Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Chronolux 1.2.1

First of all this new version was adapted to Extension Warehouse requirements. Plus it has some significant new features and numerous minor fixes.

Here is a list of related links:

The best way to install new version is to do it from Extension Warehouse window right in SketchUp2013.

SketchUp 2013 and Extension Warehouse

You might probably already know about new version of SketchUp and its brand new feature called 'Extension Warehouse'. Well now we all have a place to get cool stuff from. Hallelujah!
Here are some reasons to get extensions from Extension Warehouse only:
  • it is a place where only serious developers may post their applications, because each candidate has to be approved before he will be allowed to post anything to Extension Warehouse
  • all extensions have to pass quality assurance test before publishing in Extension Warehouse, so all of them safe guaranteed and meet some certain quality standards
  • installation process from Extension Warehouse is easy and safe: now no one need to extract files and folders manually, just click "Install" button right in SketchUp's Extension Warehouse window
You might want to hear some more details about what exactly 'quality' means. Well here is some guidelines for developers published on 'Developer Center' page:

Extensions offered through the Warehouse must be:
Useful: The extension should provide some useful functionality for SketchUp users.
Unique: Extensions must not simply duplicate existing features or services of the SketchUp client—they must significantly extend some core feature or add entirely new functionality.
Functional: Extensions must install and operate as advertised. The extension should not cause SketchUp to crash or perform slowly.
Safe: The extension should not, through the developer's malice, cause damage to the user's data nor to their operating system.
Documented: The extension should be documented. The SketchUp team will not document your extension for you.
Supported: The extension's developer should be available to answer technical support questions after users have installed the extension. The SketchUp team will not offer support to your users.
Packaged properly as an RBZ Archive: RBZ files are nothing more than ZIP archives of ruby scripts and other assets with a particular, internal folder structure. More on that below.

That's why it was decided to adapt all previously released LSS tools to Extension Warehouse requirements. And we are very glad to announce that LSS became approved publisher at Extension Warehouse and two extensions already successfully passed quality assurance test and were published!
Here is a link to LSS Store at Extension Warehouse: http://extensions.sketchup.com/ru/user/2681/store
And published extensions are: