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Inform release 6M62
Release date: 2015-12-24 11:51:49
Description of this release
This is for the most part a maintenance release of Inform, incorporating fixes for nearly 300 issues reported with the previous build, but there are also minor language improvements. The user interface for Mac OS X now supports Extension projects, and a new animated Testing panel replaces the old Skein and Transcript.
The two manuals for Inform, "Writing with Inform" and "The Inform Recipe Book", are included in the application itself, but they can also be downloaded as an EPUB.
Inform for Mac OS X For 64-bit Macs running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later. This should include all Macs manufactured in 2009 or later, and some earlier models. (Build 6L38 was the last to support 32-bit Macs.) To uninstall: Drag the application to the trash.
Inform for Windows Installer for all versions of Windows from Windows XP Service Pack 3 with Internet Explorer 8 onwards. (It may run on earlier versions of Windows, but these have not been tested and are unsupported.) Double click on the downloaded executable file to start installation. For most users the default install parameters are what is required, so just keep clicking "Next" until the install has completed. An entry for "Inform 7" will appear in the Start Menu, from which Inform can be run. To uninstall: Go to "Uninstall a program" in the Control Panel, select "Inform 7" and click on "Uninstall".
Command line Inform built for Linux on x86_64, i386, ppc32, and arm6 (hardfloat only, e.g. Raspberry Pi) architectures CLI Inform for Linux is supplied as a gzipped tar. Once this is opened, installation instructions can be found in the file INSTALL, and operational instructions in README or the manual page installed by the Inform installer. This is an assembly of a command-line interface written in Perl together with independent command-line tools.
Inform for Gnome on Linux, packaged for Fedora 22 (64-bit version) (This is a .rpm archive.) Double-click on the downloaded file. You will be asked whether you want to install the file; click "Install" to proceed and enter your administrator password. After the installation finishes, Inform 7 will appear in your applications.
Inform for Gnome on Linux, packaged for Ubuntu 15.10 (64-bit version) (This is a .deb package.) Double-click on the downloaded file to open Ubuntu Software Center. Click "Install" or "Upgrade". Inform 7 will be available in your applications after the installation has finished.
Inform for Gnome on Linux, packaged for Debian Wheezy (64-bit version) (This is a .deb archive.) Right-click on the downloaded package and click "Open With Software Install", then click "Install". Type your administrator password when asked for authentication. After the installation finishes, Inform 7 will appear in your applications.