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WPS-Wizard V0.6.0 is available

December 09, 2007 by Chris Wohlgemuth

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Chris Wohlgemuth

WPS-Wizard V0.6.0 is available (09.12.2007)
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WPS-Wizard is a set of classes to add unique features to the WPS. It's seamlessly integrated and offers e.g. an info area for folders showing previews of images (eCS 1.2MR and above) and PDFs (if Lucide is installed), a technically advanced and unique icon engine for using PNG image files as icons, a Rexx interface to the WPS and much more.

Gneral features:

* Icon engine for using PNG images as icons
* Icon engine allows on the fly creation of composited icons using the Cairo library
* Configurable icon size (per folder)
* Preview of image and Lucide thumbnails (PDF files) in the folder info area
* Configurable context menus
* Rexx interface to the WPS. Use Rexx to program the behaviour of objects
* Image files have their image as icon
* Folder toolbars
* Folder information area
* WPS stability improvements
* Works with all major WPS enhancers (XWP, EWP, BubblePad, ...)
* It's free


Icon Engine features:

* True alpha blending and transparency
* Seamless integration into the WPS including drag and drop icon assignment and icon editing from the objects icon page
* No patching of system files
* Icon creation by specifying drawing commands which are performed on the fly using the Cairo graphics library
o Overlay of image files with true alpha blending
o Line, arc, rectangle, ... drawing with true alpha blending
o Text drawing (with, yes, alpha blending)
o Font control
o Rotation and translating while drawing
o ...
* Drawing commands are simple text commands in a control file. No recompilation necessary.
* Arbitrary icon size up to 200x200
* Icon size settable for each folder


For more information and screenshots visit:
http://svn.netlabs.org/wps-wizard

Download from Hobbes:

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=wpswizard-0_6_0-eng.zip&pushbutton=Search

Get icon themes from here: ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming (will be moved later)

Be sure to read the included readme file.

Chris Wohlgemuth

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