Release 6.7.6 / 7.0.6
mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Sat Jul 4 21:23:06 CEST 2015
On 07/04/2015 11:46 AM, Richmond wrote:
> Now for a fairly naive question, but possibly not half as daft as it seems:
> What is the point of the 6.7 series when the 7.0 series is
> up-and-running smoothly?
Just my experience, but I find the 7.0 releases slow and buggy on linux.
The binaries are huge and by extension create huge standalone apps.
While it's nice to have 64-bit binaries because they run much faster
than their 32-bit equivalents, I just roll my own 64-bit versions of the
6.x builds and I'm happy.
> Are there features in the 6.7 series that have not yet been incorporated
> into the 7.0 series? (seems unlikely and slightly odd).
No, quite the opposite. I *am* annoyed that some of the additions I've
contributed to the engine have not made it into the 6.7 branch.
> I have been recently extremely impressed in the way Unicode is handled
> in the 7.0 series having been teaching children how to
> build "typewriters" for no-Latin writing systems:
If you need the unicode enhancements, then there's no choice... 7.x is
the way to go.
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