For the second time, Godot took part in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) programme, which lets students from all over the world work for three months on specific projects thanks to a Google stipend. We had 8 students working for on great new features all around the engine, and in this third and last progress report, they outline the final state of their GSoC work, how to use it (when relevant) and future steps that they might envision for the feature they worked on.
The past two years, the project kept growing at a steady pace. One of the most important consequences of this growth process is that our GitHub issue tracker has exploded with ideas, proposals and bug reports.
Work on porting the rendering engine to Vulkan continues at a steady pace.
UDP multicast support, WebSocket updates, demos, a new tutorial.
Godot takes part in the Google Summer of Code for the second year, and this time we have 8 students working on awesome features for the engine. With the programme coming close to an end, they each share their recent progress since the first report with a short devlog. A final report will be posted in coming weeks with an overview of the work done and how to get started using the features they worked on.
In our latest episode, I was just barely getting Vulkan to work. A month later, many things happened!
For the second year in a row, we're graciously hosted by the Game Industry Conference (GIC) organizers to have our own GodotCon in Poznań, Poland on 16 & 17 October 2019, the two days before GIC. And to complete the week, we will also have a Godot Sprint on 14 & 15 October 2019, for all Godot contributors to meet, work together and exchange on development topics.
Godot takes part in the Google Summer of Code for the second year, and this time we have 8 students working on awesome features for the engine. They each share their project aim and current progress with a short devlog. This common progress report is split over two blog posts for readability. This post covers work on rewriting the light mapper (Joan Fons Sanchez), a static analyzer for GDScript (Suhas Prasanna), motion matching (Aditya Abhiram) and asynchronous cached file access (Raghav Shankar).
Godot takes part in the Google Summer of Code for the second year, and this time we have 8 students working on awesome features for the engine. They each share their project aim and current progress with a short devlog. This common progress report is split over two blog posts for readability. This post covers work on VCS integration (Twarit Waikar), interactive music (Daniel Matarov), a GDScript language server (Ankit Priyarup) and Visual Script improvements (Swarnim Arun).
Godot 3.2 will bring Android support to C# users, which can already be tried in the master branch and will soon be available in Godot 3.2 alpha 1. Moreover, the editor code for the Mono module was converted from C++ to C#, making it easier to extend.
Godot 2.1.6 is a maintenance update for users of Godot's older 2.1 stable branch. It fixes a few platform-specific bugs, and updates Android and iOS export templates to match new requirements of Google Play and the Apple Store.
Godot 3.2 will see ARKit and Oculus Go/Quest support coming to Godot. ARCore and Valve Index support is not far behind.
While the rest of the Godot contributors are focused on finalizing 3.2 for release, I'm almost exclusively dedicated to porting the engine to Vulkan, as part of the 4.0 release effort. This is so far an exciting adventure and I'm learning a lot about it.
WebRTC for the High Level Multiplayer API is here! Featuring a fully peer to peer mesh network. Documentation is now available for WebRTC classes, a tutorial and two new demos has been added.
We're starting a series of docs sprints once again to make Godot's reference and documentation as good as they can be! Together, we can improve everyone's experience using the engine.