Jan 22, 2010 3:57 pm
Last edited Jan 22, 2010 3:59 pm by Kayle
Off the Edge of the Map
JoinedMar 21, 2006
So, I've seen it talked about a couple times, and it's time to really face the music. I found some new drive to get some things done, and I'm going to try and drag that over here as well as for Elysium and SW:TSW. So here we go.
What do we want to do about the state of things here? THe Star Wars bases are very much neglected and in need of a good clean-up, but there seems to be an over all lack of desire to see it done. Most people seem more interested in what I'm going to do with the code from SW:TSW at the moment, then what needs to be done to SWFotEFUSS and SWRFUSS. Let me state for the record, that AT THIS TIME, I have no intention of releasing the code for SW:TSW. Does this mean it won't ever be released? No. There is a good chance that somewhere down the line it will be released. But that time is not now. Nor is it in the immediate future. I'm building 90% of the core "Star Warsy" features for that mud completely from scratch. It's using code copied from SWR/SWFotE atm, but that was to just get it running until I could actually finish writing the new stuff. (The staff, especially the wife, was getting whiny. >.>) So I need a consensus. Are people willing to help me fix SWRFUSS and SWFotEFUSS? Or should they be decommissioned, and put in an "official" inactive state? How many people actually want to see SW:TSW's code released?
On to the topic where I think I'll get the most input...
What should we do with this? It appears to be pretty much stable. Not a lot of bugs left to fix it seems. So what now? Do we branch a SmaugFUSS++ version and modernize it? Do we shift focus away from bugfixing and more onto modernizing? Embedding Lua? Maybe a general support for embedding languages? Maybe have support for Ruby, Python, and Ruby? Where do you guys, the community, see this project going?
And please, don't give me that cheap-o "Whatever you want." answer that seems prevalent among the staff of TSW lately. These aren't my bases, these are OUR bases. My bases are Elysium and SW:TSW. Those are the ones I get to make decisions about. The ones here are not. These are community maintained. Without a community around them, there's no point in it. So I won't be playing dictator. So toss me some input people.