2019-03-10 - Code Browser 6.5 Released
This release improves the search result:
- the output highlights filenames and matched occurrences,
- the number of occurrences is reported at the beginning of the result,
- the files that could not be opened for any reason are reported instead of being silently ignored.
The most important change is the migration from GTK2 to GTK3 for the Unix version. It's not really an improvement, except may be a better use of themes; file chooser and color dialogs are terrible.
There is still no line number, but the Goto Line dialog now shows the current absolute line number: you can quickly get the current line number with CTRL-G.
2018-09-14 - Code Browser 6.4 Released
Change in Format
The format of the fold markers has changed, now the close-fold marker does not require to be at the beginning of a line anymore, it means that the last line of a section does not need to end with a new-line.
/*[cf] ... anything ... */<CR>
... anything .../*[cf]*/<CR>
It makes this version non-backward compatible with older versions of Code Browser. 6.4 will read folding markers of older files without issue but older versions may miss close-fold markers from files edited with 6.4.
Smalltalk Browser Style View
The fixed number of panes is replaced with a variable number of panes where the size is adjusted automatically. It works better with deeply nested sections:
No more CHM help file
As this format is deprecated, the documentation is now distributed as HTML files on Windows and Linux.
No More Side Bar for Projects and Options
It prevents from having two tree views side by side (one for the project and one for the outline of the current file).
2018-05-17 - Zoom Edit 1.0
This is the first release of a lightweight version of Code Browser.
It removes many features and adds few new ones:
- No more links.
- No more tree view.
- No more scripting.
- The browser view becomes the unique outlining mode.
- The file format does not require a new line at end of sub-sections anymore. Zoom Edit can read any structured file edited with Code Browser, but Code Browser 6.3 may not be able to read correctly a file edited with Zoom Edit.
- The browser view uses an variable number of columns which are automatically resized, and there is no more confusing item '.'.
The new browser view is more suitable for deeply nested sections:
I'll still continue to fix bugs on Code Browser but it is unlikely that I will add new features to it in the future.
It may seems weird to make a lightweight version of an already lightweight editor; the reason is that I'm going to make evolutions to the programming language used to write the editor. Since the beginning, one of the goal of Code Browser was to validate the experimental languages I was designing by creating a real application. In order to minimize efforts to update the source code, I prefer to maintain a minimalist version of the editor.
|zoom-edit-1.0-installer.exe||The Windows installer|
|zoom-edit-1.0-win32.zip||Windows binaries without installer|
|zoom-edit-1.0-linux-x64.tar.gz||Linux x64 binaries|
|zoom-edit-1.0-src.tar.gz||The source code (tar gz format)|
|zoom-edit-1.0-src.zip||The source code (zip format)|
2017-09-16 - Code Browser 6.3 Released
Some bug fixes.