14 Apr 2008 00:47
Re: ScummC 0.2.0 and OpenQuest 0.1.0 are out !!!
Alban Bedel <albeu <at> free.fr>
2008-04-13 22:47:37 GMT
2008-04-13 22:47:37 GMT
On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 14:33:46 -0700 "G33K" <g99999k <at> fastmail.net> wrote: > If it's okay with you, I'd also like to suggest a few additional edits > to the site. I don't want to be smart-alecky here, just think we could > draw even more attention to the new release on the ScummC website > itself. Here are some suggestions: > > > 1. The main page doesn't seem to have any info about the new release. > I think the "current status" section could mention the release with a > date, to get people to click the "releases" link. Sound good. > 2. The screenshot page could feature an OpenQuest shot, with a link to > the download section. I attached a png screenshot. I'll upload it and add it to the screenshot section. Perhaps I should also use it on freshmeat. > 3. The releases page should maybe have more info for non-developers > about OpenQuest. We should mention that it's a game, and that it can > be played out-of-the-box in ScummVM. Otherwise, non-developers might > not understand the download and thus won't get a chance to spread the > word. Yep. > 4. Since there are so many Windows developers in the homebrew > adventure community, a lot of people will probably download the > Windows binaries. We sould maybe warn them that it's not a foolproof > point-and-click installation. Apart from mentioning dependencies to > GTK+ and FreeType, it could say that some sort of UNIX environment is > needed to run the makefiles for compiling the games. (I also recall > that the makefiles didn't work with CygWin at one point?) Dunno about cygwin, but on mingw they are definitely broken. IIRC on mingw make choke on targets containing slashes :( For scummc itself it mean a complete overhaul of the build system, so that's currently out of question. For the games I suppose we can provide an additional Makefile for mingw if we really can't get the current one to work. The problem is more that I have no easy access to a win32 box and not much interest in it. I always hoped some mingw users would take the matter in their hands. > If you upload the screenshot, I can make the textual changes to the > Wiki, only with your consent, of course. No problem, improvements are always welcome and I happily let the PR stuff to more qualified ppl :) Albeu