[As-users] AfterStep 2.00.beta5 released

Sasha Vasko (sasha@aftercode.net)
Tue, 17 Aug 2004 17:00:56 -0500

Hi all

Just a friendly notice that beta5 was just released.
This will be the last beta release and 2.0.0 will come out in September, 
as I feel that AfterStep proper is stable enough and suitable for 
production environment.

So go grab it from usual places :


 From my previous TODO list published at the time of beta4 release  :

Completed :
	1) Win32 port of libAfterImage
	4) fixing all the remaining modules
	5) doc update/rewrite/whatever.
Pending :
	2) UNICODE/UTF-8 version of ATERM using lates AS libraries.
	3) ASCP using possibly own widget set.

All the pending stuff will be release at the later time as point 
releases of AS.

Also included in this beta are :

1) New improved memory manager for image storage - cuts down on 
AfterStep memory usage by as much as 90%.

2) Alpha sorting order of WinList menu

3) Outlined text rendering ( TextStyle 7, 8, 9 in MyStyle )

4) Optionally Focused Wharf button will be hilited when mouse moves over 
it. ( MyStyle "*WharfFocusedTile" must be defined for that )

5) Wharf animation should be nicer.

6) AfterStep now comes with embedded libjpeg, libpng, libungif, libz, in 
case those are not available on the system.

7) desktop switching should be faster due to background caching.

Whoever wants to lend a hand in updating docyumentation - feel free to 
populate templates in src/ASDocGen/source and submit a patch.


Sasha Vasko
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