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Stacker Beta 1

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Stacker Beta 1 release

What's New

New features:

  1. Status messages! We have our very own Twitter, working beatifully from within the stacker, do check it out.
  2. When non-focused the docking window fades into slightly transparent - very cool!
  3. More options
  4. More keyboard shortcuts

 

Full Changelog

 

x Search of comments now works. The item searched is shown in the detail view.

x Put status message control below page and wire to current status

x Setting status on the web or any other means should update the user's stacker's status as well.

x When an unknown item type comes in, it should at least show the BaseItem's data in the detail view instead of being stuck in loading

x Make the status message input cancel when the user hits escape

x Make the status message input cancel on Escape even if the focus is not on it.

x If get status message returns "" or error the status message should be set to "What are you doing?"

x Add user's avatar next to status message

x Current status should not show on logged out

x User avatar should not show on logged out

x More than 1 item is carried along in selected item paging -- don't carry along anymore.

x On page navigation when the selected item is present on the page, highlight it appropriately.

x Create separate tile for status message

x Customize background color filling for status tiles

x DO NOT attempt to get status before login. WTF !?

x Items from one user are not getting cleared after logging back in with different user.

x Create new Status Input component that comes on top (z) of the stacker at the bottom, to take new status input.

x Do not allow Enter (\n) in a status message.

x Allowed Comments flag is failing. Figure out and fix.

x Partially alleviated allowed comments problem by showing the comments box anyway (the discuss tab comes with -1 as comment count)

x Disabled Add comments button when comments are not allowed.

x Change status message to prior existing is not working.

x Create new detail view for status message

x Multi-monitor support in Options dialog.

x Fixed stupid minimum width and height problem.

x Improved startup speed by not getting full objects from the server for images that we've already got cached, only uncached images result in full Value Object calls from server now. Startup time should be noticably faster, particularly on lower bandwidth connections.

x Reduced extra debug logging in the trace console window.

x Shift to common tile base implementation

x Updated tiles in the same page are not getting proper avatar of last change performer.

x Fixing binding issues with nonType-specific item variable in tile.

x When a selected item's comment count / last action changes, refresh the detail view.

x Move the add comment box out of the tab navigator and make it a separate thing that comes on top of the tab navigator.

x My avatar doesn't come on auto-login but when the avatar gets downloaded due to it's presence in an item's changers/creator.

x Show username in Add comment screen

x Use pagingexpanded when changing page.

x Collapse should be allowed when not logged in.

x Go back to base state on collapse from search.

x Popout on new activity should go to page 1

x Show current update frequency in the label's brackets

x Clear cache button in options dialog

x In the update window put the release notes inside a canvas and have auto verticalscrollpolicy on it.

x Do new menu structure (with seperators & re-Titling).

x Menu refresh page item.

x Show total item count in activity stream label.

x Menu item to check for updates

x window to show updates not available

x Change update url to test url so that version check is possible to skin, fix, etc.

x Test update window scrolling of release notes.

 

xx NEW MENU

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Show / Hide

Refresh

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Options

Check for updates

About cyn.in Desktop

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Logout

Exit

 

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x Change from prompting input to normal textarea, focus on click

x Num chars typed in status input

x Label: What are you doing?

x F5 label change for menu to refresh

x F5 keyboard handling.

x Ctrl + F5 keyboard handling.

x Always on top option

x Show in taskbar option (Note: Causes immediate UI RESET!)

x Keyboard Shortcuts menuitem below options

x Don't hide the statusinfo during page change

x Always on Top checkbox menu.

x Ctrl+T = Always on Top keyboard shortcut.

x Guarantee never to get more tiles than pagesize()

x New and improved stacker label (Activity Stream) implementation.

x Allow paging during page fetching.

x Hide the status text and my avatar when statusinput is on.

x Better site url handling for login. (Now takes domain without http://)

x Don't show old status and avatar during "Authenticating" phase

x Don't flicker in base state while authenticating.

x Page navigation is shown when there is only 1 page (only in startup).

x Make canvases transparent when deactivated (to show focussed / not).

x Add fade animation to activate / deactivate for mucho required panache!

x Discuss tab should always be available and not only when messages are present. (*Now doesn't show count)

x Scrolling Canvas for Release notes in update window.

x Scrolling Canvas for description in Detail view.

x Scrolling Canvas for Comment view

x Scrolling canvas for Blog view

x Links on wiki page should open in system browser.

x Links on Event should open in system browser.

x Scrolling Canvas for HTML in Event View

x Scrolling Canvas for full view in File View

x Scrolling Canvas for full view in Image View

 

Description
First beta release of stacker. This adds new features and fixes a lot of the things that were buggy or got left behind for the alphas.
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