Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

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Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby Karlis » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:45 pm

You may have noticed that we were "away" for a while. Well, that is because we were taking our time working on the brand new 2016 edition of our code editors :D

Today we are silently releasing WeBuilder 2016 Beta 2. Beta 2 will be only available for the WeBuilder; Rapid CSS, HTMLPad or Rapid PHP will come as later betas or production releases only. The final release date and upgrade availability will depend on the amount of problems detected in beta.

WeBuilder 2016 Beta is free for everybody.
Get it from http://download.blumentals.net/webuild2016beta.exe

What's new + Screenshots
Read the news here: http://www.webuilderapp.com/whatsnew2016.php

Installing WeBuilder 2016 beta
Version 2016 can co-exist with WeBuilder 2014 and 2015 and it is installed in a separate folder by default. Most settings are shared between versions and you can use both versions. Be careful with uninstalling any version (new or old) of WeBuilder. Make sure you choose to keep your settings when prompted by installer.

How can I contribute when using Beta version?
* It is important that you report any bugs via our support website (http://www.webuilderapp.com/support-contact.php) mentioning that you are using Beta 2 version.
* Beta most likely will contain bugs and every bug you find is a success if you report it to us.
* Please contact support ONLY regarding bugs, errors and obvious misbehaviour. (Do not send us e-mails with content like "I do not like the splash-screen" or "why did you not add the features I requested?")

* If you have some comments or thoughts that are not bug reports, please DO share them, but only in this forum or over the Twitter.
* We have very limited resources and support staff is overloaded already. We will appreciate if you give precise and detailed step-by-step problem reports to maximize the efficiency of the communication.

Thank you and enjoy, you are the best!
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby barbakane » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:00 am

According to the splash screen, it's still beta 1.
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby Karlis » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:09 pm

barbakane wrote:According to the splash screen, it's still beta 1.


This is why we test it, to find bugs ;-) There is an error on splash screen indeed.
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby pmk65 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:07 pm

Is there a list of the new plugin functions, available somewhere on your site?
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby Aivars » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:42 am

Not yet. I guess I could post them in the forums.
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby pmk65 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:36 pm

Please do. ;)
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby pmk65 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:48 pm

Will this be fixed/enabled in the new version?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6714

As it's a real function blocker when it comes to writing more advanced plugins that requires file access.
(I got several plugin ideas that I had to skip due to the limitations of FastScript/JScript file functions)
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby Aivars » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:42 am

Yes! Thanks for reminding. This is definitely enabled in the Preview pane and window but probably not for Chromium control created by plugins, I'll take a look.
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby Aivars » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:40 am

pmk65 wrote:Is there a list of the new plugin functions, available somewhere on your site?


viewtopic.php?f=33&t=5969&p=23944#p23944
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby Aivars » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:57 am

pmk65 wrote:Will this be fixed/enabled in the new version?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6714

As it's a real function blocker when it comes to writing more advanced plugins that requires file access.
(I got several plugin ideas that I had to skip due to the limitations of FastScript/JScript file functions)


Looking at this again, it seems to be enabled in Beta. Let me know if the advanced functionality works for you now.
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby pmk65 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:43 pm

Aivars wrote:
pmk65 wrote:Will this be fixed/enabled in the new version?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6714

As it's a real function blocker when it comes to writing more advanced plugins that requires file access.
(I got several plugin ideas that I had to skip due to the limitations of FastScript/JScript file functions)


Looking at this again, it seems to be enabled in Beta. Let me know if the advanced functionality works for you now.


I still have problem accessing local files due to the protocol of the Webkit window is "file:". As default Chrome/Webkit has a lot of restrictions when it comes to accessing files through "file:" protocol. (Tested using WeBuilder 2016 Beta 2)
To fix it, the option "-allow-file-access-from-file" must be enabled.
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby Aivars » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:42 pm

Could you give me some sample script/code? Allow file access from file seems to be enabled, but maybe there's some catch, something else needs to be enabled, too, so it would be easier with a test sample.
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby pmk65 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:47 pm

Looks like what I tried to do is simply not possible as JavaScript has no way of accessing the local filesystem. :(
I was trying to recursively loop through a folder and check if a certain JSON file existed. And if it did, read the content of the file and parse it.

I would have done it in FastScript/JScript but I can't parse the JSON file there due to the lack of JSON handling functions/objects.

So at the moment the only solution would be to pass the foldername to an external nodejs script and let that do the processing due to the restrictions of the webkit engine and the lack of JSON processing in FastScript/JScript.
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby jhnsmith08 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:01 pm

Three little things i'd like to appreciate very much. Please add them, if possible, in next version :)
1. Capability to select "index.php" of a project(like netbeans php edition). so that it could be used more efficiently.
2. capability to dock the project bar at left and code explorer bar at right. I was unable to do that at all versions.
3. The "dracula" theme.

I want webuilder to be the best codeeditor/webide ever. Thanks for all the hard work :)
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Re: Update: 2016 Beta2 (free for everybody)

Postby Emulman » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:04 pm

for me another usefull add-in would be this:

i use for my web apps the same structure like following

class
css
images
javascript
libs---
|-jquery
|- bootstrap
! - others
other

i would create a template default structure to use in all my projects without enter them manually..it would be easy is it?
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