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Windows / Re: Error Saving Project!
« Last post by Malkom on January 05, 2022, 05:31:10 AM »
Just an update - this bug has been fixed in HN v4.1
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Development Progress / December 2021
« Last post by Malkom on December 31, 2021, 02:09:48 PM »
Here are very brief details of HN progress for December 2021.


(1) HyperNext Studio v4.x for Windows

Started moving HN4.x to a newer RB compiler with the aim of gettting HN4 to run on the latest versions of Mac-OS and Linux.


2) HyperNext v5 work  in progress

Implementing the single line and multi-line Edit fields in the Runtime engine.





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Versions / HN v4.1 Release Notes
« Last post by Malkom on December 28, 2021, 06:17:04 AM »
HN v4.1 Release Notes

HyperNext Studio for Windows (v4.1 build 132, 30th November 2021)

This version is only for Microsoft Windows and is a 32 bit build.
It is has been tested on Windows 10 and 7, and should run on both x32 & x64 versions.


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Improvements and Bug Fixes

Work on this only restarted in early October 2021 so there  is still a lot more to do.

The included projects are not fully checked for v4.1 but many are working well.

The documention in the inbuilt help guide has some small improvements.


(1) Improvements

* Guide help now has options to set fonts, text color and background color.

* Property Toolbar icons now PNGs.

* Default Creator project now shows some help when Previewed.

* Creator Library Picture Window now has the option to replace an image
      both in its list and in the project's scripts.
      - works for 1 image in listbox
      - uses FileDialog to locate the replacement image.
      - searches whole project and replaces any matches
      - has error trapping for invalid images.
   
* Creator GUI - some buttons etc have floating help text.

* Creator GUI - property/toolbar height increased, more info text and tidied.

* All projects now have their PICT images replaced by PNG or JPG
      PICTs caused problems on Windows if Apple QuickTime was not installed.
   
* Compiler error less buggy.

* GUI looks better in Windows 10.

* Creator - File Close now hides the project ready for opening another one.
 


(2) Bug Fixes

* HN command BFileReadValue for binary reading of data into a variable.
   
* SaveAs now correctly saves the project to a user selected location,
         then continues to work on current project.

* Field alignments now work across different cards.

* Field text color sometimes did not work when a card opened,
         but did work when set via an HN script call.
 
* Developer did not create a new project correctly.

* Developer Properties Toolbar too small in height.

* Creator Image Library - selected image now displays fully in canvas.
         
* User Register window -
         UserCode field now changed to Date and can hold text or numeric.

* HN command MovieSetView did not reliably hide/show the movie player.

* Creator property-toolbar now shows the target card edit box correctly,

* MoviePlayer was visible on next card even if card had no movieplayer

* MoviePlayer more reliable stopping.

* Compiler crash in an IF statement that had a function call.
     
* Register option removed from Creator menu.
         Users can still enable/disble Register option in their running/built project
         by using HN script commands.
     
* Creator toolbar/property had buggy card limit checking on target.

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Known bugs and document errors / V4.1 Known Bugs
« Last post by Malkom on December 06, 2021, 09:46:51 PM »
V4.1 KNOWN BUGS AND ANY KNOWN WORK-AROUNDS


Here you can find any known bugs or problems.

If you find any not listed here then please consider posting them so they can be investigated.

[1] The HN installer sometimes does not associate the various HN icons with HN projects and stacks.

[2] HN Developer does not show the objects such as buttons until Preview mode has been used on the Mode Switcher.

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Development Progress / November 2021
« Last post by Malkom on November 30, 2021, 08:45:09 PM »
(1) HyperNext Studio v4.1 for Windows released today

The brief announcement here:-
http://www.tigabyte.com/smf/index.php?topic=3393.0


There are details of improvements and bug fixes on the downloads page here:-
http://www.tigabyte.com/smf/index.php?topic=3392.0



2) HyperNext v5 work  in progress

Attempts to fix the threading for its runtime engine on Linux (Rasberry Pi) but little progress made.




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News / HyperNext Studio v4.1 for Windows released
« Last post by Malkom on November 30, 2021, 03:26:45 PM »
HyperNext Studio v4.1 for Windows released

I'm very pleased to announce that HN v4.1 for Microsoft Windows was released earlier today.

For further imformation and the download link please go to:

  http://www.tigabyte.com/smf/index.php?topic=3392.0

Please note you will need to be logged in as this helps limit download traffic.
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Development Progress / October 2021
« Last post by Malkom on October 31, 2021, 04:53:50 PM »
1) HyperNext Studio v4.1

Work restarted on HN4 in early September 2021.
Some improvements and quite a few serious bugs have been fixed including those listed below.

1) Creator Project-Close did not fully clear up its state - FIXED b116

2) Save As  improved further - FIXED
   http://www.tigabyte.com/smf/index.php?topic=3378.msg4147#msg4147

3) Splash Screen - image now PNG and updated - FIXED b121

4) HN Creator opening with default project now has extra info and options visible.

5) IF-THEN statement:
    a function call inside the IF THEN caused the compiler to freeze - FIXED b120 & b121

6) Toolbar - GotoCard CloneCard
    Properties Window - Toolbar                                                 - FIXED b117
     GotoCard button hidden by CloneCard button
     now has original canvas button with gotoup png image.

7) HN Creator - removed the Register menu item - FIXED b119


Some work has been done on the documentation.

Note, this HN4 update will be for Windows OS x32 only with OS X version coming next.




2) HyperNext Studio v5

Runtime Engine and Card Window
 - working on Clone-Fields.


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Development Progress / September 2021
« Last post by Malkom on September 30, 2021, 12:20:40 PM »
1) HyperNext Studio v4.1

Work restarted on HN4 in early September and testing of the sample projects on Windows 10 is underway.

A list of HN4 bugs and document errors from the forums and user emails is still being collated.

However, several important bugs have already been fixed.
 So far this month
   - improvements to interface for Windows 10
   - SaveAs fix
   - Binary file read fix
   - Toolbar now uses png images
   - Help creator working.
   - Installer creator working.

   
Note, this HN4 update will be for Windows OS x32 only with OS X version coming next.




2) HyperNext Studio v5

Runtime Engine

The PUT command partially fixed.
Some work on Clone field commands.
More work on both graphics and file system.
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News / HyperNext Studio v4 development restarted
« Last post by Malkom on September 30, 2021, 12:15:24 PM »
HyperNext Studio news September 2021

HN4 development has restarted due to HN5 progress going much slower than expected.

HN v4.1 for Microsoft Windows should be released in about a months time, hopefully mid November.

Although HN5 has many advantages, including being able to run on many more Operating Systems, HN4 does actually work right now(albeit with bugs).
Most users just want to create some software, so releasing updates to HN4 will be the focus in the near term.
However, HN5 is still being developed in parallel with HN4.

 
HN4 Roadmap

HN4 is currently developed with RealBasic 2008R1 which only builds x32 for Windows XP to 10, and up to OS X Yosemite - there is no Linux.

Xojo 2021(was RealBasic) only builds for Windows 7 and later, plus for the latest versions of MacOS and Linux.
It also builds both x32 and x64.

However, converting HN4 to Xojo_2021 is a process with a few stages.
There are huge differences between how graphics, text fields etc work since 2008.
Note, HN4 uses some commercial plugins that complicates its development.

In theory HN4 should ultimately run on the latest versions of Windows, MacOS and Linux.







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Development Progress / August 2021
« Last post by Malkom on August 31, 2021, 03:17:39 PM »
Here is a brief progress report on HN5 development for the month of August 2021.

The aim is to get the Chart demo project running inside HN5 Creator IDE.

The development is being carried out on a Windows 7 x64 machine with regular testing of HN5 on Linux(Ubuntu), Raspberry Pi and OS X.

The development language is Free Pascal which should ensure HN5 will be able to run on a variety of older and newer Operating Systems.
The main targets being Windows, Linux and OS X.


HN5 CREATOR


Runtime Engine

The runtime engine's interrupts have been greatly improved are now working properly on the Windows platform. They still  trigger the correct  buttons scripts and are more responsive.

The canavas control has more functions implemented.

In the picture below, the canvas shows as black due to a bug in the Edit Fields accepting text from the PUT command.
This bug prevents test data generated via the Test Data button appearing in the X & Y edit field so the colored bars do not show.


Windows 7 x64: http://www.tigabyte.com/Screenshots/08-2021/W7_chart_08_2021.png

Unfortunately this tiime there is no image for Linux Raspberry Pi(Buster) as the new interrupt threading causes an exception and there was not enough time left to debug it.


 
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