Monday, July 30, 2012

What's cooking in the EDT kitchen? - July 30

In my previous post I told you that EDT 0.8.1 would be released last week.  Unfortunately we missed that deadline.  The code is fine (it was built ten days ago), but the intellectual property review will take two or three more days.

Meanwhile, we have been working on new features for EDT 0.8.2.  They include a fully-extensible compiler.  You may recall that this was prototyped during 0.8.1.

We're also adding classes.  That's right, EDT will allow you to write object-oriented code!  We're doing Java-style O.O.: single inheritance for classes, with interfaces providing abstraction.


Monday, July 23, 2012

What's cooking in the EDT kitchen? - July 23

EDT 0.8.1 is almost ready to enjoy!  Everything is finished except a few administrative tasks.  They should be completed by the end of the week.

As I reported in my last post, we're already working on our next release, EDT 0.8.2.  I'll have more to say about that next week.


Monday, July 16, 2012

What's cooking in the EDT kitchen? - July 16

Once again I can't report many new developments in the world of EDT 0.8.1.  As I wrote last week, we continue to thoroughly test our code and fix bugs.  We're still on target to finish the 0.8.1 release by the end of the month.

A few of us have started work on EDT 0.8.2.  New features under development include EGLDoc (a tool to create documentation from .egl source files), and the removal of hard-coded information in the EDT compiler (which will allow users to completely customize it).


Monday, July 9, 2012

What's cooking in the EDT kitchen? - July 9

This week's EDT progress report is the same as last week's (which you can read here).  We're testing our code and fixing bugs, but we're not adding any more enhancements to this release.  EDT 0.8.1 should be finished by the end of this month.

Monday, July 2, 2012

What's cooking in the EDT kitchen? - July 2

Last week, the EDT team reached the third milestone of the 0.8.1 release.  The 0.8.1 M3 build is available now from our Milestones update site if you'd like to give it a try.  We'll add an entry about M3 to our EDT 1.0 - New & Noteworthy page soon.

As I wrote in my previous post, we plan to spend a few more weeks writing documentation, testing, and fixing the bugs we find.  The release should be finished by the end of the month.