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Today we announce the release candidate of the newest version of our Titanium platform–SDK and Studio 3.0.0. We’ve made some important fixes since Beta 2. Important changes include the ability to specify additional properties on HTTPClient, as well as improvements in TableView speed and a number of fixes surrounding the integration between Studio and the new Node.js-based CLI. Read on below, and for full information, please see the release notes. In order to be able to get in any possible changes, we need feedback by end-of-day on December 7th (this Friday).

Changes Since 3.0 Beta 2

This release includes two new features since 3.0 Beta 2:
  • TIMOB-11755, TIMOB-11756 Added username, password, and domain properties to HTTPClient. The new properties are currently supported on iOS and Android. Mobile Web support will be added in a subsequent release.
  • TIMOB-10232 Android: Capturing onKeyPress from the hardware keyboard.
  This release also fixes the following issues present in 3.0 Beta 2 and earlier releases:
  • TIMOB-9400 iOS: Children are not removed from parent’s view hierarchy when context is shutdown.
  • TIMOB-10072 Android: CLI won’t launch Android Emulator.
  • TIMOB-11223 Android Debugging: adb.exe hangs on push to device on Windows 7.
  • TIMOB-11294 Android: console.log doesn’t work in CommonJS modules or in Windows opened with the url parameter.
  • TIMOB-11478 CLI: Projects created on Linux and Windows include iOS targets.
  • TIMOB-11502 Android: TableView – Application crashes when adding a TableViewSection with headerView. This issue affected SDK 2.1.3.
  • TIMOB-11510 iOS: TableView very slow.
  • TIMOB-11530 When using the Brightcove module, a TableView full of Brightcove video objects does not work properly. This issue is under investigation.
  • TIMOB-11537 iOS: Ti.API.timestamp results in runtime error. This issue was a regression.
  • TIMOB-11540 Runtime error in performance test. This issue was a regression.
  • TIMOB-11541/TIMOB-11678. iPad Simulator launches as iPhone Simulator. This issue was a regression related to the new command-line interface.
  • TIMOB-11578 iOS: Unable to set ActiveTab on TabGroup.
  • TIMOB-11580 Android: VideoPlayer.playbackstate.playbackstate event property should be playbackState.
  • TIMOB-11593 Android: button border visible when button is set to invisible. This was a regression in Titanium SDK 2.1.3.
  • TIMOB-11594 MobileWeb: TableView rowHeight does not get automatically calculated.
  • TIMOB-11658 iOS: Build fails when there is a space in the Xcode path.
  • TIMOB-11691 iOS: Click event on button in TableViewRow doesn’t include row property.
  • TIMOB-11763 Android module with JNI won’t build. This issue was a regression in SDK 2.1.0.
  • TIMOB-11730 Mobile Web: Wrong value for opacity in some UI elements.
  • TIMOB-11745 iOS: TableView error message: “TableViewRow structures for className does not match.”
  • TIMOB-11761 Anvil: Android jsUrlActivity test fails due to timeout.
  • TIMOB-11766 Android: Automatically show action bar title when the title is set.
  • TIMOB-11776 CLI: Could not find all required Titanium Modules: ti.cloud if Titanium SDK not in default location.
  • TIMOB-11781 CLI: Titanium build for Android cannot detect the Android SDK targets even when they are available.
  • TIMOB-11799 Android: builder.py fails on Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). This issue was caused by an Android OS change to the /sdcard symlink and mount points.
  • TIMOB-11851 Android: hardware back key event not fired. This issue was a regression in SDK 3.0.
  • TIMOB-11861 iOS: TableView – unexpected behavior of table view rows. This issue was a regression in SDK 3.0.
  • TIMOB-11875 CLI: Unable to package for iOS distribution using non-default keychain.
  Note: This is a beta release, and as such may contain regressions or other issues. Please do not use it in production, and keep backups of all important projects and data. We will follow with a release candidate in the coming weeks. If you find an issue, please report it in JIRA with a reproducible test case.

How to Update

These are links to continuous integration builds. To install them, choose “Help Menu > Install Specific Titanium SDK…” from inside Titanium Studio.

To update Studio, please visit http://preview.appcelerator.com and follow the instructions to update to the RC stream, or to download a new install.

New Features in Titanium SDK 3.0.0

The docs are all available at: http://docs.appcelerator.com/titanium/3.0/ As a reminder, some of the new features coming in SDK Platform 3.0:
  • On-Device Debugging
  • Alloy Framework
  • Titanium Command-Line Interface
  • Event Bubbling API Changes
  • Android Action Bar Support
  • Accessibility Features

New Features in Titanium Studio 3.0.0

One of the major differences with version 3.0 of the Titanium SDK is that a number of projects come as node modules. Studio will look for a Node.js installation on your system. If it does not find it, it will install it, and then prompt you to install the necessary modules via NPM.
  • Performance Improvements
  • Alloy Integration
  • Node.ACS Integration
  • On-Device Debugging
  • Deprecation Warnings