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LDCad 1.1 Beta 1 (win+linux) - Roland Melkert - 2012-07-08

Hello all,

I finally finished a version of LDCad 1.1 which is 'beta' worthy imho. So after almost 7 months here's a new (semi) stable version for you to play with. You'll find it at

www.melkert.net/LDCad

Do note, a uninstall of a previous version is highly recommended.

Bigest changes (compared to 1.0, not the alpha's):
  • Full support for ortho/2D/flat projection editing.
  • (unlimited) split edit views.
  • Beter 'old' OpenGL implementations support (Will even render on 1.1, no more crosses or flickering screen).
  • Menu/tool bar (i got tired of all the 'where's the menu' comments). It's fully customizable, but do note not all available toobuttons have icons yet.
  • Rotation center manipulation is now supported.
  • expert' (manual) rotation, movement and selection center dialogs.
  • 'Modern windows' friendly installer (setup will install dynamic stuff outside the program files folder). If you don't like this use the archive version or delete the LDCad.cfg file BEFORE you start LDCad for the first time.
  • A boat load of small stuff (see the changeLog.txt file for all details).

a screenshort for closure, enjoy:

[Image: 1-1-Beta-1-ForumScrShot.png]


Re: LDCad 1.1 Beta 1 (win+linux) - Jason Smith - 2012-07-15

AWESOME! Great work. Going to play now. Thanks for supporting Linux.


Re: LDCad 1.1 Beta 1 (win+linux) - Jason Smith - 2012-07-16

Very impressive so far.

Love the Menu bar on the top left and buttons on the right. It seems so much quicker to get things done now. My only gripe is that to get the info on what each button does you need to look at the bottom status bar. When looking for something, ie moving the mouse about and trying to find a certain task you need to move the mouse blindly as your watching the text down below.

I'm really enjoying the split views, I think that is a great option.

Didn't notice the grid preferences in 1.0 but I do like the ability to change them up, that is a powerful feature.

Running smooth on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.


Re: LDCad 1.1 Beta 1 (win+linux) - Roland Melkert - 2012-07-16

Jason Smith Wrote:Very impressive so far.

Thanks

Jason Smith Wrote:Love the Menu bar on the top left and buttons on the right. It seems so much quicker to get things done now. My only gripe is that to get the info on what each button does you need to look at the bottom status bar. When looking for something, ie moving the mouse about and trying to find a certain task you need to move the mouse blindly as your watching the text down below.

The main reason for hints being in the bottom non OpenGL bar is limiting redraws, although modern hardware seems to have no trouble with medium sized models.

Jason Smith Wrote:Didn't notice the grid preferences in 1.0 but I do like the ability to change them up, that is a powerful feature.

It was available in 1.0 but a bit vague, that why I placed it in the bar by default Smile

Jason Smith Wrote:Running smooth on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.

I'm still somewhat surprised of 64 bit Linux running this 32 bit executable, as far I know/knew this wasn't possible before in Linux, must be something new in Ubuntu ?


Re: LDCad 1.1 Beta 1 (win+linux) - Jason Smith - 2012-07-16

Roland Melkert Wrote:I'm still somewhat surprised of 64 bit Linux running this 32 bit executable, as far I know/knew this wasn't possible before in Linux, must be something new in Ubuntu ?

I'm new to Ubuntu so I wish I could tell you. It works absolutely spot on, no issues what so ever. Which is surprising if it shouldn't work at all. Hopefully nothing changes, fingers crossed.


Re: LDCad 1.1 Beta 1 (win+linux) - Jason Smith - 2012-07-16

I saw your LDCAD DEF BIN icon and felt the urge Wink

[Image: Screenshot%20from%202012-07-16%2014%3A01%3A46.png]


Re: LDCad 1.1 Beta 1 (win+linux) - Jason Smith - 2012-07-16

I think I just found a bug.

If I maximize the window I lose the contents of the menu bar. The bar is still there and if I hover over where the text menus and the icons would be I can see the bottom of the red selection outline. The status bar also shows the information but no images.

[Image: Screenshot%20from%202012-07-16%2014%3A33%3A29.png]


Re: LDCad 1.1 Beta 1 (win+linux) - Travis Cobbs - 2012-07-16

64-bit Linux has always been able to run 32-bit executables, as far as I know. However, if you don't have a fully statically linked executable (and presumably you don't), then 32-bit versions of all of the shared libraries that you use must be installed, and this is often difficult.


Re: LDCad 1.1 Beta 1 (win+linux) - Roland Melkert - 2012-07-16

Jason Smith Wrote:I think I just found a bug. If I maximize the window I lose the contents of the menu bar.

Seems I forgot to update some internals on resizes, I'll fix that in the next version. A workaround for the time being is to hide/show the menubar using the menu you open with a right click on the bar.

Thanks for reporting.


Re: LDCad 1.1 Beta 1 (win+linux) - Roland Melkert - 2012-07-16

Jason Smith Wrote:I saw your LDCAD DEF BIN icon and felt the urge Wink

Smile I was quite lazy with that icon thinking, most people are never even going to see it anyway.