Lyntin 4.0 beta 1 released

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

It's been a long time coming, but I keep getting bogged down in other projects. I'm only releasing a tar.gz file. I wanted to do a Windows installer, but I can't seem to get an installer that builds a desktop shortcut. I don't really want to keep throwing time at it either. So if you're inclined to tackle this issue, let me know.

Things in this release:

  • Added Python distutils support (will make packaging much much easier).

  • Removed the Tintin eval mode and the idea of eval modes.

  • Refactored hooks. Hooks now pass around arguments in dicts rather than tuples--this is a big big change from 3.x.

  • Split much of Lyntin's internal configuration into the constants module and the config module.

  • Wrote a completely new configuration system.

  • Overhauled ui's so that they'll work correctly. This also makes it possible to write ui's in other widget systems.

  • Split the substitutes module into substitutes and gags.

  • Added a configuration ini file for setting boot options.

  • Added tagged actions and also the ability for actions to trigger off of text with/without ansi colors removed.

  • Fixed a bunch of bugs, some documentation updates (but not many), and additional features here and there (most of which aren't documented yet--sorry everyone).

If you discover bugs or have other problems, let me know. I'm on vacation 9/24 through 9/30--so email sent will likely get queued until I read it.

Download here (.tar.gz).

Rock on!

Want to comment? Send an email to willkg at bluesock dot org. Include the url for the blog entry in your comment so I have some context as to what you're talking about.