It's been a fixalicious week, with issues both new and old coming to light. I have a really good feeling about yesterday's 512.1454 release. Dealing with finding and fixing those bugs (especially the finding part), and some errant trees, took up most of the week.
Visual contents had a couple of odd issues, one of which has been with us for a while in this beta and was devilishly difficult to pin down. One of the recent beta builds introduced a problem with client color matrices. 1453's change to the Dream Maker object tree turned out to have a big flaw in it (oops). One major issue stuck around from the recent string refactor. And finally, I tracked down a very, very weird case of stack exhaustion stemming from a bug that apparently goes back many years but was never noticed because nobody screwed up their code that badly before.
With all that aside I've been pondering not just potential 513 stuff, but also some maybe nearer-term projects. I mentioned last week how I was thinking about showing some love to Dream Maker, and today I had an idea for the icon editor (although probably five or six people thought of it before me and I either didn't see or don't remember) that makes way too much sense. So I think I'm going to embark on a major renovation to the icon editor. I'll talk about that more on Patreon today.
Halloween is coming! You have less than two weeks to get your costumes together--and more important, your Halloween-themed BYOND games!
Oct 19, 12:36 pm
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