Inform 7 version 6E59

Inform 6E59 is available for Windows and Mac OS X. The release of the Linux IDE will, alas, likely take some days longer, thanks to some computer troubles plaguing our Linux maintainer, Philip Chimento.

The new build makes fairly extensive changes, and may be expected to alter the behavior of just about any work in progress. Therefore, we recommend keeping a backup before attempting to update extant code to work with the new build. (Always a good idea, but especially so in this case.) The change log is here; especially likely to affect WIP output is the section labeled “Actions in the Standard Rules”, which handles a large number of changes to the default behavior of standard actions.

Extensions are gradually being updated for 6E59 as well.