Hex editor Okteta 0.26.0 released
Friedrich W. H. Kossebau
kossebau at kde.org
Mon Mar 11 16:50:33 GMT 2019
Okteta 0.26.0 has been released.
The 0.26 series mainly brings a clean-up of the public API of the provided
shared libraries. The UI & features of the Okteta program have been kept
stable, next to one added new feature: there is now a context menu in
the byte array viewer/editor available.
This is an ABI breaking release over the previous 0.25 series, and even an API
incompatible one for the Kasten libraries. 3rd-party users of the libraries
might need to get patched: KDevelop 5.3 has already received related
patches, which are part of last week's KDevelop v5.3.2. Other public users of
the libraries are not known to me.
This is not yet the result of the big rewrite of Okteta, that one is taking
some more time. Instead some changes done there have been back-ported, to
shrink the gap between the rewrite and the working code a bit.
0.26.0 also makes 0.26 the now only supported stable branch of Okteta.
Packagers: please take a look at the toplevel file README.packagers and
consider adapting the sub-package recommendations there, given most packaging
known to me does not yet.
Okteta is an editor & viewer for the raw data of files. Its functionality is
largely implemented in software libraries with a public API and thus also
available to other software.
Learn more at https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/okteta
Changes since 0.25.5:
* New: context menu available in byte array views, in the program,
in the KParts plugin and and in the hex editing widgets from LibOktetaGui
* New: qmake pri files and pkg-config pc files installed for the
OktetaCore & OktetaGui libraries (_not_ for any Kasten ones)
* Changed: ABI-breaking and software-incompatible clean-up of API and
installed headers of the Okteta & Kasten libraries
* Fixed: the metadata desktop file for the KParts plugin oktetapart is
installed again, so it can be found and selected as viewer via its metadata
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Friedrich W. H. Kossebau <kossebau at kde.org>
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