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Test-drive OpenSesame 2.8.2 (2nd maintenance release)

edited June 2014 in OpenSesame

The next maintenance release of OpenSesame (2.8.2) will be released soon and a pre-release is available for your test-driving pleasure:

OpenSesame 2.8.2 is the second maintenance release in the 2.8 series. If you are upgrading from 0.27.4 or earlier, please also read the 2.8.0 release notes.


Thanks to Daniel Schreij (@dschreij) for his code contributions (as always!).



  • Improve support for psycho back-end on OSX
  • Improve support for multiprocessing on OSX
  • Open experiments by dropping on the overview area
  • Add fallback pool folder to facilitate versioning
  • Allow margins, spacing, and theme to be specified in form_multiple_choice plug-in (#255)
  • Safely convert messages to unicode in item.log()

Bugs fixed

  • Fix autosave folder dialog on OSX (#250)
  • Fix sampler crashing on filenames with special characters (#244)
  • All items set time_[item name] variables (#243)
  • Do not crash on purely numeric text when using bi-direction language
    support (#253)

  • Correctly evaluate conditional statements with special characters

  • Fixed confusion in tab manager when saving while having an open and modified item script

Windows packaging

  • Update included libraries. See modules() output below.
  • Includes a slightly patched version of PsychoPy 1.80.05 that addresses an important issue with keypress timestamps.
OpenSesame 2.8.2~pre6
Python 2.7.6 (default, Nov 10 2013, 19:24:18) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
OpenCV is not available
OpenCV2 2.4.9
QProgedit 1.3.2
Expyriment 0.7.0 (Revision 7a6b73d; Python 2.7.6)
NumPy 1.8.1
PIL is available (version is unknown)
PsychoPy 1.80.05-opensesame-2
PyAudio 0.2.7
PyGame 1.9.1release
Pyglet 1.1.4
PyOpenGL 3.0.2
PyQt 4.10.4
PySerial 2.7
python-bidi 0.3.4
python-markdown 2.4
SciPy 0.13.3

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