Bixby Developer Center


2019 October - December

7.8.1 Bixby Developer Studio Release Notes

Updated: Dec 17, 2019

Welcome to v7.8.1, the 19X release of Bixby Developer Studio. This patch release contains bug fixes and performance improvements. Notably, we changed the behavior of on-demand interpreter training. You must now fix capsule errors before training an interpreter from the Simulator or from Stories.

7.8.1 Bug Fixes

  • [VIDE-3852] The Debug Console now displays the proper status color indicator for functions with failed requests
  • [VIDE-4312] The Simulator now honors step-specific data overrides when transferring a Story to the Simulator
  • [VIDE-4383] Fixed a bug in Add/Rename File modal which prevented changing the target capsule
  • [VIDE-4400] Request for microphone access on newer MacOS software in the Simulator
  • [VIDE-4441] Fix a bug when navigating to certain URLs from the Editor with encoded characters
  • [VIDE-4457] Fix the Editor autocompletion not working for values in parenthesis
  • [VIDE-4476] Prevent training an interpreter for a capsule with compilation errors
  • [VIDE-4484] Fix shortcut keys for Auto Indent in the Editor
  • [VIDE-3589] Notarize application macOS Catalina
  • [VIDE-4481] Fix a bug in the Editor which prevented displaying errors & warnings inline

7.8.0 Bixby Developer Studio Release Notes

Updated: Nov 25, 2019

Welcome to v7.8.0, the 19W release of Bixby Developer Studio. This release introduces a few new geo locations for the Simulator, as well as a keyboard shortcut to open and close the bottom panel.

Simulator Updates

We've added new locations for Frankfurt and Berlin in the Simulator.

New Simulator Locations under the Geo setting

New Shortcuts

We've added a shortcut to open and close the bottom panel, for example the Warnings & Errors panel.

Toggle Panel settings in WindowsToggle Panel settings in Mac OS

7.8.0 Bug Fixes

  • General
    • [VIDE-4371] Fix for the sidebar crashing
    • [VIDE-4383] Fix in the Add New File modal where the user can't switch capsules
    • [VIDE-4435] Stop double or triple right click from closing tabs
  • Simulator
    • [VIDE-4406] Fix Aligned NL suggestions
    • [VIDE-4418] Adjust Aligned NL editing behavior to execute query when you press Enter
    • [VIDE-4400] Microphone access must be requested on newer MacOS

7.7.0 Bixby Developer Studio Release Notes

Updated: Nov 7, 2019

Welcome to v7.7.0, the 19V release of Bixby Developer Studio. This release introduces the new Warnings & Errors panel and the Aligned NL syntax highlighter in the Simulator. We've also changed the default and minimum sizes of all windows, and made some updates to the way we handle file changes.

Warnings & Errors Updates

We moved the Warnings & Errors tab to the bottom panel. It provides a better reading experience and extra features, such as filtering. We are also showing stage-1 and stage-2 deprecations in the sidebar, status bar, and the Warnings & Errors panel.

Warnings & Errors PanelWarnings & Errors Panel with FilteringDeprecation Icons in the SidebarDeprecation Icons in the Status Bar

Aligned NL Syntax Highlighting in the Simulator

We've added syntax highlighting to Aligned NL in the Simulator. Different node types are now colored differently. The Aligned NL editor will also show node suggestions as you type. Aligned NL Syntax Highlighting and node suggestions in Dark modeAligned NL Syntax Highlighting in Light mode

Size of the Simulator and Debug Console Windows

We noticed that the default sizes of all windows were too small, and users usually resize them immediately after opening. We've changed the default size of these windows so that they are more easily viewable. In addition, we've made the minimum sizes of these windows a little bigger, so that all of their functionality is visible.

7.7.0 Bug Fixes

  • File System/Monaco Editor
    • [IDE-6113] Fix making quick, multiple, external changes to a file not properly updating the content in IDE
    • [IDE-6555] Preserve editor's redo-undo stack when modified externally by updating react-monaco-editor
  • Debug Console
    • [IDE-6291] Route nodes should be dimmed
  • Simulator
    • [IDE-6432][ide-5760] Simulator - disable export/save story button when there are deleted steps or Simulator is set to use a revision id
    • [IDE-6528] Cannot uncheck Revision Override checkbox in Simulator when first opened
    • [IDE-6554] Simulator - detail view shows text from the previous list view
  • Stories
    • [IDE-6438] Sometimes story tab closes immediately after opening
  • Training
    • [IDE-6544] Training - Special case for r in search

7.6.0 Bixby Developer Studio Release Notes

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

Welcome to v7.6.0, the 19U release of Bixby Developer Studio. This release includes the new Bixby Templates feature and a few bug fixes.

Features & Enhancements

Bixby Templates

The new Bixby Templates feature makes capsule creation even easier. There are a number of templates to choose from, and creating a capsule this way provides you with a working capsule, with all the required files, which you can quickly improve upon.

Bixby Templates tab, with an arrow pointing to the Create New Capsule from Template button in the left-hand sidebar

Support for Additional Device Types

The Simulator now supports additional device types that you can target in your capsule.bxb file under targets. The new device types are bixby-fridge, bixby-tv, and bixby-watch. These device types are testable within Bixby Studio, but are not yet supported in the Marketplace. Read more about Other Devices in the Simulator.

New Device Types list in the capsule.bxb file by target

Device Type Fridge in Simulator

Device Type TV in Simulator

Device Type Watch in Simulator

Support for Legal Files

Bixby Studio now supports the addition of a top-level legal.bxb file for each capsule that provides country-specific legal agreements.

New file menu expanded, with the Legal option selected

A new legal.bxb file loaded in the Editor

7.6.0 Bug Fixes

  • [IDE-6343] Fixed a problem where Simulator sometimes did not show every part of the dialog
  • [IDE-6487] Made Simulator start more cleanly when invoked from a submission revision ID
  • [IDE-6495] Addressed a Simulator race condition that sometimes caused the device view to load more than once

7.5.0 Bixby Developer Studio Release Notes

Updated: Oct 10, 2019

Welcome to v7.5.0, the 19T release of Bixby Developer Studio. This release contains a new feature for Stories and a few enhancements.

Stories Update

We've introduced an add button [+] between Story steps, which provides a new way to add more steps at a certain point in the flow.

Adding a New Story Step with the + button

When you press the add (+) button, the Simulator opens, and the Simulator executes Story steps up to that point. The Simulator goes into Story Mode, awaiting further additions.

Simulator After the Add Button Click

After you add steps in the Simulator, click the Save button to save the steps. Control then goes back to the Story window, where you see the newly added steps.

Saving New Story Steps

7.5.0 Enhancements

  • [IDE-6363] Make a middle mouse click to close the editor tab
  • [IDE-6361] Capsule targets in drop-downs are now ordered the way the user has defined in capsule.bxb file instead of alphabetically.
  • [IDE-5796] Change the Simulator's HEF input location

New HEF input location, with an arrow pointing to the Hands-free option

  • [IDE-5800] Capsule permission management improvements

Capsule Permission options in the Simulator, showing permissions This Device and All Devices

7.5.0 Bug Fixes

  • [IDE-6150] Fix the Simulator not showing conversation drivers
  • [IDE-6382] For Debug Console, fix node selector hovering not working after hovering over a child node

7.4.0 Bixby Developer Studio Release Notes

Updated: Oct 8, 2019

Welcome to v7.4.0, the 19S release of Bixby Developer Studio. This release contains mainly bug fixes.

Debug Console

We are removing the ability to dock the Debug Console to the Editor. The Debug Console will now only display as a separate window.

7.4.0 Enhancements

Show Links to the Deprecation Guides
  • [IDE-5444] Hovering over the deprecation warnings and errors in the Editor will display a link to the deprecation guides

Hover over a deprecation error, with a View Deprecation Guide link in the error

Highlight Associated Plan Graph Nodes When Hovering Over Inspector Values
  • [IDE-6254] Hovering over the values in the inspector will highlight the nodes in the plan graph

Show associated nodes when hovering in the inspector

7.4.0 Bug Fixes

  • [IDE-5564] Fix an issue where the speech channel dialog was filtered out of the debug console (#2003)
  • [IDE-6295] Update endpoints.bxb template (#2008)
  • [IDE-6347] Update hints.bxb template (#2027)