Well, the title says a lot! After 3 years of hard work, we are going to release a major update of Avro Keyboard (version 5, beta) at the end of September, 2010.
It has been hard three years. We’ve made some ambitious plans and to accomplish them we had to rewrite every line of code from scratch. That’s rewriting whole fifty thousand lines! To make typing Bangla even simpler, things got extremely complex under the hood. Good news is that we have finished our work lately!
We know how many questions can arise in your mind at this moment. What’s new in this release? Does rewriting code means breaking backward compatibility? Will I have to learn something new? Phonetic is easy already, what could be easier than this? … … …
We’ll tell about new features through several ongoing posts, keep your eyes on the blog.
And no, nothing breaks backward compatibility, nothing to learn new. We’ve made phonetic even simpler with keeping full compatibility with your typing habit.
A major news may be, from this version Avro Keyboard is going to be open source! We have adopted Mozilla Public License 1.1 to release source code. The source will be available at the end of beta period.
Spread the word – We are going to release the finest version of Avro Keyboard ever!
Eid Mubarak to you all!
Splash image for Avro Keyboard 5 has been donated by Mustafiz bhai