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Code optimizations/how to submit my modifications

Post by daniel jackson » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:52 am

Hey everyone,

When ever I download the source code for various files, like bzflag, I check out the source code. I have make a couple of modified clients/servers of bzflag that utilize many more thernary conditionals than are in the standard or cvs versions of the source. I also know many programmers, not just one programmer, makes bzflag, so I know various programmers have various styles of writing or levels of code knowledge. I guess my question is, what I do help edit/organize code for upcoming versions of bzflag, also how would I actually submit my work to you guys. If I didn't mention it before I'm fluent in c/c++, my systems at my home are all AMD64, but its very easy to create 32bit chroots in debian.

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Post by Spazzy McGee » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:16 pm

I would suggest you log on to the IRC channel #bzflag on irc.freenode.net

This is where most of the developers hang out.
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Post by Legolas_ » Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:21 pm

http://my.bzflag.org/w/Google_Summer_of_Code

You might be intrested in the Google Summer of Code: Coding for BZFlag.

This might also answer your question.

Please, by all means, submit code to further BZFlag!

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Post by DTRemenak » Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:13 pm

Patches (preferably in unified diff format) may be submitted to the sourceforge patch tracker.

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_i ... tid=303248

If you don't know how to create a patch, please see...hmm, guess we don't have a guide for that yet.

Basically, if you're working off cvs:
cvs diff -u > mypatch.patch
Otherwise, extract a clean (unmodified) copy of the source, and
diff -u /path/to/clean /path/to/modified > mypatch.patch

Note that switching from if-statements to ternary operators is not always a positive change; in most cases, we're more concerned about code readability than performance (though there are plenty of cases where ternary operators are more readable than if-statements).

See also DEVINFO.

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Post by daniel jackson » Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:33 pm

ok well thanks for the info guys, I guess I just want to be able to do my part for the community. Oh I do hang out every now and again on the #bzflag channel on freenode, I just keep running out of caffeine to stay there all the time.
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