Monthly Archives: November 2017

Moved the repo.

Due to almost popular demand I’ve moved the shoes3 repo from github:///Shoes3/shoes3 to github://shoes/shoes3 Back to the mothership! That means any bookmark you might have needs to be changed to https://github.com/shoes/shoes3

Shoes 3.3.4

Yup, another Shoes release. What’s New? systray. Moving and resizing windows. You can disable the image cache for the whole app or per image. Other than that there’s some bug fixes and some Shoes developer love. We also don’t support 32 bit linux anymore (it still builds if you really need it and are willing to do the work) We added FreesBSD 11.3 (64 bit) as a native port if you have the proper ports installed.

ChangeLog:

=== New with 3.3.4
  * Uses Ruby 2.3.4 (2.3.3 on Windows) and Rubygems 2.6.12+
    https://github.com/Shoes3/shoes3/issues/361 and
    https://github.com/Shoes3/shoes3/issues/270
  * New widget! - systray sends tiny status messages to the 
    host OS desktop.
    https://github.com/Shoes3/shoes3/issues/363
  * New platform - freebsd 11.1 (64). Can build, run, install and package for.
    https://github.com/Shoes3/shoes3/issues/365
  * Dead platform - 32 bit i686 (Linux intel) target is no longer supported
  * libcurl.dll/dylib/so and new gems are included with Shoes. require 'typhoeus'
    to use it. When net/http and open_uri is too confusing, arcane and limiting. 
    On Windows it's not faster (or slower) - just better in other ways. 
    see https://github.com/typhoeus/typhoeus
  * Method app.resize can programaticly expand the window.
    see https://github.com/Shoes3/shoes3/issues/370
  * Windows can be positioned 
    https://github.com/Shoes3/shoes3/issues/28
  * can enable/disable image cache
    https://github.com/Shoes3/shoes3/issues/323
    https://github.com/Shoes3/shoes3/issues/377
    See Advanced->appmethods in Manual.
    
=== Fixed with 3.3.4
  * When Shoes is installed on a system with existing rvm/rbenv it
    might use the wrong set of gems. 
  * Fixed some SSL issues for download and image (Windows).
    Ruby/Windows (net/http) ssl problems remain unfixed.
  * Improved Windows downloading speed - still sub-par but better than
    before. 
  * some downloaded images don't have an etag (cough, manual Image example)

=== Developer issues with 3.3.4
  * rake does a better job of dealing with changes in lib/shoes/*.rb, static/manual-en.txt
    and changes in samples/*/*.rb. You can change these without a full rebuild.
    https://github.com/Shoes3/shoes3/issues/362
  * new freebsd target (loose and tight shoes)

Other than that, nothing new. 🙂