RText 188.8.131.52 was released earlier this week on SourceForge. This was a minor release (no real new features) that will nevertheless be a very important update for some users. Here’s what was new:
- Updated to RSyntaxTextArea 184.108.40.206, which fixes a keyboard issue with non-QWERTY keyboards.
- Several Substance skins are now available as LookAndFeels. Thanks to the Insubstantial project (https://github.com/Insubstantial/insubstantial). These Look and Feels are only available when running RText with Java 6 or newer.
- Updated the Spanish (Leonardo) and Arabic (Mawaheb) translations.
Basically, this release was just to have an RText that fixed the keyboard issue introduced with RSTA 2.0.5. Including Insubstantial (i.e. Substance) was just a bonus. Only very recently had a couple of important issues been fixed that made it usable in a project such as RText. I’m hesitant to ship Substance with any project, since in my (albeit limited) experience it’s been very touchy (stuff like breaking in *point releases*, not even major ones), but since the core Swing library isn’t really updated any longer, I think things are stable enough these days to give it a try.