Friday, August 31, 2007

Tetrablocks and Login Win32 versions

I forgot to post this but Windows executables of both Tetrablocks and Login have been uploaded to 22bits. Compiling them on Windows was a bit of a nightmare. Tetrablocks has got all of its text drawing code removed since I couldn't get SDL_ttf to link. So you won't see the score or the game over message when playing it on Windows.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

ColourCode: 1.0 Released

I'm quite pleased to announce the release of version 1.0 of ColourCode. You can download and know more about it from the ColourCode homepage. Please leave your feedback and bugs in the comments

Thursday, August 09, 2007

ColourCode: Some thoughts about the future

Before I write about the possible future of ColourCode, let me get a few things out of the way. First today I fixed an extensionless file bug, and you can now force languages in ColourCode.

Now that thats out of the way, I was just thinking about how much interest I still have in ColourCode. I mean writing it was a lot of fun and gave me some new insights into design but I don't feel the same interest I had in parsing and analysing language files, that I had when I began ColourCode. Then it was a new challenge, now its really piling up and intruding in other plans I have. Also I am now officially in the 12th standard, which in India means a really tough exam at the end of the year, and a hundred other entrance tests. My computer time has dropped to just 1.5 hours a day, not enough to do everything. So this version of ColourCode will be the last for a long time ( atleast till the end of March ). I will continue fixing any bugs found, but there will be no new features. So please forgive me.

Thanks a lot for being a user of ColourCode, and check out my other projects.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

ColourCode: 1.0 almost done

ColourCode is done. It now has support for PHP and HTML which it didn't have before. Perl support will probably get in before the stable release. This version has been bumped to 1.0. I think I've made a really good project and that it deserves the 1.0 tag. PDF support will not enter the 1.0 release but is on track for 1.1.

All that is left now is testing some highly tweaked files. All the standard test files I've been using are passing well. Also I need to write some documentation about implementing custom language handlers and formatters.

You can download today's development build which fixed all known bugs - colourcode-20070807.tar.gz

Please leave your comments. For usage see the usage.html file under the docs folder.