[Mesquitelist] Mesquite news
wmaddisn at interchange.ubc.ca
Wed Mar 28 02:07:58 PDT 2007
The MesquiteList has been down for several days. It is now up again.
By the way, we are working on a major revision of Mesquite. Some of
the system-wide changes are planned to be:
-- Windows can be grouped as tabbed panes within a single window, so
as to avoid window proliferation.
-- There is a new search feature to help you find both features and data
-- Dialog boxes have more information, becoming more like "wizards".
These changes are designed to make Mesquite a bit easier to navigate
-- There is a headless version that can be run without monitor (e.g.
entirely via command line on a server, and in the background)
-- Mesquite will be restricted to Java 1.4 and above. Our apologies
to those running Mac OS 9, but it has become too difficult to
maintain backwards compatibility (Apple stopped years ago supporting
Java on OS 9; there isn't much we can do).
If you have any questions or comments on these changes, we'd welcome
to hear them.
We don't have a clear timeline on this release, but we expect between
2 and 5 months.
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