Release Note 15 November, 2019

Introduction

  • Release Version
    1.8.1_beta

  • Release Date
    15 November, 2019

Known Issues

  • Mac OS hotkey Command+Q makes program exit without asking to save current job (SWT issue).

  • The following .psd features are not yet supported.

    • 1) Group
    • 2) Show/Hide status
    • 3) Effects
  • Arabic language doesn't support ICU format 'EEEEEE'(six 'E', two-letter abbreviation).

  • Read-only attribute of Text and Combo control are ignored in the Mac PC when use specific language (ex: Vietnam).

  • Due to Galaxy Watch OS version update to Tizen 4.0, user may have to re-create distributor certificate.

Change History

    • Added custom complication feature.

    • Added support for two more Islamic calendars.

    • Added warning message when creating a new group.

    • Disabled condition line for group components.

    • Disabled resize and rotate for the components of a group.

    • Removed "Workout Status" from Preview -> Health tab.

    • Removed support for ICU format VVV (City Name).

    • Fixed an issue where auto update pop-up don't appear sometimes.

    • Fixed an issue where remainder (%) operator doesn't work in tag expression.

    • Fixed an issue where Day of Year (D) tag in tag expression doesn't work as expected.

    • Fixed an issue where Sync with Device doesn't work without selecting it from Time Zone dropdown.

    • Fixed an issue where Complication -> Workout -> Digital_Steps_B showing resource not found error.

    • Fixed an issue where digital clock disappears with weather component when default language set to English.

    • Fixed an issue where default language of digital clock doesn't work with weather component.

    • Fixed an issue where bitmap font image modification don't appear in realtime.

    • Fixed an issue where button for watch hand doesn't work with weather component.

    • Fixed an issue where gyro and condition line don't work together on real device.

    • Fixed an issue where view label is dimmed when ruler is Grid is checked and outline is unchecked.

    • Fixed an issue where clicking on project menu crashes application when project not exist.

    • Fixed an issue where latitude and longitude displayed in run preview when current location has no city name.

    • Fixed an issue where watchface does not launch on real device after re-installation.

    • Fixed an issue where text does not show correctly in run preview while changing font type.

    • Fixed an issue where component context menu is big when component name is too long.

    • Fixed an issue where default language help tooltip does not work in language settings.

    • Fixed an issue where precision property does not work when humidity display type set to "%d (%)".

    • Fixed an issue where language settings for digital clock does not work correctly with Java 11.

    • Fixed an issue where ID of android displayed instead of device's name in uninstall dialog.

    • Fixed an issue where lightness and saturation of adjust color can take input value greater than 100.

    • Fixed an issue where city name displayed null when no city selected from map and changes the forecast data.

    • Fixed other issues and UI improvement done.

    • Added watchface support for Galaxy Watch Active 2.

    • Added multiple components property change feature for Dimension, Placement, Rotate, Appearance and Text Appearance property.

    • Added layer color feature to draw outline of the component with layer color.

    • Added horizontal scroll bar for timeline frame.

    • Added Show/Hide and Lock/Unlock options in layer menu.

    • Added change time zone change capability with action "Time zone Selector -> Sync with Device".

    • Added real time change in editor when properties value modified by mouse drag or arrow keys.

    • Added multiple language support for bitmap font in digital clock.

    • Updated layer item and component icon.

    • Updated AOD High Enable Popup Text and button.

    • Updated View > Outlines sub menu order and functionality.

    • Updated time zone selector notice popup text.

    • Updated GWD Help -> Promote Link.

    • Updated OPR value limit exceed warning pop up behaviour. It will show each time when AOD mode toggled and OPR value over 15%.

    • Updated tooltip texts in Edit > Preferences > APIs.

    • Removed Align and font option from properties when weather type set to Icon.

    • Fixed an issue where GWD memory leak occurs when moon phase is used as text component or tag expression.

    • Fixed an issue where bitmap font in digital clock doesn't work real device for different locale.

    • Fixed an issue where Bitmap font is changed to Low-bit color image issue fixed.

    • Fixed an issue where GWD can't connect to Galaxy Watch sometimes.

    • Fixed an issue where application got stuck when fetching weather data from internet.

    • Fixed an issue where Rotated text gets distorted and much larger on watch in Native Viewer.

    • Fixed an issue where both Run Preview and Watch Device display City Name "Unknown City" with ICU format "VVV" for digital clock component.

    • Fixed an issue where Text overflows the text box if its length is higher than the text box in Native Viewer.

    • Fixed an issue where Run preview doesn't show Watch hand simulation for rotation property "Sync With Conditions" with values step count and others.

    • Fixed an issue where week number of year was shown incorrectly.

    • Fixed an issue where Time zone selector Action doesn't work in Native Viewer.

    • Fixed an issue where weather type icon isn't visible in Native Viewer.

    • Fixed other issues and UI improvement done.

    • Added highlight options for components when mouse is moved in editor view.

    • Additional action "Change temperature unit" and "Update Weather" added for weather components.

    • Run controller values can be changed by "Click and drag" on labels. Slider values can be changed by mouse "Hover and scroll".

    • Added arrows in Conditional part to scroll frames.

    • ICU more popup search options updated and redesigned.

    • Run preview capture implementation is changed.

    • Run Preview UI is slightly changed and size set to 100%.

    • Enabled "Set as button" when tag expression used on opacity.

    • Due to platform issue, Time zone selector disabled for double tap on digital clock.

    • Asset Creator Template URL is updated.

    • SDB version updated to 4.1.5.

    • Sync with Device option added on Time Zone Selector.

    • Moved text styles to text properties.

    • Time zones values for few cities are updated.

    • Fixed an UI issue where placement expression box can be seen when group item is being resized.

    • Fixed an issue where Gyro effect was not working for text and digital clock.

    • Fixed an issue where Group Item name can be renamed.

    • Fixed an issue where tap action did not work on other non-overlapping components, if action used on Watch hand.

    • Fixed an issue where selected languages would disappear on Build project popup.

    • Fixed an issue where watch hand position would be wrong if rotation is used.

    • Fixed an issue where "Space evenly horizontal" did not work properly.

    • Fixed an issue where Movement effect setting did not work properly.

    • Fixed an issue where Steps % over 100 is discarded.

    • Fixed an issue where GWD may fail to update.

    • Fixed an issue where "B" bold option for text style did not work in run preview.

    • Fixed an issue where "&&" was showing on application installation popup.

    • Fixed an issue where "Steps goal" run controller value was not reset.

    • Fixed an issue where weather controllers do not reset when no location is selected.

    • Fixed an issue where device cannot be connected via Wi-fi due to very large network size.

    • Fixed an issue where Weather type "Main" text on run preview did not match with editor text.

    • Fixed an issue where Weather type "Description" text language did not work on run preview.

    • Fixed other bugs.

    • Run Preview has been redesigned and added directly to main window.

    • Few new run controllers added. All run controllers are now separated into 3 Tabs "Watch", "Health" and "Weather".

    • Added run preview controller reset options.

    • Watch preview added in run controller. User can see how their watch looks on real device right from run preview.

    • Windows version now only supports windows 64bit.

    • Java requirement for windows is also changed from 1.8 32bit to 1.8 64bit or higher. Support for JDK 11 is added.

    • Resource Preview is removed.

    • GWD license agreement has been updated.

    • Components and Properties window size has been reduced to give more space on editor view..

    • Support for Band and Rectangular devices has been removed.

    • Support for Tizen version lower than Tizen 3.0 has been removed.

    • Low Color AOD mode has been removed.

    • Movement effect for placement, rotate, opacity tag expression added.

    • Google location API has been replaced with HERE Map API.

    • New font can be added through font properties.

    • Second hand sweep effect can be used without any bindings.

    • Tag Script dialog has been redesigned.

    • Tag expression sweep effect can be viewed on run preview.

    • Capture image can be taken with watch and strap. Also through new dialog, user can go to directory where captured image is stored.

    • When installing GWD 1.7.0, previous font and res directory will be automatically migrated.

    • Fixed an issue where changed background image was set as icon.

    • Fixed forward and rewind issues in timeline.

    • Fixed play head position issue for 'Battery %' and 'Steps &' conditions tab.

    • Fixed a timeline loop issue.

    • Fixed an issue where text position in run preview and on-device did not match.

    • Fixed an issue where build did not work properly when OPR value was high.

    • Fixed an issue where rotation did not work for bitmap fonts.

    • Fixed 'Steps %' issue on Tizen 4.0 devices.

    • Fixed an issue where Sweep effect did not work on devices.

    • Fixed background and hand color change issue on actual device when opacity was used.

    • Fixed an issue where Second hand is not displayed in real device when an angle is applied.

    • Fixed an issue where digital clock not displayed when all language support added.

    • Fixed an issue where color and opacity could not be used together on text and digital clock.

    • Fixed an issue where index did not work if color was adjusted.

    • Fixed an issue where images could not be copied from normal to AOD mode.

    • Fixed Tag expression problem for Text Component.

    • Fixed an issue where hand did not show on actual device if filters were used.

    • Fixed battery drain issue on certain watchface with weather data.

    • Fixed an issue where application start popup is not displayed when tapped on run preview.

    • Fixed script windows scroll problem on Windows 7.

    • Fixed language settings issue on where after bitmap fonts are set, returning to TrueType font selects all language.

    • Fixed toast "Invalid character" displayed when tab on Outer pivot-X/Y.

    • Fixed and issue where color still applied when color picker is closed by close button.

    • Fixed dropdown width issue on Rotation properties tab.

    • Fixed text left pad issue on gear device.

    • Fixed HSL values not updated issue when style copy/paste is used for images.

    • Includes various UI updates.

    • Fixed various other bugs.

    • Fixed OPR check error issue

    • Fixed gyro not working on the Native viewer

    • Fixed GWD exception

    • Fixed km/mile condition

    • Add code to check resource available when building TPK

    • Disable opacity for Group

    • Fixed bugs.

    • Fixed x,y coordination error for Grouping (hot-fix).

    • Changed Application Name (GearWatchDesigner > GalaxyWatchDesigner).

    • Add Tag Expression on Rotate, Placement, Opacity.

    • Add Build option for Target Platform API to provide runtime permission popup.

    • Changed MAC installed style.

    • Changed the latest Tizen library.

    • Add Build option for changing app preview image.

    • Fixed Gyro opacity value error.

    • Fixed MAC freezing issue.

    • Fixed km/mile display error on the lock screen.

    • Modified circle hands resource name.

    • Fixed Bugs.

    • Added a floor condition in the run preview.

    • Added the dummy value on preview image (battery 100, battery level 4, pedometer steps 3457, floor 3).

    • Added and fixed shortcut keys (zoom in/out, fit in window, actual size, locking).

    • Added selecting action at edit text field in the properties window.

    • Added a range label to indicated meaning of gyro XY range.

    • Added an unloop menu for multiple layers.

    • Fixed the OPR check stopping issue.

    • Fixed x, y coordination error with action.

    • Fixed a "weather.gwd" build stopping issue.

    • Fixed errors of image component with action and condition status in the run preview.

    • Fixed a gyro effect for weather.gwd sample.

    • Fixed hand component editing guideline issue when button action enabled.

    • Fixed image component location issue in the device when button action and timeline condition enabled together.

    • Fixed 'Precision' field not display issue for Temperature text component.

    • Fixed all component display issue in the Native viewer that has 'Loop' condition when AOD -> Normal mode.

    • Fixed animation and second-hand sweep stop issue in the native viewer at midnight.

    • Fixed 'maximize' button not working issue on the Mac PC.

    • Fixed crash issue in the device if bitmap font is not filled fully.

    • Added Gyro property to Text, Digitalclock components.

    • Fixed 'Step %' not working issue on the device if the group is used.

    • Fixed tpk file generate failure issue even after the build.

    • Added Gyro X and Y property to support individual control.

    • Added new Sample projects and Complication preset that includes Gyro Effect.

    • Increased text component left-pad property range max from 4 to 6.

    • Added Steps/Distance/Heart rate/Speed/Calorie injectors to the Run window.

    • Fixed precision property not working issue on Temperature text in the device.

    • Fixed 'Select all' language property issue that property is cleared when reloading the project.

    • Added watch face uninstall functionality on the device.

    • Fixed value roundup issue when 'Step %' condition used in the Condition window.

    • Fixed 1 sec delay issue in the device when Loop is used.

    • Fixed version compatibility popup text not correct issue when installing watch face(that Km/Mile or Multi-language is used) to the Gear Fit, Fit2 Pro device.

    • Fixed native viewer flickering issue after 3.0 FOTA.

    • Changed a .gwd file schema to increase functionality. (Therefore, a new project can't be loaded in v1.5.1 or previous version.)

    • Fixed build stop issue at 40% that happens on the specific PC.

    • Added button action support for Hand component.

    • Increased 'Change Image' button action limit from 12 to 100.

    • Added km/mile condition tab that changes accordance with device ‘S health’ setting.

    • Fixed project reload failure issue when bitmap font used that special character is assigned.

    • Added 12H/24H and Km/Mile controls to the Run window.

    • Display overwrite option when try 'Save as' with the same project name.

    • Fixed combo dropbox width issue on the Mac PC.

    • Added bitmap font support in the Low-bit color mode.

    • Added 'on-next-second', 'on-next-minute' and 'on-next-hour' as Animation play option.

    • Support for multi-language Digital Clock when selected language type is not 'Sync to Device'.

    • Added unit, precision support for 'distance', 'speed' text sources.

    • Fixed run in device failure when a native viewer is enabled and a package name has been changed in the build window.

    • Added Loop/Unloop functionality in the Condition window.

    • Fixed a watch restart issue on a bitmap font enabled native viewer when switching from Always on mode to Normal mode.

    • Added a 12H/24H condition tab.

    • Changed a .gwd file scheme to increase functionality. (Therefore, a new project can't be loaded in v1.4.1 or previous version.)

    • Added Gear Sport model support.

    • Added Play/Pause functionality in the Run window.

    • Fixed bugs and compatibility issues in 1.4.0 version.

      • 1)  Fixed a hand component loading failure when sweep property is applied in the previous version.
      • 2)  Fixed a project loading failure when a project is generated with a previous version of 1.2.0.
      • 3)  Fixed a locked image loading failure which was locked with a previous version.
      • 4)  Fixed a hang (or terminate) issue when running preview of the watch face.
    • Added a warning for the not supported ttf font which is a 'Symbol' type encoding. ('Unicode BMP' type encoding is supported only).

    • Added Fahrenheit,  Kelvin unit types to the  ‘Current Temperature’  source.

    • Fixed a watch face display failure when an ICU format string "h", "E", "e", or "ee" are used in Gear S.

    • Fixed a watch face bitmap font display failure when 'others' or 'custom' category items are used in Gear S.

    • Fixed a Gear S .wgt install failure when project name includes '(' or ')'.

    • Fixed a gyro effect issue that happens when a timeline condition is added to a component.

    • Added a weather support. (OpenWeatherMap APIs are used).

    • Fixed an icon resolution issue on a Mac dock bar.

    • Fixed a 15 frame animation sync issue.

    • 'Jump hour/minute' property is added to hour/minute hand.

    • 'frequency' property is added to a sweep effect of second hand.

    • Added a preference setting.

    • Fixed '.ttf' custom font import failure issue.

    • Fixed .gwd project file corruption issue when deleting files in the Resource window.

    • Fixed Samsung account login failure when additional agreement is required for that account.

    • Fixed gyro effect to become more smoother in the device.

    • Fixed broken help link for gyro effect property.

    • Added 4K monitor support. (Windows PC only).

    • Fixed deleting 'font' folder issue during version upgrade.

    • Fixed sluggish animation in the device after updating firmware to 2.3.2.3 version.

    • Fixed button action setting failure issue when custom app id is used.

    • Fixed component id renaming issue during Always-on mode auto migration.

    • Fixed install failure issue during 61%.

    • Added Appearance property in High color always-on mode.

    • Fixed digitalclock DST issue in the Preview window.

    • Fixed 'PACKAGE_NOT_FOUND' issue during install.

    • Fixed Bitmap font display location issue that is not same with preview.

    • Fixed to select layer window entry even if component is locked.

    • New project dialog concept has changed.

    • Removed redundant resources in the project file.

    • Fixed certificate creation failure issue when Samsung account ID is a phone-number.

    • Added bluetooth connection to the device via Android device.

    • Fixed 'Step %' condition issue that component is not displayed in the device.

    • Added 'floors' app support for Gear S3 open app button action.

    • Added IAP support.

    • Added Custom color functionality on the Color Picker window.

    • Added Gyro property support.

    • Fixed battery drain issue when use 'alarm' app as button. (Gear S3 only).

    • Added project custom location support.

    • Added Calendar & Timezone property support on Digitalclock component.

    • Added Snap, Grid, Ruler support in the Editor window.

    • Added .gwd file clean up when close the project.

    • Added experimental support for bluetooth direct connection support to the device if PC supports bluetooth. (Windows OS PC only).

    • Added experimental support for importing Photoshop file format (.psd). The following features are not yet supported :

      • 1) Group, 2) Show/Hide status.
    • Added complications support in the Always-on mode.

    • Fixed digitalclock issue that height become 9999.

    • Added drag & drop support to the Editor window.

    • Added new splash.

    • Added mouse wheel scroll support in the editor window.

    • Added group/ungroup support.

    • Added .gwd file encryption option.

    • Added Always-on mode analyze support in the Run window.

    • Fixed adjust color property issue when happens turn on always on mode.

    • Fixed image component angle issue that look is not same with preview if it is rotated.

    • Fixed 'Day of Year' source issue that value is not correct in the preview.

    • Fixed custom app id update issue in the Open app action property.

    • Fixed Gear S issue that image component disappear when battery % becomes 100.

    • Fixed text component issue that location is not same with preview if it is rotated.

    • Fixed 'Minutes in Hours' select fail issue that happens in the High color always on mode.

    • Added Low-bit color always-on mode analog watch automatically if High color always-on mode is turned on only.

    • Added Gear S3 model support.

    • Added 'Schedule', 'S-Health today' and 'Floor' to OpenApp button action. (Gear Fit2 only).

    • Fixed tpk build fail when project includes text/digitalclock components only.

    • Fixed tpk build fail when resource file name includes specific character like 'e acute'.

    • 'Adjust color' property concept was changed similar to photoshop 'hue/saturation adjustment'.

    • Fixed Gear S issue that battery condition doesn't works for the image component.

    • OPR (OnPixelRatio) limit in the always-on mode has changed from 20% to 15%.

    • Added overwrite option to the file conflict warning popup.

    • Added shortcuts - Show Pivot (Ctrl + P), Send Backward (Ctrl + '['), Bring Forward (Ctrl + ']'), Send to Back (Ctrl + Shift + '[') , Bring to Front (Ctrl + Shift + ']'), Align Center (Ctrl + E), Component copy (Alt + drag), Multi select (Shift + click).

    • Increased 'change image button action max count' from 6 to 12.

    • .gwd file schema was changed to increase functionality. Therefore, v1.1.1 or previous version can't load it.

    • Fixed Gear S issue that 'M', 'MM' ICU format, and 'Day of Week' source shows 1 small value than normal in the device.

    • Added 'Day of Year' source.

    • Fixed to do not display decimal point for the 'Steps %', 'Speed', 'Distance', 'Calories' sources.

    • High color always-on mode supported (Gear S3 only).

    • Added experimental support for Gear S model. The following features are not yet supported on Gear S :

      • 1) Launch after install, 2) Always on mode, 3) Button action, 4) Hands tension, 5) Steps % source, 6) Adjust color (HSB filter), and 7) Text attribute (Bold, Italic, strike-through).
    • Fixed 'moonphase type' and 'moonphase position' display issue in the Run window.

    • Support for multi language text when selected font is 'Sync to Device'.

    • Fixed 'Copy Device ID to clipboard' issue.

    • Fixed am/pm issue in the 'digital_neon' sample.

    • Fixed loading v1.0.3 index components failed issue.

    • Support for use of '-', '_' and shift key in the property name edit box.

    • Display more detail on installation progress.

    • .gwd file format was changed to increase functionality. Therefore, v1.0.3 can't load it.

    • Added Gear Fit2 model support.

    • Changes in the editing window is automatically reflected in the Run window.

    • 'frame' scale was removed in the timeline window.

    • Whenever tool crashes, last project status will be restored in the next launch.

    • Author certificate password will be required during build.

    • Pivot concept was changed so that only supported by hands and index component.

    • Display more readable device name on the RunOnDevice dialog.

    • 'lock' and 'visible' status are shown when loading the project.

    • Support for multiple devices distributor certificate.

    • Added battery charging source.

    • Added Background component will be placed in backward automatically.

    • Ctrl + and Ctrl - key works for the editor zoom.

    • Added Kilo (x1000) unit support for 'Burned calorie' and 'Moved distance' sources.

    • Fixed icon file issue on MacBook Pro Retina.

    • Added MoonPhase position and MoonPhase type source.

    • Fixed RunOnDevice installation failed issue when project name includes space character. (sdb update 2.2.72 —> 2.2.78).

    • Fixed RunOnDevice installation stop issue on Mac.

    • Sync text component font fallback policy with the device.

    • Change 'temp' font folder location; only those with admin rights can write to that folder.

    • Fixed 'Merged_' prefix issue on Index component image file.

    • Added 'Disconnect' and 'Copy Device ID to clipboard' shortcut in the RunOnDevice dialog.

    • In the RunOnDevice dialog, device that doesn't have a distributor certificate will be prompted with a warning.

    • Replaced text box with combo box in the distributor certificate dialog, supports multiple devices.

    • Increase device scan timeout from 10 to 12 seconds.

    • Updated Help —> Tutorial menu link.

    • Added 'S-Voice' in the button action.

    • Fixed crash that happens during change rotate/movement property.

    • Updated sdb executable to fix connection issues on Mac. (2.2.67 —> 2.2.72).

    • Updated sdblib to fix installation issues on Mac. New version works for double quoted string parameter.

    • Fixed ‘From_Air’/’Hippity_Hop’/’Climb1’ sample timeline condition.

    • Fixed crash that happens while handling custom font.

    • Fixed crash that happens during change button image action.

    • Fixed crash that happens during copy/paste image after undo.

    • Fixed crash that happens when ‘Outline with label’ is turned on in some conditions.

    • Fixed crash that happens during modify pivot.

    • Removed not supported app list (running, s-voice) in the button app launch action.

    • Fixed image disappearing issue while style copy.

    • Fixed crash that happens when a non-numeric value is entered to start/end rotate property.

    • Fixed crash that happens when a device is selected in the RunOnDevice window without generating distributor certificate for that device.

    • Fixed random crash that happens because of ‘no more handle’ exception.

    • Fixed focus issue on Edit —> Image submenu.

    • Fixed step% condition issue where the image/text is not showing on the device when the value exceeds 100.

    • Fixed text component rotate angle load fail issue when text has source.

    • Add warning popup & texts for the Author certificate overwrite case.

    • Change icon file name policy to fix Gear Manager thumbnail issue. (icon.png —> [project_name].png).

    • Fixed timeline condition issue where the last condition item (close to 24 hour) is not showing on the device.

    • Fixed timeline condition issue that saves a wrong value for the condition item that has a resolution time under a minute.

    • Added scan device progress UX in RunOnDevice.

    • Added ‘connect by ip address’ UX in RunOnDevice.

    • Added Help —> Community, Help —> Tutorial menu.

    • Fixed on pixel movement issue when hand component become 180 degrees.

    • Fixed launch fail issue that happens when a non-image file exists under the ‘res’ folder.

    • Fixed launch fail issue that happens when the default font failed to load.

    • Fixed crash that happens after adding swap image button action.

    • Removed font popup during installation.

    • Changed certificate relay server port number (8443 —> 443) to remove proxy setting.

    • Updated index component preset that shows yellow color.

    • Fixed crash that happens when loading specific complication more than two times.

    • Fixed style copy issue when the button action is copied together.

    • Initial version.