdit 2017 (v22) beta 2 is now available for download. Please post beta issues in this beta forum.
 
The beta is available to all SlickEdit customers.
 
To download the beta, visit your Registered Products page. https://customer.slickedit.com/myproducts

Changes in Beta 2
  • Fix for crash when click project configs combo box. Note the the project configs combo box is not on any tool bar by default.
  • Fix for missing Visual Studio 2015 run-time DLLs.
  • Fix for Opening Visual Studio 2015 solution and devenv not being found during builds.
  • Increased the maximum file size to backup to 20 megabytes from 5 megabytes. A new faster backup history delta algorithm is used for large files. Backup history now can perform well for files even larger than 20 megabytes. Increasing this limit will effect Backup history dialog performance as well as the amount of disk space used for backups.
  • Fix for Modified line viewing for Less and CSS
  • push-tag (Ctrl+Dot) for Less completed
  • Fix for some color coding issues with Perl
  • Fix for vsbuild so that Ctrl+C (stop-process) works correctly in the process buffer for Unix and sends SIGINT to child processes of vsbuild.
  • Fix for some Slick-C stacks which could occur when importing old config
  • Fix for upgrading color coding from previous version causes errors due to unsupport styles.
  • Added options to restrict Select a Symbol dialog to symbols in the current project or current workspace.
  • Fix for Slick-C stack when using find-next command inside Find & Replace tool window.
  • Some fixes for Add Tree to project with create subfolder checked.
  • Fix for Brief search-forward so that it temporarily highlights text that is found.
  • Fix for Document Tab having too much vertical and horizontal space padding.
  • Fix for Toolbar buttons disappearing when pressed (like Start/Stop recording button).
  • Fix for Slick-C stack when using Document>Select Mode to change the language.
  • Not all fixes/changes have been listed.
Fixes, Features, and Enhancements in SlickEdit 2017 (22.0.0)
  • Language Support
    • Color coding more complete, more accurate, and updated to recent specifications
      • JavaScript
      • C++
      • C#
      • JavaScript
      • PHP
      • HTML
      • CSS
      • XML
      • Swift
      • Lua
      • Perl
      • Ruby
      • Bourne Shell
      • C Shell
      • Visual Basic
      • CMake
      • Markdown
      • Windows PowerShell
      • Puppet
      • Haskell
      • Applescript
      • And more
             
    • New Scala support
      • Color Coding
      • Beautifier
      • Smart editing features including beautify while typing
      • Project support. SBT build support not finished yet.
      • Context Tagging(TM)
             
    • New Rust support
      • Color Coding
      • Smart editing features including smart indenting, syntax expansion, dynamic surround, and SmartPaste(TM)
      • Multi file and single file Project support
      • Use (Project>Open Workspace...) to open existing Cargo.toml files and a SlickEdit workspace/project will automatically be created. Cargo workspaces not yet supported.
      • Debugging support for launching Visual Studio on Windows. SlickEdit's integrated GDB debugger is used on Linux. SlickEdit's integrated LLDB debugger is used on macOS.
      • More support planned for next release
             
    • New Less support
      • Color Coding
      • Smart editing features including smart indenting and SmartPaste(TM)
      • Context Tagging(TM)
         
             
    • Improved JavaScript Support
      • Support for new ES6 features
        • Color Coding
        • Symbol Coloring
        • Context Tagging
        • Debugging
        • (not finished)Beautifier/Smart editing
                   
      • (not finished)Improved JSON beautifier support.
             
    • Improved CSS support
      • Improved Color Coding
      • Improved Context Tagging(TM)
             
    • Visual Basic
      • New beautifier
         
       
  • Appearance Enhancements
    • New Dark Theme
      • Overrides operating system theming
      • Dark theme colors can be customized
             
    • New large icon size options for hi-res small screens (i.e 4k <=17" notebooks)
    • Four new edit window dark background color profiles
    • Edit window color profiles are categorized into light and dark for easier selection
    • Improved many of the edit window color samples
    • When editing a color coding profile, click on a color coding element in any edit window to select that element
    • Changed default edit window font on Windows to Consolas.
    • Changed default edit window font on Mac to Menlo.
    • Changed default command line font to be Default Fixed Font for better readability.
    • New Toolbar and Tool Window Icons
      • New Extra-Large size option for toolbar icons.
      • New size options for tool window tab icons and tool window tree/list bitmaps
      • Default icon set uses low-color simplified bitmaps to make toolbars less visually distracting
      • Six toolbar icon styles to choose from, including two-tone and monochrome icon themes
      • Icons automatically adapt to application theme dark background color.
      • Improved alpha-channel blending for smoother rendering of toolbar and tool window icons.
      • Improved tool window options and toolbar customization dialogs.
         
       
  • New More Powerful Color Coding Engine
    • Support for regular expressions. Begin/end constructs may be defined with tagged expression replacements in the end.
    • Support for adding custom embedded language constructs
    • Support for multiple levels of embedded language
    • Support for specifying nested color coding elements. For example, define keywords which are only recognized inside a specific comment.
    • Add XML literal color coding support with a simple check box (like Scala and Visual Basic)
    • String constructs much more configurable. No longer limited to a small set of predefined constructs.
    • Improved numeric color coding support including configurable suffixes, hexadecimal floating point, digit separator, and more. Can also add custom regular expressions.
    • Added more color coding elements to improve color coding for CSS and Markdown.
       
  • Tagging
    • Symbol correction.  Symbol completion (using Ctrl+Space) now supports several styles of symbol correction for common typographical errors.  This feature only works if the corrected symbol is defined and is a unique symbol completion.
                   
      • Transposed characters.  For example, Ctrl+Space after "Exceptoin" will be replace the symbol with "Exception".
      • Missing characters.     For example, Ctrl+Space after "termnater" will replace the symbol with "terminator".
      • Duplicated characters.  For example, Ctrl+Space after "strcppy" will be replace the symbol with "strcpy".
             
    • Separate Symbol Properties tool window and Symbol Arguments tool window.
       
  • Backup History
    • Backup History file format changed to improve performance and reduce disk space.
    • Support for backing up larger files
    • Backup History dialog starts faster
    • Most recent backup file is stored separate from the backup archive which allows you to view and diff it more easily
    • By default, Backup History data is now stored in the unversioned config directory (parent of versioned config direcotry). This means if you delete your versioned config directory, you won't be deleting your backup history. Also, future versions of SlickEdit will be able to share the same backup history files.
       
  • New File System Support
    • Support for reading .gz files without decompressing them first
    • Support for listing and reading files in .tar files. Only supports newer tar format.
       
  • Regular Expression Enhancements
    • Performance improved (12x-16x) for maximal and minimal matching of character sets
    • Added support for subroutines that can be called multiple times. For example, "(?(DEFINE) (?<foo>[a-z]+))(?&foo)(?&foo)"
       
  • Project Support
    • Support for opening Visual Studio 2017 solutions
    • Added ability to configure different beautifier profiles for different source trees. For example, if you want c:\source to use different beautifier profile settings than your default, create a .seeditorconfig.xml file using Tools>Beautify>Beautifier Profile Overrides...
       
  • DIFFzilla
    • Improved speed of multi-file diff by using raw file I/O for first pass fast compare.
    • Added symbol mapping to Source Diff to make it possible to configure Diff to treat minor changes, such as a renamed symbol, as a whitespace change.
       
  • Mini Find and Replace dialog
    • Ctrl+Tab can be used to switch be find and replace dialogs
    • Added Keep Matching Lines feature (like keep-search command). Deletes all lines that do not contain the search string.
    • Added Delete Matching Lines feature (like delete-search command). Deletes all lines that contain the search string.
       
  • Find and Replace
    • Multi-file search with color coding options specified now supports threading and is up to 15x faster.
       
  • Version Control
    • Automatic version control detection for Git and Subversion files.
    • Set version control system globally, per workspace, or per project.  You can also set it for a workspace and then supercede it for a project or set of projects.
       
  • Slick-C
    • Added ability to create static constants (static const) which are local to the current module.
    • Added _metadata keyword to indicate that enumerated type should be stored in the state file and allow introspection.
    • Renamed "boolean" keyword to "bool" for more consistency with C++.  Deprecated "boolean".
    • Pedantic error checking is now more strict with bool types and enumerated types.
    • Added new properties "p_x_extent" and "p_y_extent" to reflect the right-hand and bottom position of controls.
    • Added support for named arguments in function calls.

       
  • General
    • Ctrl+WheelUp/WheelDown set to decrease/increase font size by default.
    • Pad-Enter can now be bound to a different command than the standard Enter key.
    • Automatic mapping for Pad-keys to their equievalents when necessary. That way, there is no need for mode specific key bindings for keys like Pad-Star and Pad-Slash which are problematic.
    • Define color coding elements which get spell checked when you turn on "Spell checking while typing".
    • Calculator form is now resizable

       
  • Not all fixes/changes have been listed.
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