Haxe Roundup № 449

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Haxe Roundup. Haxe is a high level, strictly typed programming language and cross-compiler.

Community Updates

News and Articles

  • The next Haxe Summit in Seattle is scheduled for 8th-10th May 2019.
  • Josefiene Pertosa has annoucented via Twitch a new online Haxe event called HaxeUp Sessions. Its scheduled for the 13th of October, with talks by Simon Krajewski, Robert Konrad, Dan Korostelev, Aleksandr Kuzmenko, Juraj Kirchheim and possibly Nicolas Cannasse. 👏
  • tink_unittest now supports benchmarking!. 🌟
  • [advice] Exploring Haxe for a possible game port to HTML5 thats still in active development.
  • Unicode in Haxe 4.
  • New Haxe compiler plugin: Coro, which adds generic coroutines, with built-in support for async/await and generators. [github]. 🌟

Upcoming Events & Talks

  • David Mouton will be talking at this years BDX.io about “Haxe 2018 : plus t’en mets plus t’en as”, in Bordeaux, 9th Novemeber 2018.
  • Add an upcoming event about Haxe.

Job Offers & Bounties


  • Add a video related to Haxe.

Code Examples

Previews & Demos

Open Source

  • Polymod now has an official hscript framework support.
  • The recent Polymod refactor now allows you to slot in custom backends, currently OpenFL, Lime and NME are supported with Heaps and Kha support in the works.

Closed Source

  • Original Flash game vs the Haxe port screen.

Some Library Releases

Framework Updates

  • [kha] Kha puts HashLink on Android merged. 🌟

People & Projects to support

  • Lubos & contributors are creating Armory, an open source 3D game engine in Blender.
  • OpenFL is creating free open source software.
  • HaxeUI is creating an open source user interface libraries.
  • HaxeFlixel is creating an open source, cross plaform 2D game engine.
  • Slava Ra is creating improvements for FlashDevelop and HaxeDevelop.
  • Mark Knol is working on Haxe and its documentation.
  • Dan Korostelev is working on the Haxe compiler.
  • Lewis Lepton is creating tutorials, code and videos.
  • Ilya Malanin is creating improvements for the Haxe IntelliJ IDEA plugin.
  • Eric Bishton is creating the Haxe plugin for IntelliJ IDEA.
  • Will Blanton is creating HaxeFlixel tutorials.
  • Matthew Wallace is creating Haxe By Example tutorials.
  • August Late is creating unique 2D lighting tech.

Updates from the Haxe core

Current Proposals & Discussions

Core Changes

84~ commits have been made to Haxe compiler in the last week.

  • Move JQuery and SWFObject to HaxeLib issue. 👏
  • Remove -D old_browser which only affects Json merged.
  • Restrict @:hack to externs merged.
  • Add @:semantics to deal with native semantics merged. 🌟
  • Add @:using which allows type-level static extensions merged.
  • The eval target now uses UTF-8 instead of UCS-2 merged.
  • Add ReadOnly array type pull request.
  • Allow enums to be used as default args pull request. 🌟
  • Support inline call() and inline new C() expressions pull request. 🌟

You can get started using the latest features by downloading a nightly build of Haxe.

Take it easy everyone and have a good week!