Inform version history

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The history of releases of the Inform programming language for interactive fiction dates back to 1993. The Inform 6 compiler and Library have always been separately maintained and released.

Original
Inform
Compiler
Version


Library
Release
Inform 7
System
Version


Date


Reference


Notes
1 May 9, 1993 [1] Simultaneous release of Curses.
2 June 9, 1993 [2]
3 November 1993 [2]
4 January 1994 [2]
5 June 1994 [2]
5.5 June 1995 Last of the pre-Inform 6 releases.
6 6/1 April 29, 1996 [3] beta release. Inform is rewritten from scratch.
6.02 May 5, 1996 [4] beta release
6.03 May 13, 1996 [5] beta release
6.04 6/2 September 1996 [2][6]
6.05 September 1996 [7]
6.10 6/3 December 18, 1996 [8]
6.11 6/4 January 28, 1997 [9]
6.12 March 26, 1997 [10]
6.13 6/5 April 5, 1997 [11][12]
6/6 August 18, 1997 [13]
6/6 August 19, 1997 [14] Rerelease with tracing code removed
6/7 September 1997 [6]
6.14 September 8, 1997 [15]
6.15 March 23, 1998 [16]
6.20 December 1996 [7]
6/8 December 13, 1998 [17]
6.21 6/9 April 29, 1999 [18]
April 29, 1999 [19] Announcement of upcoming Glulx support
6/10 November 6, 1999 [20] Original release
6/10 November 13, 1999 [21] Bugfix release
6.21.1 November 24, 2000
6.21.2 August 15, 2000
6.21.3 November 6, 2002 Included support for Glulx
6.21.4 June 17, 2003
6.30 6/11 February 4, 2004 [22]
6.30.1 February 27, 2004
6.30.2 June 6, 2004
6.31 February 10, 2006 [23]
6/10N 3K27 April 30, 2006 [24][25] Public beta
3K56 May 4, 2006 [25]
3L95 May 14, 2006 [25]
3M43 May 21, 2006 [25]
3P53 June 9, 2006 [25]
3R85 June 26, 2006 [25]
3T38 July 10, 2006 [25]
6/11N 3V01 August 2, 2006 [25] Preliminary Glulx support for Inform 7
3Z95 September 14, 2006 [25]
4B91 November 10, 2006 [25]
4F59 December 21, 2006 [25]
4K40 January 23, 2007 [25]
4K41 January 23, 2007 [25] Bugfix for Mac OS X on G4 and G5 processors
4S08 March 25, 2007 [25] Fixed many bugs, incorporates ideas from external consultation, and adds preliminary Linux support
4U65 April 27, 2007 [25]
4U67 May 7, 2007 [25] Mac OS X only release
4W37 July 27, 2007 [25]
4X60 August 24, 2007 [25]
5G67 November 10, 2007 [25] First release with an official GUI for Linux
5J39 December 1, 2007 [25]
5T18 April 30, 2008 [25]
5U92 September 10, 2008 [25]
5Z71 April 18, 2009 [26]
6E59 June 12, 2010 [26]
6E72 July 1, 2010 [26]
6F95 October 25, 2010 [26]
6G60 December 23, 2010 [26]

The "N" series libraries are modified versions of the regular Inform 6 libraries with special support for Inform 7. The first modified version, 6/10N, was actually based on parts of 6/9 as well as 6/10. The goal is to eventually merge the "N" series into the main series, producing one library that can be used with both Inform 6 and Inform 7, compiling to both Z-code and Glulx.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Graham Nelson (May 9, 1993). "Announcement: INFORM Announcing "Inform", an Infocom-format compiler: ================================================". rec.arts.int-fiction. Web link. Retrieved July 3, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d e Firth, Roger. "When did Inform appear?". Inform 6: Frequently Asked Questions. 
  3. ^ Graham Nelson (April 29, 1996). "Announcing Inform 6". rec.arts.int-fiction. Web link. Retrieved July 3, 2007.
  4. ^ Graham Nelson (May 5, 1996). "Announcing Inform 6.02". rec.arts.int-fiction. Web link. Retrieved July 3, 2007.
  5. ^ Graham Nelson (May 13, 1996). "Announcing Inform 6.03". rec.arts.int-fiction. Web link. Retrieved July 3, 2007.
  6. ^ a b "Index: if-archive/infocom/compilers/inform6/library/old". The Interactive Fiction Archive. Retrieved July 3, 2007. 
  7. ^ a b "Index: if-archive/infocom/compilers/inform6/source/old". The Interactive Fiction Archive. Retrieved July 3, 2007. 
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  22. ^ Inform – Welcome – Software
  23. ^ Index: if-archive/infocom/compilers/inform6/source
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  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Change log for Inform 7". Retrieved January 24, 2009. 
  26. ^ a b c d e "Change History for Inform 7". Retrieved May 30, 2012.