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version:1.9.9 [2017-03-23 08:34]
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 +====== Version 1.9.9 ======
 +
 +The third stable release of the 1.9 series.
 +
 +#​@Release_HTML~2012-09-30,​1.9.9,​build638~@#​
 +
 +
 +===== Overview =====
 +
 +
 +In 1.9.9 we are starting to see the benefits of migrating Doomsday to the [[http://​qt-project.org/​|Qt platform]]: we have been able to incorporate complicated new features in a relatively short time and still have had time to address a long list of bugs and other issues.
 +
 +
 +==== Highlights ====
 +
 +  *  Built-in automatic updater: Doomsday will check for and download updates from SourceForge. It is now much more convenient to stay up to date, particularly when using the frequently updated unstable builds.
 +  *  Faster map loading thanks to optimizations in the BSP builder.
 +  *  Improved music support for OS X 10.6+ and Linux: [[fluid_synth_for_midi_playback|SF2 soundfonts]] can be used with the original games' MIDI music.
 +  *  OS X Gatekeeper compatibility.
 +  *  Many bugs fixed: see below and the [[detailed_list_of_changes_in_doomsday_version_1.9.9|list of detailed changes]].
 +
 +
 +==== Completed roadmap items ====
 +
 +  *  [[remove_special_event_handlers]]:​ use bindings subsystem for all event processing
 +  *  [[qt_for_command_line_arguments]]:​ fixes broken parsing on Unix
 +  *  [[automatic_updates]]:​ stage 1 completed, PGP signatures available
 +  *  [[jpeg_support]] and removed libpng as direct dependency
 +  *  [[support_hexen_1.0]]:​ game mode "​hexen-v10",​ 4 player colors, intermissions
 +  *  [[refactor_engine_into_a_shared_library]]:​ started work on the proposal by adding libdeng1, relocating Smoother, Str, StringPool, Writer, Reader, garbage, concurrency,​ memory zone
 +  *  [[fluid_synth_for_midi_playback]]:​ SF2 support when using FMOD (Mac/Linux only)
 +
 +
 +===== Upgrading =====
 +
 +
 +If you are upgrading from a previous version of Doomsday, please note the following:
 +
 +  *  To conform with the standard behavior of command line applications,​ relative paths on the command line are now relative to the working directory at startup. Previously they were interpreted relative to the [[-userdir]]. If you launch Doomsday from the command line or have set up your own scripts for this purpose, you may need to update the paths to reflect this change.
 +
 +
 +===== Bug tracker =====
 +
 +  *  [[http://​sourceforge.net/​p/​deng/​bugs/​search/?​q=_milestone%3Av1.9.9+%26%26+%28status%3Afixed+%7C%7C+status%3Aclosed%29|Closed bugs for the 1.9.9 milestone]]
 +  *  [[http://​sourceforge.net/​p/​deng/​bugs/​search/?​q=%21status%3Awont-fix+%26%26+%21status%3Aclosed&​sort=_priority_s+desc&​limit=250|Known issues: list of open bugs in the Bug Tracker]]
 +
 +
 +==== Other issues ====
 +
 +
 +The following issues are known but have no bug report presently:
 +
 +  *  **Windows XP:** fatal error starting in windowed mode (last line in doomsday.out is “Initializing Fonts collection...”)
 +  *  **Windows XP:** main window does not open as the topmost window (taskbar appears over it)
 +  *  **Windows:​** closing a text-only console window (dedicated mode) using the close button results in instant exit
 +
 +
 +===== See also =====
 +
 +  *  [[detailed_list_of_changes_in_doomsday_version_1.9.9]]
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