BluePad v0.5 has just been released.
This new version features a complete redesign of the main menu to support more variate phone screens.
Also, the Title Screen of death that makes you press 5 every time you use BluePad is now gone forever!!
Apart from that, some part of the code was also refactored.
Currently the new version is only available on SVN but we plan on releasing it to SourceForge ASAP.
Here’s how to get the new jar:
$ svn co https://bluepad.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/bluepad/trunk/bluepad_mobile
This will create a bluepad_mobile folder in your current directory containing BluePad and BluePad_alternative folders.
The jar is inside the bin folder of both of the BluePad mobile versions.
Use the regular BluePad version unless you have a Nokia S60 or another phone that doesn’t like the normal version.
Hope you like the new main menu. The next scheduled changes will make BluePad even better but that’s a secret kept in a scroll deep in a mysterious Portuguese city’s catacombs where everybody can go in but only me and Valério come out alive.
Don’t worry, this was a Fool’s Day joke.
OK, late news from my BluePad project.
Me and Valério were contacted by Microsoft which had interest on having us porting BluePad to Windows XP and Vista.
We had a meeting that lasted for 5 hours but we came out from there happy.
So, conclusions, we are gonna port BluePad for Windows XP and Vista and the further versions of BluePad will be closed source which means that it will no longer support Linux or anything else than Windows.
With the deal we got from the giant company I am gonna spend a few years drinking mojitos by the beach in a remote but sunny island.
It’s been a while since I uploaded BluePad to GNOME Files and right now (I don’t know about the next 15 minutes though…) we’re on second place of the best rated chart. Oh yeah! We’re ahead of Brasero, Xfce or Geany (which we used to write BluePad actually). We’re not competing, of course, but we’re proud to see our “little app” to stay on that list among such great software as well.
If you use a GNU/Linux distro, a JAVA capable cellphone and haven’t tried BluePad yet, what are you waiting for??
By the way, if you want me, or Valério (or both) to be speakers at a conference, drop us an email, we love to give presentations!