I have to say my first impressions of 8.0 are horrible. I understand this is beta but my experience is really bad.
- The Gateway installed fine.
- The Designer Launcher installed but would not start. I had to uninstall my existing Java to get it to work.
- The Client launcher will not even download.
The theme makes it unusable. I do not see an obvious way to change the theme.
- Font size is too small.
- The anti-aliasing makes the tiny font so blurry it is unreadable.
- On top of that the font color has such a low contrast to compound the problems with the size and anti-aliasing.
I wound up changing the resolution on my monitor and adjusting the contrast and brightness but it is still nearly impossible to use.
I can’t figure out how to do simple things like bind to a tag!! Drag and drop doesn’t work as expected, cut and paste doesn’t work as expected. The source editor doesn’t have the link buttons for properties or tags. How do you bind??? I finally found the little link icon next to the property but it is invisible, again because the contrast of the default theme is so low. But I still can’t figure out how to bind to a tag history on a chart. I copy the tag path and paste it into the “path” property and it doesn’t work!
Several tooltips are unreadable because they are black text on a nearly black background. Don’t you understand the concept of CONTRAST!
The F1 takes you to the 7.9 help!
I think I have to uninstall it and go back to 7.9 for the sake of my sanity, blood pressure, and eyesight.
In it’s current state 8.0 is totally unusable. The designer color theme renders everything including vision screen development impossible. With my screen resolution reduced to increase the font size and the contrast on my monitors turned to the maximum my eyestrain is intense. I would like to know what type of monitors and lighting conditions you use.
Perspective development is extremely unintuitive and after several hours I still can’t display a simple tag history chart. Something I was able to do in minutes the first time I used Ignition several years ago. The manual is probably 10% complete and pretty much useless. I expected a sharp learning curve but this is a brick wall.
I see great potential here. HTML5 is definitely the way to go. I’m confident that Inductive will solve these problems.