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Monday, October 12 2009

KompoZer 0.8b1

KompoZer logo

Finally entering the beta stage. Few bug fixes, but I've implemented the last features I wanted for the 0.8 branch:

  • FTP support
  • syntax highlighting in split view
  • ability to edit text files
  • better PHP support on GNU/Linux
  • new SVG icon
  • new UUID

You can grab KompoZer 0.8b1 here:

Enjoy… and please report bugs! :-)

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Thursday, September 10 2009

KompoZer 0.8 SVG icon

KompoZer 0.7 icon Alain Lorieux (“chinon37”), my colleague on Geckozone, designed the KompoZer 0.7 icon in 2006. The idea behind this icon was quite simple: a globe for the web, a calligraphy feather for the editor. This icon has given KompoZer its visual identity and I like it a lot, but it has two drawbacks:

  • it’s a raster file: it’s not easy to resize, it doesn’t look so good in big sizes and it’s very difficult to tweak;
  • most people rather see a leaf instead of a feather.

The upcoming KompoZer 0.8b1 release is an opportunity to refresh this icon.

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