The new 4.0 release is great, but I didn't want to upgrade to it because I was worried about the runtime incompatibility. Well, today my 3.x editor refused to start, telling me it was out of date and I had to reinstall it. So I went to my license page and did that, but the only link there was for the 4.0 version.
The new editor is awesome, but this upgrade forced me to re-export all of my assets and upgrade the spine-cpp runtime in my engine. Fortunately, the upgrade was as easy as checking out the 4.0 tag, and it built without so much as a compiler warning.
But this got me concerned about future compatibility issues.
- Is there a place that I can download old versions of the editor? (or at least a stripped down export-only CLI)
- Are there plans to add legacy/versioned export options to newer editors?
Without that, I'm basically forced to constantly update all of my projects with spine runtime releases, otherwise I lose the ability to rebuild my project from source in the future (unless I commit previously-exported assets, in which case I lose the ability to modify assets)