Our unrelenting focus with Oryx is on a better, smoother, more pleasant user experience. You won’t find groundbreaking new features below (Oryx does a lot, as it is). Instead, here is how we further polished the experience this month.
We’ve published a PPA that makes it trivial to install Wally on Ubuntu, as well as a brew cask that makes it easy to install Wally on macOS using the commandline.
We keep polishing and adding Oryx’s international capabilities. This month we made it easy to use Japanese keys and IME mappings, and added a couple of new characters for Nordic users (Þ and Ð, which we’re quite proud of ourselves for ;) ).
Additionally, we’ve added Space Cadet Shift support to all locales. This means that if your input method is French, for example, you can still make it so that tapping the left Shift key will send an open parenthesis, and the right Shift key will send a closing one (while still working as a Shift key when used in conjunction with other keys).
For the Planck EZ, we now show the Planck EZ Glow layout by default. This makes it easy to see how you can control your RGB LEDs when you unbox your shiny new Planck EZ.
We’ve also enabled a setting that allows you to globally persistently turn off audio. This means that your Planck EZ will no longer play its startup tune when you plug it in (much to the relief of your neighbors at the office, we’re sure).
For those of us who like to use Oryx as a jumping off point and then compile locally, we’ve added a couple of enhancements: First, we’ve put together a new
readme that helps you get off the ground when you first download the source for your layout. Next, we’ve improved the formatting of the source code itself, so that when you open the
keymap.c file for your layout, things look nicer and are easier to work with.
You can now rename and delete layouts! This works as long as you’re signed in to Oryx and the layouts are yours (i.e, you created or cloned them while signed in).
Another welcome change is that we now show the units on the various setting sliders, making it clear that most settings are in milliseconds for example.
Finally, we’ve squashed a number of pesky bugs:
Error while opening firmware: open -psn_0_348245: no such file or directory. This is fixed.
Erez Zukerman is the CEO and Co-Founder of ZSA Technology labs.