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Ramsey
12-02-2007, 08:22 PM
The Starwars Galaxies Pre-Combat Upgrade Server Emulator has gone open source! The project hopes to attract fresh new programmers with a drive to contribute. This will mean the project will accelerate at a much faster pace than before and soon, everyone will be able to enjoy the game SOE destroyed.

If you are new to SWGEmu, please read the FAQ here (http://swgemu.com/forums/faq.php).

What does open source mean for Users?
If you are not gifted with the ability to write code in C++, fear not. You can still help the project by logging onto the Test Center (TC) whenever we put up a new test build and testing out new features. High volumes of players are important when new builds are tested out because of the connection limit imposed on all public builds of engine3 up until the v1.0 release.

What does open source mean for programmers?
The SWGEmu development team has written an ample amount of documentation on the public wiki to get new programmers up to date. Articles range from the Environment Setup to the SWG network protocol. The documentation is always a work in progress and it will continue to improve as the project progresses.

What is not included in the open source release?
Engine3 is not included. Engine3 is what powers Core3, the server, and handles all the disgusting low-level operations you would not want to touch anyway.

Is there a connection limit on public builds of engine3?
Yes. We have set the connection limit to 5 on all engine3 builds until the v1.0 release. To test higher volumes of players, we will actively be looking for stable patches submitted by the community and add them to the public test center for high volumes of players to test. See the "Limitations" page in the public wiki linked below.


Well, happy contributing! The #opendev channel on our irc is dedicated to talk about the Core3 source. Have fun, and we look forward to your contributions.

We have also opened up a new Open Source Discussion forum that you should see about now. This forum is dedicated to discussing the source for those that can't get on IRC at active times.

http://public.swgemu.com -SWGEmu Open Source development site. Wiki, SVN, Bug Tracking, and code submissions.


Developers who contribute alot of their time and code will be welcomed onto the team and given the ability to commit code directly to the svn themselves.
(After passing certain quality/control tests from our current team of course)

We are currently accepting resumes from prospective developers who wish to join the team right away. Please forum PM them to Me, Oru, TheAnswer, Ramsey and Seaseme.


Also in order to attract more developers, please Digg our story!
http://digg.com/gaming_news/SWGEmu_Goes_Open_Source
Spread the word!

Serifin
12-02-2007, 08:23 PM
First! This is amazing guys!

Rocoicoa
12-02-2007, 08:24 PM
nice

Andewa
12-02-2007, 08:25 PM
Exciting times indeed!

Saromus
12-02-2007, 08:25 PM
2nd, lol right as i clicked refresh haha nice timing congratulations this is a day to remember, hopefully this speeds up or at least get some helping hands for the project

Seaseme
12-02-2007, 08:26 PM
Dig in. Thanks everyone for your patience.

DavinFelth
12-02-2007, 08:30 PM
Whooooooooo! :D

Sti1garWormrider
12-02-2007, 08:30 PM
Hopefully this helps speed up things, and brings in new and interesting ideas/solutions.

David
12-02-2007, 08:30 PM
finally :]

rambow
12-02-2007, 08:32 PM
<3 you guys

Max
12-02-2007, 08:38 PM
this development in the direction of EMU will help re-gather the community and also get results faster,

kudos for your wisdom gentlemen.

Zar
12-02-2007, 08:40 PM
Great job guys

Inkanta12-lolz
12-02-2007, 08:42 PM
HORAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

Love you guys, thanks fer stickin it to SOE

Volte
12-02-2007, 08:44 PM
Awesome!!

Kateb Ibliss
12-02-2007, 08:45 PM
Nice guys! Awesome Job!

Chanson1
12-02-2007, 08:47 PM
Woopie! Let's hammer down and crank this bad boy out!

shastadude15
12-02-2007, 08:56 PM
Yaysauce!!!

zetlaux
12-02-2007, 08:58 PM
Very nice to hear! Thanks for the update!

Bloodfin182
12-02-2007, 09:01 PM
Sounds good!!

Gulkia
12-02-2007, 09:04 PM
woot

Instigator11283
12-02-2007, 09:12 PM
Very good news to hear! I will be sure to be on the TS testing out all the new builds and such.

Emerzon
12-02-2007, 09:17 PM
Dig in. Thanks everyone for your patience.

You heard the man..dig in!

Fedaykin
12-02-2007, 09:22 PM
Remember to dig it people :o

samruggieri
12-02-2007, 09:24 PM
Gentlemen, I am truly impressed with and pleased by your decision. I applaud your actions, and it shows your dedication to the completion of this project.

Two thumbs way up.

Enflorence
12-02-2007, 10:00 PM
Very Nice

Vastor
12-02-2007, 10:01 PM
Yo i dug that ****. time for me to get my hands dirty with some pre-cu code!

Applecorc
12-02-2007, 10:24 PM
/cheer Going to start working tonight ;)

daxxvacine
12-02-2007, 11:14 PM
Happy am I!

Good job guys!

Ekaika
12-02-2007, 11:23 PM
Cheers and here's to hoping everyone keeps a level head and egos in check.

MrBlonde
12-02-2007, 11:34 PM
Awesome stuff

Malitixus
12-03-2007, 12:31 AM
Must....learn...C++...GARG PAIN! Noooo! Must...not...give in.

*brain implodes*

Thank you so much|This is very nice|I'll go die now|
*does so*

ThEgg
12-03-2007, 02:28 AM
Good to hear, good luck guys and lets try not to scare off anymore programmers (Ultyma).

POPE
12-03-2007, 02:31 AM
eclipse for c++ development.. eww.. it isn't even my first choice (on the lastest kernel) for java development outside sun1.6.. stupid gcj..

anyways.. I have some free time over the next couple weeks.. I'll hopefully get a chance to go over the source, look into optimizing and/or the "to-do" list.

Cazmu
12-03-2007, 02:46 AM
a milestone

Theoderean
12-03-2007, 05:15 AM
Sweet, looking forward to fast progression :)
digged.

toilet_duck
12-03-2007, 09:56 AM
QUACK @ Dev Crew!

I sure hope some of the folks from the community are able to make some contributions to the source and help move things along. Congrats on the move to quasi-open-source!

Kastev
12-03-2007, 10:18 AM
OMGZ WHUR I DLZ EMUZ NWZ?

Wow, I'm actually surprised no-one has said that yet.

Haha.

Anyways, grats on open source! Can't wait to see how much help this will bring in!

badfish
12-03-2007, 10:39 AM
Great stuff :) Shame its been so long since I did any C++ cant remember much of it :(

Jason2444
12-03-2007, 11:00 AM
*Sniff sniff*
Smells like a big fat batch of awesome.

Chanson1
12-03-2007, 11:12 AM
no doubt this will be a huge help

Legoklas
12-03-2007, 12:36 PM
cool

NickNak
12-03-2007, 01:17 PM
Just wanna say thank you for all that you are doing! Releasing this code will make everything god much faster!

Thanks again from all of us who are patiently waiting for the release. :)

nobleboloc
12-03-2007, 01:56 PM
AWESOME, nice work guys :D

Pake
12-03-2007, 02:45 PM
Super excited to hear how well you will be monitoring the quality of the code submitted. I think this may be a great assest for the project. :D

Maxkaos
12-03-2007, 03:28 PM
Thanks!!! :lightsaber:

apowerr
12-03-2007, 06:32 PM
A good new direction for the emulator. Great job ;)

edycal
12-04-2007, 08:20 AM
nice work guys!!, and now a riddle for you ...

guess wat other modding groups are gonna steal this code for themselves?

Ramsey
12-04-2007, 10:25 AM
nice work guys!!, and now a riddle for you ...

guess wat other modding groups are gonna steal this code for themselves?

What has two amazing pieces of code on SVN right now and doesnt give a crap? SWGEmu. How ya doin?

mm <3 scrubs.

toilet_duck
12-04-2007, 12:57 PM
What has two amazing pieces of code on SVN right now and doesnt give a crap? SWGEmu. How ya doin?

mm <3 scrubs.

+10 Respect

Me and Mrs. Duck love us some Scrubs.

Pake
12-04-2007, 02:56 PM
What has two amazing pieces of code on SVN right now and doesnt give a crap? SWGEmu. How ya doin?

mm <3 scrubs.

Well said.

Xiox
12-04-2007, 03:45 PM
nice work guys!!, and now a riddle for you ...

guess wat other modding groups are gonna steal this code for themselves?

In the end it doesn't matter. Emu is an emu. We much rather have a team that knows their own code updating it for us, than some other team still trying to figure out how to use it and give us half-assed updates, and possible f**k ups.


Man you guys were smart to force this thing to be compiled by the user themselves. Still a pain in the butt though, need all these emulated layers just to compile and run the damn thing just to see what needs to be look at in a physical point of view lol.. oh well it's well worth it.

Ramsey
12-04-2007, 07:07 PM
We will eventually offer binaries on stable releases. But until 1.0, its just the source with the connection limit.

Gulkia
12-04-2007, 07:17 PM
We will eventually offer binaries on stable releases. But until 1.0, its just the source with the connection limit.

Will there be a beta stage or will you go right into 1.0 release?

zemik
12-04-2007, 07:33 PM
thanks guys, good job.

shorax
12-05-2007, 01:46 PM
Awesome. I've had some at least decent ideas that I've been playing around with since launch that I can finally get around to making. Thx.

solarflare
12-05-2007, 04:01 PM
This is non-profit...right
is there away to get some collages to help ..let the students do it for a collage project...to help the commutity
there are 1000's of people wanting this ...make it a
Just an Idea

Chanson1
12-05-2007, 04:41 PM
This is non-profit...right
is there away to get some collages to help ..let the students do it for a collage project...to help the commutity
there are 1000's of people wanting this ...make it a
Just an Idea

I wouldn't turn it over to a college :D But, they can write code and submit it to the DEV's for review.

Smusatto
12-05-2007, 05:08 PM
This is non-profit...right
is there away to get some collages to help ..let the students do it for a collage project...to help the commutity
there are 1000's of people wanting this ...make it a
Just an Idea

Yes, it's nonprofit. College students are just as welcome to help with coding as anyone else. As for it being some sort of an official project for credit, that would be up to their teacher(s).

Nanaki
12-05-2007, 10:58 PM
Keep up the good work! :]

Deltus
12-06-2007, 07:55 AM
geegee

Ekowraith
12-06-2007, 08:55 AM
Oo, Euro Chimaera. :]

What does opensource progress look like so far?

zetlaux
12-06-2007, 02:17 PM
Yes, it's nonprofit. College students are just as welcome to help with coding as anyone else. As for it being some sort of an official project for credit, that would be up to their teacher(s).

lmao I bet that is a first.

Chanson1
12-06-2007, 02:44 PM
It is an interesting thought.

Ekaika
12-06-2007, 03:11 PM
nice work guys!!, and now a riddle for you ...

guess wat other modding groups are gonna steal this code for themselves?


There's really only 1 other project left, and they're pretty far along. Code isn't plug and play, you know.

Also, it would be obvious by looking at later who's it was, so who really gives a ****.

Chanson1
12-06-2007, 03:12 PM
I agree totally with Ekaika Forge

Legoklas
12-06-2007, 04:09 PM
Vanilla Paste...

Xar
12-06-2007, 04:50 PM
Cant wait you guys, Ill seriously take a year off work to get back to it!

Maximus- Antony
12-06-2007, 07:24 PM
Nice;)

Cormin
12-07-2007, 04:21 AM
good to hear! hopefully this will jump start the progress with this project

post number 69!

lei
12-07-2007, 04:03 PM
The Starwars Galaxies Pre-Combat Upgrade Server Emulator has gone open source! The project hopes to attract fresh new programmers with a drive to contribute. This will mean the project will accelerate at a much faster pace than before and soon, everyone will be able to enjoy the game SOE destroyed.



Good idea to let the community participate. I rly hope it works out well this time.

As so far there was little to see - what is with space? Will the open source server be space enabled or will it be pre JTL?

Galinaros
12-07-2007, 05:56 PM
Good idea to let the community participate. I rly hope it works out well this time.

As so far there was little to see - what is with space? Will the open source server be space enabled or will it be pre JTL?

From what I know, it will be full JTL. ;)

Cragily
12-09-2007, 07:52 AM
Nice ^^ Good job:)

Bandar
12-10-2007, 02:08 AM
To be honest.. i dont think people would mind if the Emu released with only ground content and then JTL added in later.. yea i agree it would be nice. but most people are looking for the original content of the game.. if JTL was mainly what they were focusing on they could still play SWG because its still the same in space now as it was in pre-cu.. hasnt changed much in that aspect, little if none at all.. but i think it will be released with JTL though.:lightsaber::emperor:

sid_lowca
12-10-2007, 07:26 AM
nice

Zafsk
12-10-2007, 02:44 PM
Open source again? Awesome guys, love to see you make progress.

Icide
12-10-2007, 06:37 PM
Very nice

Goose
12-13-2007, 12:16 AM
niiice

Relentless
12-13-2007, 02:07 AM
http://digg.com/gaming_news/SWGEmu_Goes_Open_Source

register and digg it

Maswill
12-13-2007, 01:31 PM
It has been Dug!

Durka Durka
12-14-2007, 05:14 PM
It has been open source before. Thanks for taking away CH and giving us Beast Master SWGEmu!

baisch
12-14-2007, 05:37 PM
Sweet sounds promising.....

Srate
12-14-2007, 06:36 PM
It has been open source before. Thanks for taking away CH and giving us Beast Master SWGEmu!

Did they seriously but BM in instead of CH???

Serifin
12-14-2007, 07:09 PM
It has been open source before. Thanks for taking away CH and giving us Beast Master SWGEmu!

Wtf are you talking about, get your facts straight

And what you mean by that is they gave it to us, took it away, and rehashed it as something "new"

No, Core 1 open source was a train wreck, this system is going to actually work, and it already is working

Ramsey
12-14-2007, 07:27 PM
Core1 was open source, and it was a disaster. We scrapped it and rewrote a lot of the components for core3.

Xiox
12-15-2007, 10:32 AM
It has been open source before. Thanks for taking away CH and giving us Beast Master SWGEmu!

lol... what an idiot.

WafflesFTW
12-17-2007, 06:28 AM
The guys name is "DurkaDurka" how the F*** would anyone expect a racist sob to have any kind of intelligence or braincell about them?

::Wishes Eternal Bannings Upon *****es like DurkaDurk:: :emperor:


(SWGEmu team has gained faction standings with the Sith +72)

Backwardsman9902
12-17-2007, 10:51 PM
sooo I'm confused about what that guy was talking about with beastmaster replacing CH, can anyone help explain plz thanks :)... Ooh and yea I realize I haven't posted in a really long time, just kinda spectating for the time being

Seaseme
12-17-2007, 10:52 PM
it was a joke. We are leaving CH as it was.

Backwardsman9902
12-17-2007, 11:43 PM
it was a joke. We are leaving CH as it was.

oo ok goood thanx :D

Kaski
12-18-2007, 10:55 AM
WOOT!!!! great job :D