Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Intermediate binary release for MeTA Studio

This is a stop gap binary release for MeTA Studio. The current version is v 2.0.15052010

There are no noticeable user related changed in this release except:
- Jython libraries are integrated into binary release, so it need not be separately downloaded. Complete Jython integration is not yet done (Jython scripts for MeTA Studio cannot be run from command line yet, you can use wrapper though). You will still need to use the old procedure to get the Jython shell up : using the widgets, as described here.
- A number of bug fixes

Under the hood there are lots of changes:
- graphics APIs
- .mar - MeTA Studio archive format to package applications that run with in MeTA Studio environment
- scripting integration API changes
- added mt4j to experiment with multi touch features in MeTA Studio

None of these are currently exposed to UI and will take some time for maturity.

The downloads are available from usual place: http://code.google.com/p/metastudio/

Stay tuned and enjoy!

Important Update: Another binary update has been released with the same version number. This merely enables the online updates as well as updates the help set for the latest API documentation. I have also moved binary update packages to Google code as I don't expect to change their file names in near future. SkyDrive will still be used for hosting user scripts and is now managed by kritwik. You must update to this binary package, as in future I would mostly be releasing only online updates up-till a point where major update is required.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

MeTA Studio project updates

Long time since I blogged on the status of MeTA Studio. Behind the scene there is lot of work going on, but has not come up to the point for a release. In the meantime have got two more developers who have expressed interest and joined in for contribution to the project. Hope this works out well :)

I will now be regularly posting design note on the current development of MeTA Studio code base. At this moment these are available from http://cid-76d41f4618b0b6af.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/metastudio/notes as PDF documents.

At a later stage, as I get in contributions from other members  I would like to make this process completely open for comments and modifications.

That is all for now. Expect to hear more in coming weeks.