Nvu 0.20, 25-march-2004
- based on Mozilla 1.7b
- "New" button modified for Templates
- File > New dialog added
- Templates management added
- creation/load/save of a template (*.mzt files)
- Insert > Templates > Insert editable area
- contextual menu added to structure toolbar to make a given element
- It's possible to declare an element editable, optional, repeatable,
movable. If an element is repeatable, its contents are not editable.
- creation of a "blank" document attached to a template
- Format > Page Properties extended to allow the
transformation of an existing doc into a template and vice-versa
- Edit > Detach From Template to detach a document from
- CSS enhancements
- new panels reachable from contextual click in structure toolbar:
background, box and aural properties
- a new contextual menu entry in structure toolbar allows to extract
the CSS inline styles of a given element and turn them into a global
embedded CSS rule
- PHP pseudo-PIs <? ... ?> are now preserved. You can also enter new such instructions in the Source view. See below the Issues section for more information
- Nvu logo icon
- many bug fixes
issues in Nvu 0.20
- in a document based on a template, all areas not explicitely declared
as editable are not selectable. But using the arrow keys, you can
place the caret in such places. That's a bug in layout.
- it's not possible to have two unsaved documents based on the same
template in the same window. That's a bug.
- the Preview mode should not show the editable areas specific layout;
that's not the case for the moment
- the Site Manager does not allow to browse a local directory on a
- the relevant extension is not proposed in the file picker when the
user saves a document; that's a bug.
- don't try to insert a PHP pseudo-PI <? ... ?> through the "Insert HTML" menu entry. Don't dream, ASP- and JSP-like format is not supported.
Download Nvu 0.20
- Linux i386 (gtk2, Xft)
Build the source
- First read the instructions in this document
- get mozilla/client.mk
cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot co mozilla/client.mk
the password for the anonymous account is anonymous.
- If you're using Windows, save this file in the
mozilla directory the previous command just created
and edit it.
If you are using Linux, save this file in the mozilla
directory the previous command just created and edit it.
In both cases the name of the file is .mozconfig
Then carefully read the Mozilla
build instructions for Windows or the detailed Mozilla
build instructions for Linux and do
make -f client.mk pull_all
- delete the directory composer (and all its contents) located in the mozilla directory created above
- get the Nvu specific code:
- save this file and
uncompress it into the mozilla directory created
tar xfz nvu-0.20-source.tar.gz
- save this
patch file, uncompress it and apply it from the mozilla
directory created above
patch -p 0 < trunk-0.20.patch
- build the code
make -f client.mk build_all
- after the build, there is in the mozilla/dist/bin
(Linux) or mozilla\dist\bin (Windows) directory a
file called nvu or nvu.exe. Just
run it to start Nvu. Don't forget to look at the Tips and Hints section
Made With Nvu
We got really a lot of feedback asking for
an official "Made with Nvu" button :-) So here is the code
snippet you can include in your web pages to support Nvu and tell the
world you like it:
alt="Document made with Nvu"
http://www.nvu.com/made-with-Nvu-t.png brings a 404,
the image is not uploaded yet. Please come back a bit later.
Please do not make a local copy of the image since
we would like to use our web server logs to count how many pages include
the "Made with Nvu" button. Thanks a lot!
Tips and Hints
LINUX users :
- To view an external URL (to browse an edited file or select one Help menu entry) with Mozilla Application Suite, install this executable script in your system, for instance in the directory where mozilla lives. Edit the MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME environment variable in that script to meet your system settings. Add the following lines to your prefs.js:
For Mozilla Firebird, adjust that variable too and change the last line of the script to
exec $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/MozillaFirebird $url
- If you can't launch Mozilla after Nvu, it's because your Mozilla version is too old. You need a build made after 22-nov-2003. Just get a 1.7b from Mozilla.org if you don't want to try a nightly.