Winter is back, again and again, to remind us the vernal equinox is a filthy lie. My car, laboriously reclaimed from over a foot of snow yesterday afternoon, is covered again. Not by quite so much this time.
What a week this has been on the development end! I got out a new release earlier in the week that included a lot of huge fixes, plus the big change to icon memory in Dream Seeker that means some projects will see incredibly significant memory savings.
Of course that icon change caused a little bit of a ripple effect in Dream Maker, so today I put out another new release, 512.1415, that fixes the issues in the icon editor. Client and server are untouched by this latest release, so you can leave your servers running 512.1414. This also doesn't impact the Linux compiler either, just Dream Maker in Windows. So no Linux build for 1415.
The raft of features in 512 is pretty impressive already, but pretty soon it's gonna be time to think about 513 features. I keep planning to get to resource loading issues, and I'm thinking maybe the next major version is the right one to do that.
Another big development is that BYOND finally has a Patreon page. Yes, I should have done that quite some time ago. It's a nice option for users who regularly donate on Patreon to other creators, and would like to simply set up something regular to show their support.
But you still have the option of course of becoming a BYOND Member or donating through BYOND directly. And if you like the introduction of new language features, filters, visual contents, better memory handling, speed improvements, and more, I hope you'll join in as a Member. Big thanks to everyone who's done so so far.
I'll be getting back to webclient stuff (again) shortly, since I think the worst of the revolving-door bugs are in the past. This week was all about tying up a bunch of loose ends and miscellany.
That's a wrap for this week. If you have a spring break coming soon, live it up! And if you have actual spring to go with it, please try not to gloat.
Mar 16, 12:54 pm
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