[LDPartEditor] 0.8.9 Beta Released

[LDPartEditor] 0.8.9 Beta Released

My weekend begins... and here is LDPartEditor 0.8.9...

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As always, you can download LDPE from this page:

(6 new features and 8 bug fixes, 1 critical)

With this release you will be able to...
  • ...get a standard file header on any new *.dat file.
  • ...benefit from a better performing colour change and BFC swap in the text editor.
  • ...benefit from a little bit faster render engine (depends on the 3D settings).
  • ...shutdown LDPE quicker. LDPE does not ask you for unsaved projects anymore.
  • ...see "Ctrl+Click" hints on button tooltips (only for modifiable functions, e.g. "Round")
  • ...get lowercase folders names in the project structure.

The following critical issues were fixed:

  1. Risk of data loss: "Delete" in the text editor with no selected text threw an exception.
  2. The pipette copied the RGBA values from an overwritten colour 16.
  3. The subfile-compiler did not support "s\" sub-parts on linux.
  4. "Save As..." did not use the lowercase "s\" prefix for subfile names.
  5. "New Project" created a folder in the application directory.
  6. Shaders did not compile on Intel HD Graphics.
  7. The rubber band selection got cleared if the selection process was computationally intensive.
  8. Opening a file in the 3D editor was not sychronised with the part tree on the left.

What will the next release 0.8.10 deliver? A completely new options menu for GUI colour customisations and more...

The program was tested intensively with "real world" files.
However, it is still a beta version and something can go wrong in about 100.000 lines of code.

Make sure that you choose the right architecture for your OS and Java Virtual Machine (JVM) (64bit or 32bit).
A short guide how to check if a 64bit JVM is installed on your system is located at the bottom of this message.

  1. Download the zip-Archive
  2. Extract the archive content to the location of your choice
  3. On windows, double-click "run.bat" to start LDPE.
  4. On linux/mac, you have to excecute the shell script "run.sh" to start LDPE.

Please note that this software is in the beta stage. Although, LDPE 0.8.9 was tested, there are already known issues  for this release. There is a potential risk of data loss.

You can search for updates if you do the following steps:

  1. On windows, double-click "update.bat" to search for updates.
  2. On linux/mac, you have to excecute the shell script "update.sh".

I listen carefully to your requests and possible complaints. Please leave me a message, with your thoughts and wishes to further improve the software.

LDPE is a 3D CAD application: The overall system requirements are higher. While I recommend to use a powerful 64-bit multicore system, it could be possible, to run LDPE on older machines as well.

System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements:
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8
  • OpenGL 2.1 compatible Graphics Card
  • Operating System (32/64bit): Windows [XP; Vista; 7 or newer], Mac OS X [>=10.6], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=10.4]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon II (>2.0Ghz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Video-Memory: 512 MB
  • Free Disk Space: 100 MB

Recommended Requirements:
  • Operating System (64bit): Windows 7, Mac OS X [>=10.6], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=10.4]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor with 4 cores (or more)
  • RAM: >4 GB
  • Video-Memory: >=1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 512 MB

How to check your JVM version (32- or 64-bit):

You can try on the command line:

java -d64 version

If it's not a 64-bit version, you'll get a message that looks like:

This Java instance does not support a 64-bit JVM. Please install the desired version.

In general, I recommend to install the 64-bit version of the JVM for Java 8.
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[LDPartEditor] 0.8.9 Beta Released - by Nils Schmidt - 2016-04-02, 9:06

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