BringBack QFE (quick fix engineering) release

4. February 2013 20:18 by Administrator in BringBack  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments

After the signalation by some users we've posted an update to BringBack which addresses a performance issue at startup.

On some system the first load of BringBack was very slow. Now the problem is fixed.

Go and download the update here.

Regards, Suzy Rossi

New BringBack 2013 release

2. January 2013 11:07 by Administrator in BringBack, Tech support  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments

We've just released an updated version of Revel BringBack 2013 which fixes some know bugs. This will be also the last release which requires an uninstall (and consequently the deletion of the customization database) that's because with  the next release of BringBack we will allow in-place upgrade.

Also remember that this release will continue to work till 01 june 2013.

Enjoy and don't forget forget to signal any problem via our feedback form.

Go and download it from our download page.

Thank you and happy new year!

Suzy rossi,
Revel Software - Relations

Revel BringBack, first beta online!

9. September 2012 16:51 by Administrator in BringBack  //  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments

Within hours we will release to the public the first beta of Revel BringBack, the start menu for Windows 8.

Freely downloadable by anyone it is intended to be an early preview and a way for you to test our work.

Obviously this is for us a very important milestone. We have some issues to deal with like some problems with mouse right-click, the configuration UI which is not polished and more... but we decide to go as we already use it on our workstations.

What is BringBack

Revel BringBack is not a copy of the good old start menu. We kept the philosopy of the Windows 7 menu, but we've improved in many ways. For example:

  • True, modern and clear metro-inspired UI
  • Zero-hack approach, which means that we cooperate with windows rather than hijacking the system.
  • Resuse of existing Windows features, like Windows search, the application and document usage statistics and more.
  • Integration with the task bar with clear, supported, Microsoft API (read deskband interfaces which were around since Windows 2000 era).
  • Recent document grouping (by type, like pictures, applications, documents, source code files etc) and real time search whithin them, just click inside the menu and start typing to see it in action.
  • Full drag'n'drop support to/from the start menu. As an example you could drag any item out of the start menu to the desktop. You could also reorder items with friendly and intuitive drag'n'drop gestures.
  • Gpu accelerated rendering.

What we expect

As usual, we expect a great amount of feedback from the community about errors, glitches, UI inconsistencies and feature requests. So don't be afraid to share your thoughts with us via email or via our contact form. Your contribute will help us to deliver a better and useful start menu!

Please remember that this is beta software, an unfinished product, not refined so expect some bugs or inconsistencies. We've integrated an automatic error reporting system, so please when requested send us the error report. This will help us to better track down the bug and solve it.

Also you could help us by sharing on forums, facebook, voice or by any other means Revel BringBack.

Important: integrate BringBack with Windows taskbar

On some systems Windows will incorrectly resizes BringBack start button (only the first time you show it). To help you we've prepared a short video which will explain how to show and hide the start button, as well as how to resize it.

What's next

In the next two months we will work to resolve all the know problems and we will improve the application following user's feedback.

Last part of the work will be an heavy optimization targeted on speed and memory comsumption. We hope to deliver the final product by the end of october.

Lastly thank you in advance for your support and interest in Revel BringBack.

 

Go to: Revel BringBack Download page

 

Regards,

The BringBack team

 

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Founded in 2002 Revel Software is a dev lab now focused on delivering an affordable and complete sample library manager for Windows.

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