Hello all – this is just a short blog post to announce that I’ve cleared out my major pieces of work for last week (and indeed made good progress on work for next week!) and now my attempt to get URR 0.8 finished the coming nine days begins. As mentioned before, I’m not on leave, but I am in a teaching-free week, which gives me a lot more time and brain space to think about other projects. The two remaining bugs were 1) extreme memory leakage issues and 2) the executable not working on Windows 10.
I am extremely pleased to say that I think I have already resolved #2! I’ve fiddled with some of the options in py2exe, which is what I use for compiling URR, and although previous versions of the game’s exe were not working on my Win 10 laptop, the version I’ve now been able to create is working! So this seems like a great first step (although I need to check this on a few other Windows 10 systems as well). As such, I am now moving onto issue #1, the memory leakage. I’ve done some initial investigating and discovered, unfortunately, that what I thought could be the easy solution is not actually viable – memory leakage still occurs after I tried to alter the thing I suspected was causing it. What this means is that although #2 seems to have had an easy solution (as I hoped!), #1 is going to be more involved. So I’m going to be plunging into this in the next few days and trying to sort it out – another update soon, hopefully.
LATE SUNDAY UPDATE: I have found the thing causing #1! I’ve found it! Now to just fix it. That’s everything I can deal with for today; will get back to it tomorrow.
Wohooooo!!! 😀 😀 😀
Can’t wait!!! ^____^
Nice to hear it! Count me as someone else who has been quietly but interestedly following URR’s progress for a while now.
Thanks Gordon, I appreciate the comment! 🙂
Can’t wait good luck and gc.collect !!
Thank you BP!
Yes! Time for a URR Marathon this week!!!
Also, should you complete issue #1 quickly, and feel like it, any chance of exporting a Linux build?
Though no significant need. I expect it to work on Wine.
Actually URR070b which has trouble with new win10 versions can and can only work on Wine)
The problem with Wine (on recent Linux distros and MacOS) is that they dropped 32-bit supports so the current package doesn’t work anymore.
No problem running on a Ubuntu 18.04 however 🙂 (except maybe that someday I’d like to upgrade)
I would definitely like to handle this, but it’s not an instant priority!
Thanks Andrew! Maybe it’ll be NEXT week, but we are pretty much there…
it’s about to pop!
Very close now… (see latest update!)
If you want some help testing on Win 10, I manage IT for a big agency that works with developmental disabilities. They’re pretty chill. I’ve got tons of different endpoints with different hardware I could test it on, if you’d find that helpful. Shoot me an email if so. Glad to see 0.8 finally nearing the finish line.
Thanks Jonathan! I super appreciate the offer and will let you know if I need to take you up on it!