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Monthly Archives: February 2011

New features for Cirkuit

Good news everyone!

a major update of Cirkuit is approaching with a lot of bug fixes/improvements on existing features and of course a whole bunch of new features.

Improvements:

  • a much improved preview widget with variable zoom levels
  • manuals and examples of each backend can be accessed in the main interface
  • improved multi-threading -> Cirkuit generates the previews faster
  • improved parsing of log files and error handling
  • increased usage of K* instead of Q* classes for a better integration with the KDE environment
  • redesigned configuration dialog

New features:

  • a new backend system (heavily inspired by Cantor) which will make it much easier to write new plugins for your favorite graphic tools
  • new template system with GHNS (Get Hot New Stuff) support
  • you can now share your figures with the rest of the community via GHNS (the idea would be to create something along the lines of Tikzexamples)
  • configurable keyboard shortcuts and toolbars

Just a screenshot to show off a new feature:

In the coming days/weeks I’ll add new posts to explain the new functionality in detail. In the meantime, you can compile latest master from git.kde.org and try the new features yourself. For any bug/wish, please use http://bugs.kde.org. Stay tuned!

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