v0.17.0

Date:

December 02, 2022

Contributors

A total of 32 people contributed to this release. People with a ‘+’ by their names authored a patch for the first time.

  • Alex Lembcke

  • Alexander Vázquez

  • Benjamin Hackl

  • Duc Phat +

  • Hugues Devimeux

  • Ievgen Pyrogov +

  • Isaac Beh +

  • Jeff Hanke +

  • John Hammond +

  • Jérome Eertmans +

  • Kevin Lubick

  • Kian-Meng Ang +

  • Naveen M K

  • Nick Skriloff +

  • NotWearingPants

  • Onur Solmaz +

  • OpenRefactory, Inc +

  • Owen Samuel +

  • Pavel Zwerschke +

  • Sparsh Goenka

  • Taxo Rubio

  • ad-chaos +

  • fcrozatier

  • mostly documentation +

  • vahndi +

The patches included in this release have been reviewed by the following contributors.

  • Benjamin Hackl

  • Darylgolden

  • Hugues Devimeux

  • Jan-Hendrik Müller

  • Kevin Lubick

  • Mohammed Belgoumri

  • Naveen M K

  • NotWearingPants

  • Raghav Goel

  • Sparsh Goenka

  • Tristan Schulz

  • ad-chaos

  • friedkeenan

Pull requests merged

A total of 63 pull requests were merged for this release.

Breaking changes

  • #2898: Ported improved implementation of SVGMobject from 3b1b/manim

    The implementation of SVGMobject is completely changed in this release. Manim now uses the Python library svgelements to parse SVGs, instead of trying to do it itself. The former class for SVG path objects, SVGPathMobject has been replaced (without deprecation) with VMobjectFromSVGPath.

    If you need to create a mobject from an SVG path string, you can do so via:

    import svgelements as se
    my_path_mobject = VMobjectFromSVGPath(se.Path(my_path_string))
    

    The unused class TexSymbol has been removed. The modules manim.mobject.svg.svg_path and manim.mobject.svg.style_utils became superfluous due to the rework and have been removed.

  • #3030: Added support for Python 3.11, dropped support for Python 3.7

Highlights

  • #3049: Added thematic guide for the manim-voiceover plugin

    This new thematic guide provides a brief introduction to manim-voiceover, a plugin that helps to add voiceovers to your manimations. Supports both working with your own voice as well as synthetically generated voices.

New features

Enhancements

  • #2927: Allowed networkx to return 3D layouts when passing dim=3 in the layout_config of a Graph

  • #3014: Enabled code completion for Mobject.animate() for some IDEs

    Uses a Union of the existing Generic Mobject Type T and _Animation Builder as the declared return type from Mobject.animate to improve code completion.

Fixed bugs

Changes concerning the testing system

  • #2893: Improved performance of test_threed.py

  • #2981: Implemented fallback save behavior for pytest --show_diff

  • #2982: Rewrote unstable tests for text_mobject to be non-graphical

  • #2991: Migrated os.path to pathlib.Path in tests

  • #3053: Added threshold for pixel value errors in frame comparison tests

Changes to our development infrastructure

  • #2925: CI (test-arm): Updated python version to 3.10.6

  • #2963: CI (test-arm): Always select the correct python version

  • #3029: CI: Updated actions version and added dependabot config

  • #3045: Updated python-opengl -> python3-opengl for Ubuntu CI task

Code quality improvements and similar refactors

  • #2872: Add extract_frames.py utility script to help visualize test control data

  • #2877: Fixed binder launch problem by adding missing optional notebook dependency

  • #2887: Removed empty i18n files that caused filename clashes

  • #2931: Updated mapbox-earcut

  • #2938: Suggested fixes by iCR, OpenRefactory, Inc.

  • #2954: Fixed click version string in pyproject.toml

  • #2958: Fix missing stub packages for mypy

  • #2975: Fixed broken links in README

  • #2980: Migrate more os.path to pathlib.Path

  • #2983: Fixed Windows CI Pipeline

  • #2988: Converted all types of parameters in docstrings to proper type annotations

  • #2994: Fixed segmentation faults from doctests under Python 3.10

  • #2995: Added encoding to open in utils.text_file_writing

  • #3032: Bump jupyter-core from 4.11.1 to 4.11.2

  • #3033: Bump pillow from 9.2.0 to 9.3.0

  • #3054: Removed unused GraphicalUnitTester

New releases

  • #3023: Prepared new release: v0.17.0