1 GS Release Notes

This document describes the changes made to the GS application.

1.1  GS 1.6

Improvements and New Features

  • Change license text from Erlang Public License to Apache Public License v2

    Own Id: OTP-12845

1.2  GS 1.5.16

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Application upgrade (appup) files are corrected for the following applications:

    asn1, common_test, compiler, crypto, debugger, dialyzer, edoc, eldap, erl_docgen, et, eunit, gs, hipe, inets, observer, odbc, os_mon, otp_mibs, parsetools, percept, public_key, reltool, runtime_tools, ssh, syntax_tools, test_server, tools, typer, webtool, wx, xmerl

    A new test utility for testing appup files is added to test_server. This is now used by most applications in OTP.

    (Thanks to Tobias Schlager)

    Own Id: OTP-11744

1.3  GS

Improvements and New Features

  • Where necessary a comment stating encoding has been added to Erlang files. The comment is meant to be removed in Erlang/OTP R17B when UTF-8 becomes the default encoding.

    Own Id: OTP-10630

1.4  GS

Improvements and New Features

  • The GS applications is now deprecated and will be removed in the R16 release. The following GS-based applications have been superseded by the Observer application and will removed in R16: Appmon, Pman, Tv.


    Own Id: OTP-9907

1.5  GS 1.5.15

Improvements and New Features

  • Erlang/OTP can now be built using parallel make if you limit the number of jobs, for instance using 'make -j6' or 'make -j10'. 'make -j' does not work at the moment because of some missing dependencies.

    Own Id: OTP-9451

  • Eliminate use of deprecated regexp module

    Own Id: OTP-9810

1.6  GS 1.5.14

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Remove misc. compiler warnings

    Own Id: OTP-9542

1.7  GS 1.5.13

Improvements and New Features

  • The documentation for GS is updated with the warning that it should not be used in new applications. GS is planned to be deprecated soon and might be removed from the distribution already in the next major release (R15). For graphical applications we recommend the use of WX instead.

    Own Id: OTP-8824

1.8  GS 1.5.10

Improvements and New Features

  • Updated the application with new tags for automatic updates of copyright notices.

    Own Id: OTP-7851

1.9  GS 1.5.12

Improvements and New Features

  • Warnings due to new autoimported BIFs removed

    Own Id: OTP-8674 Aux Id: OTP-8579

1.10  GS 1.5.11

Improvements and New Features

  • The documentation is now built with open source tools (xsltproc and fop) that exists on most platforms. One visible change is that the frames are removed.

    Own Id: OTP-8201

1.11  GS 1.5.9

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fixed grid_line crash, which caused tv, debugger and pman crashes. Thanks Jan Jacobs and others.

    Own Id: OTP-7242

1.12  GS 1.5.8

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Uses wish85 if available and fixed 'gs error: gstk_port_handler: error in input : unknown option "-sta"' error. Thanks Vance Shipley

    Own Id: OTP-7115

1.13  GS 1.5.7

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fixed font size and some bugs in the generic file dialog, which is undocumented and mainly intended for internal use (today it is only used by Pman).

    The file priv/bitmap/fup.bm has been added and the module tool_genfd removed.

    Also fixed dialyzer warning in gs_packer.

    Own Id: OTP-6682

1.14  GS 1.5.6

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Removed some dead code from gstk_editor and tcl2erl.

    Own Id: OTP-6541

1.15  GS 1.5.5

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Corrected some bugs in the examples.

    Own Id: OTP-5988

  • Removed export_all from gs_widgets, gs_frontend, gstk, gstk_db, gstk_generic, gstk_gs, gstk_widgets, tcl2erl, tool_file_dialog, tool_genfd.

    Own Id: OTP-6008

Improvements and New Features

  • Fixed the functions for creating help windows (notify/confirm/request) in the internal module tool_utils, so that the help window can be centered over its parent window (instead of at a random position).

    Own Id: OTP-5987

  • Eliminated some dead code from gstk, found by Dialyzer.

    Own Id: OTP-6045

  • Upgraded tcl/tk binaries to version 8.4.13

    Own Id: OTP-6106

1.16  GS 1.5.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The graphic applications now search for HTML documentation in the correct place.

    Own Id: OTP-5381