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Procyon Jun. 23rd, 2005 @ 03:46 pm

Version 0.0.6 of the builder outputs file. 0.0.7 will output much more, and then we are version 0.1, because it is usable!

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: none

Too Long Aug. 30th, 2004 @ 02:44 pm
Wow, its been way too long. Well Things seem to be going better... But there is a lot to do, and not much time in which to do it. Farore is busy, I'm busy... Not much time to post here... so as I've said, most of the projects are going alright (when we are actually working on them)...
...also l337soft is changing name... (not sure what to yet...)

Bad day. Aug. 3rd, 2004 @ 12:39 am
Ok, first we went to Nottingham, and didn't have enough time to go to the manga stores. Then Emacs was only ~600 bytes of fitting on a floppy. Microemacs "make"-ed into French. LSe didn't work. www.megagear.com doesn't ship outside the US.

I was beyond annoyed. Then LSGE started working. I realised I needed to switch to Open GL and so I wrote a bit and sent the code to Ed. Then it hit me.

Hey! We have only done sucessful stuff when we used the open source model. When we shared skills and sent code to each other to debug. (ok, so Matt gets most of the debugging ^_^). Open Source works.

Along with a few other problems I think I have solved and need to code, I now need to work out a way to share this code better. CVS isn't working for me. l337soft's gonna work. And I even decided what small things (but very important) to code on holiday.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: none atm

some ideas Aug. 3rd, 2004 @ 12:28 am
1. Ignore Standard ways of doing things. Be compatable with all, copy none.

2. The filesystem sucks, burn the trees, meet the multi-tags

3. Why communicate via plaintext when you can use XML?
Current Mood: accomplished

Standards for L337soft OS Jul. 21st, 2004 @ 08:30 pm
We need a forum to discuss this, but as I seem to be running the L337soft Open Linux thing, so I deciding on standards and programs. This works, kinda like a RFC - please review, Nick and Matt!


[R]eview - These need to be looked at before being used
[P]reliminary - in the absence of an alternative, these are suggestions of what to use
[N]ecessary - These are so good as programs, we need them!

1. Software license - the big one! Originally I was gonna GPL everything, but after seeing too many things like http://www.cons.org/cracauer/gpl.html, I am considering a BSD style license. www.opensource.org shows just how many make their own open source license, so we could also do that.

2. Documentation license. Again, I was gonna use the GNU license, but saw that the Debian people (who rock!) said this: http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.xhtml. Revision problem is a biggie, I dunno what license to use, make our own up or public domain it?

3. Standards - for browser and HTML editor. Note that LSPublish (*not* LSEdit) is our main "word equivalent". It outputs to HTML, and perhaps to same format as OpenOffice (but not as default). Therefore web standards are majorly important to the l337soft Open Linux Project. Also, I wanted to make *all* formats - sound and graphics being the main ones support a l337soft format, which is text based and verbose. Luckily, we can adopt XML and not have to worry. ^_^ XML will be used for l337soft sound and art [R]. XHTML and perhaps HTML will be formats for on web, with W3C checks and stuff. ^_^

4. License and format need to be free:
format license
SOUND ogg vorbis [N] GREEN Open Music License [N]
VIDEO vorbis has a video format [R] none [P]

* This seems to be possible - see license at http://themes.freshmeat.net/projects/gimp

Please visit:

5. External Documentation support from: www.tldp.org

6. Dictionary and Encyclopedia from www.wikipedia.com and http://dictionary.reference.com/ [R - not FOSS]

7. BlogLines and LiveJournal support?

8. ECMAscript support - http://www.el-mundo.es/internet/ecmascript.html

9. XML reader for our formats and others.

CURRENTLY, I worked out that we need alternatives in our system, and for MINOR stuff I will use GNU's fantastic good work, and for MAJOR stuff I propose:

DISTRO BASIS : Knoppix/Debian using MORPHIX to boot
DESKTOP : KDE [should we use GNOME, cos it's GNU?]
OFFICE: OpenOffice.org
WEB BROWSER: FireFox/Mozilla
VIDEO : gmplayer

Oh, and finally, gotta love this [sorry for the outside linking, and stolen bandwidth, but not many read this, so it seemed ok ^_^]:

More later ^_^. I hate giving so many details publicly when almost nothing is done, but, oh well!
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Asian Kung f00 Generation ^_^
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ok, I gonna d/l that game engine re-write and have a crack at that, I also started writing a l337soft standard library. Also, we need a private forum to chat about licenses and projects. And some code base to upload/download the latest source versions. Come on, we are hackers, we can do *that*!
Just a quick fill in while Farore seems to have disappeared; well LSGE has one hell of a memory leak; I'm actually thinking that the entire design needs re-thinking and rewriting, this time I don't think it is possible to fix -_-
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