Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Avatar Core Issues are open

If you haven't already noticed (and some have), Issues are now open for the Avatar Core Project. The issues list will show you what's currently being worked on, or what thoughts are going into future development, as well as gives you an opportunity to log bugs or feature requests (that are within reason).

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Avatar Core 0.5.5 Released

Avatar Core 0.5.5 Released is now available from the Avatar Core project page. As mentioned in the previous post, this update includes some bug fixes and some minor changes to the API. More information on what was changed can be seen in the release notes.

Also included in this update is a small JSFL command for users of Adobe Flash Professional. This command can read the contents of the current timeline and the selection in the Library in Flash and generate XML based on their contents. When I get a chance, I'll try to write up some more information on how it works including providing a sample FLA.

I do feel this release is starting to shape up, and I feel more comfortable with how things are coming together. There are still a few more additions I would like to make before hitting 1.0, though. These additions should not affect any work being done with Avatar Core now, so I think it should be pretty safe to work with it now without having to worry about breakages.

Despite the past few months being slow, I hope to spend some more time working on the framework this spring.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Avatar Core minor release coming soon

I've made some changes and improvements to the Avatar Core framework. There are some bug fixes, some API changes, and most notably, the ability to easily create copies of most objects via clone methods. Before, you could do this by writing and reading XML, but this way is a little easier. I'll have to update all the documentation, demos and samples to make sure they'll still work with the changes, then I'll post the update to the project page.