Good news everyone! The beta is finally here!
I’m now finally at the point where nearly all of the major functionality is in place and works. Over the past few weeks, since my last update, I’ve completed the Editor Service functionality, reworked the QW updater, updated the QW website to support the multiple platforms, added in a CSS inspector (which has saved me hours or maybe even days of work), reworked the upgrade process, added a license to the first use wizard and implemented the charts/statistics panel.
This is the majority of the QW functionality. However, there are some areas that need to be completed, notably the User Interface Strings editor, for both the normal interface and the QW website. I’ll be working on those soon, I don’t anticipate they will take very long.
So, onto the beta. There will be bugs and issues and I’ve done my best to get everything working as it should but things will have been missed. The beta should work with your existing projects and I’ve made sure that it is backwards compatible with version 2.6.14, so if something goes wrong or you don’t want to use the beta anymore you can download the 2.6.14 version from the website and re-install.
The beta is available for Windows, macOS and Linux.
For macOS I have tested it on Mavericks and Big Sur. It is available as a single folder archive, just open the file and drag QW to your Applications folder. Note: you may have to jump through some hoops to install it since Apple hates you.
For Linux I have tested it on Fedora 33 and it is available as an RPM. I can also provide a DEB file if needed, just let me know. Unfortunately my installer builder application doesn’t support other formats.
And for Windows…
All the files are built for a 64-bit processor architecture, which shouldn’t matter in 2021 but you never know. I won’t be creating builds for 32-bit processors, it’s time to upgrade those Windows 7 machines!
I am particularly interested in getting feedback/bugs from mac and Linux users since I develop on Windows and don’t do a lot of testing on those platforms.