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wxLauncher Test Builds [Updated: 2016-09-04]

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Iss Mneur:
Announcing wxLauncher Test Builds

For an explanation of what wxLauncher is, see the official release post.

We ask that any issues that you find with this build are posted to this thread (not the main release thread) or to the GitHub issue tracker.  We are also looking for comments that it works on the various platforms that are supported.

Remember the builds posted in this thread are only minimally tested. You should back up your wxLauncher profile directory (the same place that your log file is written) if you value your settings.

Important Known Issues

* Launcher does not read your current command line, so you will have to re-setup your command line before you launch FSO with wxLauncher.
* wxL currently does not properly handle cases where the default font/font size is unusually large. Some text may be cut off in such cases.
* There is an issue with the Wings of Dawn mod image's alpha channel that causes it not to appear.
* [Windows] wxLauncher does not display AA or AF controls because FSO on windows does not support the feature
* [OS X] Right after you change profiles or select an FSO executable to use, the flag checkboxes on the Advanced Settings tab will not appear until you interact with the tab somehow, such as by clicking or scrolling on the list.
* [OS X] The Activate and Info buttons don't always appear when you click on a mod. However, they are present and will work if you click on the space where they should be.
* [OS X] On Lion, wxL's list of resolutions may include reasonable-sounding resolutions that do not appear in System Preferences >> Displays (such as 640x480), as well as unusual/odd resolutions, such as 840x524.
* [OS X] With a debug build, you get a wxWidgets Debug Alert that says among other things can't set default encoding to wxFONTENCODING_DEFAULT
Windows users can download the installer from the releases page of the wxLauncher website.  Windows users can also download the source code from the releases page.

Debian Linux users can find us as freespace2-launcher-wxlauncher on Wheezy and Jesse.  Please be aware of the version that is packaged is may be different than the currently released version.

Arch Linux users can find us as wxLauncher in the AUR.  Please be aware of the version that is packaged is may be different than the currently released version.

Linux users can download a the source from the downloads page. At this time, most Linux users must build wxLauncher from source.  The ReadMe has the build instructions.  The ReadMe is also included in the source archive and will be for the version that you download.

OS X users can download a .dmg disk image from the releases page of the wxLauncher website.  Binary OS X builds are still being tweaked for the new wxWidgets changes. OS X users may also wish to build wxLauncher from source; the ReadMe has the build instructions.  A source tarball is available from the releases page.

If you have Diaspora R1 Patch 4 and below (1.0.4 and below). Why haven't you updated it yet?  See the release thread for the patches, download this .zip file of updated launcher resources and unzip it into your Diaspora folder. But really you should just update Diaspora, see the release thread

Build instructions
See the read me for build instructions and requirements.

Change log
0.12.0-rc.2 fixes:

* The bottom buttons should not disappear for no reason (though they will still disappear if your screen has too few pixels vertically)
* Better utilize SDL when handling joysticks
* Handle Haptic joysticks
* Handles new FSO build varitions (AVX, 64bit, FastDbg)
* Support both python 2.7 and >3.3 in the scripts
* Refactor a large part of the scripts to make them easier to follow
* Linux install desktop icon
* Windows Updated to wxWidgets 3.1.0
* Windows Release version built using VS2015
* Various other tweaks0.11.0 fixes:

* Many thanks to m!m for the many contributions to this release including:
* Windows - Joystick indexs
* Windows - Support for Antipodes configuration file.
* Also
* Linux - Fix icon so that is displays correctly (Niffiwan)
* Detailed list is available here.0.10.0 fixes:

* Many thanks to m!m for the many contributions to this release including:
* Windows - no more registry helper. Less things to go wrong!
* Windows - Support for SDL on Windows antipodes builds.
* All - Auto saving that actually works! Again!
* Detailed list is available here.

For Windows and OS X users, if you run into problems getting wxLauncher to run, download and install the launcher built in debug mode ("Downloads", above). Post or PM the log (which is located in %AppData%\wxLauncher (Windows), ~/.wxlauncher (Linux), or ~/Library/Application Support/wxlauncher (OS X; note the space in Application Support)).

For Linux users, to build a debug version of wxLauncher, follow the build instructions as above, but when running CMake, ensure that CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE is set to Debug (cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug).

Can it retrieve highlights from the new frontpage yet?

Iss Mneur:
No, the existing feed doesn't work any more and I have not integrated anything to use the rss version.   That will be next along with getting the retrieval out of the main thread.

Diaspora's feed should still work though.

The news feed should work now. Just open wxL.

News is working for me at least, but it's missing some items.

Here's what it shows me:

(Re)Release: Ridiculous
Volition Interview
FS2S is back
High Def Asteroids

For reference current top four are


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