The NetBeans plugins.netbeans.org site has been down for another weekend and has been down again today. This isn't ideal as we like the convenience the official plugin center affords in our update process. However, this blocks installs and updates of our plugin most of which originate from NetBeans.Read More
For years we treated support with a "we'll meet our developers where they are" attitude which is problematic now that we have more than 6 free support channels!
Notice that we didn't include the email/phone support for pro/enterprise users in the list of 6 channels...
We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Codename One 3.4!
Version 3.4 brings with it refinement and stability as its core features, this is a trend that we are very pleased with and intend to carry it on to version 3.5.
Fabricio just submitted a pull request that Steve merged to provide support for Windows Phone 8.1 in our new UWP (Universal Windows Platform) port of Codename One.
This is huge news as it means we can fully migrate to the new port without leaving developers behind!
We finally uploaded the last of the 3 hello world videos covering Eclipse, which now joins the ranks of the NetBeans and IntelliJ/IDEA videos.
Check out the Eclipse version here...
We're releasing new plugins today in for the 3.4 release, if there are major regressions we'll push out new versions for the release itself but if they are stable they will be the actual release versions. We had a great week on stackoverflow as well with many excellent questions. As usual this post isn't exhaustive and doesn't cover all the questions asked, but it should provide a sense of the top discussions of the week.Read More
We get a lot of requests to compare Codename One to other technologies and while we do have a comparison page it is somewhat static. Doing a comparison within a blog post does have the advantage of focusing on one technology and allowing comments. In this segment we'll compare the venerable QT to Codename One.Read More
One of the best things in running an open source project is the high quality issues, we don't always respond immediately and sometimes things get lost under our piles of work but we do appreciate the time you take to file issues.Read More
Today we are going into code freeze for Codename One 3.4 which is due one week from now, because of the fast release cycle we don't need more than a week of code freeze to stabilize our current release.
The code freeze applies only to the Codename One libraries and ports as those are the parts that will be inherent to the release.
With the latest version of the Android port we fixed a long running bug in gradient drawing on Android. Gradients should now work correctly and will also be performant potentially even faster than images on Android. Our standing recommendation is to avoid gradients as they pose a memory/performance penalty on most platforms and so this change raises the question of using gradients back into the forefront.Read More