Quick Update

Just a quick update to let you know things are still moving forwards. I have not done very much iPhone specific stuff recently, but I have been working on the graphics code base in general. The idea is to separate the graphics code from SDL (although still use SDL most of the time) to avoid GPL issues and also allow the library to be used in a wider set of applications rather than just games. For example, inside a window in a larger desktop application, or inside Google’s Native Client plugin. Another goal is to improve rendering speed by minimising the amount of data moved between haxe and the graphics code – this involves moving code logic from haxe into c++. I have also been looking at a few minor tweaks such as setting object widths/alphas like flash does.

Once this is done and moved into Neash/NME, I will fix a few of the remaining issues on the C++ backend – maybe even get to add dynamic properties to the runtime. I would also like to spend a bit of time finishing off the internal garbage collection to make it thread-safe and run automatically – this could solve some of the problems compiling boehm-gc on various systems.

And, of course, I would like to write more tutorials…