New WP34s Emulators with better display



#2

Hi,

I've uploaded a new set of Qt emulators to sourceforge. They now support an option in Preferences/Display to use real fonts instead of bitmaps and a new skin, "Modern" with the same look as the iOS emulator.

The goal is of course to support such a nicer display on iOS as well but for debug & ease of delivery, I've started by implementing it on the desktop versions first.

Let me know what you think and especially which bugs you find before I start the iOS implementation.


#3

Hi,

there's a small problem with the new real fonts:

The emulator always starts with these new fonts, no matter what you set in the settings dialog.

Even manually entering "UseFonts"="false" in the registry doesn't work - at the next start the fonts are back and this registry entry is changed to "true" again (even after switching it off in the settings).

Franz


#4

Quote:
The emulator always starts with these new fonts, no matter what you set in the settings dialog.


I've uploaded a new version which should fix this.


#5

Quote:
I've uploaded a new version which should fix this.

Yep, now it's working!

Thanks,

Franz

#6

I haven't used the Qt emulator yet. Do I have to build it or is there a windows executable on sourceforge?


#7

Hi,

there's a ready-to-use Windows QtEmulator here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wp34s/files/emulator/

Franz

#8

I just noticed a problem with font scaling on the Windows version only. Fonts are much nicer on Linux & OSX.
I'll try to find a solution.


#9

The new version should look better on Windows.

Also, every key has now a tooltip with its keyboard shortcut.


Edited: 23 Apr 2013, 4:39 p.m.


#10

Quote:
Also, every key has now a tooltip with its keyboard shortcut.

Switching the tooltips OFF in the settings doesn't work: the registry key is set to 'false' but the tooltips are still displayed after a restart.

Franz


#11

Funny because I tested this one but you are right. I'll fix it tomorrow.


#12

A line had mysteriously disappeared. It should be fixed now.

#13

Quote:
[...]
Let me know what you think and especially which bugs you find before I start the iOS implementation.

I hope the "direct" access to the h shifted keys are not there
in the touch iOS Version. I think that would be difficult
to use on such a small screen ...

The font selection is a nice goodie though ...

Thanks
Ralf


#14

Quote:
I hope the "direct" access to the h shifted keys are not there
in the touch iOS Version. I think that would be difficult
to use on such a small screen ...

Why don't you try the iOS version? And no, the direct access to h-shifted key is not there.


#15

Quote:


Why don't you try the iOS version? And no, the direct access to h-shifted key is not there.


Actually I had the iOS Version at first and then installed your
new Version of the Emulator, thats why I thought the direct access
is a new feature ... Sorry for the "false alarm" ...

Thanks
Ralf


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