RText 1.3.0 Released!

RText 1.3.0 was released on SourceForge this past Friday!  This released focused on two things:  aesthetic improvements to the UI and bug fixes.  As always, I encourage you to download it and check it out.  Here’s a rundown of what was changed:

  • Drop shadows were added to menus. This code was graciously borrowed from JGoodies, and when using WindowsLookAndFeel, really pushes us over the edge to looking like a truly native application.

    Drop shadows under menus

    Drop shadows under menus

  • Revamped external LookAndFeel support. Several Substance 6.1 skins are now selectable by default in RText.  Some tweaking may still be needed to get some custom components looking 100% with arbitrary (non-”standard”) LookAndFeels.

    RText with Graphite Glass skin

    RText with Graphite Glass skin

  • Text matches in the “Find in Files” dialog are now syntax highlighted, providing a little extra context when looking through a list of search results:

    Syntax Highlighted Search Results

    Syntax Highlighted Search Results

  • Translucent search windows now work on Java 7+, not just Java 6.  This feature is still optional and disabled by default, as translucent windows may not be a fast operation on some systems (or you may just find it annoying =)  ):

    (Optional) translucent search dialogs

    (Optional) translucent search dialogs

  • Added Copy, Paste, and Delete popup menu items on the File System Tree:

    New File System Tree options

    New File System Tree options

  • Added PERL5LIB modification support to the Perl parser – see the Perl options panel in the Options dialog.

    Overriding PERL5LIB

    Overriding PERL5LIB

  • Fixed a bug with “variables” not working for tool directories (i.e. ${file_dir}).
  • Fixed several bugs in Java code completion.
  • The relevant Throwable is now included in completion choices when inside of a catch block when editing Java:

    Java code completion in catch blocks

    Java code completion in catch blocks

  • Logging any uncaught EDT throwables to a log file in user’s home directory (AWTExceptionHandler).
  • Fixed NPE in FindInFilesTable when user switches from WinLAF to another one (workaround for JRE bug 6429812).
  • Added a “Libraries” tab to the About dialog listing all external libraries RText uses.

    About dialog lists used libraries

    About dialog lists used libraries

  • The order you put file chooser favorite directories in is now remembered.
  • Updated Spanish translation (thanks phrodo).

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