dimanche 22 septembre 2013

Hello all !
More for one year without any news nor progress in Ella.
But I've just seen on launchpad numerous downloads.
So I apologize for users, but my job is, now, very, very time-wasting.
I will soon check my computer and see if Ella can be ported to current releases of Ubuntu.


Luc (aka Kevlar)

dimanche 3 juin 2012

Ella Renaissance 0.4.2 is out !

Hello all !

Ella Renaissance 0.4.2 is out and available as ubuntu DEB packages (Lucid, Maverick, Oneiric, Precise)
You can download Ella from here : downloads
In this release, you can find :
- various bugs corrections and code cleaning
- it's now possible, even for flash files, to produce true counterclockwise rotations.
- added the "color interpolation" (only for Flash exportation) : now, Ella can se-up a color transition for objects between two key-frames.
>> color transitions :

- a better "properties panel" with, for example, display of current angle.
- it's also now, possible to draw unclosed path ; simply, at the end of your drawing, hit <space> key against <return> (closed and filled path) or <ESC> (closed un-filled path.
>> unclosed path object :

- first release for Ubuntu Precise 12.04, because this Ubuntu release has some new dependancies.
>> Ella Renaissance on Lubuntu 12.04 :

Enjoy hit ! The next release is schedulled for mid-july, and probably a 'security' release mid-june.

dimanche 1 avril 2012

Ella 0.4.1 is out !

Hello !
The new release is available.
Some news :
- better editor.
- bugs fixes
- added options if you launch ella from command line (type ella -h in a terminal for options)
- you can start Ella with right-click on an .ella file (please see your prefered Desktop Manager to know how to associate files to applications)
- started work to add ActionScript (tm) to key-frames. You can test it, but be very, very careful with the AS instructions (compliant to AS 2.0 only).

As usual, you can find downloads here : downloads

samedi 10 mars 2012

Toward a better editor for Ella

If you're using Ella, you have noticed that, sometimes, the editor's look and feel isn't perfect, mainly when you want to resize or rotate an item. So, since last days, I've worked on those problems :
- less bugs (I hope : none !) when we resize an item. Now the lower corner is "sensitive", and I will probably add a function to change the mouse pointer look when it's hover the lower corner.

- less bugs (but with some remaining) in rotation box : there is now 4 sensitive areas and the selection box try to surround correctly the object during rotation :

jeudi 1 mars 2012

Ella 0.4 is out !

The first 0.4 series is out ! With ...

- various bug fixes (selection box, resizing box ...)
- new icons for layers and "about" dialog
- better user experience with an improved information area for editor.
- better translation (for french, of course !)
- and,  the main new : buttons and ActionScripts(tm) (with, for this release, a limited set of instructions)  are functionnal. You should see the sixth example at this demo page  and spend some time to read this page about buttons and scripts with Ella !

mercredi 15 février 2012

Ella 64 bits is out !

Since 14 feb 2011, thanks to Louis from ubuntu.fr, you can find a 64 bits pre-compiled version of Ella !
The archives are here : Ella Downloads

jeudi 9 février 2012

Button colors edition works now !

Since yesterday, I've finished implementation of button edition in Ella (only available if you compile yourself, otherwise you must wait until the next binary release, 1st March 2012).

With this feature, once an object becomes a button, you can modify the colors for the "mouse hover state" (when the user moves the pointer above the button) and the "pressed state" (when the user clicks in button's area and maintains the left mouse button down).

At this time, in the preview, I only consider a 'box' button, but, of course, all types of buttons can be edited ! Once you have done this edition, hit <CTRL>+<ENTER> keys to do a preview in flash format, and move your move above the button to see the result.