(for background on Mind Mate, click here)
I have been developing Mind Mate on Windows 10 machine, so wasn’t sure how it is going to behave on earlier versions of OS. Today, I tested it on Windows 7 and 8 using VMs made available by Microsoft.
Mind Mate worked perfectly on Windows 8 but encountered few issues on Windows 7 related to Windows Ribbon Control. These issues are:
– Images in PNG format are not displayed in the ribbon. Seems like Ribbon control on Win7 only supports BMP, that too generated in a certain version of BMP specification. I found that only PixelFormer knows how to generate the right BMP file for Windows 7 Ribbon control.
– Controls don’t layout properly after initial launch, it requires resizing the main window once, then it starts working fine.
– Non true type fonts are not supported.
These issues are resolved in the new Build. Download it from here and give it a go.