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Dev and Release: An Unexpected Tragedy

¬†Forwards and Backwards Compatibility The Dev and Release branches have brought about a complication that in retrospect should not have been unexpected. World files and macros created in the dev branch are pretty much incompatible with the release branch. This is not good. It fragments the potential users of a macro or TMD file; Dev […]

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The Taste of Progress

Yesterday I released 2.3.3, which marks the third revision to WM since the 2.3 release… which itself occurred only 2 months ago.¬† I’m very satisfied with the new pace of progress! There are many reasons for it, a few of which I will detail below. But more than anything else, this characterizes how I really […]

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On MSVC 2010 and Sales Text

I upgraded to MSVC 2010 yesterday. Primarily for compatibility reasons — MSVC 2005 is not as common anymore and it is getting harder for people to write plugins, etc with it. The back of the box had this beautiful feature list: This is interesting to me as one of the things I’ve been slowly working […]