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by celeron55
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:57
Forum: Partly official engine development
Topic: celeron55's roadmap
Replies: 5
Views: 9832

Re: celeron55's roadmap

Added to Goal 2: Maintain features and art styles for games After a decade of existing, MT has come far enough that some games want to maintain their function and art style. Games should be able to maintain their function and art style without players having to change settings. This means that if so...
by celeron55
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:44
Forum: Partly official engine development
Topic: celeron55's roadmap
Replies: 5
Views: 9832

Re: celeron55's roadmap

I deleted outdated parts from the first post. Here are notable changes: We effectively have releases with multiple subgames now, with the content database accessible from the client. I removed every subitem from "Measure and fix rendering bottlenecks". Everything seemed outdated, but the o...
by celeron55
Fri Dec 25, 2020 17:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to increase mapgen_limit more than 31000?
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: How to increase mapgen_limit more than 31000?

What if I say increasing the coordinate space will decrease performance for everyone, not just the 3 people using the increased coordinate space? This is due to obvious reasons: Coordinates take more space in memory, which decreases the amount of coordinates that will fit in the CPU cache among othe...
by celeron55
Wed Dec 23, 2020 20:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New forum moderators needed
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: New forum moderators needed

I've added 5 helpers which should be plenty for now. Thanks for the interest.
by celeron55
Sun Dec 20, 2020 20:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New forum moderators needed
Replies: 7
Views: 621

New forum moderators needed

There's been a bit of a lack of moderator attention on this forum for some time now and I need to do something about it. If you visit the forum often and feel like you'd like to do something when you see spam, PM me to volunteer as a moderator. New moderators will be assigned as "Helpers" ...
by celeron55
Sun Dec 20, 2020 19:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RMS on Minecraft and Minetest
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: RMS on Minecraft and Minetest

Moved to General Discussion.
by celeron55
Fri Oct 23, 2020 17:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microsoft accounts required to use Minecraft in 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 2838

Re: Microsoft accounts required to use Minecraft in 2021

If someone is wondering... Yes, MT will be abandoning Github the day Microsoft accounts are required there.
by celeron55
Fri Oct 23, 2020 17:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: minetest windows xp
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: minetest windows xp

I think it might be possible to build even the newest MT for windows xp, but it gets tricky. You need to use custom builds and outdated versions of some libraries.
by celeron55
Thu Oct 22, 2020 09:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proposal: make Matrix official as much as IRC
Replies: 79
Views: 3763

Re: Proposal: make Matrix official as much as IRC and remove Discord bridge

But yeah, I agree with Linuxdirk, damage is done and now can't be revoked without cutting off people from the chat; as far as it can matter, I changed title again) That's not true. The unofficial discord existed before the bridge was made and almost nobody has moved to Discord due to it. On the con...
by celeron55
Thu Oct 22, 2020 08:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proposal: make Matrix official as much as IRC
Replies: 79
Views: 3763

Re: Proposal: migrate from IRC to Element

Celeron55 recently wrote on IRC that migrating from IRC is 'unthinkable', so the decision has been made. Please stop pulling opinions branded as mine out of your ass. I've never said that referring to anything else than Discord. As for the actual topic here: I think Matrix is definitely a better id...
by celeron55
Sun Oct 04, 2020 06:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting tired of it
Replies: 60
Views: 4092

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: 55
Views: 4942

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: 51
Views: 8221

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: 5008

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: 137
Views: 49369

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: 137
Views: 49369

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: 137
Views: 49369

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: 137
Views: 49369

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: 15291

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: 15291

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: 8207

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: 8207

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: 8207

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...
by celeron55
Mon Mar 12, 2018 00:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does this mean ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

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...