Unity 2018.2 Released

New version of popular cross platform engine brings cool new features and updates
11 July 2018   1354

The developers published an update of the game engine Unity. According to the team, the new version is mostly devoted to improvements in rendering and mobile development.

The update improves and optimizes the performance of the two components of the Scriptable Render Pipeline: Lightweight Render Pipeline (LWRP) and High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP) tools.

  • LWRP controls the loading and storage of tiles, optimizing the memory of the device, so that high performance is achieved even on weak hardware and in high-load applications in virtual reality;
  • HDRP includes various improvements in image quality and visual effects to create cinematic images on powerful platforms such as PCs and game consoles.

Both functions are still in early access and are not recommended for commercial use.

In addition, Shader Graph - a tool for visual creation of shaders without programming skills - now supports both components of Scriptable Render Pipeline. It also received an improved interface for interaction and several new features.

With the new version of the engine, users will be able to download files with .java extensions into the project without the need to collect separate libraries in Android Studio. They will be recognized as Unity plug-ins and compiled into an executable file. Also engine now officially supports Android-applications with 64-bit architecture, which means projects can use more than 4 GB of RAM.

In addition, developers have added the ability to debug managed code on iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, UWP and PS4.

LineageOS Team to Report on Project Updates

Since March, the number of assemblies provided by the project replaced CyanogenMode has increased to 36 devices
03 July 2019   507

The developers of the LineageOS project, which replaced CyanogenMod after abandoning the project of Cyanogen Inc, published a report on the development of the LineageOS 16 branch based on the Android 9 platform. Since March, the number of assemblies provided by the project has increased to 36 devices. Recent changes are noted:

  • AOSP’s Night Display now controls night mode (on recent devices only, such as those with a Snapgragon 820 or more recent)
  • LiveDisplay remains available for all its other features
  • The volume panel can now be expanded to control all the various volume streams
  • The volume panel can now be optionally relocated to the left
  • Expanded quick settings are back
  • Detailed views for the following tiles are available: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, Location, Profiles
  • New default wallpaper and a new wallpapers app with many new, and old, wallpapers
  • Other than the usual nature, urban and abstract themed wallpapers, monochromatic and gradients wallpapers are now available
  • Privacy Guard now supports apps in the Work Profile
  • It’s possible to add up to two LockScreen shortcuts again
  • Circle battery is back after being missing since LineageOS 13.0
  • Notification ringtone level can be unlinked from phone calls ringtone level
  • GPS battery saving mode can now be enabled from the Settings
  • Vim has been updated to version 8.1
  • Nano has been updated to version 4.2
  • Fixed issue were using certain private DNS caused devices to crash thanks to backported fix from Q
  • Support for bluetooth SBC DualChannel HD has been added (both 15.1 and 16.0)
  • Performance improvements for Eleven (music player app) (both 15.1 and 16.0)
  • Updated call recording configurations (both 15.1 and 16.0)

Additionally, developers mark the termination of the formation of assemblies LineageOS 15.1 for Google Nexus 4, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Nvidia Shield Tablet, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9 + and ZTE Axon 7.

Get more info at official website.