Release 0.5.7

Version 5 Testing

May 16, 2020

Foundry Virtual Tabletop - Beta 0.5.7 Update Notes

Hi everyone I'm thrilled to release Foundry Virtual Tabletop Beta 0.5.7, a minor update which is a stable Beta release for all Patreon supporters and Foundry license owners. Most importantly, this release marks a huge milestone, this is the last Foundry VTT update for Patreon supporters. Every update after this one will require a purchased license key to obtain. For everyone who supported the Foundry project during Beta I would like to personally thank you, regardless of whether you supported for one month, or for 22. It's been an incredible journey to get to this point and I would not have made it here without the Foundry community. I can share a few basic data points which highlight what an incredible whirlwind journey it has been:

I find these numbers pretty hard to believe, so I feel very fortunate to have made it this far with so many of you involved!

Overview of Changes

This stable update includes all of the changes from the 0.5.6 Update, if you are updating directly from 0.5.5 or earlier I advise you to read through those update notes first. The theme for this update revolves around bug fixes, adjustments, and stability improvements for the 0.5.6 changes.

I'm using a new routine of hosting a Developer Q&A on Twitch to review and showcase the new features each update. Thanks to everyone who joined me for the this installment, you can find the recorded broadcast on Twitch if you would like to watch and learn about the adjustments.

About this Update

Please read the following important reminder about this update.

Many of you have arrived recently to the Foundry community you will not yet be familiar with the version structure of software updates. This is an Beta channel build, meaning it introduces new features after there have been bug fixes and adjustments made to improve their experience. It is recommended for most users to update to this version unless it is immediately before a game session. As always, please take care to back up your critical user data before updating just in case.

How to Update

To apply this update, return Foundry Virtual Tabletop to the Configuration and Setup page and access the Update Software tab. If you wish to install this update, you must select the Beta (Stable) channel. If you are a Patreon supporter only or have not applied your purchased FVTT license, you must provide an Update Access Key which is available on Patreon.

If you have a purchased license key applied, you do not need to enter anything into the "Update Access Key" field.

After clicking Check for Update confirm that you are presented with the 0.5.7 update notes and click the Download button to begin the update process. Allow some time for this process to conclude, when it is finished your server will automatically restart (if Electron) or shut down (if Node.js).

Reporting Issues and Providing Feedback

The feedback cycle for these releases is very important. There are three good ways to provide feedback which are ordered according to my own preference:

  1. Discord Server: My preferred method to collect feedback is through our Discord server where I have created a dedicated channel for Beta 0.5.7 feedback. If you are able to join our Discord community it's the best way to engage with me directly for feedback.
  2. GitLab Tracker: You are welcome to create issue reports directly in the GitLab tracker here, but please take caution to ensure your problem has not already been reported by checking other open (and closed) issues in the upcoming milestone before creating a new report.
  3. Bug Report Form: There is an official bug report form on the official website. Please go to the following address and select "Bug Report" as your category.

Thank you all so very much for supporting my project and relying on Foundry Virtual Tabletop to bring us all together amidst health concerns and difficult times of social distancing. Please stay healthy, care for each other, and stay up to date on progress by following the project roadmap on GitLab:

New Features

Bug Fixes

Framework and API Changes

Documentation Improvements

Known Issues