Doors CS 6.4 Beta
Published by KermMartian 13 years, 11 months ago (2010-05-30T21:55:12+00:00) | Discuss this article

One or two days ahead of schedule, depending on how you figure it, Doors CS 6.4 beta has been completed. This release contains both new features and a host of bug fixed based on all of your helpful reports on Doors CS 6.3 beta. Among the most notable new features is the completed "Homerun" parser hook, which allows BASIC and ASM programs, whether nostub or written for a shell, in ROM or in RAM, and even Doors CS AP files such as Document DE files, to be run directly from the homescreen. This is made possible by a complete overhaul of the program execution system (RunProg) within Doors CS, which some of you may have been following over the last several weeks. Another new feature is much more powerful FileOpen, FileSave, and FileSaveAs routines, which will be a boon for programmers writing programs for DCS7 that work with files. With some heroic assistance from the indomitable Brandon Wilson, I traced some very difficult bugs, and patch quite a number of more minor bugs. As always, I worked on several small tweaks to improve the user experience. It is recommended that you don't use Document DE 6 with this release, as FileOpen and FileSaveAs are unstable under TI-OS 2.41 and 2.53MP.

Please give this release a try, and continue to let me know about bugs that you find, features that you'd like, and comments that you have. Doors CS 6.5 beta, planned for June 20th or earlier, will contain a full set of XLib and Celtic III compatibility routines. For more information about my ongoing progress on the project, please feel free to browse around the Doors CS wiki, particularly the Doors CS 7 Scratchwork page. Relevant to this release is information on the Runprog Chaining page.

Edit: Updated the zip with a new .8xk, with several high-profile bug fixed based on feedback by Qazz42 and TIFreak8x, as well as an early beta of Document DE 7.

Doors CS 6.4 beta