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  1. (Website/Documentation) Link to latest version of the manuals from inform7.com instead of outdated versions.

    The version of the “Writing with Inform” manual at http://inform7.com/learn/man/index.html is still from 6G60. It does not match the new manual that comes with the 6L02 download.

    This is very confusing for people trying to use the online documentation.

    "The Recipe Book" at http://inform7.com/learn/man/Rindex.html also seems to be outdated; its ToC includes an Alphabetical Index of Examples that the 6L02 version does not.

    Both manuals are linked from http://inform7.com/learn/manuals/.

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    • Allow constants I7 constants to be linked to I6 constants

      Currently you can define constants only for kinds of value in Inform 7. You can define variables and objects with the "translates into I6" syntax, but you can't use that to define them with a I6 constants. Well variables can, but they're not treated as constants in I7, and you can't use them in tables for example. You can't define an object constant by the translates syntax because you'll get an I6 error about using the name twice. It would be useful to be able to bring an I6 constant into I7, especially if it's not limited to kinds of…

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      • Allow custom relation to specify object tree structures

        Object tree structures are the most efficient in Inform, but they are limited to only the built in relations. If you have relations between non-model world things it would be potentially possible to use object tree structures for those relations. This would help to model the Flexible Windows system, and probably for conversation models too.

        I don't think this functionality should be exposed directly to Inform 7, but if those relations were defined in the template code rather than in ni itself, then it might be possible to add extra relations which use the object tree.

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        • Implement Lucene Search Index with Web Results

          Lucene is an open source search index library that provides a relatively simple and cross platform method of creating a search index and offering custom results.

          For the IDE's, the index could contain all of the documentation with links. When a user searches, the results could show (instantly) in a separate html based tab.

          This would dramatically improve searching in both code and documentation.

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          • Provide a general forum for feedback on the documentation

            Currently it seems as though the only formal ways to leave feedback on the documentation are to make a report on mantis or to make a uservoice suggestion. But mantis reports are only for outright mistakes, and uservoice suggestions are too weighty and inconvenient for minor suggestions, especially given that we only have ten votes. Whereas complaints on intfiction.org aren't guaranteed to be read.

            So it would be nice to have a centralized place to give feedback about the documentation. Perhaps some sort of comment form on the individual documentation pages would be convenient?

            (The specific issue I wanted to…

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            • (IDE/Win) Add a "search in Documentation" option in context menu

              In internet surfing I use quiet often the select-the-text and mouse-right-button mechanism to launch searchs (google searchs).

              It would be great to have a similar feature in the Source tab.

              (Actually I select the text, copy it, paste it in doc-search-textbox and then press return key)

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              • (Publishing) Release along with extensions

                Add a release option "Release along with the extension Foo by John Doe" that would add the extension to the generated web page and to the release folder.

                The "release along with the source text" option might not be enough to provide a full compileable project. The story might use story-specific extensions that are not in the Public Library or the source text might be split into extensions, especially now when it's possible to use project-specific extensions.

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                • GNU GPL

                  Apply the GNU GPL/LGPL license to GNOME Inform 7 in order to exponentialize the work that users can do.

                  :)

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                  • There needs to be install packages for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the Inform Site!

                    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is supported and used until 2017. The Ubuntu 14.x packages that are on the Inform Site do not work with 12.04. So I humbly suggest that there should be install packages for both 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04. Of the current May release, of course. Thanks!

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                    • note unknown (uniquely occurring) words in certain compiler errors

                      There are certain compiler errors that are often produced by typographical errors. It would be nice if the Inform 7 compiler were able to detect that one of the words in the offending line appeared nowhere else in the code, and issue a comment like "It looks as though 'tchochke' appears nowhere else in your code; is it perhaps misspelled?"

                      This would save me some time staring at a particularly tricky syntax and trying to figure out where it went wrong when the mistake was that I left out the second t in "tchotchke" (admittedly choosing a word I can't…

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                      • Make directions more compact in manual..

                        Make it easier to get a gist of what the program can do. I am so lost.. :/

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                        • Give us each 100 Uservoice votes

                          Or 75... or at least 30.

                          I've seen other Uservoice forums do this, so I know it's possible. There's so many suggestions here, so many of them are so good, and suggestions are so rarely closed, that I don't understand why I can only vote for 10—or fewer, if I want to extra-vote anything. Commenting on something is useful, but not really a replacement: I believe voted-on suggestions send the user email updates, while commented-on suggestions do not, for example. (And with months or years passing between posting and status update, that can actually be a fairly big deal.)

                          Personally,…

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                          • Windows phone 8

                            There should be a port of Inform to another more portable system than a computer and windows phone 8 would probably be the best option, as many people are starting to use it and they have no where near as many rules as iOS.

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                            • Allow music to be played if not possible.

                              I'd like to have background music.. :)

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                              • Show a list of recent projects on the splash page

                                The splash page currently lets you start a new project, open the most recent project, or browse to open another project. The third option is alright if your projects are all in the one place, but if they're not it's a bit of a nuisance. Instead, a list of the most recent 5 or so projects could be shown for you to choose between (still with the option to browse if needed.)

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                                • Force Turns

                                  H,I'm a newbie trying to write my first inform 7 game I have looked at the extensions available Unless I have missed something it does not seem possible to force a turn while awaiting user input at the command prompt. My suggestion is this that every new command prompt should start a global timer which is reset every new prompt.
                                  My characters story opens with him lying semi-concious on a beach. if no user input input is received after say one minute then I would like to be able to force a turn and say "Time passes.." and bring up…

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                                  • (Responses) Provide a way of tagging which responses are parser errors

                                    In adapting the Standard Rules and extensions for Inform 6L02, we've followed the convention that parser error messages to the player (rather than to/about the protagonist) should remain second person and present tense, or else be phrased as neutrally as possible, rather than adapting to the viewpoint used for other messages.

                                    However, some authors are concerned about a potentially confusing shift between second person and other persons of narration; others would like to be able to make systematic changes to how all parser errors are shown, for instance by setting them off in brackets or italics, or instructing Vorple to…

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                                    • Make the IDE have night time themes for my tired eyes?

                                      I'd like a dark room type theme. :)

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                                      • Allow extension documentation to be written in markdown

                                        The formatting for extension documentation is pretty sucky. The headings formats are incompatible with the main source text, and there is little else that's possible. It would be nice if extension documentation could be written in markdown, or even just allow HTML. The old way of including source code (indentation) should still be supported however.

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                                        • Display the documentation heading with CSS fixed positioning

                                          The heading of the documentation would be much more useful if it had CSS fixed positioning, so that it was always visible.

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