[Tshwanelex-l] New Web layout engine in TLex beta version

David Joffe david.joffe at tshwanedje.com
Mon Apr 28 08:54:13 EDT 2014


For those users who don't mind trying out the latest 
('bleeding-edge') changes, we have some important changes we are 
requesting some help testing. We have a 'beta' release line (of the 
Windows version of TLex) that includes some of the newest changes 
not yet rolled into the 'official' builds ... these releases are 
listed at the bottom of the TLex download page on our website. The 
latest beta version (v .1213 or higher) includes a new 'Web layout 
engine' ('HTML window provider') that we'd like early public testing 
on (this is the 'Web browser engine' that drives the Preview Area 
and various other windows within the software). The new Web layout 
engine is called CEF3 (Chromium Embedded Framework), and it's 
basically the same open source engine underlying the Chrome browser. 
This should fix the small-caps display problem if using the wxWebkit 
option, and the 'invisible-cursor' problem if using the Internet 
Explorer option. It's also a generally more capable 'browser engine' 
that is going to allow us to add a lot more 'interesting' 
functionality in the Preview Area and elsewhere in the near future.

If you've installed the new beta version, CEF3 is not yet selected 
by default, so to test it out, run TLex (or tlTerm etc.), select the 
menu option 'View / HTML window provider / CEF3', then restart TLex. 
Ideally, that should be all you need to do - everything else should 
then just continue to work 'as is'. Please report any problems to 

Kind regards,

 - David Joffe

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