Bzflag w/BZFS with built support for plug-ins

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Bzflag w/BZFS with built support for plug-ins

Post by trpted » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:11 pm

I think bzflag (with BZFS) should have built in support for plug-ins without having to download the source code and Compiling it to get plug-ins to work.

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Re: Bzflag w/BZFS with built support for plug-ins

Post by trpted » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:31 pm

And new plug-ins should not require re-compiling..

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Re: Bzflag w/BZFS with built support for plug-ins

Post by macsforme » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:40 pm

Having an interpreted language option for the API is probably a positive idea on the whole, and was visited by trepan when he was working on the LUA scripting feature (which was able to do a lot more than our API does now, including a lot of client-side enhancements).

For a long time now, the project has lacked the manpower and interest to simply take user ideas and implement them, especially when many more critical needs exist. Therefore, suggestions will usually need to be accompanied with a willingness to do the implementation work, or at least a significant part of it.

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Re: Bzflag w/BZFS with built support for plug-ins

Post by blast » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:58 am

At one point there was a Python plugin for bzfs. The plugin itself was C++ like our other plugins, but it was capable of hosting Python scripts that could access the bzfs plugin API through another API layer in the plugin. It was removed quite a while ago since nobody was maintaining it and it was sorely out of date.
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