Allegro.pas is a wrapper to allow Pascal language to use the Allegro game programming library to create your own games in good old Pascal or the modern Object Pascal programming languages. Read more details on the introductory page.
As I said in previous news, I've moved the TRUNK to BRANCHES/4.4, then moved BRANCHES/5.0 to TRUNK. So now TRUNK is version 5, and a new beta should be released next year.
This doesn't mean that development of version 4 is finished. I'll update version 4 if necessary, fixing bugs and adding stuff if I find it useful. Also, if somebody send me patches, fixes and addons, and they fit the project, I'll add them too.
I've finally uploaded stable Allegro.pas 4.4.5 version. It is a major update
of the library, but the first two version numbers are keept to be coherent with
original Allegro Game Library.
This version has some API modifications, as well as a lot of improvements that
makes it faster (and sometimes smaller) executables. Most important changes
from version 4.4.4 below:
Also note that in near future I'll move TRUNK to BRANCHES/4.4, and BRANCHES/5.0
to TRUNK. This doesn't mean that I'll forget version 4.4: I'll update it if I
find bugs or somebody sends me interesting patches or additions, but it's time
to take version 5.0 seriously.
I was working on next release (yay!) when I found a big stupid mistake: on-line documentation wasn't available! So this is fixed again, both versions 4.4.4 and 5.0.alpha1.
And yes, I want to upload new release 4.4.5 as soon as possible. It taked too long because alwas I have something to do. I'll try to release new versions in less time (may be tagging them with beta, RS and so) in the future.
Also I was tempted to remake the website, but I think I'll wait until version 5.0.beta is ready.
You see, we're still alive!
I was planning a new release, the 4.4.5 . I think it will be a "beta" or a "release candidate", not sure. Right now I'm working on the new GUI add-on, as it would be the base for the GUI add-on for version 5 too. I'm not sure, but I want also to add more MIDI and sound support (streaming), as well as another game demo that would be ported to version 5 on the future, but it may be a lot of work. Anyway, SourceForge is working on the severver and SVN and download doesn't work right now.
I know, not news, no releases... But I'm working on it.
I was working in a new GUI system, using Object Pascal classes. Currently it's an add-on but I think it should replace the current ugly GUI system.
I have not a release date, but I hope it will be in few months.