Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Next release

It looks like things are coming together for a release next week. As already noted, this should include a bevvy of Eclipse plug-in improvements (including the very welcome New Module wizard). We also expect to deliver a few other features including a CAL formatter/pretty printer. This will be used (amongst other things) to format the Gem Cutter generated code nicely, which should be of benefit to those using the tool during a project, or to learn functional programming.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Onward, again...

1.4.0 seems to be doing well in the wild. We are now into the next development cycle, with the following release likely to appear within the next month. The plan is for this to be a 'point release' with a mixture of bug fixes and a few minor features, including some in the ever-improving Eclipse support.

One such Eclipse feature in the pipeline is a "New CAL Module Wizard". Now that we have the foundational Eclipse features, we are turning our attention to making sure that Eclipse has enough convenience features to streamline workflow. This is especially useful for CAL neophytes who would currently have to manually create a well-structured CAL file in the right module hierararchy - a bit of a roadblock if you are trying to figure things out for the first time!