We have just completed and released version 1.3 of our alternative project panel for the Flash authoring environment. gProject 1.3 adds significant new features requested by our user base, including:
- Locations: add directories to your project that do not reside within your main project directory. This can be done globally (for all projects), or per project. Locations will be displayed at the top of the file browser with a new blue folder icon. Network locations display with a variation of the blue icon.
- Network support: gProject now has full support for projects and locations that are on networks.
- Quick Project: this feature lets you create a new temporary project based on the front-most FLA. Great for times when you want to quickly take advantage of file browsing or standardized class creation without a permanent project. Quick projects have all of the features of full projects, and can be easily converted into a permanent project.
- Class path enhancements: the panel now supports new options for specifying class paths, including relative (ex. ../src/classes) and absolute paths. Regardless of the class path location, the classes directory will be aliased at the top of the file browser with a new green directory icon.
- Organize Library: Added a new utility menu item that will organize your FLA’s library based on linkages.
We’ve also added a number of smaller fixes and enhancements, including:
- Re-worked the Context-Menus to avoid occasional crashing in Flash 8
- Fixed bugs related to Autofill-UI, such as repeated elements, and improperly-typed elements.
- Reworked Autofill-UI to be faster, and report errors better
- Long paths in the accordion header smartly-truncated to fit minimum width.
- Added proper idle behaviors for all alerts/dialogs in Flash 8 (no timeouts).
- Utility functions fixed on Mac.
- Added support for removing empty folders on a Mac.
- Added support for mCom to Autofill-UI, as well as Flash 8 components (FLVPlayback)
- Context menu added to the test project button, with other publish options
- Menu reorganized
- Added option to show/hide hidden folders
- Added option to show/hide classes folder — Hiding reverts to original behaviour
All registered users will be receiving the new version shortly via email. We’ve also added a new upgrade model that will allow users to upgrade directly from the website in the future, instead of receiving emailed updates. If you have purchased gProject, and don’t receive the new update by the end of this week, please email gskinner __AT__ kagi __DOT__ com.
All new purchasers will of course receive the new version immediately.
So far, the feedback has been phenomenal for gProject, and we’d like to keep it coming. Let us know what you think of this new release, and what you’d like to see for 1.4. Thanks to everyone who has provided us with feedback and encouragement thus far!