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|Author:||Adam [ 2017/03/28, 21:11 ]|
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Duality Dev Update
It’s about time to put another Duality development writeup out there, and with this one I want to try a slightly different form. Getting away from the giant forum thread, we’re back to the blog.
With the recently started Duality v3.0 dev branch and continuous updates to the stable v2.x versions, there’s a lot of progress both visible and invisible to people following the binary release chain. The purpose of this split in two different versions is to reconcile the two conflicting goals of backwards compatibility and forward progress: Updating the Duality version behind a game or plugin project shouldn’t break it, so while fixing and adding features is fine, removing or changing them is not. However, as the project evolves, the requirement to maintain the same facade and feature set adds up to a constant maintenance cost that makes some things harder and pushes others beyond the threshold of viability. Old code just needs to be cleaned up once in a while, polished and streamlined – and that is exactly what v3.0 is for.
Don’t expect tons of big new features, but an improved API and the groundwork for future improvements on a more fundamental scale. That said, I’m (on a nerdy programmer-think basis) pretty excited about the things to come. You can find the full list of v3.0 issues here, and an overview on what has already been done below.
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