It’s hard to believe, but it’s July already! So far, 2015 has been an extremely busy year for our little bird, so it’s high time to release a new stable version. After all, you ought to be able to make use of all the features and improvements that found their way into the repository since the last release!
I’m proud to report that version 1.7 is ready to download — and, in all modesty, I think it turned out pretty well. But that’s for you to decide!
As a long time Starling user, you know the drill: below you’ll find an in-detail look at the major changes & additions that come with this release. I hope you like the new tricks Starling has learned!
— Gamua (@gamua)July 2, 2015
— Cosmin Dolha (@CosminDolha)July 3, 2015
Adobe AIR Native Extensions round-up:
The AirBag library allows the pixel-precise detection of collisions amongst a list of DisplayObjects (MovieClips, Sprites, Bitmaps, TextFields, Videos, etc.). It supports the exclusion of color ranges as well as a user-definable alpha threshold below which collisions won’t be triggered.
AirBag works in one-to-many or many-to-many detection mode. This means you can track the collision of a list of objects against a single other object (one-to-many) or you can track all the collisions happening between any members of the detection list (many-to-many).
Works with the regular display list. All DisplayObjects are supported: MovieClips, Videos, Bitmaps, etc.
3D MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) in Flash. Prototype project called Neema featured at the Adobe Max event in Los Angeles.
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