SDK 1.10.14 Release

Happy new year everyone! We’re starting off the new year with a fresh release. This release updates the engine with support for Python 3.12, improvements to the shader system, and a wide range of bug fixes. Upgrading is recommended.

Go ahead and download the new release, or upgrade it with pip install -U panda3d if you have installed it using pip. The full list of changes follows below:

API

  • Accept bytes object in DatagramOutputFile.write_header()
  • Add missing clear_color() method to CardMaker
  • Add file_version properties to BamFile and BamWriter, mirroring BamReader
  • Add missing method for getting current display mode index (#1550)

Shader Generator

  • Add support for perspective points (#1440)
  • Implement remaining missing TexGenAttrib modes (#1437)
  • Fix support for hardware point sprites
  • Support missing texture types: cube map arrays, 1D arrays, buffer textures

Rendering

  • Add texconst_i input for Cg shaders to access TexGenAttrib constants
  • Fix bug when same texture is used with different TexGenAttrib modes
  • OpenGL 3.2+/ES: Correctly handle 4-component texcoords in default shader
  • DX9: fix bugs setting some kinds of shader inputs
  • OpenGL: guard against exceeding max supported vertex attribute stride
  • Add missing handling for 1D array textures in Cg shaders
  • OpenGL: improve handling of SM5 Cg shaders
  • Fix p3d_LightModel.ambient not updating properly
  • Work around wireframe rendering bug in Panfrost drivers
  • Fix assertion error when preparing texture fails
  • Fix image load/store support in GLES 3.1 (set gl-immutable-texture-storage)

Windowing

  • Windows: Fix issues switching fullscreen while maximized (#1469)
  • macOS: Fix undecorated setting ignored when switching back to windowed mode
  • macOS: Fix window sizing bug when simultaneously changing undecorated
  • macOS: Fix black bar when switching to fullscreen with Z-Order set to Top
  • macOS: Squelch secure restorable state warning on macOS 14 “Sonoma”
  • X11: Fix crash on shutdown when using custom cursor
  • EGL: Fix invalid operation error when using headless pbuffer
  • EGL: Add support for resizing (offscreen) pbuffers
  • Windows: Message loop is no longer disabled when using tk with threaded draw
  • Windows: Fix handling of invalid raw mouse devices

Deployment

  • Fix crash when running executable built with Python 3.11 (#1423)
  • Fix for thirdparty packages that use delvewheel (#1492)
  • Strip .abi3.so suffix from libraries
  • Silently ignore missing hidden imports
  • Add missing hidden imports for setuptools and shapely
  • Show better error message when targeting no-longer-supported platforms
  • Fix issues running pfreeze on macOS
  • Fix crash using on arm64 systems with 16 KiB pages (eg. Asahi Linux)
  • Fix error using bam_model_extensions with bdist_apps

Pipeline

  • Support reading .bmp files with RLE8 compression
  • Fix wrong magfilter being written by egg-palettize (#1585)
  • Fix memory leaks when writing TIFF files
  • Fix hang in .egg loader when <Collide> used with <Line> (#1515)
  • Add assimp-disable-extensions config var (see #1537)
  • Fix assert/crash when reading multiple recorders from bam file (#1561)

Build

  • Add support for building with Python 3.12
  • macOS .dmg are now built as HFS+ for 10.9 compatibility (#1502)
  • Don’t use RTTI features in headers when building with -fno-rtti
  • Fix some new compiler warnings
  • Fix compile errors with some versions of png.h
  • Work around GCC 13.2 bug compiling interrogate-generated code (#1580)
  • Support building with LibreSSL on Windows (#1503)
  • Fix some issues in anticipation of Python 3.13+ (#1523, #1526)
  • More robust parsing of version in setup.cfg (incl. #1539)
  • Avoid using deprecated distutils module (#1549)
  • Add _d suffix to .pyd files when building debug build on Windows (#1566)

Miscellaneous

  • Fix bug causing textures to sometimes be randomly downloaded
  • Fix PStats Python profiling exception when using metaclasses (#1505)
  • Fix segfault when ConnectionRepository is verbose (#1430)
  • Fix broken minusnode icon in dmodels (#1449)
  • Fix wrong delete operator in ARToolKit
  • Fix crash when encountering corruption in OpenAL stream (#1452)
  • Fix SimpleHashMap error reporting at static init time
  • Fix assorted code issues, typos, and Python 2-isms in direct tree
  • Code size reductions for interrogate-generated bindings
  • Assorted docstring corrections and additions
  • Interrogate supports explicit cls parameter for static methods
  • Interrogate: fix enum scope issue
  • Don’t assume presence of softspace attribute on files in directnotify
  • Use importlib.metadata (not pkg_resources) for entry points in Python 3.8+

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