Announcing the Orion 0.4 Release. The Orion team has been working hard since releasing 0.3 in October of 2011. This release contains significant improvements to the workflows and layouts of the Navigator, Git Repositories, Settings, Global Search and Replace and Editor.
Overall, the look and feel of the UI has been crafted to reduce the amount of tree style views in favour of a flat representation. There was also a significant amount of trimming and customization done to give more real-estate to the task at hand.
In addition to the great changes which a user would see, the underlying architectural components Orion is built on have been made more consumable. These changes have allowed other projects to integrate Orion pieces within their products. A major announcement during 0.4 development was the use of the editor in the ScratchPad within Firefox 10.
The community around Orion is also growing at an excellent pace. This release saw many new contributors providing features such as the new Settings/Plugin page and Content Assist plugin using Esprima. This increase in community also netted Orion an Open Source Rookie win from Black Duck.
Overall, another excellent release cycle from an ever growing list of participants. As mentioned earlier on PlanetOrion there’s going to be several talks at EclipseCon 2012.
This was just a brief overview of this release, for a more details look you can review our New and Noteworthy lists from our Milestone and end releases.
- Orion 0.4 M1 – New and Noteworthy
- Orion 0.4 M2 – New and Noteworthy
- Orion 0.4 RC3 – New and Noteworthy
And now back to work on 0.5…