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  • Plane9 status update

    published on 4/20/2008 9:24 PM

    I had hoped I could release a version of the Plane9 screensaver before the end of this week but it seems I have to wait a bit longer. Reason is that a stumble onto some annoying bugs that took a while to track down. One was cause by sending a WM_QUIT when I should have sent a WM_CLOSE. The WM_QUIT message told the application to quit right now and not do any cleanup. Another one was that when the screensaver received the WM_CLOSE it should have returned "0". Instead it let windows handle the event. For some unknown reason when windows handled the WM_CLOSE event it locked up the whole application.

    At least I found those bugs and have also managed to improve the application all around. A completely new configuration application have been created and the editor has received a nice visual update. I'll cover the new configuration window in a later post.

    Previously the editor looked like you can see in my [url:old blog post|http://www.plane9.com/blog/posts/44). Now however this is the improved look.

    ![http://www.plane9.com/forumimages/2008-04-20-editor.png)

    What has been done visually is the improved look of the nodes, the connections are spline based and the port viewer is completely redone.

    Next up is a new node I plan on creating and also finishing the updates on the new configuration application. Hopefully I can have this done sometime next week. The if all goes well I plan on posting a screenshot to [url:GameDevs Image of the day|http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/gallery.asp?forum_id=62) and do a release short there after.

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