GoScintilla 2.0 (beta 2)
- 11th May 2010
GoScintilla 2, beta 2 (read, attempt 2!) represents a significant improvement over beta 1 which of course was my first attempt to bring some much needed functionality to the original GoScintilla. We now have code-completion, nested call-tips, bookmarks and auto-indentation.
Beta 1 fell apart (as demonstarted by that swine ts-soft!
) on call-tips and my original implementation fell way short of being useful. Beta 2 corrects that and addresses all of the immediate shortcomings highlighted by that cursed ts-soft! Beta 2 also comes with a completely updated manual (though it may be a little rough around the edges at this moment!)
However, whereas GoScintilla 2 beta 1 would break some existing GoScintilla applications, beta 2 has gone three steps further in that regard and breaks all existing GoScintilla apps! As much a pain for myself as anyone else, so all complaints in this respect will be duly ignored!
GoScintilla 2 is now, effectively, a completely different animal to the original GoScintilla and whilst most existing apps can be converted across quite easily, I have expended absolutely no effort within the new manual (or anywhere else for that matter) discussing how you might best proceed with any such upgrades. Instead, I point you to the numerous demo programs, some of which I had to upgrade myself etc.
GoScintilla 2 has been tested on XP, Vista (x86) and, courtesy of that swine ts-soft, also tested on Ubuntu 10.04 x64. Most of the new facilities offered by GoScintilla 2 will not work under MacOS.
See the "History.txt" file for a complete list of changes that underpin GoScintilla 2 and remember that GoScintilla 2 will compile with PB 4.5 only.
Please see the nxSoftware site for the download.