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Revision History

Version 2.29 (May 29, 2021)

  • Added support for Tamil - Special thanks to Guru Priya Jayasankar.
  • The Console Window can now visually show when an Breakpoint was reached. This will give students a visual cue that their program has been paused.
  • Some toolbar icons were rearranged for consistency.

Version 2.28 (May 7, 2021)

  • Added support for Afrikaans - Special thanks to Ernst Kotze.
  • The GUI for "checked" toolbar buttons was changed. Before, the system was simply drawing a blue rectangle around the button. The updated version displays a constant light-blue box.
  • Various changes were made to make the software work better under Mono and other forms of emulation. In particular, some of the windows, what are causing a crash, were fixed. Hopefully, it works far better now.
  • Miscellaneous cosmetic tweaks.

Version 2.27.2 (April 11, 2021)

  • The Hebrew Translation was updated - Special thanks to Zeev Kotzer. The new version works better on Linux and Macintosh under emulation.
  • Gaddis Pseudocode was updated. It was using parenthesis for array access rather than square brackets.
  • Improved the Auto Pseudocode feature. When using the Source Code Viewer, the "auto" pseudocode is created directly from the current translation. It wasn't taking into account newline characters and was displaying text incorrect (if they were present).
  • Some, very minor, cosmetic changes.

Version 2.27.1 (April 9, 2021)

  • The Run/Step/Pause/Stop toolbar buttons were updated. The behavior of the buttons (when they are enabled) is now far more consistent.
  • Added a Download Color Scheme icon to the Color Scheme Editor.
  • Made some various cosmetic changes (that most won't notice).

Version 2.27.0 (April 4, 2021)

  • Added support for Hebrew - Special thanks to Zeev Kotzer.
  • The application, when first executed, will now attempt to set the translation to the computer's current culture. This will only happen if the application's registry settings are not set (both current user and local machine).
  • The Download Color Scheme Window was improved
    • The tree now follows the right-to-left logic of languages such as Hebrew, Farsi (Persian) and Arabic.
    • A bug was fixed that caused text to be incorrectly displaced for some dialects of languages.
  • Change Translation window was improved with a header icon and description. To make the graphic look decent against a blue background, the colors of the icon were changed.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a bug that occurred when the system was running in slow/medium speed. When the stop button was pressed, the remaining buttons were not enabled correctly. Thanks to Jose Cardenas for reporting it.
    • Fixed a bug that affected expressions. The system was incorrectly reporting an error if an array was used from within an parenthesized expression. Thanks to Jose Cardenas for reporting it.
    • Fixed a bug in expressions. When a unary minus was used after a comma, the system was reporting a syntax error. Thanks to Ilya Volobuev for reporting it.

Version 2.26.0 (March 31, 2021)

  • The Download Color Scheme icon was changed. This is a simple cosmetic change.
  • Color Scheme Download window was made larger.
  • The Color Scheme Editor was improved.
    • Buttons were added for undo/redo
    • The Picture Preview box is far larger now.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed a (very hard to find) bug that caused the application to hang when executed in a VM. Special thanks to Zeev Kotzer to helping me track this down!
    • Right-click on If-Statement connector (the little circle) was causing the application to crash. Special thanks to Deanna Wilborne.
    • When running the application on medium or slow speed, the program were automatically restarting. Special thanks to Deanna Wilborne and Marty Port for letting me know.
    • Precedence levels for Unicode operators wrong in a few cases.
    • The Source Code Viewer was not resetting the current line, if a new flowchart was loaded.

Version 2.25.1 (September 24, 2020)

  • The Color Scheme Editor now remembers the name of the file being edited. So, if the window is closed, it retain the name when re-opened.
  • Fixed a bug in the Console Window. When the output is displayed as text-only, the Console Window wasn't using a monospace font. This made it difficult for students to create ASCII-art style programs. Special thanks to Kim Mönch for reporting this

Version 2.25.0 (September 12, 2020)

  • The function dropdown was redesigned. The new design uses the toolbar control's dropdown and also includes an "Add New Function" button.
  • The About Window was redesigned. 
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed a bug that cause the application to crash if the background was double-clicked.
    • Expressions now work correctly for unary operators. If the unary operator was used as the first symbol in an expression, it was being flagged as a syntax error. Special thanks to Petr Vanecek, Ph. D. for reporting this.
    • Line continuation on output not working. Special thanks to Petr Vanecek, Ph. D. for reporting this.

Version 2.24.2 (July 30, 2020)

  • Fixed some type-conversion bugs. The bugs were caused when Flowgorithm was used by systems that use a comma as the decimal separator.
  • The Console Window now saves content if the window is closed.
  • Added a button to the mail toolbar that will open the Console Window. Before, this option was only available from the menu.
  • Made internal changes in preparation to the port to Xamarin.

Version 2.24.1 (July 11, 2020) - Quick Bug Fix

  • Fixed a bug that causes issues on some international versions of Windows. Special thanks to Roberto Atzori for reporting this!

Version 2.24.0 (July 11, 2020)

  • Added support for Catalan - special thanks to Roger Calders.
  • Added support for Swedish - special thanks to Anders Nordqvist.
  • Flowgorithm now supports Unicode operators. Most mathematical operators are not supported directly by classic ASCII. So, they are represented in most programming languages using a series of characters: != for ≠, <= for ≤, etc... The Unicode character set supports the correct notation. In Flowgorithm, you can use these operators or the classic ones. Each are considered "synonyms".  Please see the Documentation for more information. These include:
    • Comparison operators: ≠, ≤, ≥
    • Logical operators: ¬, ∧, ∨
    • Algebra operators: ×, ÷
    • Pi constant: π
  • The vertical distance between the top of the If Statement (diamond), and the start of the left-and-right branches, was decreased slightly.
  • The vertical distance between the top of the For Loop and While loop, and the start of the blocks, was decreased slightly.
  • There were major internal revisions in preparation for the move to Xamarin. These, for the most part, are completely invisible. They include:
    • revised console which reacts much faster than before
    • new expression parser that supports Unicode operators
    • new XML file reader

Version 2.23.1 (May 30, 2020)  - Minor update

  • Fixed a few minor mistakes in Transact-SQL generated code.
  • Other, very minor, cosmetic changes.

Version 2.23.0 (May 27, 2020)

  • Added an intrinsic function ln. This function is an alias to log which computes the natural log of a number. The new function was added to make it easier for instructors (who may strongly prefer ln).
  • Added a prescanner. The scanner will alert the user about undeclared variables and incomplete shapes. This takes place when the Step or Run buttons are pressed, but before the program beings to run. This way, one of the most common run-time errors (and aggravating ones) can be eliminated.
  • Comment shapes now trim extra spaces before they are displayed to the screen. This doesn't affect the actual comment text.
  • A "Change Translation Button" was added to the main toolbar.
  • There were some minor cosmetic changes to the Change Translation Window
  • When a new color scheme is selected in the Color Scheme Editor, the colors for Incomplete, Error, Selected, and Executing now have a default color.
  • Ada 95, Applescript, Bash, and Transact-SQL were added the Source Code Viewer.
  • Source Code Viewer bug fixes:
    • Fixed some bugs in the templates for JavaScript, TypeScript, and MatLab.
    • Improved the StrToReal function in the Fortran.
    • Fixed PowerShell casting.
    • Added ToFixed to Pascal.
    • Cleaned up PHP template. In particular, number_format() is built into PHP.

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