Release Notes

Release notes for all version can be found on the GitHub wiki

Version 1.5.3

New Features

  • Support of OpenSSL 1.1 has been added on the three supported platforms. A special thanks to @super7ramp for his help.

Bug fixes

  • Some scaling issues could be experienced while exporting a document to PDF format.
  • An image could be lost after a page duplication followed by the deletion of the image on one of the two pages.
  • An image could be lost after the duplication of a page in Documents Mode.
  • When duplicating grouped objects of different types, the z-order was not preserved.
  • Perform "Set As Tool" on a flash animation could result on a crash.
  • Secured web pages was not loading on Windows internal navigator.
  • Slashes were allowed in folder's names.
  • Ukrainian translation's file extension is now uk, instead of ua. A special thanks to @glixx for reporting it.

Known issues

  • The redesign of the Documents mode was a complex development and several small cosmetic bugs may still remain, including focus issues.
  • Some slow motion can be experienced in macOS while using drag and drop in the new document tree structure.
  • On macOS Yosemite (10.10), installing the signed version of OpenBoard could not work. If so, please use the not signed version provided with this 1.5.3 release.

 

Version 1.5.2

New Features

  • The resizing of the Documents Mode areas is now persisted.

Bug fixes

  • The new document created automatically when OpenBoard opens, if not used, is now deleted from OpenBoard even if another document has been edited.
  • OpenBoard would crash when trying to delete a page in the Board Mode, if the user did not go to Documents Mode at least once before.

Known issues

  • This redesign of the Documents mode was a complex development and several small cosmetic bugs may still remain, including focus issues
  • Folders in the trash of your OpenBoard 1.4 installation are renamed _Trash:folder_name in the 1.5 version and are found in My Documents. They can be put in the Trash.
  • Some slow motion can be experienced in MacOS while using drag and drop in the new document tree structure.

 

Version 1.5.1

Bug fixes

  • The choice of the background was not maintained between the pages of the documents or when leaving the software.
  • Copying a page from one document to another located in a different folder also moved the document.
  • The dmg file for macOS did not open on some versions of macOS.

Known issues

  • This redesign of the Documents mode was a complex development and several small cosmetic bugs may still remain, including focus issues
  • Folders in the trash of your OpenBoard 1.4 installation are renamed _Trash:folder_name in the 1.5 version and are found in My Documents. They can be put in the Trash.
  • Some slow motion can be experienced in MacOS while using drag and drop in the new document tree structure.
  • The new document created automatically when OpenBoard opens, if not used, is not deleted from OpenBoard if another document has been edited.

 

Version 1.5.0

New features

A whole new Document mode

A major overhaul of the Document mode has been carried out.

Documents tree structure

You can now create complex tree structures to organize your work. The "Untitled Documents" folder is no longer relevant and, if exists from a previous installation, can be deleted. You can adjust the size of the documents tree area by playing with the vertical splitter between it and the thumbnails area.

Sortable documents

Documents can be sorted, using the "Sort Kind" drop down list and the "Sort Order" icon beside, by creation date, modification date, or alphabetical order. A second column displays the date of creation or modification.

Icons on Folders and Documents

New icons have been added to the document tree structure to improve readability and help navigation.

Import an ubz document

The import of a ubz document is always done at its initial place in the folder hierarchy. If a document of the same name already exists there, OpenBoard displays a window to rename the imported document.

Export/Import a folder

You can now export an entire folder (including the "My Documents" folder), using the new option "Export to OpenBoard UBX" in the Export menu. The exported hierarchy is preserved at import. In this case, if documents of the same name already exist in the same places, OpenBoard displays for each of them a window for renaming the imported documents.

Mac Certification

OpenBoard for macOS is now signed, allowing it to be recognized by Gatekeeper.

New Translations

Translations for Ukrainian and Hungarian has been started and added to the supported languages.

Widgets

A new version of the GraphMe widget has been integrated.

Bug fixes

  • It was no longer possible to freely resize the mask
  • The tab on the library panel could disappear in some cases

Known issues

  • This redesign of the Documents mode was a complex development and several small cosmetic bugs may still remain, including focus issues
  • Folders in the trash of your OpenBoard 1.4 installation are renamed _Trash:folder_name in the 1.5 version and are found in My Documents. They can be put in the Trash.
  • Some slow motion can be experienced in MacOS while using drag and drop in the new document tree structure.

For developers

Packages

The latest available version, 1.5.3, can be obtained here. Packages are provided for Windows 7+, macOS 10.9+, Ubuntu 16.04. or macOS ≤ 10.10, download the unsigned version.

See here for installation instructions.