A new pattern collection called "N:b1x2/s23" - I mean that the cell would need to have exactly one neighbor in two adjacent generations to be born. Neumann neighborhood doesn't support many life-like rules, as rules with b1 explode while rules without b1 are unable to grow at all. But this birth suppressing was farily effective. The rule supports all glider logic.
Another news in b2/s main collection: an interesting p3 agar. Its rows can be shifted by one cell, thus making a continuum of different patterns.
A huge pulsar puffer in "b3/s023" life is finally ready (extra 70k to the puffer archive).
A new archive: "b2/s2" rule. This is a terribly exploding rule but it gives a lot of opportunities to construct engineered patterns. In this rule it is possible to build a still-life rectangle that cannot be destroyed from inside. Here are some snapshots:
Several other archives were updated as well. There is a new collection of agars in the "seeds" rule. News in "b3/s023": I've made several ofind searches and found domino-sparkers of periods up to 6.
More new patterns in life-like rules. In "b3/s24" Nicolay Beluchenko found all line puffers with line lengths starting from 3 cells. I've found period 280 rake in "b3/s023" (based on a line puffer, which are very rarely stable here), and several c/2 components in "b2/s".
A new pattern in "b3/s24": an extensible line puffer found by Nicolay Beluchenko. I also begin to correct errors in pattern files written by Life32.
New patterns in "b3/s24" rule, including several "line" puffers - the very first ever-growing samples in this life. I've found the first ones, and Nicolay Beluchenko has developed this idea by finding several small and clean puffers.
A major update to the seeds collection, including the new c/3 diagonal spaceship by Nicolay Beluchenko. And a new archive of patterns in the "b3/s24" rule, a close relative of the Game of Life.
'M:b3/s023' archives updated: a new p80 rake found, which is much smaller than the previous ones. Also there are several new fuses in the 'spaceships and oscillators' part of the archive. '755:b34/s23' news: a period 3 wick found, but it is still to be stabilized. Note: there are still no finite p3 oscillators in this rule.
New archive: 'findings in explosive rules'. Includes several slow spaceships and low-period guns in rules with 'b2'. Update in '755:b34/s23': a new c/3 wickstretcher model.
A major update to the 'seeds' collection. Nicolay Beluchenko send 'several' items for me to put them here because he didn't have time to sew them himself - now his oscillators and lightspeed spaceships occupy about 80% of my archive ...
Now I have my WLS 0.61 working in '344:b2/s1'. Therefore, this rule (the black-and-white version) includes now infinitely many spaceships.
New archive: 'Seeds - new, fresh patterns'. Includes a c/5 spaceship, a p6 oscillator and two p4 guns. '755:b34/s23' updated with two new p2 wicks.
The first stabilized agar in '755:b34/s23'. Collection updated.
I've recompiled the famous WLS search program to work with '755:b34/s23' rule. Here are the top results: a c/3 wickstretcher of a p2 wick, which is the first known infinitely growing object in this rule, and more new p1 and p2 wicks.