Last week Ivan implemented the feature to detach canvas tabs in the same way as you can do for panels. That allows to create all sorts of layouts and lets user to get back to multi-window mode without a problem.
See demonstration video - youtu.be/UKTE7IchKfc
Development snapshots are published here, so you can try yourself.
(There are no 64bit snapshots for Mac OSX, because I have no access to 64bit Mac workstation this week, sorry).
Last week we have discussed with Carlos the possibilities to speedup Synfig rendering. We come to conclusion, that for animator it might be useful to have a special rendering mode, where most heavy effects are automatically disabled (including the time-consuming color conversions). This is a kind of simplified cairo rendering. In this mode animator can do the basic construction and animation tweaking with maximum possible speed. And the final image look could be tweaked later in the full software rendering mode.
So, Carlos made a testing implementation to see how much speedup we can gain.
Here’s the result - youtube.com/watch?v=yqa3iKCYJbM
More good news - our fundraising campaign for November is close to its end and we already got another Development Priority sold out! The development priority for next month is sponsored by Yu Chen and his choice is… Bones!
So, now Ivan is wrapping up his work on the interface, finishing the pending odds and ends. And we preparing to proceed with Bones feature from 1st of November.