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Inform release 4S08
Release date: 2007-03-25 12:00:00
Description of this release
Build 4S08 represents a substantial update in five respects: it fixes all known bugs - some 335 bug reports have been acted on since 4K41 and the database of open bug report forms is now empty for the first time since the public beta was released as 3K27; it introduces the first batch of improvements proposed in the January 2007 consultation document; it makes the first real reform of paragraph-spacing since 3K27; it makes the first tentative steps towards Inform 7 for Linux, though at present as a command-line system without the graphical user interface; and it is accompanied by more supporting materials than previous builds, notably free-standing documentation and a formal grammar.
The change log can be browsed here.
This is no longer the current build. Almost all users should look for the latest one. Old builds like this are unsupported, and are kept only for the benefit of people who need exactly to recreate the system as it stood in the past, perhaps to replicate an old Inform project.
Inform for Mac OS X Universal Binary for Macs running Tiger 10.4.3 or later, including Leopard 10.5. (Panther 10.3.9 is unsupported, but may work.) Your browser may automatically unzip the app once downloaded: if not, double-click the .zip file by hand. Either way, you should see the Inform application, Inform.app. Simply drag this to the computer’s Applications folder, or wherever else you like. To uninstall: Drag the application to the trash.
PC running Windows 95 or later (For Windows 95 and 98, Internet Explorer 5.0 or later must also be installed.) Click the link to download I7_5U92_Windows.exe (about 3.5 MB), and save it to your hard drive. Double click on the downloaded 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 "Add or Remove Programs" in the Control Panel, select "Inform 7" and click on "Remove".
Command line Inform built for general Linux architectures (For the following six architectures: i386, x86_64, armv5tel, ppc, s390, s390x.) 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.
Command line Inform built for Linux on i386 architecture 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.