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Keeping up the pace: from 1.9.2 to 1.9.3 installation

The new development release of Battle for Wesnoth (1.9.3) is now out, just one month after the release of the 1.9.2! It seems that developers are working hard before going to holidays.

However, as I wrote here, I'm about to start developing a little scenario (for multi-player), and for this I decided to work on the development version of BfW. It took me a little bit to compile BfW 1.9.2 and to install and configure the Wesnoth-UMC IDE, so yesterday when I saw the announcement of the new dev release I  was surprirsed. Morever, I was undecided about what to do.

Finally, I decided to upgrade my testing/development environment to the 1.9.3, bascially because I really did not have the time to start writing anything for my scenario. So instead of starting on a version that is already old, I preferred to take the time to upgrade it. This means doing the whole compiling & installation process again.

This time, it took me much less. However, due to some misconfiguration of folder names I think I hit some conflicts between 1.9.2 and 1.9.3 versions on my laptop. So I had to remove both versions and re-install again the 1.9.3

As of now, the version 1.9.2 is no longer installed on my laptop.

Setting up the installation for BfW development branch (1.9.2)

I spent most of yesterday and part of today in installing the development version of BfW (currently 1.9.2) and the new Interface for creating User Made Content (I'll write more about this in future post).

Basically, I decided to learn how to create simple  scenarios (or other kind of user made content) in order to understand what kind of challenges users, who enter this activity, should face, what competences are required for it and what kind of rewardings it provides. However, the BfW development version will introduce substantial changes into the WML code and for this reason the 1.8 content (and earlier) will need some work to be ported into 1.9 (and future releases). Moreover, for the same reason, the Wesnoth UMC IDE does not work with earlier versions than 1.9.

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