after 14 1/2 months of development, xoblite bb2 is finally ready for the world! :D
Some of the new features in this release...
# Introducing xoblite *THEMES*! :D
-> change all aspects of the *box interface with a single click of a menu item!
# Automatic version checking and updating of the core + plugins ("AutoUpdate")
# Font drop shadow support for all core user interface elements
# Built-in command scripting support (@Script)
# Lots of cool new core bro@ms, including LoadPlugin/UnloadPlugin, CheckForUpdates and PausedRestart
# Three exclusive new menu bullets: Triple, Comment and Grid! :D
# Menu separators
# Right+Mid click actions for menu items (e.g. edit file, set as wallpaper, copy path to clipboard)
# Second generation slit puzzle positioning
# Send bro@ms from external applications using Blackbox.exe -broam <string>
# "Safe mode": Hold down the CTRL key to disable loading of plugins at startup... :)
# Updated *box API support for improved plugin compatibility
# Updated xoblite bb1 styles + new styles x-ashes and qtopia
# ...and much, much more! :D -> http://xoblite.net/history.html
Download: ...x marks the spot... :D -> http://xoblite.net/
Feedback: Yes please, by email or a post on the forums! -> http://forums.loose-screws.com/viewtopic.php?t=2676
Finally, to my awesome beta testing team: I really couldn't have done it without you - thank you all for your feedback, support and friendship during the past 14 1/2 months! :D
BR//Karl -> qwilk
|I had a great time beta testing, i hope everyone is enjoying the release.
|Man. I so wish some of these features were available in BBLean. heh.
|beta testing was fun as hell. thanks so much for letting me take part!!
|An excellent alternative shell, with enough features to make ur mouth water... Congratulations, qwilk! Of course, I loved the Theme ability most of all (something that I bet will make every themer/style author like me happy) but I enjoyed other goodies, like the middle click/styles-alt+mid
click-themes novelty, the drop shadow effect, the new bullets, the professional and functional all-round approach. Plus, some great styles by qwilk. Now, things I didn't like (I didn't play with the shell enough to know if there is a way around these, so I'm just mentioning them, hoping there are solutions I didn't notice yet):
1) Sub-menus can't be detached from the main menu(s) and they can't stay on top after they r clicked on (something that can save the user lots of clicks).
2) Once u click on the toolbar and/or the systembar to bring up menus and u change ur mind, u can't get rid of them. Right-click doesn't work on the titles. U have to either left click on the toolbar, in the case of the toolbar menu, or to do something silly in the case of the systembar menu :)
3) The height of the toolbar can't be adjusted, even with bigger fonts, something I found rather annoying.
Last but not least, I half-expected to see multiamp bb5 included in the package. :)
Other than that, the shell works just fine - and it was worth waiting for. Kudos, qwilk!
|Thanks for the great feedback Pitkon! :D I'll see what I can do about multiamp bb5 once I get some coding energy back! =] (drop me an email and I'll comment on the other stuff too... )
|multiamp bb5 ? download link ?
|Love the drop shadows, new bullets. Congrats on an awesome shell.
|About bleedin' time. :P
Thanks for the beta, though I know I was pretty useless as a tester... now eagerly awaiting Xoblite bb3 with complete 3D interface, octaphonic sound effects, intuitive reasoning, speech recognition and bogon filter. ;)
|thanks for xoblite great windows shell love it for gameing absoultely the sh=it.If I can test bb3 would be a honor