Sunday, April 11, 2010

Aqua Satellite Project, Update 7 Released

Update 7 for the Aqua Satellite Project is ready. You can download it here. This update is part 1 of a 2 part release that adds some spit and polish to the graphics, charting, and platform-independant font engines.

This release adds all the functionality that wasn't yet written for the Chart class and removes the need for external files from the font engine (although you can still use such files to add your own fonts, they are no longer required for the fonts shipped with the font engine). It adds a FontManger that manages the built-in fonts, using less memory, less disk space, and runs faster than the old method. As before, the built-in fonts are Arial, Courier, Helvetica, Times New Roman, TrebuchetMS, and Verdana in sizes of 10, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 72. A bug in the Courier font bitmaps was also fixed.

The LiveGraph application no longer has a -font parameter as it can now use the FontManager to produce the fonts it needs.

All code has been placed in the public domain.

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