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  • Thanks to Cemal, we have a fantastic new File Manager extension for the wifi ide.
  • Node has been upgraded from Node12 to Node16.
  • Using ide.AddModule() and !addmodule no longer randomly missing out sub-modules.
  • You can now build APKs with non-western characters in your app title.
  • ES6 modules are now supported for node apps with the cfg.NodeESM option.

Here is the full list of changes since the last official release:

DS 2.61

  • Updated UI plugin to v0.22

DS 2.60b1_p4

  • FileManager extension now supports remote install of APKs/SPKs/PPKs.
  • FileManager extension now allows diff comparison of two text files.
  • Device now displays multiple remote (wifi ide) connections.
  • Fixed crash when switching to terminal.
  • Fixed crash after subscribing to monthly premium.
  • Added yearly premium subscription option (cheaper).

DS 2.60b1_p3

  • Extension API func ext.Open() now switches to coding tabs when loading/displaying a file.
  • Added new 'options' param to ide.Obfuscate(), use 'noswap' to prevent app.* swapify.
  • Fixed missing 'Billing' permission in AABs when using app.CreatePlayStore.
  • Fixed missing 'Accounts' permission in AABs when using app.GetUser/Accounts.
  • Fixed the double-tap wifi “EADDRINUSE” error in wifi ide.
  • Added DS build number to About box + new app.GetDSBuild() method.
  • Tidied up app.CreateBluetoothList() layout.
  • Prevented ide.AddModule from firing more than once per run.

DS 2.60b1_p2

  • Fixed issue with using ctrl.Batch() method with obfuscation.
  • Removed troublesome bytecode file.

DS 2.60b1

  • Added FLAG_MUTABLE to app.SetInForeground() and others to stop API 31 error.
  • Added app.GetIsBatteryOptimized() detects if app is being optimized.
  • Added app.ShowBatterySettings() show user battery optimization settings.
  • Added foreground location service support for Android 10+.
  • Project dir is now added to module search paths for cfg.Node apps.
  • Added new obfuscate option to build.json (array of extra files to obfuscate).
  • Added ide.Obfuscate( src,dest ) method (useful for building extensions/plugins).
  • Added new !clean IDE command (cleans internal cache/temp dirs and re-extracts internal assets)
  • Added new !reset IDE command (resets to fresh install state, keeps projects & prefs)
  • Fixed bug with app.HttpRequest() and docs sample.
  • Upgraded Node from version 12 to version 16.
  • Fixed issue with ide.AddModule() randomly missing out modules.
  • Fixed problem with multiple @ symbols in ide.AddModule() method.
  • Added new cfg.NodeESM option to support use of ES modules.
  • Added new 'esm' option to app.CreateNode() to support ES modules.
  • Added new 'debug' option to app.CreateNode() enables generic debug trace for express and others.
  • Added new 'id' parameter to node.Run/Execute calls (for isolating script contexts in extended mode).
  • Fixed issue with BLE onUartReceive returning atob wrapped values.
  • Fixed issue building APKs with non-english characters in app title.
  • Fixed bug with quotes in debug run box causing DS crash.
  • Update internal docs to v237.
  • Fixed mail.Send for Android 11.
  • GameView: Added default loading splash screen.
  • GameView: Added gfx.SetSplash() (allows use of animated gif during load).
  • GameView: Fixed bug where OnReady called too early when loading text.
  • GameView: Added gfx.useCanvas property (use outside of OnLoad).
  • GameView: Added new gfx.debug=true option to visualise physics objects (use outside OnLoad)
  • GameView: Added new AddShape( 'polygon', [[x,y],[x,y],..] ) option to physics.
  • GameView: Fixed keyboard bug where keydown not being called in OnControl function.
  • GameView: Fixed bug where natural size of sprites was not available after load.
  • GameView: Added new ide.Export(“GameView”,src,dest) command to export game as HTML.

DS 2.58b1

  • UI plugin now automatically added to APKs when building Hybrid apps.
  • Fixed atob2 errors in Hybrid apps.
  • Fixed plugin sub-folders unwanted .js extension swaps in APK builds.
  • Fixed building APK with Hybrid apps.
  • Fixed missing options parameter on app.UpdateProgressBar.
  • Added 'shallow' option to app.ExtractAssets() method (only extracts top level).
  • Added 'extended' option to app.CreateNode() method (allows use of app.* methods).
  • Added 'documents' to app.GetSpecialFolder() method.
  • Added new Bluetooth permissions for Android 12.
  • Improved notification listener robustness.
  • Added app.GetPublicFolder()
  • Added app.GetTempFolder() method (Android automatically deletes old files if needed)
  • Added '/Public' file path support (maps to scoped/sandbox public folder for app).
  • Added '/Private' file path support (maps to app's private folder).
  • Added '/Temp' file path support (maps to app's cache/temp folder).
  • Added 'uri' type to app.SendIntent() extras.
  • Added 'Camera Photo' sample (uses built-in camera app)
  • Changed app.SaveJson() to take any object type.
  • Added node.SetEnv( name, val ) method to nodejs component.
  • Fixed list control not auto-expanding when calling SetTextSize or SetDivider.
  • Added 'Expand' method to list control.
  • Fixed app.Uri2Path for folder names containing blanks.
  • Fixed issue with drawer not displaying in cfg.Fast mode.
  • Fixed edit.setCursorColor() for Android 10+.
  • Added new edit.SetSelectColor() method.
version_history/v2.61.txt · Last modified: 2023/07/31 14:57 by sjg_admin