GHex 2.8.0
Posted on: 10/11/2004 04:38 PM

GHex 2.8.0 has been released

This time we're skipping the odd minor version number since no instability could ever be introduced into such a rock-stable application as the above metioned binary editor.

Do not let the coincidental match of the version with the version of the recently-released Gnome desktop developer platform, GHex is on a release schedule completely of its own and 2.8.0 will also build with 2.6.x or 2.4.x version of Gnome libraries.

First, foremost and most obvious change is use of the GtkHex widget in Find(Replace) dialogs for editing data that should be search for or replaced - now you can type some ascii text that you wish to find and replace spaces in it with the NULL-terminator - cool, isn't it? How come I did not think of this earlier?

A rather large amount of bugs has been squashed since 2.6.1, the preferences dialog's "Help" button now works, entry fields in dialogs are checked for sanity more strictly, handling of URIs when doing drag'n'drop has been fixed and the UI has been polished a bit. Most of this has been the work of Subrahmanyam Madduri - give him a big hand, folks!

The GtkHex widget API has been immensely improved.


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