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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 3:21 am
by A Meteorite
Goodbye2U wrote:Anyway, does this mark the start of the production of the 2.1.x line?
2.1.x has been being worked on for some time now, but I guess you can call this the "official" start.

Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 3:31 am
by MonsterMan++
Is there going to be a version 3 in the future? Is there going to be another major fix for bugs?

Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 4:14 am
by A Meteorite
MonsterMan++ wrote:Is there going to be a version 3 in the future? Is there going to be another major fix for bugs?
Presumably there will be a version 3, but from looking at the past that is going to be a long way off.

The next planned release is 2.2, but only super major bugs will be fixed in 2.0.x (such as a new listserver or it starts crashing on 90% of BZFlag users).

Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 3:12 pm
by learner
The 2.1 development line began shortly after 2.0.0 was released. All of the 2.1 versions are solely developer versions and are not released. When we start stabilizing and get ready to do another major (backwards incompatible) update, the 2.1 line becomes 2.2.0 whenever we finally release. That is not for quite a while, though, i.e. not for several months. If we're consistent with our traditional major release schedule, we're looking at sometime around the end of this calendar year.

Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 3:38 pm
by Winterberry
I installed a fresh 2.0.8 overtop a 2.0.6 install, then uninstalled the 2.0.6. I'm getting the following error when I try to run BZFlag now (WinXP SP2):
BZFlag Error wrote:No fonts found (the -directory option may help) Exiting
I don't know if it's just me or what...since I got this error directly after a brand-new bz install, I thought I'd report it...

I also get the same error if I uninstall 2.0.8 (so no versions of bzflag anywhere on my pc) and reinstall.

Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 4:32 pm
by Goodbye2U
I think the problem is either:

1) It does not install the fonts;
2) It has "forgotten" where the fonts are.

Does 2.0.6 work fine?

If this is off topic sry :oops:

Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 4:49 pm
by learner
More than likely, it's not really 1 or 2. It usually can't find the fonts or other data resources because there is a "directory" directive in your bzflag config file. You more than likely had a config file that pointed to the 2.0.6 data directory but since you've now uninstalled it, it no longer exists. Hence the error. Open your config file in a text editor and edit or remove the "directory" line.

Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 11:31 pm
by TD-Linux
Nothing, because no bugs are known of yet (I think)

Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 11:49 pm
by JeffM
there will not be a 2.0.9 release.

as stated many times in this thread.

all new development is being done in 2.1.x, for a 2.2.0 release

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 4:06 am
by MonsterMan++
Who's releasing them? You Jeff? Or is Tim Riker still working? :|

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 4:14 am
by JeffM
The releases are made by a team of developers, Learner, Tupone, DTRemenak, Myself, and Tim are often involved in them. No one person does all the aspects of a release.

If history shows any patterns for releases, 2.2 would be done around the end of this year.

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 6:59 am
by MonsterMan++
How do you guys get together? Have you any idea what 2.2 will be like?

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 1:20 pm
by learner
The developers pretty much live in the IRC channel, #bzflag on the Freenode network -- there are instructions elsewhere on the forums and elsewhere on the net for how to connect to IRC (http://irchelp.org might be a place to start).

We have a pretty good idea of what 2.2 will be like, but it is a fluid process, constantly changing. It's very dependent on what the current priorities in the game are and what the interests of all of the capable developers are. Either way, this discussion thread isn't appropriate for talking about what may or may not go into 2.2, it's to announce 2.0.8.

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:20 pm
by WeBeGood
Winterberry wrote:I installed a fresh 2.0.8 overtop a 2.0.6 install, then uninstalled the 2.0.6. I'm getting the following error when I try to run BZFlag now (WinXP SP2):
BZFlag Error wrote:No fonts found (the -directory option may help) Exiting
I don't know if it's just me or what...since I got this error directly after a brand-new bz install, I thought I'd report it...

I also get the same error if I uninstall 2.0.8 (so no versions of bzflag anywhere on my pc) and reinstall.
yeah, mine too.

This works:
bzflag -directory "/PathToYourFile/bzflagVersion/data/"

Bzflag finds everything in .../data but doesn't find ..../data/fonts file, maybe the data directory part "PlatformFactory::getMedia()->getMediaDirectory()"