Defold 1.2.178 BETA
The latest beta is now released, and we invite those interested in beta testing the new features in the editor and engine to join now.
The beta period will be 2 weeks and the next planned stable release is two weeks from now.
We hope this new workflow will highlight any issues earlier, and also get valuable feedback from our users. And please comment if you come up with ideas on improving on this new workflow.
Please report any engine issues in this thread or in issues using Help -> Report Issue
Thx for helping out!
This is a BETA release, and it might have issues that could potentially be disruptive for you and your teams workflow. Use with caution. Use of source control for your projects is strongly recommended.
Access to the beta
Download the editor or bob.jar from http://d.defold.com/beta/
Set your build server to https://build-stage.defold.com
This sprint we’ve focused a lot on stability, fixing multiple issues.
We’ve finally updated HTML5 to use
Emscripten 2.0.11. This fixes the size issue of the
js-web builds. It is also a bit smaller the the previous versions (see below).
Another notable addition is the go.get_parent([id]) which allows you to get the parent of a game object. This makes it more consistent with the
We’ve also updated the editor
.css which makes it a lot easier to create a themed look.
Read more here
Inspection API (C++)
We’ve updated our internal inspection api to include component types and their internal nodes.
You can see an example of this if you visit your game’s web server at
http://localhost:8002/scene_graph. It returns a
.json file representing the currently loaded scene graph.
Defold SDK (dmSDK)
In order to support the new functionality of the extension-poco, we also needed to add a few more headers to
- dmsdk/dlib/hid.h - Read/write input to/from the gamepads/joysticks, mouse, keyboard and touch devices
dmsdk/engine/extension.h - Get contexts from the
- dmsdk/gameobject/gameobject.h - Inspection api. Get position/rotation/scale from game objects.
- dmsdk/dlib/math.h - Common math helper functions
- dmsdk/dlib/vmath.h - Vector math type definitions (e.g. dmMath::Vector3) (docs are currently missing)
Removed support for Emscripten 1.38.12
We moved away from
Emscripten 1.38.12 with Defold version 1.2.170. That version is now 6 months old, which is the time we’ve set to support older SDK’s. And to make room in our Docker container running the server, we have now finally removed it.
Instead we encourage you to update to the new Emscripten 2.0.11 version, which is also even smaller than before:
- js-web: ~9%
- wasm-web: ~12%
The numbers are a comparison between Defold 1.2.170 and 1.2.178.
Note that this only affects you if you use native extensions.
We’re taking a few days off now for the holidays and the end of the year, but we’ll continue to check the forums.
We’ll be back soon!
Issue-4897- Updated: Html5: Update to Emscripten 2.0.11
Issue-5040- Fixed: Custom resources can now be without suffix
Issue-5220- Added: Added go.get_parent([id])
Issue-5289- Fixed: Sound thread crash
Issue-5305- Fixed: Bob: Crash fix: Treat the spine skins as an array if there is more than one skin
Issue-5336- Fixed: macOS: Update app icon for macOS Big Sur
Issue-5358- Fixed: Android: Fixed problem of recreating surface on certain Android devices
Issue-5366- Fixed: Bob: Use a dummy ETag when generating the filename if one isn’t provided by the server
Issue-5368- Fixed: Crash fix for easing curves (release before calling animation complete)
Issue-5375- Fixed: Updated docs for angular_velocity to match implementation
Issue-5389- Fixed: Fixed crash in liveupdate zip archive (Android/Windows)
Issue-5407- Fixed: Add space between arguments generated from .script_apis
Issue-5409- Fixed: iOS: Skip lipo step if there’s only one architecture
Issue-5418- Fixed: iOS: Expose CFBundleVersion for iOS and macOS
Issue-5420- Fixed: Fix for gui.get_node(), to ignore previously deleted nodes
Issue-5040- Added: NE: Added profile inspection api
Issue-5364- Added: NE: Added engine.h, hid.h, gameobject.h, math.h, vmath.h and to dmSdk
Issue-5425- Fixed: NE: Updated to Xcode 12.1 package containing swift libraries
Issue-5321- Fixed: Make editor only check for update once per hour
Issue-5325- Fixed: Added a preference field for setting a custom keymap path
Issue-5397- Fixed: Simplify editor styling by unifying color definitions and fonts
Issue-4941- Added: Added options to move gui nodes via context menu
Issue-5417- Fixed: Fixed editor signing procedure for windows
Issue-5229- Fixed: Bump javafx dependency to 15-ea+8