It's been an odd sporadic week since 513 got out of beta. Development has been shifting back and forth between bug fix work for 513 and new features for 514, mostly favoring the latter. But between a heat wave and some medical issues and various appointments and errands, it's fair to say things have been pretty disjointed.
On the 514 front, I've been working out an implementation path for particles and as part of that, trying to decide how they'll attach to objects on the server and therefore how the client will be told about them. That's a very important decision as it has consequences one way or another, but I'll talk about that some more in the Patreon post since it's a technical matter.
Another thing I got in this week was support for world and client time zone info, simply in terms of an hour offset from UTC or GMT, but I fear that the method I used is pretty hacky and could use some refinement. I'm still working out changes to time2text() to put time zones to use.
The 514 wish list I posted last week inspired a lot of questions and comments from people interested in knowing more about them or hoping to shape the way they get implemented. I love this kind of participation and want to encourage more of it, so please don't be shy about posting your ideas and suggestions, even for things that aren't on that list.
And I haven't forgotten about the CEF project, but holy crap is that at the bottom of my priority list right now.
I've embarked on a bold change that may hopefully mean I can finally put my grill to use before summer is over—but right now, that change is kicking my butt, which was a risk I knew about going in. Right now I'd kill for a big ol' teriyaki steak that wouldn't kill me right back. Anyway I'm still working and moving forward on BYOND stuff, and I'm grateful to all our Members and other donors who make that possible.
Jun 26, 9:41 am
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