Version 0.9.9.28 (Documentation Bugs and Problems)

by Jim ⌂ @, Russell, KY, Saturday, January 05, 2013, 02:51 (1570 days ago)

School is about to start for me and the updates are going to slow down. I just upload 0.9.9.28 windows installer to sourceforge and it has A TON of changes.

Basically lots of enhancements to the graphics including being able to set fill color of shapes and transparency of drawing

1) fix to sprites - bug releases 0.9.9.25
2) deprecated "color r,g,b" and display a warning message when used
-- replace with "color rgb(r,g,b)"
3) added second optional argument to color - "color pencolor, brushcolor"
-- pen is outline color of shapes, lines, text, and plot
-- brush is fill color of shapes
-- if only one one color is specified then both are same color so out old programs still work
-- if both are "clear" it erases everything under the shape
-- on a filled shape if pen is not clear and brush is clear then outline only
4) added penwidth to change the width of a shapes outline and the with of an arc/line
5) added getpenwidth and getbrushcolor functions to get values from 3 and 4
6) changed color constants (including clear) to 32 bit ARGB values
-- 0xAARRGGBB
7) added forth argument to RGB to allow alpha to be set "color RGB(r,g,b,a), RGB(r,g,b,a)"

These changes should effect your existing programs little but give quite a big boost to the graphics and language. Play with Alpha (transparency) you will like it.

NOW FOR A BIG ONE. On the view menu you may now show "Graphics Window Grid Lines" that draw a grid with points on it UNDER your graphics output. This should become favorite tool for you and your students.

One bug I am having a hard time figuring out is the IMGLOAD and SPRITE rotation and scaling only in Windows XP. It works everywhere else.

The on-line English docs have been mostly updated and examples of the pen and transparency have been added. Let me know what you think.


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