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Hi,

I am proud to announce the immediate availability of eric 4.2.0. It is
available via

http://www.die-offenbachs.de/eric/index.html.

The highlight of changes are as follows.

APIs:
- added API file for Ruby
- added Ruby API file for eric4 Ruby files
- enhanced the API file generation tool and dialog

Configuration:
- reorganized the configuration dialog
- changed settings from native format to ini format

Editor:
- added functionality to mark all occurrances of a searched text
- enhanced unicode support (added utf-16 and utf-32)
- added an action to insert a new line below the current one
(Shift+Return)
- added capability to save the folding state of a file in the session
file
- added capability to save the open multi project and the open project in
the global session file

General VCS support:
- added an LED to signal the project's VCS status to the project viewer

Graphics:
- added capability to save UML like graphics as SVG
- added capability to display SVG files

Help Viewer:
- added a QWebKit based help viewer (available if Qt 4.4 is installed)

Plugins:
- added HTTPS support to plugin repository dialog (for Qt 4.3 and newer)

Project:
- added multiproject support
- added storage key PROJECTTYPESPECIFICDATA for project type specific
data (may be used by project type plugins)
- moved all supporting project management files (e.g. tasks file) to a
management subdirectory

Shell:
- made Shell history more comfortable by
-- selecting from history via a dialog
-- list the history in a dialog with capabilities to
--- delete entries
--- copy entries to the current editor
--- execute entries in the shell

Templates:
- extended the templates system to support a few predefined variables
(thanks to Dan Bullok)

Toolbars:
- added a toolbar manager and a toolbar configuration dialog
- cleaned up the default toolbars

Translations:
- added Spanish translations from Jaime Seuma
- added Turkish translations from Serdar Ko?da?

Various:
- enhancements to the class browsers
- added print preview capability (available if Qt 4.4 is installed)
- added new default icon set based on the Oxygen icons

Viewmanager:
- added a viewmanager plugin using the new QMdiArea
- added double click action to the tabview viewmanager. Double clicking
the space right of the last tab opens a new editor.

What is eric?
-------------
eric is a Python and Ruby IDE that comes with batteries included. Please
see the eric web site for details.

Regards,
Detlev
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Detlev Offenbach
detlev at die-offenbachs.de

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