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GNU Typist 2.9beta1 released [beta]

Item posted by Tim Marston <edam> on Mon 03 Oct 2011 01:06:39 AM UTC.

We're pleased to announce GNU Typist 2.9beta1.

This is a test release and should not be used in a production environment. The purpose of this test release is to get a broader range of people to try out the next version of gtypist before it is released properly.

Specifically, we have added support for UTF-8 in this release. This affects all user input (from the keyboard) and all output (to the terminal). In particular, we need people who have their machines set up use other locales to check that gtypist accepts keyboard input correctly and displays the right stuff to a UTF-8 terminal.

We've also added a new set of typing courses for the Colemak keyboard layout. If anyone uses Colemak and fancies trying out the lessons, we'd be grateful to hear if there are any problems with them.

Any time that can be spent trying out the new features for this release will be greatly appreciated. As will any feedback and bug reports you have for it.

Changes in 2.9 will be:
    - Full UTF-8 support, by Felix Natter <fnatter@gmx.net>
    - New Colemak typing lessons, by Tim Marston <edam@waxworlds.org>
    - New Spanish manual from smc <smc@manticore.es>
    - Tracking of personal best scores, by Tim Marston <edam@waxworlds.org>
    - We are dropping support for the DJGPP compiler (DOS), although the MinGW GCC compiler is still supported.

Sources for this release can be downloaded here:
  ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/gtypist/gtypist-2.9beta1.tar.gz

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