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Omnimaga => News => Topic started by: Xeda112358 on February 15, 2020, 05:41:25 pm

Title: Grammer 2.51 released!
Post by: Xeda112358 on February 15, 2020, 05:41:25 pm
After seven years, Grammer was revived (https://www.omnimaga.org/grammer/latest-grammer-updates/msg407211/#msg407211) with a new update! In fact, since then, there have been three more major updates, including today's Grammer 2.51.0.0.

After losing the source code in 2013, Grammer progress died, but then in 2016 Hans Burch(ticalc) (https://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/authors/115/11564.html) recovered the source code, presumably by disassembling the last binary and comparing it to an old source file. I didn't actually get to working on Grammer again until late 2018, but since that it has had fairly steady updates. I first documented, reorganized, and cleaned up the code, then put it up on GitHub (https://github.com/Zeda/Grammer2). I started adding features and managed to rope in @NonstickAtom785 into the action with bug reports, improved documentation, and recently some bug fixes.

In the past 16 months, there have been many updates and modifications to expand Grammer's abilities. With these new updates, Grammer has now graduated up from a 1-page app to a 2-page app (16384 bytes vs. 32768 bytes), but the updates are (hopefully) worth it!

Here is a quick summary of added features since the 2012 update.
Spoiler For More updates:
  • The source code has been cleaned up significantly and put on GitHub (https://github.com/Zeda/Grammer2).
  • RecallPic now works on archived picture variables.
  • pxl-Test(' was removed and replaced with an equivalent rectangle method.
  • Rectangle clipping now works in all directions!
  • Line drawing now has real clipping!
  • The solve( now includes port commands, and relocation of where the vars are stored.
  • L (the list L), can be used to execute specific lines of code.
  • Text( now supports displaying signed numbers via the Fix command, as well as floating point numbers.
  • ▶Dec converts a string to a float, useful for user input.
  • Param can be used to read a list of parameters passed to a subroutine.
  • Param' and Param° push to and pop from a stack, respectively, where Pmt_Bgn points to the start of the stack and Pmt_End points to the end of the stack.
  • Circle( has 9 new methods, all with different fill options (much like the rectangle routines).
    (https://i.imgur.com/h3jogwD.png)
  • Variable-width fonts have a more sensible format, and the fonts are ported to work with DrDnar's Monochrome Font Editor (https://github.com/drdnar/MFE/releases). The font files are included with the downloads so you can use them as templates for your own fonts.

Download the latest Grammer v2.51 (https://www.omnimaga.org/grammer/latest-grammer-updates/new/#new)!

(https://i.imgur.com/vrP0jRF.gif)
Title: Re: Grammer 2.51 released!
Post by: Vierra on March 11, 2020, 09:45:16 am
7 years was a long time. I hope we won't have to wait 7 more years for another update. haha
Title: Re: Grammer 2.51 released!
Post by: NonstickAtom785 on March 11, 2020, 09:47:15 am
7 years was a long time. I hope we won't have to wait 7 more years for another update. haha
Oh trust me you won't. You got any suggestions for new updates? If you do feel free to post them here. I'm a contributer to the project and I use this instead of Axe and Assembly.
Title: Re: Grammer 2.51 released!
Post by: Xeda112358 on March 11, 2020, 04:26:56 pm
7 years was a long time. I hope we won't have to wait 7 more years for another update. haha
Oh trust me you won't. You got any suggestions for new updates? If you do feel free to post them here. I'm a contributer to the project and I use this instead of Axe and Assembly.

Oof, I just recently got a new job and so far as I can tell, it's going to be taking up most of my programming time :(

I'm definitely glad I put it up on GitHub as that makes it much easier for other people like Nonstickatom to contribute.

As NSA ( :D ) said, if you find any bugs or have any requests that you would like to be considered, feel free to post in the forums (or GitHub) :)