May 2024 Release

spring cleaning, again

...spring took a bit longer to turn into summer (at least in Germany), so we extended our spring-cleaning session as well.

But, as always, the new release also comes with new features, improvements and changes. Read up on everything at a glance in the changelog, or continue reading for some hand-picked highlights in the following blog post.

Feel free to leave feedback, reports and further ideas on our issue tracker or on discord. Here we go...

Road to Open Source

The undev team is super proud that we found a partner to support us on the way to releasing as fully open-source software.

The awesome people at the NLnet Foundation accepted our pitch and are now supporting us with budget and resources to finally work on an item we had on our road map for years.

Or as the people in Brussels would phrase it:

"This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594."

Read more about what we have planned and will work on in the next few months and stay tuned for updates on the matter!

New Patreon Level For A Fiver

Starting in July 2023 we gave all of you the opportunity to support us on Patreon. And quite a few of you followed that call. Thank you!

Your support will get you early-access to new features in cables, announcements like this blog post and (depending on your membership-level) a few perks (like increased max upload size and more storage on our servers...just to mention a few). Up until we didn’t really enforce these limits, we just hinted that you are over your quota. As part of our next releases, we will slowly start enforcing any limits related to your membership-level.

To give our Patreon supporters a bit more bang for their bucks, we recently released a first, early-access version of "cables standalone" for Windows, Linux and Mac. It is currently available to  all of our patrons for beta-testing  and feedback.
Isn't that a reason to join the club?!

Do so, now! The new "Copper Level Support" will not only give you that nice warm feeling of supporting cables but also the benefits of one gigabyte of storage and 256 MB increased file upload size. You will also be among the first to know when we push out the next version of the standalone!

Hand Picked Goodies

Resizeable Ops

A feature that was requested pretty frequently finally made its way into the editor. You can start getting used to resizing ops by playing around with Sequence.
Use this feature to structure your patch, create visual anchors or just to get some more space between those ports. 

We’d love some feedback on this before adding it to more ops. Let us know what you think!
Helper/Overlay System

Crossing off one of the items from our road map, this release will bring you a rework of the overlay and helper system.
The renderer will now show helpers for transformations and areas of influence by default. 

You can toggle them on and off by pressing "o", if you need a clear view of the renderer. This will definitely be improved in the future, to give even more overview and orientation.

Small change, but a really useful one! VizString now will wrap your long, long strings into its own area to give you a full overview.

You can also choose to visualize non-printables like whitespace, tab, line breaks… pretty useful for debugging.

Know What's Up

Your cables homepage got another update as well. Next to your activity feed, you will see events that circle around cables.

These can be meetups on discord, chances to "meet the makers", workshops, upcoming releases or maybe even your event... feel free to contact us if you want to promote your event there!

While we hope that summer will finally come, this (and more) should keep you busy for a bit.

Make sure you give us feedback! Talk to us on social media, on discord or on github discussions.

Team Cables

cables is brought to you by

If you want to see some special feature integrated into cables,
contact us to see if we can make it happen.

The following users helped to make this release possible by their membership on Patreon.

matti - thanks for your "Platinum" membership
kikohs - thanks for your "Gold" membership
wirmachenbunt - thanks for your "Gold" membership
keepitvisual - thanks for your "Gold" membership

Thank you!