The 28th of October 2020 is the pygame https://pygame.org/wiki/about 2.0
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What's the best feature of pygame 2? Maybe it's "backwards compatibility". For many, many apps pygame 2 is backwards compatible. Have an pygame app from the year 2000? It will probably work. We still have some known issues and open backwards compatibility issues(see below), but a lot of things work just as they did before. Yes, we still have python 2 support.
How does one summarize the 3306 changes since we started the pygame 2 series in July of 2018 based on patches going back to 2012 and even earlier?
That was a summary of some of the goodies in pygame 2. We will be releasing more articles and tutorials on new features as time goes on. You can also look at the previous release notes for more info (see end of this post). thank you 🎉
Probably one of the better realizations thinking about pygame on its 20th birthday is that there is a much larger group of people who have contributed to crafting pygame in recent years. Some have moved onto other things like jobs, family or writing cookbooks in the Canadian wilderness. Much respect for volunteering time to a community project like pygame.
Firstly thanks to the pygame team members who contributed to the pygame 2 series, new and old...
David Lönnhager (@dlon https://github.com/dlon) | René Dudfield (@illume https://github.com/illume) | Charles (@charlesej https://github.com/charlesej) | Dan Lawrence (@MyreMylar https://github.com/MyreMylar) | Ankith (@ankith26 https://github.com/ankith26) | Niels Thykier (@nthykier https://github.com/nthykier) | Lenard Lindstrom (@llindstrom https://github.com/llindstrom) | Sigurður Sveinn Halldórsson (@siggisv https://github.com/siggisv) | @robertpfeiffer https://github.com/robertpfeiffer | Josip Komljenović (@MightyJosip https://github.com/MightyJosip) | Travis Chang (@Reminisque https://github.com/Reminisque) | xFly_Dragon (@husano896 https://github.com/husano896) | Adam Andrews (@adamandrews1 https://github.com/adamandrews1) | (@galexandreg https://github.com/galexandreg) | Thiago Jobson (@thiagojobson https://github.com/thiagojobson) | (@mcpalmer1980 https://github.com/mcpalmer1980) | @charlesoblack https://github.com/charlesoblack | Daniel Pope (@lordmauve https://github.com/lordmauve) | Thomas Kluyver (@takluyver https://github.com/takluyver) | @e1000 https://github.com/e1000 | Andy Nguyen (@anguye13 https://github.com/anguye13) | @Starbuck5 https://github.com/Starbuck5 | Ian Mallett (@imallett https://github.com/imallett)
Equally important thank you go out to all the other contributors, some of which contributed to a community project for the first time.
Pedro de la Peña @pedrodelapena https://github.com/pedrodelapena | @lkito https://github.com/lkito | @khuang0312 https://github.com/khuang0312 | @tsadama https://github.com/tsadama | @Bottersnike https://github.com/Bottersnike | @alphaCTzo7G https://github.com/alphaCTzo7G | Amos Bastian (@amosbastian https://github.com/amosbastian) | Andrey Lopukhov (@andreyx86 https://github.com/andreyx86) | Augusto Noronha (@augusto2112 https://github.com/augusto2112) | Bernardo Sulzbach (@bernardosulzbach https://github.com/bernardosulzbach) | (@Bottersnike https://github.com/Bottersnike) | Cai Q.T. (@CAIQT https://github.com/CAIQT) | (@Cerealdragon) | (@ChrisWeissNike https://github.com/ChrisWeissNike) | (@cmtrapp02 https://github.com/cmtrapp02) | Daniel Molina (@daniel-molina https://github.com/daniel-molina) | David Caughell (@DavidCaughell) | ( @dr0id https://github.com/dr0id) | burmer (@dtschirmer https://github.com/dtschirmer) | (@IchMageBaume https://github.com/IchMageBaume) | (@LambdaGoblin https://github.com/LambdaGoblin) | François Magimel (@Linkid https://github.com/Linkid) | (@LiquidFenrir https://github.com/LiquidFenrir) | Mark Hurley (@markph0204 https://github.com/markph0204) | Marius Gedminas (@mgedmin https://github.com/mgedmin) | (@metulburr https://github.com/metulburr) | Michael Farrell (@micolous https://github.com/micolous) | Dominik George (@Natureshadow https://github.com/Natureshadow) | Nik (@nikolas) | Nunu-Willump (@Nunu-Willump) | (@pleboulanger) | Rebecca Chen (@rchen152) | (@robertpfeiffer https://github.com/robertpfeiffer) | Sett (@sw00) | @seenemikk | Nguyễn Gia Phong (@McSinyx)| Sebastian Henz | @BastiHz | Alice Lia Stapleton (@slimelia)
raphacosta27 (@raphacosta27) | Bill (@AdditionalPylons) | Gabriel Moreira (@gabsmoreira) | zoldalma999 (@zoldalma999) | amipy (@amipy) | DGMcKenney (@DGMcKenney) | Grigoris Tsopouridis ((@gtsopus)) | Ilia Gogotchuri (@Gogotchuri) | Jim Quach (@jiquach) | Aaron Li (@AaronLi) | Clark Seanor (@cruxicheiros) | K Duggan (@kduggan15) | Michał Górny (@mgorny) | Clark Seanor (@cruxicheiros) | jtoloff (@jtoloff) | 41aaronb (@41aaronb) | Prasanna Venkatesh (@hanzohasashi33) | zoldalma999 (@zoldalma999) | Nihal Mittal (@codescientist703) | leopoldwe (@leopoldwe) | Scott Noyes (@snoyes)
Vicente González Ruiz (@vicente-gonzalez-ruiz)| Douglas (@douglas-cpp) | wuzh07 (@wuzh07) | Gerardo Antonio Hagad (@ginohagad) | Evan Kanter (@evank28) | Inada Naoki (@methane) | Jani Tiainen (@jtiaicomparison) | Christian Clauss (@cclauss) | Gosha Zacharov (@Gosha) | Steven Chua (@Graphcalibur) | K Duggan (@kduggan15) | PeanutbutterWarrior (@PeanutbutterWarrior) | Nachiket Naganure (@NachiketUN) | Pierre Haou (@pierrehaou) | Daniel Gillet (@dangillet) | Stefano Rivera (@stefanor) | Andre Miras (@AndreMiras) | glennmackintosh (@glennmackintosh) | Vilhelm Prytz (@vilhelmprytz) | DotMars (@DotMars) | Gabriel Duque (@zuh0) | Mark Hurley (@markph0204 https://github.com/markph0204) | Henrik Petersson (@hnrkcode) | Grigoriy (@flaambe) | Matt Sheppard (@mampersat) | s0lst1ce (@s0lst1ce) | Norman Packard (@nhpackard) | peanutbutterandcrackers (@peanutbutterandcrackers)
A special thanks to all the people who help out others. From making videos, to answering questions, to writing guides (and even whole books). MyreMylar, MichaelCPalmer, jtiai, claudeb, DaFluffyPotato, Rabbid76, The Big Kahuna, sloth, Kingsley, ... and lots of other people. Thanks to the mods on forums, chat rooms and Q&A sites. Special thanks to Zireael07 for cheering on pull requests that people make 🎉 Thanks to people adding support and integration to libraries and tools like pgzero(lordmauve and co), Mu Editor (Nicholas and team), and pymunk (Victor Blomqvist). Very many people have contributed by reporting issues. This is fantastic help for people 👏 👏 👏 Without these issue reports and help in testing bugs and new features many parts simply wouldn't work. Thanks to the SDL folk, to the fluidsynth crew, to numpy devs (Matti and co), python for android, pypy project, and the python community at large. Thanks to the folks running game jams like ludumdare(Mike), pyweek(lordmauve), and alakajam. Thanks to renpytom for pygame subset for android and pygame_sdl2, thanks to Marcus von Appen for pysdl2. Thanks to people sharing your work with others on the pygame website, or on places like the pygame reddit, discord, or youtube. Thanks to the kind folk who work on packaging pygame from Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, FreeBSD, and piwheels (@bennuttall). Thanks for the people teaching and learning with pygame all over the world. Last but not least... a very special thanks to everyone we've missed that should be listed here.
Really. Thank you (you). Thanks. Known issues
We have an up to date list of issues marked with the Compatibility Python 2 https://github.com/pygame/pygame/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3A%22Co... label. These are compatibility issues where something worked in pygame 1, but doesn't work in pygame 2.
At the time of writing this included:
We've already investigated many of these issues, and even have some work in progress on some of them. If you're particularly interested in one of them please let us know. Also if you have any issues with your existing apps, we are very interested in finding out.
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Happy pygame 20th birthday all! 🎉 🍰 🥳