Release Notes for V0.4.7

Greetings, community!

We are excited to announce a few improvements to your SDK and Motoko experience this week! Please note that you can always find these notes as well at:

  • You can now start the Motoko language services using dfx ide.
  • Better support for IDL canister arguments:
    • Support for unicode escape, e.g. \u{10ffff}\0a
    • Number can be either decimal or hex with 0x prefix. Can insert _ in between digits (e.g. 1_000_000).
    • Short-hand: omit null for variant; omit label for record;
  • Oneway awaits. Previously, oneway shared functions could not await/try/throw from within their bodies.
  • NEW colored logo! Try on a dark background for maximum pizzazz.