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1st December 2009


PureBasic V4.40 (all OS)

- Added: Native Linux x64 support
- Added: Build-in Map library for hash tables
- Added: 'Threaded' Keyword for thread-local variables
- Added: Structure assignment copies the structure (a.point = b.point)
- Added: ClearStructure()
- Added: AESEncoder(), AESDecoder(), StartAESCipher(), AddCipherBuffer(), FinishCipher()
- Added: Dylib support for OS X
- Added: Joystick library for OS X
- Added: Systray library for OS X
- Added: Trim/LTrim/RTrim() got an optional character to trim
- Added: #PB_Function, #PB_OSFunction, #PB_Map to Defined()
- Added: ReverseString(), InsertString(), RemoveString()
- Added: Blob support to databases
- Added: UsePostgreSQLDatabase(): native PostgreSQL support
- Added: Peephole optimizer to 64 bit versions to produce better code
- Added: '.a' (ascii) and '.u' (unicode) native type to provide native unsigned byte and word
- Added: FileBuffersSize() - #PB_Default support change the buffersize to the next opened files
- Added: #PB_URL_Protocol to Get/SetURLPart()
- Added: #PB_Shadow_TextureAdditive
- Added: FTPDirectoryEntryRaw(), FillMemory()
- Added: Global, Protected, Threaded, Shared and Static accepts a type to affect variables declarations
- Added: AddWindowTimer(), RemoveWindowTimer(), EventTimer()
- Added: #PB_Window_Tool to create tool windows
- Added: ShortcutGadget(), StatusBarProgress()
- Added: StatusBarImage() now supports normal images (not just icons)
- Added: #PB_Checkbox_ThreeState flag to create a 3 state checkbox
- Added: CreateImageMenu(), CreatePopupImageMenu() for OSX
- Added: Full alphachannel support for all GUI elements that display images
- Added: Full alphachannel support for Image lib
- Added: New drawing modes for 2DDrawing in ImageOutput()
- Added: LinearGradient(), BoxedGradient(), CircularGradient(), EllipsicalGradient(), ConicalGradient()
- Added: CustomGradient(), GradientColor(), ResetGradientColors(), CustomFilterCallback()
- Added: DrawAlphaImage() for all outputs on all OS
- Added: DrawAlphaImage() has a new transparency parameter and can be used to draw non-alpha images part transparent
- Added: QuickDraw subsystem for WindowOutput() on OSX
- Added: Sprite/ScreenOutput for OpenGL (all OS)
- Added: DrawingFont() works for SDL output
- Added: OutputWidth(), OutputHeight(), OutputDepth() for 2DDrawing
- Added: GrabDrawingImage(), DrawRotatedText(), RGBA(), Alpha(), AlphaBlend()
- Added: #PB_PixelFormat_ReversedY - for pixel buffers that are stored upside-down (Windows ImageOutput or OpenGl)
- Added: #PB_OS_Windows_7, #PB_OS_MacOSX_10_6 for OSVersion()

- Updated: OGRE to 1.6.2, sqlite 3.6.14.2, PCRE to 7.9

- Changed: Call(C)Function(Fast) parameters have been changed from 'Any' to 'Integer'.
- Changed: OpenScreen() now accepts FlipMode and RefreshRate
- Changed: FlipBuffers() doesn't take an optional parameter anymore

- Removed: #PB_Image_DisplayFormat is now deprecated (value set to 24 to have 24bit as default)
- Removed: SetRefreshRate() has been removed, the parameter is in OpenScreen() now

- Fixed: Image Decoders are now threadsafe
- Fixed: Quite some bugs in libraries and in the compiler

PureBasic IDE:
- Added: Full project management
- Added: Highlight matching keyword for keyword under cursor (tied to BraceMatching color setting)
- Added: Edit->Goto matching keyword
- Added: PB_TOOL_Preferences Environment variable for IDE tools
- Added: Theme management to customize menu icons
- Added: New 'Silk' theme based on the Iconsset by Mark James
- Added: Autocomplete scans implicit variable declaration and respects scope
- Added: Structure item autocomplete

- Changed: moved encoding/newline setting from compiler options to file menu

PureBasic Debugger:
- Optimized: greatly improved VariableViewer update speeds
- Added: progressbar display if VariableViewer update takes long
- Added: column sort capability to VariableViewer (Windows only)

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