Ludus changelog
Ludus changelog
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Ludus 1.0.1

 

Fix

 

 

  • Fix an issue with cropped images of old versions of Ludus
  • Copy URL button in publish panel is now working in all cases
  • Speaker notes are now live, no need to publish anymore!
  • Fixed an issue in the viewer for objects with a link to another side: it could stop working if clicked during a transition
  • Fixed glitches with dark/light theme
  • Some objects could be in a weird "unlockable" state when unlinked from a template
  • Fixed an issue preventing the slide manager to be draggable

 

Improvement

 

 

  • Images are now using WebGL less often, resulting in better memory management (if you had your browser flickering sometimes that will fix it โ€” hopefully ๐Ÿ˜…)
  • The viewer should now feel faster when using transitions: you don't have to wait until it's finished before you can switch slides

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Ludus 1.0

 

New

 

 

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We are finally releasing what we consider Ludus 1.0. Why? Because it has finally a fully working live collaboration feature. The whole app has been deeply reworked, and it should be much more reliable and performant.

What new then? โคต๏ธ


1. Live collaboration

Everything now works in real time, no more weird limitations.

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2. Draft/published presentations

Work on your presentation and publish only when you feel like it. This allows you to work in confidence, on an already shared presentation.


3. Live viewer

When working on a presentation, the preview is synced live with the editor. No need to reload.

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4. UI Theme: dark or light, choose your side!

By default, it will use your system settings. But you can manually choose a theme: in the dashboard or editor, go to the top left menu and select "Interface settings".


5. Smart Blocks 2.0

All properties of an instance are now editable (previously it was only possible for text fields), directly from the canvas.

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6. Google Drive integration

You can now create a new Ludus presentation directly from Google Drive. That way, it will be synchronized at all times and you'll be able to continue handling all your documents, including Ludus presentations, directly from Google Drive.


โžก๏ธ All the details are here https://blog.ludus.one/ludus1-is-here

Minor fixes

 

Fix

 

 

  • Fix Unsplash that didn't want to load
  • Fix visual glitch when cropping an image
  • Improve rendering of an old path object (if you saw that one thanks for being such a loyal user ๐Ÿ˜…)
  • Fix issues with team invites
  • Fix issues when opening a viewer when using a custom domain
  • Fix date issue in billing tab in Safari
  • Fix hyperlink on text or shapes that could overlap the entire slide in some situation
  • Fix color picker: it could crash when you copy/paste a color value

Improved font dropdown

 

Improvement

 

 

You can search in the font menu and navigate it by keyboard. Also, the most used fonts in the current presentation are always at the top of the list. You just become much more productive! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Curved line

 

New

 

 

See the life on the bright side! It's time to curve your lines!

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Viewer 4.5

 

Improvement

 

 

We improved our viewer to use less memory, be snappier and more precise. It also has been completely revamped internally to be a lot more efficient one mobile, even if you integrate intensive integration such a SketchFab or Figma.

Clearer invoice details

 

Improvement

 

 

We changed the way our billing system work. Previously it could be a bit confusing, especially when you change the amount of users in your workspace, because we hold back the new payment until the end of the billing period, and that generated invoice where is looks like you pay a lot more than expected.

Now you pay upfront when you add a user (prorated to the rest of the billing period), and you get credits when you remove a user (automatically applied to the next invoice).

At the end you pay exactly the same amount, but it's just way easier to understand for what you're paying.

Fix issue with fonts loading

 

Fix

 

 

Sometimes loading fonts on slow connection could be problematic and generated wrong text layout. It should be much totally reliable now regardless of your internet connection.

Improved autoplay video

 

Improvement

 

 

Autoplay video in modern browsers can be problematic. Especially video with sounds on mobile (on IOS your video must be muted to autoplay). As we don't want our users to worry about these technical considerations, we added an autoplay detection and if the device (or the browser) don't allow it we mute the video to make sure the autoplay work.

Fix annoying little details

 

Fix

 

 

  • Fix images with EXIF orientation
  • Fix flip on skewed images
  • Fix slide numbering that stopped working
  • Fix viewer not always going directly to the slide number when hash present in URL
  • Improve cache performance
  • Don't need to reload the page after adding a workspace member
  • Improve video performance on iOS devices
  • Fix shadow not always rendering correctly on Safari