Nvu 0.30 Released
Monday June 14th, 2004
The latest beta of Nvu, the Web publishing tool based on Mozilla Composer, has been released. Nvu 0.30, which is based on Mozilla 1.7 RC3, adds support for the file:/// protocol, a spellchecker and a tip-of-the-day box as well as a host of other improvements and bug fixes. The new release can be downloaded for Linspire (formerly LindowsOS), other Linux distributions and Windows.
Has anyone got this release running yet? There seems to be a lack of install instructions, at least for the Linux build. When I attempt to run the "nvu" script I get this error:
./nvu-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Tuesday June 15th, 2004 11:57 AM
donovangn: the binary package was built on a k2.4, gcc/g++ 2.95.4, and you seem to have a different arch on your machine. Build it yourself, that's easy.
Need help or instruction with building the NVU then go to the <http://www.nvu.org> website and find your way there. The instruction there will show you how...
#3 re: Install instruction anyone?
Tuesday June 15th, 2004 2:29 PM
Sorry I can't help you donovangn as I have Windows (98SE at that... I'm a dying breed!). But this is just the greatest product ever! I started with the first build of 0.2 and was so impressed, despite the very minor early quirks then (most of which have been solved in 0.3 for me), that I've never walked back to Dreamweaver. I've been slowly rebuilding my personal and Network webpages with Nvu ever since and pretty proud to spread the word that I use it with their links. :)
I'm hoping this makes as big a splash with everyone else as it has with me!
well, i didn't see it yet, but someone who did told me the new directionality buttons work only on the selected text, and not the whole paragraph. i think that if no text is selected, the whole block (<p>, <div>, or whatever) should get the new direction.
Wednesday June 16th, 2004 1:16 PM
tsahi : I perfectly understand. I had to make an implementation choice and I decided for 0.30 to work on textual selection only, just like the B and I buttons. This can be quite easily changed in the future, for example if a majority of real BiDi users let me know that's what they want to do. After all, *they* are the users. Please note that the behavior you want is the one I have implemented for class assignment to the selection : if the selection is collapsed, the action applies to the enclosing block; if it's not, it applies to the inline-level selection.
#7 Re: NVu directionality feature
by eyalroz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday June 17th, 2004 1:20 AM
Daniel, let me assure you that a 99.99% majority of BiDi users want to be able to change paragraph direction more than being able to change the direction of a selection. Of course having both would be nice, but paragraph direction is the more basic feature. Selection direction change is only for when the BiDi algorithm does not do exactly what you expect it to (e.g. it prints a space then a comma, instead of a comma then a space, since it relates the space to a segment in English rather than in Hebrew or vice-versa) - then you select your English (or Hebrew) phrase, and put it within a <span style="direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: bidi-override"> , or use RLM/LRM, etc.
If you look at other applications that have directionality control, you'll see that the most basic (and the most used) control is the block level one, not inline.
It makes sense when you think about it: most times you will want to set the general direction of the paragraph or page, not of indevidual words (which are many times covered by inserting a lrm or rlm to the proper place).
Haveing the default inline and not block is rather counter-intuative, and can be very confusing for users who are used that the directionality control is for a block from other applications.
Has anyone been able to use Nvu's CSS Editor(Nvu 0.20 or 0.30) on Linux. It doesn't generate the .css file for me.