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This is a major release of Monarch, which we are very excited about. You can now debug your widgets in isolation. The details of this release are in our first newsletter: Monarch Minutes Newsletter 1.

This release is compatible with package:monarch version 1.0.1 which fixes and improves how stories interact with modals, alerts and routing.

We will also start publishing a newsletter, which will include the latest Monarch updates, features and news. Sign up here.

This new version of the Monarch CLI will also let you sign up to the newsletter straight from the command line.

This is a release for Windows users of Monarch. This release fully automates the monarch upgrade process on Windows. In previous versions, a couple of steps of the upgrade process had to be done manually. Now, the full upgrade process is automated. ๐Ÿฆพ

This version adds the Dock feature.

Monarch uses two windows, one for your story settings and another one to render your story. This experience guarantees the visual isolation of the selected story. However, managing both windows was cumbersome.

With the new Dock feature you can manage both windows together. Working with Monarch has gotten even easier. ๐Ÿคฉ

When the windows are docked you can move or resize one window and the other one will follow suit. You will see three dock options via the "Dock side" dropdown:

  1. Dock to right
  2. Dock to left
  3. Undock

To get the new version just do monarch upgrade.

We just released the Scale feature.

Now you can scale your stories, i.e. zoom in or out your stories. Previously, it was difficult to test stories on a large device, like the iPad Pro, if you were using a small screen, like a laptop. Now, even if you are working on your laptop, you can select iPad Pro and scale your story down so it fits on your screen.

Also, if you have a large DPI monitor, you can scale up your story so you can see it better.

We also fixed a few things on the Monarch Windows app. On Windows, the story window will be sized correctly and it will reliably open next to the story list window.

Monarch now supports projects that have disabled sound null safety.

If you run your project using flutter run --no-sound-null-safety, now you can use the same flag when running Monarch.

monarch run --no-sound-null-safety

You stories can then use your unsound null safe code.

Fixes an issue where the Monarch CLI was not reporting errors to the terminal.

To get the new version just run monarch upgrade. If you don't have Monarch you can get it here.

This is a major release of Monarch! ๐ŸŽ‰

After much feedback from the community we have released version 1.0. This version of Monarch enables support for Flutter versions across all channels.

Previously Monarch only supported stable versions of Flutter. Now it supports Flutter versions on the beta and dev channels.

This version will also let us easily support new Flutter versions as they are released. And it will make Linux support easier in the future.

This version also reduces the size of the Monarch installation bundle considerably. Previous versions of Monarch shipped support for multiple Flutter versions in the initial bundle. With this new version we don't have to ship all those binaries, the new Monarch CLI will download only the binaries needed to support the version of Flutter your project is running. The size of the initial bundle went from around 100 MB down to 3 MB.

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To get the new version just run monarch upgrade. If you don't have Monarch you can get it here.