RetroHelix wrote:We already have a forum here and over at defrag.ru, there really is no need to open a new one.
I think only a few people know or even visit this board. And defrag.ru is more intended for russian defraggers. And I'm not the only one who don't understand the russian language for sure.
RetroHelix wrote:New releases could be hosted on bdhq and dfru. I also would appreciate a link to a defrag binary on this site.
Of course new release could be hosted there too but why not host it on a "official" defrag page? More hosters also improve the availability. Moreover cgg already has a website where things are hosted. It would be no additional effort to do so.
RetroHelix wrote:A wiki for defrag would be great, all documentation and information in one place. But since this is much work for something that is mostly covered in the readmes already, a small "how to getting started with defrag" should be enough.
A wiki is also great to involve the community into the process of documentation. Everyone can do his bit. And as already said it's much easier to access and maintain than a bunch of text files.
For the reason that there are new entities and also new values/flags for existing entities I think it would be good to have precise information about it in the wiki as well. Like mapping guidelines, examples, tricks and details about the new entities/values.
RetroHelix wrote:It's nice to hear that there is some development but I'm a bit skeptical. As many other online projects there comes a time were your dedication will cease again (as seen in the past). Would be a shame if this happens during development of a new version. And who knows what RL brings. So hurry up and get done what you can till then^^
You are right. For that reason I want to get results as soon as possible. I also don't know how long I'm able to motivate cgg to work on those things and how long my own motivation will last. But I guess this is true for every non-paid project in the world. I will do what I can as long as I can. If a new release will finally take place this would at least be an improvement and worth the efforts of the last month and the time I spent on the code in the past. The current defrag VM is able to run, quite stable and the count of bugs is not as big as it would be unplayable. So this peace of work is existing and even if I will give up in the future there is something new for the community.
In the last email cgg seems more euphoric than I've ever seen him. I guess I've infected him a bit. The decision to involve people for administration of the wiki and such things was appreciated. In that way the developers could focus on coding. Cgg said that he will start working on several defrag things the next days.