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Scout 9.0 is now available [message #1804311] Fri, 22 March 2019 09:40
Patrick Bänziger is currently offline Patrick BänzigerFriend
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With the simultaneous release 2019-03, the new Scout 9.0 version has been released as well!
As usual, it contains quite a lot of changes, so I'll only highlight a few:

Support for OpenJDK and newer Java Versions
Long requested and finally here: Scout now supports running on OpenJDK, and on Java versions up to 11.
Note that this requires a bit of work on the side of developers; and RedHat's OpenJDK version is not compatible out of the box due to missing elliptic curves.
For more details, see the Java 11 section of release notes and the migration guide.

Dark theme
You enjoy the dark theme of Eclipse, and want your Scout application users to enjoy the eye-friendliness of a dark theme too?
Good news: A dark theme is now included with Scout and the widgets have been adjusted to blend in properly.

Denser layout option
Sometime screen space can be scarce and the generously spaced elements of Scout will show only a small amount of data in these instances.
If you need to display more data at once, you can switch to the "Dense" layout, which reduces the amount of whitespace, which especially increases the number of table rows that are visible at the same time.

New widgets: Mode Selector, Popup
Similar to a Radio Button Group, the new Mode Selector allows you to switch between predefined options, but with a "regular button"-like interface that is quite common on smartphones.
With the new "Popup" (also known as popover on some platforms), you can display additional information in an overlay. You have many options to embed widgets here - we can't wait to see what you do with it!

Property lookup order was changes
In many technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes, changing the configuration without having to create a new deployment is essential.
To support this in Scout, the lookup order for Scout properties was adjusted: It now allows overriding of properties in the configuration file by using environment variables.

Usability and widget improvements
Many widgets got small but awesome improvements!

To improve responsiveness, group boxes can reduce their width if the windows is narrow by moving their field labels to the top automatically.
The Scrollbar handles should be easier to catch, while the trees (treeboxes, navigation) scroll to show you a better view of your data when you expand or collapse an entry.
Don't forget to check out the improved options for menu bars and how you can control what happens if there isn't enough space for all the menus.

And more!
Checkout our Scout 9.0 documentation! The Release Notes and Migration Guide will help you get started with your journey to Scout 9.0!
Want a taste of the new Scout 9.0? Try the online demo apps linked on the Scout website!

[Updated on: Fri, 22 March 2019 09:42]

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