Skipper - The ORM Designer Blog
  • Skipper - The ORM Designer
  • VsBuilds - Parallel building
  • Pulpo - Free Skipper CLI

Tag: #new feature

Native look for OS X and Linux


Hi Everybody,

From time to time we got requests from some of our Mac and Linux users to implement native look for these operating systems. We would like to make happy as many of our users, as we can, so Skipper brings native OS X toolbar and menu look.

By default, Mac and Linux users have their GUI style set to Toolbar style, Windows users have Ribbon style. If you want to change it, open Preferences window and in GUI settings choose your favorite style as your Menu style. Appearance will change after application restart.

In new toolbar style, the most used functions are contained in Toolbar and each of them has its own icon for so it can be found easily. Everything else is in top application menu sorted into 5 bookmarks: File, Edit, Tools, View and Help.

Hopefully this new look will be pleasant for you, however, if you find anything which can be better, let us know!

06 Jul 2014

Posted by: Martin Kulhavy

Skipper #new feature

Skipper: Back and Forth

Hello Everybody,

Today I want to introduce a very small feature, that can do really big things. It can actually be a lifesaver sometimes. Undo/Redo. While you still can’t replace proper versioning and backups, it will make your work significantly more comfortable.

ORM Designer was not ready for this function, but many of you requested it, so we reworked the way the changes in the visual model are handled, and we bring Undo/Redo to you together with Skipper. We have upgraded the inner databases of Skipper, split all operations to transactions and then we have reworked the transactions, so the Skipper can keep track of the changes. And then we tested, and tested, and tested. All of this to ensure you can always seamlessly get back to where you started, or refresh the reverted changes, and to easily fix any mistake before it can become serious.

So now you can finally use those familiar blue arrows to enjoy much more comfort when working with Skipper.

03 Jul 2014

Posted by: Martin "Freki" Stradej

Skipper #new feature