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Release notes for 2.9.6

OpenSesame 2.9.6 is the sixth maintenance release in the 2.9 series. If you are upgrading from 2.8.3 or earlier, please also read the 2.9.0 release notes.


Thanks to Joshua Snell (@Klemtonius) and Jarik den Hartog (@JdenHartog) for their code contributions.



  • Use the same default logfile in opensesamerun and opensesame
  • srbox plugin: turn off all lights on init
  • srbox plugin: don't search (non-existent) COM0 on Windows
  • Add visual drop indicator

Bugs fixed

  • Refresh file pool when opening experiment from command line (#320)
  • Fix unicode bugs when launching opensesame and opensesamerun from command line (#323)
  • Inform experiment of response variables in form_base plugin (#325)
  • Refresh variable inspector on program start
  • Clear variables and comments before parsing item-definition strings (#324)
  • Fix timeout issue in (deprecated) text_input plugin
  • Fix libsrbox example docstring

Windows packaging

OpenSesame 2.9.6
Python 2.7.8 (default, Jun 30 2014, 16:03:49) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
OpenCV is not available
OpenCV2 2.4.10
QProgedit 2.1.0
Expyriment  (Revision ; Python 2.7.8)
NumPy 1.9.1
PIL is available (version is unknown)
PsychoPy 1.80.05-opensesame-1
PyAudio 0.2.8
PyGame 1.9.1release
PyGaze 0.5.0~opensesame3
Pyglet 1.1.4
PyOpenGL 3.1.0
PyQt 4.11.3
PySerial 2.7
python-bidi 0.3.4
python-markdown 2.5.2
SciPy 0.14.0
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