Changelog

v8.1.0 (In progress)

  • added sample lv_example_list_2.py

  • lv_obj_move_up(obj) and lv_obj_move_down(obj) added. (#2461)

  • feat(example) stacked area chart lv_example_chart_8 added.

  • renamed lv_obj_get_child_id(obj) to lv_obj_get_index(obj).

  • added lv_obj_move_to_index(obj, index). (#2461)

  • redefined lv_obj_move_foreground(obj) and lv_obj_move_background(obj) as inline functions now calling lv_obj_move_to_index(obj, index).

  • feat(anim) add interface for handling lv_anim user data. (#2415)

  • feat(obj) add lv_is_initialized (#2402)

  • feat(obj) Backport keypad and encoder scrolling from v7 lv_page to v8 lv_obj (#2390)

  • feat(snapshot) add API to take snapshot for object (#2353)

  • feat(anim) add anim timeline (#2309)

  • feat(span) Add missing spangroup functions

  • feat(img) add img_size property (#2284) fe461caf

  • feat(calendar) improve MicroPython example (#2366) Amir Gonnen 5f6e07e5

  • feat(obj) add lv_obj_del_delayed() c6a2e15e

  • feat(event, widgets) improve the paramter of LV_EVENT_DRAW_PART_BEGIN/END Gabor Kiss-Vamosi 88c48594

  • feat(led) send LV_EVENT_DRAW_PART_BEGIN/END Gabor Kiss-Vamosi fcd4aa39

  • feat(obj) send LV_EVENT_DRAW_PART_BEGIN/END for MAIN and SCROLLBAR parts Gabor Kiss-Vamosi b203167c

  • feat(spinbox ) add function to set cursor to specific position (#2314) dyktronix 7066c8fb

  • feat(timer) check if lv_tick_inc is called aa6641a6

  • feat(docs) add view on GitHub link a716ac6e

  • feat(event) pass the scroll aniamtion to LV_EVENT_SCROLL_BEGIN ca54ecfe

  • perf(draw) reimplement rectangle drawing algorithms

  • perf(draw) reimplement circle drawing algorithms (#2374) (Also change masking)

  • fix(draw) false assertion error in lv_draw_mask caused by wrong pointer

  • fix(color) Bad cast in lv_color_mix() caused UB with 16bpp or less

  • fix(examples) don't compile assets unless needed

  • docs(all) Proofread, fix typos and add clarifications in confusing areas

  • fix(zoom) multiplication overflow with zoom calculations on 16-bit platforms

  • feat(msgbox): omit title label unless needed

  • feat(msgbox): add function to get selected button index

v8.0.2 (16.07.2021)

  • fix(theme) improve button focus of keyboard

  • fix(tabview) send LV_EVENT_VALUE_CHANGED only once

  • fix(imgbtn) use the correct src in LV_EVENT_GET_SELF_SIZE

  • fix(color) remove extraneous cast for 8-bit color

  • fix(obj style) fix children reposition if the parent's padding changes.

  • fix(color) remove extraneous _LV_COLOR_MAKE_TYPE_HELPER (#2372)

  • fix(spinner) should not be clickable (#2373)

  • fix(obj) improve how the focusing indev is determined

  • fix(template) update indev template for v8

  • fix(printf) skip defining attribute if pycparser is used

  • refactor(printf) add printf-like function attribute to _lv_txt_set_text_vfmt and lv_label_set_text_fmt (#2332)

  • fix(template) include lvgl.h in lv_port_*_template.c files

  • fix(obj) detecting which indev sent LV_EVENT_FOCUS

  • fix (span) fill LV_EVENT_GET_SELF_SIZE (#2360)

  • fix(arc) disable LV_OBJ_FLAG_SCROLL_CHAIN by default

  • fix (draw) fix arc bg image drawing with full arcs

  • fix(disp) fix memory leak in lv_disp_remove (#2355)

  • fix warnigs introduced by 3fb8baf5

  • fix(widgets) use lv_obj_class for all the widgets

  • fix(obj) move clean ups from lv_obj_del to lv_obj_destructor

  • fix(roller) fix partial redraw of the selected area

  • fix(roller) adjust the size of the selected area correctly

  • fix(obj) delete useless type conversion (#2343)

  • fix(lv_obj_scroll.h) typos (#2345)

  • fix(scroll) fire LV_EVENT_SCROLL_BEGIN in the same spot for both axes

  • fix(btnmatrix) fix button invalidation on focus change

  • fix(textarea) style update in oneline mode + improve sroll to cursor

  • fix(tlsf) do not use <assert.h>

  • fix(imgbtn) consider width==LV_SIZE_CONTENT if only mid. img is set

  • fix(refr) reduce the nesting level in lv_refr_area

  • fix(txt) enhance the function of break_chars (#2327)

  • fix(pxp): update RTOS macro for SDK 2.10

  • fix(vglite): update for v8

  • fix(pxp): update for v8

  • fix(flex) fix layout update and invalidation issues

  • fix(flex) fix NULL pointer dereference

  • fix(obj, switch) do not send LV_EVENT_VALUE_CHANGED twice

  • fix(color) overflow with 16-bit color depth

  • fix(coords) fix using large coordinates

  • fix(chart) fix crash if no series are added

  • fix(chart) invalidation with LV_CHART_UPDATE_MODE_SHIFT

  • fix(align) fix lv_obj_align_to G

  • fix(table) invalidate the table on cell value change

  • fix(label) remove duplicated lv_obj_refresh_self_size

  • fix(draw) underflow in subpixel font drawing

  • fix (scroll) do not send unnecessary scroll end events

v8.0.1 (14.06.2021)

  • docs(filesystem) update to v8 7971ade4

  • fix(msgbox) create modals on top layer instead of act screen 5cf6303e

  • fix(colorwheel) disable LV_OBJ_FLAG_SCROLL_CHAIN by default 48d1c292

  • docs(grid) typo fix (#2310) 69d109d2

  • fix(arduino) fix the prototype of my_touchpad_read in the LVGL_Arduino.ino 1a62f7a6

  • fix(meter) fix needle image invalidation 54d8e817

  • fix(mem) add lv_ prefix to tlsf functions and types 0d52b59c

  • fix(calendar) fix the position calculation today ad05e196

  • fix(typo) rename LV_OBJ_FLAG_SNAPABLE to LV_OBJ_FLAG_SNAPPABLE e697807c

  • docs(color) language fixes (#2302) 07ecc9f1

  • fix(tick) minor optimization on lv_tick_inc call test b4305df5

  • Spelling and other language fixes to documentation (#2293) d0aaacaf

  • fix(theme) show disabled state on buttons of btnmatrix, msgbox and keyboard 0be582b3

  • fix(scroll) keep the scroll position on object deleted 52edbb46

  • fix(msgbox) handle NULL btn map parameter 769c4a30

  • fix(group) allow refocusing objects 1520208b

  • docs(overview) spelling fixes d2efb8c6

  • Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/lvgl/lvgl 45960838

  • feat(timer) check if lv_tick_inc is called aa6641a6

  • feat(docs) add view on GitHub link a716ac6e

  • fix(theme) fix the switch style in the default theme 0c0dc8ea

  • docs fix typo 8ab80645

  • Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/lvgl/lvgl e796448f

  • feat(event) pass the scroll animation to LV_EVENT_SCROLL_BEGIN ca54ecfe

  • fix(tabview) fix with left and right tabs 17c57449

  • chore(docs) force docs rebuild 4a0f4139

  • chore(docs) always deploy master to docs/master as well 6d05692d

  • fix(template) update lv_objx_template to v8 38bb8afc

  • docs(extra) add extra/README.md 8cd504d5

  • Update CHANGELOG.md 48fd73d2

  • Update quick-overview.md (#2295) 5616471c

  • fix(pxp) change LV_COLOR_TRANSP to LV_COLOR_CHROMA_KEY to v8 compatibility 81f3068d

  • adding micropython examples (#2286) c60ed68e

  • docs(color) minor fix ac8f4534

  • fix(example) revert test code 77e2c1ff

  • fix(draw) with additive blending with 32-bit color depth 786db2af

  • docs(color) update colors' docs 9056b5ee

  • Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/lvgl/lvgl a711a1dd

  • perf(refresh) optimize where to wait for lv_disp_flush_ready with 2 buffers d0172f14

  • docs(lv_obj_style) update add_style and remove_style function headers (#2287) 60f7bcbf

  • fix memory leak of spangroup (#2285) 33e0926a

  • fix make lv_img_cache.h public because cache invalidation is public 38ebcd81

  • Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/lvgl/lvgl 2b292495

  • fix(btnmatrix) fix focus event handling 3b58ef14

  • Merge pull request #2280 from lvgl/dependabot/pip/docs/urllib3-1.26.5 a2f45b26

  • fix(label) calculating the clip area 57e211cc

  • chore(deps): bump urllib3 from 1.26.4 to 1.26.5 in /docs b2f77dfc

  • fix(docs) add docs about the default group 29bfe604

v8.0.0 (01.06.2021)

v8.0 brings many new features like simplified and more powerful scrolling, new layouts inspired by CSS Flexbox and Grid, simplified and improved widgets, more powerful events, hookable drawing, and more.

v8 is a major change and therefore it's not backward compatible with v7.

Directory structure

  • The lv_ prefix is removed from the folder names

  • The docs is moved to the lvgl repository

  • The examples are moved to the lvgl repository

  • Create an src/extra folder for complex widgets:

    • It makes the core LVGL leaner

    • In extra we can have a lot and specific widgets

    • Good place for contributions

Widget changes

  • lv_cont removed, layout features are moved to lv_obj

  • lv_page removed, scroll features are moved to lv_obj

  • lv_objmask the same can be achieved by events

  • lv_meter added as the union of lv_linemeter and lv_gauge

  • lv_span new widget mimicking HTML <span>

  • lv_animing new widget for simple slideshow animations

  • + many minor changes and improvements

New scrolling

  • Support "elastic" scrolling when scrolled in

  • Support scroll chaining among any objects types (not only lv_pagess)

  • Remove lv_drag. Similar effect can be achieved by setting the position in LV_EVENT_PRESSING

  • Add snapping

  • Add snap stop to scroll max 1 snap point

New layouts

Styles

  • Optimize and simplify styles

  • State is saved in the object instead of the style property

  • Object size and position can be set in styles too

Events

  • Allow adding multiple events to an object

  • A user_data can be attached to the added events

Driver changes

  • lv_disp_drv_t, lv_indev_drv_t, lv_fs_drv_t needs to be static

  • ...disp_buf... is renamed to draw_buf. See an initialization example here.

  • No partial update if two screen sized buffers are set

  • disp_drv->full_refresh = 1 makes always the whole display redraw.

  • hor_res and ver_res need to be set in disp_drv

  • indev_read_cb returns void. To indicate that there is more that to read set data->continue_reading = 1 in the read_cb

Other changes

  • Remove the copy parameter from create functions

  • Simplified File system interface API

  • Use a more generic inheritance

  • The built-in themes are reworked

  • lv_obj_align now saved the alignment and realigns the object automatically but can't be used to align to other than the parent

  • lv_obj_align_to can align to an object but doesn't save the alignment

  • lv_pct(x) can be used to set the size and position in percentage

  • There are many other changes in widgets that are not detailed here. Please refer to the documentation of the widgets.

New release policy

Migrating from v7 to v8

  • First and foremost, create a new lv_conf.h based on lv_conf_template.h.

  • To try the new version it's recommended to use a simulator project and see the examples.

  • When migrating your project to v8

    • Update the drivers are described above

    • Update the styles

    • Update the events

    • Use the new layouts instead of lv_cont features

    • Use lv_obj instead of lv_page

    • See the changes in Colors

    • The other parts are mainly minor renames and refactoring. See the functions' documentation for descriptions.

v7.11.0 (16.03.2021)

New features

  • Add better screen orientation management with software rotation support

  • Decide text animation's direction based on base_dir (when using LV_USE_BIDI)

Bugfixes

  • fix(gauge) fix needle invalidation

  • fix(bar) correct symmetric handling for vertical sliders

v7.10.1 (16.02.2021)

Bugfixes

  • fix(draw) overlap outline with background to prevent aliasing artifacts

  • fix(indev) clear the indev's act_obj in lv_indev_reset

  • fix(text) fix out of bounds read in _lv_txt_get_width

  • fix(list) scroll list when button is focused using LV_KEY_NEXT/PREV

  • fix(text) improve Arabic contextual analysis by adding hyphen processing and proper handling of lam-alef sequence

  • fix(delete) delete animation after the children are deleted

  • fix(gauge) consider paddings for needle images

v7.10.0 (02.02.2021)

New features

  • feat(indev) allow input events to be passed to disabled objects

  • feat(spinbox) add inline get_step function for MicroPython support

Bugfixes

  • fix(btnmatrix) fix lv_btnmatrix_get_active_btn_text() when used in a group

v7.9.1 (19.01.2021)

Bugfixes

  • fix(cpicker) fix division by zero

  • fix(dropdown) fix selecting options after the last one

  • fix(msgbox) use the animation time provided

  • fix(gpu_nxp_pxp) fix incorrect define name

  • fix(indev) don't leave edit mode if there is only one object in the group

  • fix(draw_rect) fix draw pattern stack-use-after-scope error

v7.9.0 (05.01.2021)

New features

  • feat(chart) add lv_chart_remove_series and lv_chart_hide_series

  • feat(img_cache) allow disabling image caching

  • calendar: make get_day_of_week() public

  • Added support for Zephyr integration

Bugfixes

  • fix(draw_rect) free buffer used for arabic processing

  • fix(win) arabic process the title of the window

  • fix(dropdown) arabic process the option in lv_dropdown_add_option

  • fix(textarea) buffer overflow in password mode with UTF-8 characters

  • fix(textarea) cursor position after hiding character in password mode

  • fix(linemeter) draw critical lines with correct color

  • fix(lv_conf_internal) be sure Kconfig defines are always uppercase

  • fix(kconfig) handle disable sprintf float correctly.

  • fix(layout) stop layout after recursion threshold is reached

  • fix(gauge) fix redraw with image needle

v7.8.1 (15.12.2020)

Bugfixes

  • fix(lv_scr_load_anim) fix when multiple screens are loaded at the same time with delay

  • fix(page) fix LV_SCROLLBAR_MODE_DRAG

v7.8.0 (01.12.2020)

New features

  • make DMA2D non blocking

  • add unscii-16 built-in font

  • add KConfig

  • add lv_refr_get_fps_avg()

Bugfixes

  • fix(btnmatrix) handle arabic texts in button matrices

  • fix(indev) disabled object shouldn't absorb clicks but let the parent to be clicked

  • fix(arabic) support processing again already processed texts with _lv_txt_ap_proc

  • fix(textarea) support Arabic letter connections

  • fix(dropdown) support Arabic letter connections

  • fix(value_str) support Arabic letter connections in value string property

  • fix(indev) in LV_INDEV_TYPE_BUTTON recognize 1 cycle long presses too

  • fix(arc) make arc work with encoder

  • fix(slider) adjusting the left knob too with encoder

  • fix reference to LV_DRAW_BUF_MAX_NUM in lv_mem.c

  • fix(polygon draw) join adjacent points if they are on the same coordinate

  • fix(linemeter) fix invalidation when setting new value

  • fix(table) add missing invalidation when changing cell type

  • refactor(roller) rename LV_ROLLER_MODE_INIFINITE -> LV_ROLLER_MODE_INFINITE

v7.7.2 (17.11.2020)

Bugfixes

  • fix(draw_triangle): fix polygon/triangle drawing when the order of points is counter-clockwise

  • fix(btnmatrix): fix setting the same map with modified pointers

  • fix(arc) fix and improve arc dragging

  • label: Repair calculate back dot character logical error which cause infinite loop.

  • fix(theme_material): remove the bottom border from tabview header

  • fix(imgbtn) guess the closest available state with valid src

  • fix(spinbox) update cursor position in lv_spinbox_set_step

v7.7.1 (03.11.2020)

Bugfixes

  • Respect btnmatrix's one_check in lv_btnmatrix_set_btn_ctrl

  • Gauge: make the needle images to use the styles from LV_GAUGE_PART_PART

  • Group: fix in lv_group_remove_obj to handle deleting hidden objects correctly

v7.7.0 (20.10.2020)

New features

  • Add PXP GPU support (for NXP MCUs)

  • Add VG-Lite GPU support (for NXP MCUs)

  • Allow max. 16 cell types for table

  • Add lv_table_set_text_fmt()

  • Use margin on calendar header to set distances and padding to the size of the header

  • Add text_sel_bg style property

Bugfixes

  • Theme update to support text selection background

  • Fix imgbtn state change

  • Support RTL in table (draw columns right to left)

  • Support RTL in pretty layout (draw columns right to left)

  • Skip objects in groups if they are in disabled state

  • Fix dropdown selection with RTL basedirection

  • Fix rectangle border drawing with large width

  • Fix lv_win_clean()

v7.6.1 (06.10.2020)

Bugfixes

  • Fix BIDI support in dropdown list

  • Fix copying base dir in lv_obj_create

  • Handle sub pixel rendering in font loader

  • Fix transitions with style caching

  • Fix click focus

  • Fix imgbtn image switching with empty style

  • Material theme: do not set the text font to allow easy global font change

v7.6.0 (22.09.2020)

New features

  • Check whether any style property has changed on a state change to decide if any redraw is required

Bugfixes

  • Fix selection of options with non-ASCII letters in dropdown list

  • Fix font loader to support LV_FONT_FMT_TXT_LARGE

v7.5.0 (15.09.2020)

New features

  • Add clean_dcache_cb and lv_disp_clean_dcache to enable users to use their own cache management function

  • Add gpu_wait_cb to wait until the GPU is working. It allows to run CPU a wait only when the rendered data is needed.

  • Add 10px and 8ox built in fonts

Bugfixes

  • Fix unexpected DEFOCUS on lv_page when clicking to bg after the scrollable

  • Fix lv_obj_del and lv_obj_clean if the children list changed during deletion.

  • Adjust button matrix button width to include padding when spanning multiple units.

  • Add rounding to btnmatrix line height calculation

  • Add decmopr_buf to GC roots

  • Fix division by zero in draw_pattern (lv_draw_rect.c) if the image or letter is not found

  • Fix drawing images with 1 px height or width

v7.4.0 (01.09.2020)

The main new features of v7.4 are run-time font loading, style caching and arc knob with value setting by click.

New features

  • Add lv_font_load() function - Loads a lv_font_t object from a binary font file

  • Add lv_font_free() function - Frees the memory allocated by the lv_font_load() function

  • Add style caching to reduce access time of properties with default value

  • arc: add set value by click feature

  • arc: add LV_ARC_PART_KNOB similarly to slider

  • send gestures event if the object was dragged. User can check dragging with lv_indev_is_dragging(lv_indev_act()) in the event function.

Bugfixes

  • Fix color bleeding on border drawing

  • Fix using 'LV_SCROLLBAR_UNHIDE' after 'LV_SCROLLBAR_ON'

  • Fix cropping of last column/row if an image is zoomed

  • Fix zooming and rotating mosaic images

  • Fix deleting tabview with LEFT/RIGHT tab position

  • Fix btnmatrix to not send event when CLICK_TRIG = true and the cursor slid from a pressed button

  • Fix roller width if selected text is larger than the normal

v7.3.1 (18.08.2020)

Bugfixes

  • Fix drawing value string twice

  • Rename lv_chart_clear_serie to lv_chart_clear_series and lv_obj_align_origo to lv_obj_align_mid

  • Add linemeter's mirror feature again

  • Fix text decor (underline strikethrough) with older versions of font converter

  • Fix setting local style property multiple times

  • Add missing background drawing and radius handling to image button

  • Allow adding extra label to list buttons

  • Fix crash if lv_table_set_col_cnt is called before lv_table_set_row_cnt for the first time

  • Fix overflow in large image transformations

  • Limit extra button click area of button matrix's buttons. With large paddings it was counter-intuitive. (Gaps are mapped to button when clicked).

  • Fix lv_btnmatrix_set_one_check not forcing exactly one button to be checked

  • Fix color picker invalidation in rectangle mode

  • Init disabled days to gray color in calendar

v7.3.0 (04.08.2020)

New features

  • Add lv_task_get_next

  • Add lv_event_send_refresh, lv_event_send_refresh_recursive to easily send LV_EVENT_REFRESH to object

  • Add lv_tabview_set_tab_name() function - used to change a tab's name

  • Add LV_THEME_MATERIAL_FLAG_NO_TRANSITION and LV_THEME_MATERIAL_FLAG_NO_FOCUS flags

  • Reduce code size by adding: LV_USE_FONT_COMPRESSED and LV_FONT_USE_SUBPX and applying some optimization

  • Add LV_MEMCPY_MEMSET_STD to use standard memcpy and memset

Bugfixes

  • Do not print warning for missing glyph if its height OR width is zero.

  • Prevent duplicated sending of LV_EVENT_INSERT from text area

  • Tidy outer edges of cpicker widget.

  • Remove duplicated lines from lv_tabview_add_tab

  • btnmatrix: handle combined states of buttons (e.g. checked + disabled)

  • textarea: fix typo in lv_textarea_set_scrollbar_mode

  • gauge: fix image needle drawing

  • fix using freed memory in _lv_style_list_remove_style

v7.2.0 (21.07.2020)

New features

  • Add screen transitions with lv_scr_load_anim()

  • Add display background color, wallpaper and opacity. Shown when the screen is transparent. Can be used with lv_disp_set_bg_opa/color/image().

  • Add LV_CALENDAR_WEEK_STARTS_MONDAY

  • Add lv_chart_set_x_start_point() function - Set the index of the x-axis start point in the data array

  • Add lv_chart_set_ext_array() function - Set an external array of data points to use for the chart

  • Add lv_chart_set_point_id() function - Set an individual point value in the chart series directly based on index

  • Add lv_chart_get_x_start_point() function - Get the current index of the x-axis start point in the data array

  • Add lv_chart_get_point_id() function - Get an individual point value in the chart series directly based on index

  • Add ext_buf_assigned bit field to lv_chart_series_t structure - it's true if external buffer is assigned to series

  • Add lv_chart_set_series_axis() to assign series to primary or secondary axis

  • Add lv_chart_set_y_range() to allow setting range of secondary y-axis (based on lv_chart_set_range but extended with an axis parameter)

  • Allow setting different font for the selected text in lv_roller

  • Add theme->apply_cb to replace theme->apply_xcb to make it compatible with the MicroPython binding

  • Add lv_theme_set_base() to allow easy extension of built-in (or any) themes

  • Add lv_obj_align_x() and lv_obj_align_y() functions

  • Add lv_obj_align_origo_x() and lv_obj_align_origo_y() functions

Bugfixes

  • tileview fix navigation when not screen sized

  • Use 14px font by default to for better compatibility with smaller displays

  • linemeter fix conversation of current value to "level"

  • Fix drawing on right border

  • Set the cursor image non-clickable by default

  • Improve mono theme when used with keyboard or encoder

v7.1.0 (07.07.2020)

New features

  • Add focus_parent attribute to lv_obj

  • Allow using buttons in encoder input device

  • Add lv_btnmatrix_set/get_align capability

  • DMA2D: Remove dependency on ST CubeMX HAL

  • Added max_used propriety to lv_mem_monitor_t struct

  • In lv_init test if the strings are UTF-8 encoded.

  • Add user_data to themes

  • Add LV_BIG_ENDIAN_SYSTEM flag to lv_conf.h in order to fix displaying images on big endian systems.

  • Add inline function lv_checkbox_get_state(const lv_obj_t * cb) to extend the checkbox functionality.

  • Add inline function lv_checkbox_set_state(const lv_obj_t * cb, lv_btn_state_t state ) to extend the checkbox functionality.

Bugfixes

  • lv_img fix invalidation area when angle or zoom changes

  • Update the style handling to support Big endian MCUs

  • Change some methods to support big endian hardware.

  • remove use of c++ keyword 'new' in parameter of function lv_theme_set_base().

  • Add LV_BIG_ENDIAN_SYSTEM flag to lv_conf.h in order to fix displaying images on big endian systems.

  • Fix inserting chars in text area in big endian hardware.

v7.0.2 (16.06.2020)

Bugfixes

  • lv_textarea fix wrong cursor position when clicked after the last character

  • Change all text related indices from 16-bit to 32-bit integers throughout whole library. #1545

  • Fix gestures

  • Do not call set_px_cb for transparent pixel

  • Fix list button focus in material theme

  • Fix crash when a text area is cleared with the backspace of a keyboard

  • Add version number to lv_conf_template.h

  • Add log in true double buffering mode with set_px_cb

  • lv_dropdown: fix missing LV_EVENT_VALUE_CHANGED event when used with encoder

  • lv_tileview: fix if not the {0;0} tile is created first

  • lv_debug: restructure to allow asserting in from lv_misc too

  • add assert if _lv_mem_buf_get() fails

  • lv_textarea: fix character delete in password mode

  • Update LV_OPA_MIN and LV_OPA_MAX to widen the opacity processed range

  • lv_btnm fix sending events for hidden buttons

  • lv_gaguge make lv_gauge_set_angle_offset offset the labels and needles too

  • Fix typo in the API scrllable -> scrollable

  • tabview by default allow auto expanding the page only to right and bottom (#1573)

  • fix crash when drawing gradient to the same color

  • chart: fix memory leak

  • img: improve hit test for transformed images

v7.0.1 (01.06.2020)

Bugfixes

  • Make Micropython working by adding the required variables as GC_ROOT

  • Prefix some internal API functions with _ to reduce the API of LVGL

  • Fix built-in SimSun CJK font

  • Fix UTF-8 encoding when LV_USE_ARABIC_PERSIAN_CHARS is enabled

  • Fix DMA2D usage when 32 bit images directly blended

  • Fix lv_roller in infinite mode when used with encoder

  • Add lv_theme_get_color_secondary()

  • Add LV_COLOR_MIX_ROUND_OFS to adjust color mixing to make it compatible with the GPU

  • Improve DMA2D blending

  • Remove memcpy from lv_ll (caused issues with some optimization settings)

  • lv_chart fix X tick drawing

  • Fix vertical dashed line drawing

  • Some additional minor fixes and formattings

v7.0.0 (18.05.2020)

Documentation

The docs for v7 is available at https://docs.littlevgl.com/v7/en/html/index.html

New drawing system

Complete rework of LVGL's draw engine to use "masks" for more advanced and higher quality graphical effects. A possible use-case of this system is to remove the overflowing content from the rounded edges. It also allows drawing perfectly anti-aliased circles, lines, and arcs. Internally, the drawings happen by defining masks (such as rounded rectangle, line, angle). When something is drawn the currently active masks can make some pixels transparent. For example, rectangle borders are drawn by using 2 rectangle masks: one mask removes the inner part and another the outer part.

The API in this regard remained the same but some new functions were added:

  • lv_img_set_zoom: set image object's zoom factor

  • lv_img_set_angle: set image object's angle without using canvas

  • lv_img_set_pivot: set the pivot point of rotation

The new drawing engine brought new drawing features too. They are highlighted in the "style" section.

New style system

The old style system is replaced with a new more flexible and lightweighted one. It uses an approach similar to CSS: support cascading styles, inheriting properties and local style properties per object. As part of these updates, a lot of objects were reworked and the APIs have been changed.

  • more shadows options: offset and spread

  • gradient stop position to shift the gradient area and horizontal gradient

  • LV_BLEND_MODE_NORMAL/ADDITIVE/SUBTRACTIVE blending modes

  • clip corner: crop the content on the rounded corners

  • text underline and strikethrough

  • dashed vertical and horizontal lines (dash gap, dash_width)

  • outline: a border-like part drawn out of the background. Can have spacing to the background.

  • pattern: display and image in the middle of the background or repeat it

  • value display a text which is stored in the style. It can be used e.g. as a light-weighted text on buttons too.

  • margin: similar to padding but used to keep space outside the object

Read the Style section of the documentation to learn how the new styles system works.

GPU integration

To better utilize GPUs, from this version GPU usage can be integrated into LVGL. In lv_conf.h any supported GPUs can be enabled with a single configuration option.

Right now, only ST's DMA2D (Chrom-ART) is integrated. More will in the upcoming releases.

Renames

The following object types are renamed:

  • sw -> switch

  • ta -> textarea

  • cb -> checkbox

  • lmeter -> linemeter

  • mbox -> msgbox

  • ddlist -> dropdown

  • btnm -> btnmatrix

  • kb -> keyboard

  • preload -> spinner

  • lv_objx folder -> lv_widgets

  • LV_FIT_FILL -> LV_FIT_PARENT

  • LV_FIT_FLOOD -> LV_FLOOD_MAX

  • LV_LAYOUT_COL_L/M/R -> LV_LAYOUT_COLUMN_LEFT/MID/RIGHT

  • LV_LAYOUT_ROW_T/M/B -> LV_LAYOUT_ROW_TOP/MID/BOTTOM

Reworked and improved object

  • dropdown: Completely reworked. Now creates a separate list when opened and can be dropped to down/up/left/right.

  • label: body_draw is removed, instead, if its style has a visible background/border/shadow etc it will be drawn. Padding really makes the object larger (not just virtually as before)

  • arc: can draw background too.

  • btn: doesn't store styles for each state because it's done naturally in the new style system.

  • calendar: highlight the pressed datum. The used styles are changed: use LV_CALENDAR_PART_DATE normal for normal dates, checked for highlighted, focused for today, pressed for the being pressed. (checked+pressed, focused+pressed also work)

  • chart: only has LINE and COLUMN types because with new styles all the others can be described. LV_CHART_PART_SERIES sets the style of the series. bg_opa > 0 draws an area in LINE mode. LV_CHART_PART_SERIES_BG also added to set a different style for the series area. Padding in LV_CHART_PART_BG makes the series area smaller, and it ensures space for axis labels/numbers.

  • linemeter, gauge: can have background if the related style properties are set. Padding makes the scale/lines smaller. scale_border_width and scale_end_border_width allow to draw an arc on the outer part of the scale lines.

  • gauge: lv_gauge_set_needle_img allows use image as needle

  • canvas: allow drawing to true color alpha and alpha only canvas, add lv_canvas_blur_hor/ver and rename lv_canvas_rotate to lv_canvas_transform

  • textarea: If available in the font use bullet (U+2022) character in text area password

New object types

  • lv_objmask: masks can be added to it. The children will be masked accordingly.

Others

  • Change the built-in fonts to Montserrat and add built-in fonts from 12 px to 48 px for every 2nd size.

  • Add example CJK and Arabic/Persian/Hebrew built-in font

  • Add ° and "bullet" to the built-in fonts

  • Add Arabic/Persian script support: change the character according to its position in the text.

  • Add playback_time to animations.

  • Add repeat_count to animations instead of the current "repeat forever".

  • Replace LV_LAYOUT_PRETTY with LV_LAYOUT_PRETTY_TOP/MID/BOTTOM

Demos

  • lv_examples was reworked and new examples and demos were added

New release policy

  • Maintain this Changelog for every release

  • Save old major version in new branches. E.g. release/v6

  • Merge new features and fixes directly into master and release a patch or minor releases every 2 weeks.

Migrating from v6 to v7

  • First and foremost, create a new lv_conf.h based on lv_conf_template.h.

  • To try the new version it suggested using a simulator project and see the examples.

  • If you have a running project, the most difficult part of the migration is updating to the new style system. Unfortunately, there is no better way than manually updating to the new format.

  • The other parts are mainly minor renames and refactoring as described above.