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Menneisyys
03-01-2005, 09:18 AM
PIEPlus V1.3 Beta2 has been released! - a quick review

I was just going to answer a PIEPlus-uninstall-related question at another PDA site when I noticed, by simple URL editing (Reensoft has no public links to any of their beta stuff) and hoping that I'd find something, that the people at Reensoft have quietly released the Beta2 version of PIEPlus. Get it from http://www.reensoft.com/download/PIEPlusSetupV1_3_Beta2.exe .

I've tested it to see how it fares against the competition, which is, IMHO, especially on a VGA device, considerably better than itself.

Unfortunately, the bugs/problems I've pointed out at, for example, http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=35615&start=10 , are still present. The biggest problem is the inability to change the tab height, and, partly because of this (because you can't reduce them, unlike in, say, MultiIE), in both landscape and portrait mode, there certainly will be cases when you need to scroll back some rows to be able to read a partially visible row. This problem is non-existing with both Spb Pocket Plus and MultiIE.

To see what I mean, have a look at the next two screenshots and, particularly, the row under "Will the next version of Windows Mobile truly support" (bottom in the first screenshot and non-visible in the second). Pertty hard to make the word "VGA" and the inner links out, right? Yes, you need to scroll up at least a row to be able to see what's there. This really hampers its usage.

http://menneisyys.freeweb.hu/sekalaiset/pieplusV13b2ScreenShot1.jpg

http://menneisyys.freeweb.hu/sekalaiset/pieplusV13b2ScreenShot2.jpg


Therefore, now, I can't recommend this PIE plug-in at all it has too many problems. Get MultiIE, or, even better, Spb Pocket Plus 2.5 instead. The latter is the clear winner in this category. I wish the authors had corrected the window caption bug...