Whats New - Version 4.5.3

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Makefile Coloration
Syntax coloration has been added for makefiles - figure 1.

Shake index
Prior to this version it was possible for an installation of Cutter running under Linux to have attempted to use a Shake index page written when it had previously been operating under Windows. Of course the links on the index page would have been referencing the wrong paths and would have been useless. To ensure the same installation of Cutter can be used on a PC booting into Windows or Linux, Cutter now writes an OS specific Shake index web page.

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Hidden Files
By default Cutter now hides "hidden files" when displaying the contents of a directory with the file chooser - figure 3.

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Cutter Server
Cutter can now re-use port numbers when a window is in "Cutter Server" mode. That is to say, a window can begin and stop broadcasting repeatedly without getting an IOException.

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Html/htm Improvements
Cutter now handles .htm files as well as web docs with spaces in their name.

History fix
A previous version had broken the journaling/history mechanism of Cutter. This has now been fixed.

Procs popup
The operation of the procs popup has been greatly improved.

Go to line/char
The "Go to" tool can now go to a character offset as well as line number - figure 6. It is accessed by double clicking on the lower left hand part of a text window - figure 7.

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The find replace tool now enables searching via a regular expression. It also has a batch mode - figure 7. Clicking on the blue underlined text "RE" will open a modified version of Java document that deals with regular expression. Because Cutter is written in the Java programming language it uses the Java flavor of regular expressions.

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Viewing .tif, .tex, .ptc & .bkm files
Tif, RenderMan point cloud (.ptc) and brick maps (.bkm) can be opened using the execute command (alt+e, control+e or apple+e). In the case of .ptc and .bkm files the full path to the file need not be specified. Cutter searches for the file using the following search paths:

  1. using the selected text as the path,
  2. searching the user defined "textures" directory,
  3. searching the cutter.jar directory.

Of course this facility depends on Pixar's RAT software being installed on the users system.

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