So. Our previous development release was version 0.6.99. What version number comes after .99? We thought that 0.6.100 would be a little ugly, so we’re going to call this 0.7.0 instead. It isn’t a fully QA-verified dot-zero release, but we’re now a major step forward from 0.6.0.
Compared to 0.6.9x, we’ve done some fairly major changes to the UI code. For the more technically inclined, this means that we went back from a fullscreen QGraphicsView-based UI to a normal QWidget-based UI (with a QGraphicsView in the middle). For the rest of you, this just means good news, because the new UI looks (almost) exactly the same as the 0.6.9x UI, but it resolves a lot of our previous UI issues.
Maemo keyboard input works now. Sticky-shift, auto-caps, word completion, áccents, ümlauts, on-screen keyboard, etc.
Symbian keyboard input also works better, and a lot of other UI issues are gone.
Looking back at our original Version 0.7 – what’s going to happen post, we’ve come a long way along with those targets:
- New UI? Check.
- Better backend in terms of UI updates? Check.
- Keyboard navigation? Sorry E71 users, but we’re not quite there yet
So, this 0.7.0 release represents what we believe to finally be a working implementation of our new UI/backend concept. No doubt, however, there are still many unpolished corners, so we’re going to be pushing new 0.7.x releases to fix these at the same pace we’ve been pushing the 0.6.9x releases.
As a bonus for N900 users, we’ve also included the first version of a new Geo-location tagging feature for blog posts in the maemo build. Note, however, that this requires a supporting plugin on the wordpress side, but said plugin unfortunately isn’t yet available.
The S60 build is availble as a self-signed SIS package, requiring Qt 4.6.3 (QtMobility 1.0.1 is already included). The maemo build is available from the extras-devel repository.
An updated Smart Installer build is not yet immediately available, but will be uploaded in the immediate future.
N900: Install wordpress from extras-devel
We’re looking to promote this 0.7.0 build (or a very close relative) to extras-testing in the immediate future as well.
Edit: Symbian Smart installer build: http://nokia.trac.wordpress.org/export/446/builds/symbian/testing/WordPress_0_7_0_selfsigned_installer.sis