Well, XOJOR3 has been released.
When I saw this some days ago there seemed to be problems with the downloads so I left it for a day or two before even going to the download page.
However, when I did go to the download page I found, to my surprise, XOJOR3 with a sys minimum spec of WindowsXP SP3, not SP2 - jumped right on the download and installed.
My system specs are Windows XP Pro SP3 with 640 megs Rambus ram.
Fired up XOJO and added a couple of text fields, no code, to the default window and got a memory access error. I could see XOJO was trying to catch the error but in the end I just shut the IDE down. On the second run got another XOJO error, unspecified this time, and also a Windows app crash dialog. At this point I shut XOJO down then rebooted the system. After this XOJO worked okay and I could not reproduce the error after doing many runs and a build. I did notice though that after each run the Super component on the inspector panel was not refreshing cleanly. I’m speculating internationalization issues but nice to see the sizing flexibility in the panels. Hope they will look better.
As a final test I decided to load XOJO up a little. I added ElasticWindows, twenty-two text fields and a group box to the default window, no code. I ran this setup about twenty-five times - run,exit in fairly quick succession. There were a few times when the program wouldn’t compile and I was just kicked back to the IDE. However, XOJO didn’t crash and if I waited for a few minutes the program compiled fine and the interface worked great;probably the framework releasing resources. Somebody has been working in the engine room. After a build the executable always worked.
As a final test I tried re-sizing the window with all the controls on it but no Elastic Windows. This revealed a couple of significant behaviours.
Firstly, the window re-sizes from the center and not from the edges or corners. Any controls remain in the same position and do not re-size. I would like to hear if this is the intended window re-size operation.
Secondly, and related to the first, if the window is shrunk, say vertically, all controls remain visible and not resized, even over the paste board and not the window. I would also like to hear if this operation is intended.
Sorry for the long post. Hope if anybody needs this they find it useful.