12 May 2000 knghtbrd   » (Master)

Well, last night the decision was finally final, made and agreed to by QuakeForge's core members. Palisade has been removed from the project as a result of his actions last weekend. It's a long story, but the end result is that I'll have to do most of the work involved with project leadership for awhile, at least until people begin to get comfortable with the whole group consensus idea. (I must admit I am amazed how many people have a hard time accepting that sort of decision-making model for a free software project..)

Bad news is that some of the Debian stuff I was planning to do this weekend won't get done till sometime next week. QuakeForge is going to require more and more of my time as we seriously do something cool with it, so I'm tentatively offering any of my packages that people want (save epic4 and the quake stuff) to ... well, anyone who wants them. I can't give up epic4, it was my first package and has sentimental browser. That and I know NOBODY who tests it as much as I do. Three networks on average, often several windows and channels per network.

Drop me an email if you want any of the others. I know logrotate (outdated, many wishlist bugs against it) and libpopt (probably also outdated, took it because logrotate needed a new version) could use a good home at least. I've never really been able to give these packages the attention they deserve. They're Red Hat creations written by ewt, who probably doesn't personally maintain them anymore but is very responsive to email (especially with patches) for them.

Other packages include alsaplayer (I use XMMS these days and for awhile I couldn't build alsaplayer - that's resolved now), mikmod/libmikmod (Culus?), mp3blaster (console fullscreen mp3 player, nice interface), xfonts-jmk (which has the only charcell font big enough for me to read!) and a few others.

In the meantime, I need to get to work on the next "big thing" QF is planning (shh!) and I <U>MAY</U> open a textbook this weekend since I have a final exam to take on Tuesday. I doubt it though since the final in question is for programming. *yawn* There's no point in even taking/grading the thing. Brian might as well just give me an A now and be done with it. =D He can't do that of course, but c'mon, this is lower division programming! The hardest assignment we had was to build a very simplistic open-hashing ADT (yes, C++) and rewrite half of an earlier lab project to make it work. I was hoping to learn cool stuff like binary tree balancing algorithms and that sort of thing. Barely even touched on the concepts of binary trees. =p I think I'll go put a few books on reserve at the library so I can actually learn useful stuff this summer.

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