PyScripter 4.0.0 is coming

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Apr 15, 2021, 10:03:34 PMApr 15
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Please read the introduction in this blog post.

Seeking feedback from early adopters

Given the considerable changes in the code base, I would like to get volunteers to try the new version before it is released to the public.  In particular I am seeking feedback regarding:

  • the overall stability of the program
  • the new user interface
You can download a registry-free installation from this link.  Just unzip the file and run PyScripter.exe.  It will not interfere with installed versions of PyScripter.  Please report issues at the issue tracker and provide feedback at the support forum.

BBands

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Apr 15, 2021, 10:23:40 PMApr 15
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On it.

    John

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Susan M

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Apr 16, 2021, 3:37:39 AMApr 16
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Thanks for the update! I am loving the new look. Mildly missing the Carbon theme, but that is not a big deal.

Ran a few scripts and all is good.

But found a minor issue, I installed on a different machine (which I didn't know had an invalid path to python in the windows environment) so there was the "Python Not Available" on the status line. When I go to exit PyScripter to sort out python I get an exception and cannot exit. Had to use Task Manager to end the PyScripter process.

exit-error.png

I can put the full error log on the Github issues.

Susan.

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Apr 16, 2021, 5:06:20 AMApr 16
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PyScripter

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Apr 16, 2021, 5:43:07 AMApr 16
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Updated PyScripter.exe with the fix to  Cannot exit PyScripter-4.0.0-x64 when "Python Not Available" · Issue #1107 · pyscripter/pyscripter (github.com)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L5GOXUtJmIuo5WoJdmgjEX73BZNIt7LO/view?usp=sharing and confirm the issue is fixed?

Just replace PyScripter.exe with one included in the zip file.


Peet Morris

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Apr 16, 2021, 6:26:27 AMApr 16
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Will there still be a 32-bit version?

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PyScripter

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Apr 16, 2021, 8:12:42 AMApr 16
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On Friday, April 16, 2021 at 1:26:27 PM UTC+3wrote:

Will there still be a 32-bit version?


Yes of course. 

pjinturin

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Apr 16, 2021, 9:47:51 AMApr 16
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I guess it's too late, but I was wondering whether the recent file list could be updated not only when a file is closed, but also when PyScripter is closed with the file still open. Often I work on just one file and rather than closing the tab I'll close the program, and that file is therefore not added to the list. Thanks.

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Apr 16, 2021, 9:53:23 AMApr 16
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On Friday, April 16, 2021 at 4:47:51 PM UTC+3 pjinturin wrote:
I guess it's too late, but I was wondering whether the recent file list could be updated not only when a file is closed, but also when PyScripter is closed with the file still open. Often I work on just one file and rather than closing the tab I'll close the program, and that file is therefore not added to the list. Thanks.

It is not too late.  Could you please submit an issue at the issue tracker? 

pjinturin

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Apr 16, 2021, 10:28:19 AMApr 16
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Sure, thanks

BBands

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Apr 16, 2021, 2:28:05 PMApr 16
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64-bit Win 10: Downloaded version 4 to desktop. Installed 64-bit 3.9.4 Python. Installed packages from IDE. Ported a couple of scripts. So far all good / no issues. I did experience the 'no proper version of Python' issue you have already addressed, but nothing else.

Best,

     John



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Hil tronix

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Apr 17, 2021, 5:34:24 PMApr 17
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Hello,

I've been a PyScripter user for several years, thank you for the great tool. 

I just started to use/test v.4, and can offer some feedback.  Till v.4, I have been using v.3.6.3, due to 3.6.4 being unstable, frequently locking up for moments to seeming to crash, so I had to roll back to 3.6.3.  I haven't experienced that so far on v.4.  So thank you for working on that issue.  I know there are discussions on that locking issue elsewhere. 

As far as the UI changes go, for the most part I can take or leave the new designed toolbar buttons, except for one.  The debug Stop button.  The stop button used to be a proper large noticeable and expected red square, an international style recognizable stop button.  Now it's being relegated to something unnoticeable.  It's being treated as it is more important to look trendy so it matches the other styled buttons, than actually being functional.  For me as a dev, I pay attention to the Stop button, to remember if the script I'm developing is running either in debug mode from PyScripter or running outside of PyScripter.  I often glance at the stop button when I walk back to my desk to see if it's currently in debug mode.  I can barely tell in v.4 if the , as the red square is now only a few pixels, and the prominent feature is the black square around it.  I'm partially colour blind and the contrast difference between active and not is now barely (if at all) discernible.  When you don't see colour that well, contrast is more important than slight color change.

I see this issue often when projects modernize the UI's, and change buttons to modern flat less colourly designs, with only subtle change in active and inactive states.  People that are visually challenged (even simply colour blind) are left struggling to use an interface that used to be completely usable.  Please keep that in mind with the new UI changes, please at least change the Stop button back to something visually pronounced when active or not. 

Thanks for reading my feedback.

PyScripter

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Apr 17, 2021, 6:10:14 PMApr 17
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Does this look better?

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On Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 12:34:24 AM UTC+3 wrote:
Hello,

PyScripter

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Apr 17, 2021, 7:19:44 PMApr 17
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Or just this:
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Hil tronix

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Apr 17, 2021, 11:14:35 PMApr 17
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Thank you for asking my opinion of the two.  My vote would be for the simple rounded red square.

thomasb...@gmail.com

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Apr 20, 2021, 9:25:52 AMApr 20
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Hi and many thanks for the opportunity to have a look at the upcoming ver. 4.

 

Having noticed many unstable situations using 3.6.4, they seem to be gone.

Also, I noticed in earlier versions that the red underlining of an unfinished statement persisted even when corrected and until a line break was added below. This seem to be fixed, too.

Also, I like the new UI.

 

Best regards,

Thomas

 

 

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Please read the introduction in this blog post.

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