Hi there all,
@DusX any idea ?
7.0.276.20 - released on October 2018
Perhaps the Actor text could display the version number?
As for how regularly to update, this is hard. ECMAScript is still evolving and being to V8, (I'm not sure of the current status), so with each new build some nice features (like Classes) are being added.
Generally these new features are just 'nicer' syntax, not really providing new capabilities (not in the JS core engine at least), so its not stopping any custom scripting from being created.
It could, however, stop some libraries from being usable (I haven't personally run into this yet). But the larger issue with Libs is probably that most are now made for NodeJS, and can't always be ported to Isadora easily.
This could easily be in the actor's help text.
Thanks for the thoughts about updating... it's good to understand what it is that they are actually updating.
Hi there @mark,
I agree with @DusX would be awesome if we can have the version in the help text.
Personally I would love to see an update to https://v8.dev/features/subsum... basically the feature allows future proof UTF-8 encoding for JSON strings. Something that happens quite often in the modern age. For example, directors that ask for UTF-8 encoded characters in strings that we have to recall. I believe that all other text features of Isadora already supports UTF-8 encoded strings.
Other then that, I partly agree with DusX regarding the syntax comment, still UTF-8 features are missing to say one.