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Aurora Compiler RC3

Started by Ionic Wind Support Team, December 29, 2008, 05:58:14 PM

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Ionic Wind Support Team

December 29, 2008, 05:58:14 PM Last Edit: May 21, 2011, 04:37:23 PM by LarryMc
Hello all,
Aurora Compiler 1.0 RC3 is now available.

Licensed users can download directly from the link provided when purchasing, subscribers can get the update from the subscribers center.  If you haven't yet purchased your license to Aurora you can do so by following this link:

Changes / Additions:
- Project files (.awp) are now associated with the ide and you can open them by double clicking.
- "Register File Externsions" dialog now has checkbox for .awp files.
- The name of the currently open project is now included in the main window caption.
- Sample programs moved for Vista compatibility on multi user systems.
- Registration of file extensions now works correctly in Vista.
- Installer changed for Vista compatibility on multi user systems.

As you can tell a lot of the changes had to do with reported problems on Vista systems, the same problems affecting the Emergence installation.  What many had discovered was double clicking a .src, .inc or .dlg file in Windows Explorer would not work in some cases, depending on whether or not the user had installed as an administrator or not.  This was due to the IDE being built with an older version of Visual C++ and Microsoft not following their own rules of where to write file associations in the registry.  Fixed and tested.

Another problem brought to my attention was if a user had an admin account, and a "regular user" account on Vista then trying to install under the regular user account would fail with a cryptic error message since regular users aren't allowed to install anything in the Program Files directory on Vista.  If they were logged in as a regular user and picked "run as administrator" then Emergence would install but the sample programs and desktop icon would be created for the administrator account, and not the user account.

So the installer was changed to force elevation to administrator, resulting in the nice UAC dialog popping up for regular users.  The sample programs are now located here:

Vista (Public Documents): C:\Users\Public\Documents\Aurora Compiler\examples
XP (Shared Documents): C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Aurora Compiler\examples

And the desktop icon is created in the common desktop area so all users can see it.

One of the most commonly requested features, associating .awp files with the IDE, is now done.  You can double click or drag and drop a .awp file to open the project.

I recommend either uninstalling RC2 and reinstalling this version, or at least select the "tools" menu and "register file extensions" to create the .awp association.

Have fun!
Paul Turley
Ionic Wind Software
Ionic Wind Support Team