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Press Release August 04, 2012

Dynamic Windows 2.4 has been officially released! Binaries are now available for OS/2, Win32 and Win64. Source is available to build on Unix (FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris and more) using GTK2 or GTK3 and MacOS X 10.5 or higher using Cocoa.

Source and binaries are located on the Netlabs FTP server if not there yet check Incoming.

Changes from version 2.3:
Added support for MacOS 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Added fullscreen support on Mac for resizable windows on Lion.
Added UNICODE build mode on Windows allowing UTF-8 encoded text. ANSI builds are supported by removing -DUNICODE -D_UNICODE and -DAEROGLASS
Added support for antialiased drawing on Windows via GDI+.
Added UNICODE build mode on OS/2 using codepage 1208 (UTF-8) as the active codepage; Non-Unicode mode will use the default codepage.
Added support for Control-Click on Mac for button press events.
Added DW_POINTER() macro for casting parameters to (void *).
Added dw_box_unpack() and dw_box_unpack_at_index() for removing items from boxes without destroying them. Also allows removal of padding.
Added GBM (Generalized Bitmap Module) support for OS/2 and eCS for loading Non-OS/2 native file formats. GBM comes with eCS 1.2 and later. It is also available at http://hobbes.nmsu.edu
Added resizing HICNs to 24x24 max size on platforms which do not do it automatically (Mac and GTK). OS/2 and Windows limit the size.
Added toolbar control support to replace existing bitmap buttons on Windows.
Added dw_filesystem_set_column_title() to fill a hole in localization.
Added new optional UTF-8 parameter to the key press callback. This is a pointer to a UTF-8 string representing the key pressed. The buffer pointed to is only good for the duration of the callback.
Added UTF-8/Wide string conversion functions for Unicode buffer management.
Fixed dwindows-config --version not returning the version at all.
Fixed value changed events not working for spinbuttons on OS/2 and Windows.
Fixed issues drawing arcs on GTK2, GTK3 and Mac.
Fixed a crash in the color chooser on Mac running Lion.
Fixed a layout issue with render widgets on OS/2.
Fixed an expose event issue on OS/2.
Fixed an issue with GTK 3.4 due to properties being inherited from the parent.
Fixed issues with bitmap buttons using icon/pointers on OS/2 and Windows.
Fixed an issue with dw_window_destroy() on Mac.
Fixed issues rendering to printer pixmaps on Windows with GDI+ enabled.
Fixed dw_window_set_bitmap_from_data() prefering the resource ID over the data passed in on most platforms.
Fixed dw_container_delete_row() failing and/or crashing on Mac.
Fixed memory and resource leaks on Windows and Mac.
Fixed incorrect display of status text fields on Mac 10.5 and 10.8.
Fixed compiler warnings on Mac 10.5 and 10.8 by checking selectors directly and removing use of now deprecated APIs.
Fixed incorrect display of textured background non-resizable windows on Mac.
Updated the test program removing deprecated flags and using new ones.

Documentation is available here:

Dynamic Windows Help Index