Today, we release [one day delay­ed] updat­es of two projects: Nimi Places ​and Nimi Visuals. Both focus mainly ​on resolving issues ​and improving user experience.

Two transi­tions were add­ed to Nimi Visuals:

  • shuffle - which shuffles window parts out when showing and stacks those while fading out when hiding
  • aurora - which diffusingly fades window in when showing, and out when hiding; and is available for start menu as well

Addition­ally, pixi dust effect was revised — particles rota­tion ​and kinetics were add­ed.

As ​for Nimi Places — it now supports dis­play­ing shortcuts as local elements (including folder shortcuts), shortcut component was revised as well.

Second notice­able addi­tion is change of con­tain­ers posi­tion saving routine — con­tain­ers posi­tion is now remember­ed ​and dynamic­ally restor­ed per dis­play device ​and its resolu­tion.

Minor important changes are update of Nimi Visuals database module ​and revision of local­ization module of both projects.

Nimi Places 20121224

  • Added remembering con­tainer posi­tion per dis­play device ​and its resolu­tion.
  • Added support ​for dis­play­ing shortcuts as local elements.
  • Added text files thumbnails.
  • Revised con­tainer composi­tion routine.
  • Changed posi­tion saving to delay­ed.
  • Fixed drag & drop invalid action flag.
  • Fixed local­izations detec­tion module.
  • Fixed opening changelog when clicking notifica­tion balloon after upgrade.
  • Fixed shortcut crea­tion.
  • Fixed shortcut pars­ing encoding issue.
  • Other changes, fixes ​and updat­es.
Nimi Visuals 20121224

  • Added composit­ed bitmaps cache.
  • Added pixi dust particles rota­tion ​and kinetics.
  • Added start menu fade effect: aurora.
  • Added window fade effects: aurora ​and shuffle.
  • Revised event detec­tion initial­ization.
  • Revised layer­ed composi­tion routine.
  • Revised pixi dust effect particle con­trol.
  • Revised thumbnail service sequences.
  • Fixed local­izations detec­tion module.
  • Fixed opening changelog when clicking notifica­tion balloon after upgrade.
  • Fixed pixi dust ​and fold effect icons ​in settings.
  • Fixed settings tab naviga­tion order.
  • Remov­ed graphics helper module.
  • Other changes, fixes ​and updat­es.

Mentioned projects

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Nimi Places
Organizes desktop into con­tain­ers, dis­play­ing files ​and fold­ers.
Nimi Visuals
Adds eye-candy effects to windows like deforma­tions, physics ​and other SFX.