It’s been a week since I’ve spent some time setting up this forum. I haven’t gotten around to starting any interesting topics yet nor has it been announced yet apart from posting the link on IRC. So what did happen in the past week?
One week ago I pushed the initial version of a hexagonal map renderer to Tiled master. This week I’ve had very little time for coding, but I’m slowly progressing on supporting also “flat topped” hexagonal maps. The approach I’m going for was shortly discussed on the mailing list. which is to have an “octagonal” renderer that will handle all variations of hexagonal as well as isometric staggered maps.
When that is done, I hope to still find some time to also support “hexagonal isometric” maps, which look diamond shaped but have easier to work with tile coordinates due to the lack of staggering.
- MERGED: The about dialog got a maximum size (#798)
- MERGED: Italian translation got a small update (#804)
- UPDATED: Ability to rename custom properties (#803)
The last one is pretty close to being accepted and is a frequently requested feature (#772). I just need to spend some time trying the behavior and checking the code.
A Look Ahead
I don’t like looking ahead, especially since I can still not guarantee having time at all. My goals are to link this forum from the Tiled website, make a Tiled 0.10.2 maintenance release, finish the support for hexagonal maps, look into pending pull requests like #776 and #779 and then release Tiled 0.11. I won’t finish all of that in one week, especially since I will be visiting family next weekend, so more on the next update!