[Chameleon] Chameleon 2.4.0 final!

Julien-Samuel Lacroix jlacroix at mapgears.com
Thu Apr 27 11:43:30 EDT 2006

Hi All,

Chameleon 2.4 release is out! Big thanks to everyone involved in 
Chameleon in the last months, for developping, testing, bug fixing or 
simply using it.

Here's a summary of what's new in 2.4:

- One of the big change of this version is in the language handling. The 
MLT (Multi-Lingual Translator Module) now allow widget developpers to 
maintain language files more easily via text files instead of DBF files. 
Widget directories now contains one file per language currently 
supported in Chameleon (english or en-CA, french or fr-CA and some of 
dutch or nl-NL). The process to add a new one is now simplier. Feel free 
to contribute new language! The migration of custom widgets to the new 
language handling should be very straight-forward. You can read the 
documentation in

- Another related change of this release is the addition of a new 
language for core functionality and common files:

- The other big addition is the support for popins in Chameleon. Popins 
are just like popups, but open inside the main windows. This gives a 
bunch of advantages like not being affected by popup blockers. Currently 
only the MapSize widget is configured to support this new feature (Not 
the MapNote as previously mentioned). It is planned to migrate all 
Chameleon widgets to the new popin archtecture as we get feedback from 
the community. So let us know what you think of it.

bug fixes since rc1:

- MapNotes: bug 1227 Always loa dbase module.

- LocateByAttribute: Allow 'spatialsearch' parameters to override
'searchall' parameter, such that when all attributes of all layers
are searchable, you can force only certain attributes to be
searchable for individual layers.

Julien-Samuel Lacroix

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