World Machine has been at version 2.7.9 for years. It truly appeared that it was going to remain there and that 3.x was abandonware. However, several months ago, the sole-developer behind World Machine came out of hibernation and began working earnestly on the version 3.x code.
I know it was frustrating for third-party developers like Quadspinner to keep updating their code in pace with the new beta releases. That pain is finally over.
World Machine has given up on version numbers though. Preferring to name their releases. So now World Machine Mailbox Peak is the latest public release. I think this is a silly trend because numbers provide an inherent sense of how old or new some code is. Names don’t do that – this will be fun for a few versions but the novelty will quickly wear off.
I can’t wait to start playing with the new version.
There is even bigger news brewing in the digital terrain community – but that will be for another blog post.