August 24, 2013
Here is Sciter 3 beta SDK distribution.
This version of Sciter is pretty much Sciter v.2 with additional GDI+ backend. All samples from the SDK will run on Windows XP and above as they are.
On Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 and above Sciter will use H/W accelerated Direct2D rendering backend.
On XP and Vista prior SP2 it will use GDI+ layer. It should also run on Windows 2000 but I didn’t test that OS yet.
Known problems (on XP) that will be fixed in final release:
- Gradients on graphics show artifacts.
- opacity CSS property is not implemented yet.
- Styling of some of <inputs> does not follow XP styling.
- IME input is supported partially (no highlighting yet).
Note: you can run all SDK samples on W7 using GDI backend. Simply add
sciter-gfx=gdi to command line, for example this:
> sciter.exe sciter-gfx=gdi
will run the executable with GDI backend.