Last Update:Oct 25 / 2018

News:        Version 10.0.8298 has been released.    As I anticipated, the first V10 release 10 days ago has introduced a few bugs.  So this is just a small maintenance update to incorporate those fixes.  

Version 10

So what's in Version 10?  A whole lot internally, but nothing overwhelming externally.   The main focus was to finally address the inconsistencies in handling text colorization.  Previously, colors were specified in the Options => Screen settings tab, and if source code high-lighting was used another whole set of color options was specified within the .AUTO files used by colorization. If you were a user of source colorization, it made things difficult.

Version 10 now has just a single location where colors are specified, the Options dialog. And the Options dialogs provide immediate feedback as to what your choices look like.

For those who don't use source colorization, this release will be like all our previous releases -  transparent. SPFLite will automatically migrate all your old color settings to the new Version 10 internal format.

For those of you who DO use source colorization, it is not 100% transparent, but we have done everything possible to make the switch to Version 10 as painless as possible.

First Execution

The first time you start Version 10, you will be presented with a short document describing these changes and providing options.  This will only occur once, but it is important for you to browse this information.  As further protection, SPFLIte will also make a copy of your current \Documents\SPFLite folder as a "just in case" provision.

There are, as usual, more bug fixes along with a few new features, please read the Change Log for full details.

As always, if you spot any oddities or bugs, please report  ASAP so we can address them.


Note for XP users:  Unfortunately, releases 8.3 and above will probably not function on XP level systems.   There is a problem related to the version level of the Visual C runtime libraries which we have not been able to resolve.  As XP itself is no longer supported by Microsoft, there are probably very few users still running it.  We will keep the last 8.2 release available on the download page indefinitely.

You can review the Change Log,  the complete documentation, or go directly to the Download Page.  

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