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Alive! Client 0.3.0 Released

The Alive! Client version 0.3.0 for Windows has been released. Alive! is a sandbox for learning about AI and game programming.

Version 0.3.0 of the client is an update of the third-party libraries, notably Bazaar 0.12 which has several bug fixes reported by users. The latest deployments #4 and #5 are also included.

The binary available for download via the Sourceforge.net File Releases as a self-extracting archive:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=63622&package_id=60600... read more

Posted by Alex J. Champandard 2006-11-03

Alive! Deployment #5

The Alive! Deployment #5 has been released. Alive! is a sandbox for learning about AI and game programming.

This update is downloaded from the server automatically by the Alive!
Client version 0.2.0, which includes all previous deployments. Among the new features is the behaviour tree which is used to specify tasks hierarchically for an AI planner. This is used as the base for the interactive tutor guiding the user through a simple workbench usage example in Python.... read more

Posted by Alex J. Champandard 2006-10-17

Alive! Deployment #4

The Alive! Deployment #4 has been released. Alive! is a sandbox for
learning about AI and game programming.

This update is downloaded from the server automatically by the Alive!
Client version 0.2.0, which includes all previous deployments. This
revision focuses on 'routine live coding', i.e. improvements to the
framework and IDE to make runtime editing common-place. In particular,
this includes one new IDE component: the Browser, which can be used to
access the source files indexed by typing parts of their names. The
Editor has also been extended to be able to edit arbitrary files as well
as object prototypes.... read more

Posted by Alex J. Champandard 2006-09-14

Alive! Client 0.2.0 Released

The Alive! Client version 0.2.0 for Windows has been released. Alive! is a sandbox for learning about AI and game programming.

Version 0.2.0 of the client is another early prototype that builds on the latest Deployment #3, made available last week on the updates server. This release demonstrates a simple wizard that greets you as you open the application, and a simple tutor that guides you through the basics of Alive! The application includes a service architecture, and improves the reliability of the automatic updates thanks to HTTP download fixes and a reduction in the number of repositories to synchronize.... read more

Posted by Alex J. Champandard 2006-09-06

Alive! Deployment #3

The Alive! Deployment #3 has been released. Alive! is a sandbox for
learning about AI and game programming.

This update is downloaded from the server automatically by the Alive!
Client version 0.1.0, which includes all previous deployments. There's now a simple challenge available to complete. It's a basic Python tutorial, which helps get to terms with the IDE. There's also a better welcome screen. The auto-updater reliability was also improved for most machines, so subsequent downloads should be faster.... read more

Posted by Alex J. Champandard 2006-09-01

Alive! Client 0.1.0 Released

The Alive! Client version 0.1.0 for Windows has been released. Alive! is a sandbox for learning about AI and game programming.

Version 0.1.0 of the client is another early prototype that builds on the previous 0.0.0 release, and the latest Deployment #2 made available on the updates server on Wednesday 23rd August. This release is a self-contained deployment. Specifically the command line of the main executable now exposes automated test, deployment, and packaging tools -- all from Deployment #2. Type 'alive.exe help' for more information. Multiple sandboxes can also be launched.... read more

Posted by Alex J. Champandard 2006-08-25

Alive! Deployment #2

The Alive! Deployment #2 has been released. Alive! is a sandbox for learning about AI and game programming.

This update is downloaded from the server automatically by the Alive! Client version 0.0.0, which includes Deployment #1. The application now displays a simple help screen when launching, and offers a task-bar icon that can be used to launch multiple sandboxes. The self-updater can now handle binary upgrades as well, and the main executable is a self-contained deployment that can run the automated tests, package and even deploy itself. Type 'alive.exe help' from the command line for more information.... read more

Posted by Alex J. Champandard 2006-08-23

Alive! Client 0.0.0 Released

The Alive! Client version 0.0.0 for Windows has been released. Alive! is a sandbox for learning about AI and game programming.

Version 0.0.0 of the client is an early prototype that showcases a simple IDE inspired by Self and Squeak, but written in Python. Source code can be executed, introspected and modified on the fly -- also known as live-coding. The Alive! client is web-enabled and features a self-updater that downloads the latest deployments from a server.... read more

Posted by Alex J. Champandard 2006-08-17

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