April development update

The next version of Inform 7 is nearly ready. On April 28th, a full change log will be posted, and the download link for the new release will be posted that day or shortly after.

The new build tidies up the user interface and makes it easier to publish Inform works to the web, including the ability to release to a website containing a fully working copy of the story which plays in a browser via the Parchment interpreter. The Inform language has many restrictions removed, and becomes more expressive in talking about kinds, phrases, relations and so on. More than 250 bug reports have been closed, and the Standard Rules have been rewritten to make the default behaviour of some of the everyday actions a little closer to what today’s authors normally want (automatically opening doors, handling TAKE ALL more naturally, and so on).