It's a short week, so I'm gonna keep the news short too.
More bug fixes have been in the works this week, along with a lot more work on optimization. I really wanted to get 512.1396 out before the holiday weekend, but time has flown by and it's been a crazy mess of a month, so I think I should wait on that just a little longer.
In the optimization department, I suspect I may have eked out better performance from a number of key routines. Yes it's a big deal! I'm hoping that games like SS13 in particular will see noticeable improvements from running the new beta. How noticeable? Well we're not talking about ginormous gains, but maybe a few percentage points knocked off, and in a tight loop with lots of proc calls the differences have a chance of being more substantial. Time will tell.
Next week development may be in fits or even interrupted completely depending on what comes down the pike, thanks to a massive inconvenience that has come up. We'll see what happens there, and it may turn out to be nothing. Fingers crossed!
Place your bets now as to whether I'll get the tree up Sunday. And don't forget to use your holiday time to relax and play games with your shiny new BYOND Membership. Maybe crank out some code you've been meaning to do. 'Tis the season for dusting off old projects and making them look nice for Christmas.
My annual parade live blog event begins tomorrow morning over on my blog. Get your pumpkin bread ready. Have a happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Nov 22, 11:58 am
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