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by Mantar
Fri Oct 23, 2020 16:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Failures of Core Dev and the Needs of Content Creators
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Failures of Core Dev and the Needs of Content Creators

just rewrite it from scratch Is kind of a newbie coder trap. It sounds good. It seems like an enticing idea, because nobody likes dealing with bugs or untangling spaghetti code. Yet it's almost always better to refactor a working codebase than to build a whole new thing, ESPECIALLY if you're short ...
by Mantar
Thu Oct 22, 2020 17:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Failures of Core Dev and the Needs of Content Creators
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Failures of Core Dev and the Needs of Content Creators

emperor_genshin wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 18:06
That's all i'm hearing right now.
I don't know who you're listening to then, because that's not what I said, nor anyone else that I noticed here. A good fork can revitalize a dying project, (not to say Minetest is dying, but it's seen better days) it's not by definition either harmful or hostile.
by Mantar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 18:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Failures of Core Dev and the Needs of Content Creators
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Failures of Core Dev and the Needs of Content Creators

A fork isn't a bad thing per se, and "supporting the community" is putting the cart before the horse, it isn't what a fork needs to succeed, it just needs devs. If a fork has just one person working on it and he fails to attract anyone else, then sooner or later it dies. If the person who creates a ...
by Mantar
Mon Oct 19, 2020 22:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Failures of Core Dev and the Needs of Content Creators
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Failures of Core Dev and the Needs of Content Creators

If a PR is really old, won't merge without being rewritten, and the guy who wrote it isn't around anymore, then closing it is just the best option available. Well, short of "rework it yourself until it merges again," which doesn't scale to hundreds of PRs. If it's a really good idea, somebody will c...
by Mantar
Thu Oct 15, 2020 17:34
Forum: WIP Games
Topic: Loria
Replies: 9
Views: 1050

Re: Loria

Computerized voice is difficult to (well) implement in Minetest. It’s enough just to store text hints somewhere. I was figuring like just an audio file that plays when you start a new game. I thought it was a feature. Oh it totally is, but my experience was that it was maybe a little excessive. In ...
by Mantar
Wed Oct 14, 2020 18:03
Forum: WIP Games
Topic: Loria
Replies: 9
Views: 1050

Re: Loria

I gave it a whirl just last week, and I have to say it's pretty cool as-is, but its alpha status is still pretty apparent. Random thoughts will now follow. It could use an intro of some kind, like maybe a computerized voice telling you why you've been dumped on this planet and giving you a couple ba...
by Mantar
Mon Oct 12, 2020 17:25
Forum: Servers
Topic: [Server] 3xile - featuring Dokimi's exile game --NEW--
Replies: 51
Views: 1203

Re: [Server] 3xile - featuring Dokimi's exile game --NEW--

You need a couple of boulders. I suggest checking sea caves, that's where I found some. With a granite adze you can cut softer trees, which is a godsend. I didn't hit that stone age tech until mid-winter, after like nine deaths. Something else non-obvious is that you can climb on sticks, whether you...
by Mantar
Sun Oct 11, 2020 21:06
Forum: Servers
Topic: [Server] 3xile - featuring Dokimi's exile game --NEW--
Replies: 51
Views: 1203

Re: [Server] 3xile - featuring Dokimi's exile game --NEW--

I was toying around with this, and it's really well done. I would say cooking is a bit weird at the moment, though. You basically need a purpose-built oven with a large wood fire, and you have to throw the bird right on top of the flames or else it will hardly get over room temperature. IRL that chi...
by Mantar
Fri Oct 09, 2020 16:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting tired of it
Replies: 60
Views: 2631

Re: Getting tired of it

As a simple lurker, it looks pretty demeaning to me. The open source mantra is really "If you don't like something, I'll call you lazy so I don't have to think about it." Nah, a good open source project is a simple meritocracy, where work matters and talk kinda doesn't. Minetest seems to be too far...
by Mantar
Mon Jun 15, 2020 16:51
Forum: Mod Releases
Topic: [Mod] Petz [v15.12] [petz]
Replies: 1104
Views: 66025

Re: [Mod] Petz [v14.2] [petz]

I believe mobs (especially ones shorter than a player) clipping out through walls is a long-standing bug in Minetest.
by Mantar
Wed Jun 03, 2020 21:07
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]
Replies: 257
Views: 7980

Re: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]

you have given up all pretence of adding your opinion to the topic an now resorted to pathetic personal attacks so why dont you just scurry off if you have nothing else to say . I meant that you are basically using thinly veiled personal attacks to smear everyone who disagrees with you while trying...
by Mantar
Tue Jun 02, 2020 17:04
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]
Replies: 257
Views: 7980

Re: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]

cuthbertdoublebarrel wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 20:31
where did i state anyone was bullying me personally? , obviously you have not been paying attention to the hostile preaching in this thread have you
Your rhetorical tricks aren't impressing anybody, everyone can see what you're doing.
by Mantar
Mon Jun 01, 2020 19:03
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]
Replies: 257
Views: 7980

Re: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]

free is not about free as in free beer, and you don't seem to understanding that. there is no such thing as free beer just the recipe, you see there is always a catch .but you were obviously referring to freedom of choice where people are not bullied out of thier rights and forced to comply to idea...
by Mantar
Sat May 30, 2020 17:17
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]
Replies: 257
Views: 7980

Re: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]

Under what license am I allowed to use and redistribute a FOSS compatible license? Details depend on the license, but for GPLed stuff, it should remain under the GPL unless you negotiate a deal with the copyright holder(s) to relicense. (perfectly feasible for a small project with one or two develo...
by Mantar
Wed May 27, 2020 17:09
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]
Replies: 257
Views: 7980

Re: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]

That's an argument from authority. Whatever his personal feelings may be, they're not an argument one way or another.
by Mantar
Thu Apr 30, 2020 16:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The ContentDB is doing its own thing!
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: The ContentDB is doing its own thing!

-My opinion is that copyright applied to software is a way to make it easier for an author to control what is done with the software.
"Control over the use of one's ideas really constitutes control over other people's lives; and it is usually used to make their lives more difficult." - RMS
by Mantar
Thu Apr 16, 2020 17:15
Forum: Mod Releases
Topic: [Mod] Petz [v15.12] [petz]
Replies: 1104
Views: 66025

Re: [Mod] Petz [v8.30] [petz]

Public discords, as a rule, are terrible. They're like a race to the bottom, and always seem to devolve into nasty cliques full of lonely, bitter people who snipe at everyone and everything. Best to just avoid them entirely.
by Mantar
Mon Mar 02, 2020 18:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)
Replies: 46
Views: 4363

Re: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)

This discussion is going hopelessly on a tangent for no reason
I can agree to that. I see no benefit in continuing to hash it out.
by Mantar
Sun Mar 01, 2020 18:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)
Replies: 46
Views: 4363

Re: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)

who decides this is "different"? The law? Courts have upheld the right to reverse engineer for decades. The main difference between the GPL and those "contracts" you have to click through on proprietary software is that the GPL is actually a license -- it grants you a permission that the law does n...
by Mantar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 18:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)
Replies: 46
Views: 4363

Re: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)

sofar: I think we're talking past each other. You don't own the copyright to software just because you paid for it, but your average software license isn't worth the bytes they're stored in. They don't grant you permissions to do anything that you aren't already allowed to do under the law, and usua...
by Mantar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 16:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)
Replies: 46
Views: 4363

Re: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)

sofar: That was a direct quote from the article, see the end of "Default licensing---proprietary, all rights reserved" sorcerykid: You're right in general, but when it comes to software specifically, distribution is the key. "Adaptations" (stuffing someone else's code into your own work) won't get y...
by Mantar
Wed Feb 26, 2020 17:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)
Replies: 46
Views: 4363

Re: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)

The Ars Technica article does perpetuate the notion that "Technically, you don't ever "buy" software, even when it's boxed up in a physical store. What you're actually purchasing is a license to use the software" -- which is a misconception that proprietary software vendors have been pushing for age...
by Mantar
Sun Feb 16, 2020 17:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are the proprietary ad-infested Android forks tolerated?
Replies: 32
Views: 2368

Re: Why are the proprietary ad-infested Android forks tolera

GPL/LGPL cases rarely ever go to court, because it's open-and-shut and ironclad. You either follow the terms of the license, or admit you're infringing copyright. Trying to find a loophole is a potential angle, but the FSF lawyers were very careful to allow none.
by Mantar
Fri Feb 14, 2020 20:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are the proprietary ad-infested Android forks tolerated?
Replies: 32
Views: 2368

Re: Why are the proprietary ad-infested Android forks tolera

Yes, putting ads in doesn't necessarily violate the user's freedom; those clients are generally obeying the license terms. If users actually WANT to use the adware version, then that means the official client either needs to be improved to match whatever tweaks went into the adware version to make i...
by Mantar
Mon Feb 10, 2020 18:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Minetest android client sucks!
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: The Minetest android client sucks!

My experience trying to get it to work was that it was awful, broken, and unusable, and the solutions suggested here were no solutions at all. I'm not at all surprised the ad-infested forks are more commonly used, as they appeared to actually work. It sounds like it's actually gotten better, but the...