1.7.0 released!

This major release introduces tons of cool new features. As it
is highly experimental, it is not recommended for production use.

  • Support for running Panda3D apps in a browser via web plugin
  • Fully automatic shadow mapping
  • Easy to use distribution and packaging framework
  • Integrated support for NVIDIA PhysX
  • Support for GLSL shaders
  • Geometry shaders, both in Cg and GLSL
  • Improved Cg support
  • Hardware geometry instancing support
  • Runtime fullscreen toggle
  • Unix/X11 resolution querying/switching support
  • Experimental Unix/X11 support for relative mouse mode (via xf86dga)
  • New, cleaner import conventions, replacing PandaModules
  • Parallax mapping
  • Support for OpenGL ES 1 and 2
  • Experimental Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
  • New collision solid: box
  • Working FreeBSD support
  • Blur / Sharpen postprocessing filter
  • Many improvements to the Shader Generator
  • Fixes and improvements to DistributedObject network system
  • New AI libraries
  • Added MeshDrawer2D
  • Most Panda objects now work with the pickle/cPickle and copy modules.
  • Windows build now compiled for Python 2.6
  • Tons of new features and bugfixes

cool yeah!!!

Cool! …downloading…
Looks like the manual is not available packed for download anymore - is it still in developement?

Oh, forgot the manual and reference. I’ll do that tomorrow.

If i can help…

YAY! 1.7.0 *me let the update manager run" great job!

Congratulations on getting this out at long last :smiley:

Congratulations to all of you involved in getting this release out, and also for the new website. Between the two of them Panda is now giving a much better impression than it was as recently as a month ago. With a bit of luck panda will now attract an even larger user base, with all the advantages that brings:-D

Yes indeed - thanks to everyone’s hard work in getting this release completed.

Is it the one from “Snapshot builds”?

I don’t need that but looks cool.

Lazy me can use shadows now, thanks.



Is it removed completely?


Wow, how much time did you spend on this one? :open_mouth:


Thanks to everyone involved into this release, seems very yummy :slight_smile:

Good work!

missing modules?

I’m having problems with the ubuntu 32 bit build. First I was getting libcg.so problems so I had to download the nvidia toolkit. I’m surprised the deb didn’t require nvidia-toolkit as a dependency when I installed panda 1.7. Will this be a problem for other people trying to run my game online?

After I got the toolkit, I still get

Known pipe types:
(all display modules loaded.)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)

I have ffmpeg installed, and all the examples run now, but what are these errors?

I am also getting those exact errors. They are related to openAL. You can use fmod for now.

Ah, sorry about that. Usually the dpkg system automatically adds dependencies. I’ll manually add this one then.

Nope, it does not affect the runtime.

These are errors in the audio implementation, not from Panda. I get these too, but I think you can safely ignore them. They are from pulseaudio or something like that.

big thanks. there are some VERY interesting new features in this release.

Great! I guess everything is okay then, but why are audio errors coming up when the audio isn’t even initialized, like in most of the demos?

rdb, sorry for picking at the problems before thanking you for the great new release. Thanks a lot!

Thanks for this update !

I’ve just fixed the Ubuntu debs - the nvidia-cg-toolkit dependency is added.

No, the PhysX integration is functional on 32-bits Linux as well. Even in the web plugin environment.

Thanks go to enn0x for writing the PhysX integration.

No, read the blog post. We do care about backward compatibility. We’re not Apple. :slight_smile:

Because the audio library is always loaded, unless you specify this in Config.prc:

audio-library-name null

gives devs a standing o