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by celeron55
Sun Oct 04, 2020 06:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting tired of it
Replies: 60
Views: 2556

Re: Getting tired of it

So I ask you: where are the others? I've been reading this thread, but don't have much to say. For me the hardest part in delegating is I'm not a social person and don't know people. It's been a problem for 10 years already, so as you can imagine what you're saying had gotten old to me before you e...
by celeron55
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minetest radical graphical rework
Replies: 19
Views: 1318

Re: Minetest radical graphical rework

Personally I'm a bit particular about menu design philosophies (structure wise), but visually this looks ok. Not simply a color theme. Unique enough, flashy enough, simple enough, flexible enough. It's a bit 90s, which is kind of cool these days. Also, it's a simple enough concept to be applied anyw...
by celeron55
Sat Aug 22, 2020 06:35
Forum: News
Topic: Minetest Game now in maintenance/bugfix-only mode, no feature PRs accepted
Replies: 43
Views: 3349

Re: Minetest Game now in maintenance/bugfix-only mode, no feature PRs accepted

I don't think there's need for this much polarization. Assuming different games don't want to call their nodes and items the same, we can (should?) define an API that games can implement that allows a mod to know the names of some very common things, like those that Sokomine listed. The API can also...
by celeron55
Fri May 01, 2020 10:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There are too many PRs
Replies: 124
Views: 3679

Re: There are too many PRs

All valid points. However, they're more about culture and less about rules (except for a few). Everyone can take what they can from these. But did you know? Anyone can become a core dev by suggesting themselves or their friend to me. I hate headhunting and I don't have an HR department so you have t...
by celeron55
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:41
Forum: News
Topic: Forum is now hosted by celeron55 (report issues here)
Replies: 139
Views: 43747

Re: Forum is now hosted by celeron55 (report issues here)

LMD wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 17:27
viewtopic.php?p=370540#p370540 layout is broken, and the FAQ link is a 404.
These are now fixed. Post reporting is also fixed.
by celeron55
Wed Apr 29, 2020 15:16
Forum: News
Topic: Forum is now hosted by celeron55 (report issues here)
Replies: 139
Views: 43747

Re: Forum is now hosted by celeron55 (report issues here)

The only thing I have and need is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisu

Cloudflare makes me sick with its big brother nature. The Internet isn't scary enough for me to warrant trading free speech for safety.
by celeron55
Wed Apr 29, 2020 15:07
Forum: News
Topic: Forum is now hosted by celeron55 (report issues here)
Replies: 139
Views: 43747

Re: Forum is now hosted by celeron55 (report issues here)

Thanks for the update! Amazing how one rogue bot can bring down an entire website. :D Or was it actually multiple bots? It was making requests from about a thousand source IPs. That's also why it didn't look like a crawler at first glance amidst normal traffic, but once I shut the forum down for ma...
by celeron55
Wed Apr 29, 2020 14:47
Forum: News
Topic: Forum is now hosted by celeron55 (report issues here)
Replies: 139
Views: 43747

Re: Forum is now hosted by celeron55 (report issues here)

Did some updating: the forum now runs on PHP 7 and is a way more recent version of phpBB. Also, it turned out part of the massive slowdown was caused by a Chinese crawler bot doing absolutely silly amounts of random page loads. I blocked the entire IP range the crawler was using at the firewall leve...
by celeron55
Mon May 06, 2019 16:30
Forum: News
Topic: Recent forum and wiki downtime 2019-05-01...2019-05-03
Replies: 35
Views: 13434

Re: Recent forum and wiki downtime 2019-05-01...2019-05-03

@Fixer @uwu The backup size for the forum and wikis is currently at about 5GB. If you think the community might trust you with an encrypted backup and you're up for setting up the receiving end (including limited ssh access, the necessary cron jobs to prune old backups on your end and whatever else ...
by celeron55
Fri May 03, 2019 11:09
Forum: News
Topic: Recent forum and wiki downtime 2019-05-01...2019-05-03
Replies: 35
Views: 13434

Recent forum and wiki downtime 2019-05-01...2019-05-03

The forum and wikis were down from 2019-05-01 to 2019-05-03 due to a VPS crash and disk corruption. During downtime I restored the forum and the wikis to my latest off-site backup dated 2019-03-13 and upgraded the base system to OpenBSD 6.3. Much of the data left on the server was unusable, like the...
by celeron55
Mon Jun 18, 2018 20:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proposal: Content DB should only accept FOSS
Replies: 78
Views: 7381

Re: Proposal: Content DB should only accept FOSS

That being said, we haven't had any issues with the forum related to this, with its policy.
by celeron55
Mon Jun 18, 2018 18:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proposal: Content DB should only accept FOSS
Replies: 78
Views: 7381

Re: Proposal: Content DB should only accept FOSS

I do think it would not hurt to start the content db with the FSF/OSI limitation. Everyone likely understands that it is the safest thing to do, allowing us to be spared of extra issues on top of any technical and other ones we'll have anyway. This can then be opened as a question again when things ...
by celeron55
Sat Jun 09, 2018 09:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proposal: Content DB should only accept FOSS
Replies: 78
Views: 7381

Re: Proposal: Content DB should only accept FOSS

LOL this is getting out of hand! You heard from me via rubenwardy not because I'm using him as a puppet but because he just happened to ask me on IRC. Anyway... Forum Policy is pretty much "open source" when it comes to these issues, even while it doesn't say it. It was written a long time ago, befo...
by celeron55
Mon Mar 12, 2018 00:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does this mean ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: What does this mean ?

I changed the backup script of the VPS to shut down the database in order to get better backups. The forum shows that page while the database is down.

I guess I should make it more descriptive...
by celeron55
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:50
Forum: Minetest-related projects
Topic: Minecore: An Engine
Replies: 78
Views: 11020

Re: Minecore - A Brand New Engine

We're trying to make Minetest better, and would welcome your efforts too.

Just saying...
by celeron55
Fri Oct 13, 2017 20:41
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: List of Possible Replacements for Lua formspecs
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: List of Possible Replacements for Lua formspecs

My opinion has always been that we should have our own pure Lua toolkit. Expose some 2D drawing primitives from core to client-side Lua, and let it do the rest.

It could also be published as a stand-alone library for others to use. AFAIK there is no pure Lua toolkit available at all currently.
by celeron55
Tue Sep 19, 2017 21:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum rules and conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 232728

Amendment 1: Behaviour

There has been some behavior on the forum that warrants adding some points about general conduct. Added two new points: "No personal attacks" and "Moderators' decisions are final"
by celeron55
Mon Sep 11, 2017 20:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [RESEARCH] What Happened To Minetest 0.1?
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: [RESEARCH] What Happened To Minetest 0.1?

0.1 never existed. 0.0.1 and 0.0.2 did, but it was kind of vague. Before 0.2, versioning was mostly just timestamps. This contains all the old binary releases (no Linux; those didn't exist): http://packages.8dromeda.net/minetest/minetest_old_releases_2010_through_2012_mostly_win32/ Here's all that a...
by celeron55
Sun Sep 10, 2017 23:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Beauty of Minetest (2)
Replies: 16
Views: 2354

Re: The Beauty of Minetest (2)

TumeniNodes wrote:I honestly feel move to CC BY- SA 4.0 makes more sense.
Reasons: https://creativecommons.org/share-your- ... /version4/
I hadn't taken the time to review 4.0 yet but now did and yes, it looks to be strictly an improvement over 3.0 for all I can tell.
by celeron55
Sun Sep 10, 2017 18:06
Forum: Mods
Topic: How do I install mods?
Replies: 1
Views: 11308

Re: How do I install mods?

Linux extra help: If you're having trouble finding the right place on Linux, see for example this topic: viewtopic.php?id=6912
by celeron55
Sun Sep 10, 2017 17:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Beauty of Minetest (2)
Replies: 16
Views: 2354

Re: The Beauty of Minetest (2)

I really like what you're doing here. I'm a minimalist myself and have spent a lot of time browsing landscapes in a similar way. The cheeky use of MT's distance fog interaction with clouds in some pictures is nice. Practical notes: Can you publish these under a specific license that allows free dist...
by celeron55
Sun Aug 27, 2017 20:12
Forum: WIP Games
Topic: [Game] Minetest_c55 [WIP][Suspended]
Replies: 29
Views: 6075

Re: [Game] Minetest_c55 [WIP]

I don't like this version.

I think 2011-07-23 is probably the best one, before those pesky minetest-delta merges!
by celeron55
Tue Aug 08, 2017 16:49
Forum: Minetest-related projects
Topic: Minetest Content Database
Replies: 38
Views: 5184

Re: Minetest Content Database

To answer a question: While the forum uses MySQL for historical reasons (and is not easy to convert to anything else), I prefer PostgreSQL for any new project I need to host.
by celeron55
Wed Mar 29, 2017 08:42
Forum: Minetest-related projects
Topic: Rebuild from scratch on Xamarin, different engine...
Replies: 39
Views: 6065

Re: Rebuild from scratch on Xamarin, different engine...

I should add that it would be preferable to make something from the existing codebase though. By making it in a different language, you're going to have to do a lot of work to get future client-side Lua to work and we can't backport your fixes or anything. Also you can't use our updates and have to ...