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27 Mar 2002 00:20 metaplasma

Re: a contructive complaint? ;)
It seems that our binaries have become quite outdated during the (Australian) summer.

I appologize for the inconvenience caused from this.

I plan to rebuild binaries for both libpng 1.0.12 and the new and improved libpng 1.2.1. Also the allegro library has had an update - so this shall also be included.

Large delays in updates have been caused by plasma.worldgroup.net.au being down throughout January and February (2002).

Konstanty.


> ./isotest: error while loading shared
> libraries: /usr/lib/libpng.so.2:
> undefined symbol: inflateInit_
>

-- I assume this is with libpng 1.2.x with the .so.2 linked to it?
> downgrade the system, so I would either
> appeciate the source, or a binairy for
> the new libpng


16 Feb 2002 17:00 Dublet

a contructive complaint? ;)
I've been trying to get it to work, so I downloaded it and trying to compile it first, but after realizing it was a binairy I tried to run it, which would work, I'd get an application, full windowed with some red cloud pictures or some sort (about the first and only things it loaded), then it would exit. It gave the following output:

Final Options:
Colour depth: 32
Screen resolution: 1280 x 1024

Graphics driver: 0
Initilizing Graphics...
./isotest: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/libpng.so.2: undefined symbol: inflateInit_

I tried to upgrade to libpng 1.2.1, but to no avail, which I tried several times, but it wouldn't help. finally I also removed the symlinks from the old librairy named to the new ones, and then it wouldn't run at all. So probably your binairy has been compiled for an old libpng version, and I am not one to downgrade the system, so I would either appeciate the source, or a binairy for the new libpng

29 Dec 2001 07:32 azureplasma

Re: PoS

> One tends to get ticked off after
> crashing twice..


HAHAHAH!!! Sorry, I only just noticed that!! Imagine that - it must have been a while since you used windows!!! I only start to get ticked off after the 38th crash!!! :)

18 Sep 2001 09:00 azureplasma

Bug Tracking
Just a quick comment to let everyone who was thinking of installing or running this project that I am now onboard as of around realease 0.26.15 as software tester. Presently I am only testing the win32 releases, although a large proportion of the code is shared across all releases (in fact the main section of code is identical).

So far Konstanty and I have discovered and patched a large number of the "critical" bugs, such as memory leaks, busy waiting, and 'crashes' (both serious and non-serious).

The current release (0.26.20) is fixed for a lot of the serious bugs and is generally a lot more stable than previous versions. If EBG crashes on you (and lets face it, it's alpha, and will) it shouldn't take down the whole system (although previous posts seem to indicate that SVGALib is a problem! I think that was at about release 0.26.01 or something).

I know that my win2k testing no longer crashes explorer.exe, and I am yet to bring win2k down at all during testing of EBG.

EBG is coming nicely along the road to a mature product, and I urge anyone that is interested to run it, test it out, and submit bug reports to us!

06 Apr 2001 21:30 metaplasma

Re: Licensing question...

Maynard,

This is a good point.. and I am sorry for
putting up a license on the website for these
releases. I will remedy this soon.

But FYI (and others):

Until the game is playable we do not expect to
release source code to the general public. (Trying
to keep the foundations of this project within
Plasma). [I know some people might debate this
descision.]


However, we do want to open up devopment in the
not so distant future. The binaries can be
distributed 'as-you-wish', however the source code
itself is under a "plasma private license". So
'Freely distributable' seems to fit the binary
releases... [I didn't notice a more appropriate
one]


--Konstanty.

05 Apr 2001 14:44 jmaynard

Licensing question...
Konstantly,

Could you elaborate on the licensing terms for
this project? I don't see a specific license
available on your web page, and I'm confused about
what "freely distributable" means with a
binary only release. Do you expect to release source
with this project, or will it remain binary only?
A link to the actual text of the license off your
web page would help.

Cheers,

--Maynard

25 Mar 2001 10:07 neroz

Re: PoS
In svga mouse didnt work (no matter what i changed
in libvga.conf settings), it took mouse/keyboard
(so.. mouse cant quit it, and i couldnt go to
another console to kill the process)
X did about the same thing, except it took
mouse/keyboard, opened a small window (with
nothing in it) and then died.

[I dont have the log.. rm -rf'd the thing after
the second "crash"]
I did run it with the shell script btw.

Sorry if the original comment was a little harsh.
One tends to get ticked off after crashing twice..


> Thanks for your constructive comment.
>
> What do you mean by "crash your
> system"? Did it
> actually bring your whle system down?
>
>
> Looking at the SVGAlib support - it
> doesn't work -
> as ModeX support is only for 8-bit
> modes [This
> will be fixed for the next release in
> the rare
> occurance that someone would actually
> want to use
> SVGAlib].
>
> Also you don't want to run ./isotest -
> as you
> probably are missing the allegro
> library from your
> system - hence there is a wrapper
> ./run-ebg.sh -
> which will make sure the allegro
> library is
> included in the linker path.
>
> If what you say is correct.. then why
> not submit a
> bug report in bugzilla? [paste the
> contents of
> your log.txt as well]
>
>
> % This POS managed to crash my system
> in
> % both X and
> % SVGAlib - Don't use it.
>
>
>


25 Mar 2001 08:52 metaplasma

Re: PoS
Thanks for your constructive comment.

What do you mean by "crash your system"? Did it
actually bring your whle system down?

Looking at the SVGAlib support - it doesn't work -
as ModeX support is only for 8-bit modes [This
will be fixed for the next release in the rare
occurance that someone would actually want to use
SVGAlib].

Also you don't want to run ./isotest - as you
probably are missing the allegro library from your
system - hence there is a wrapper ./run-ebg.sh -
which will make sure the allegro library is
included in the linker path.

If what you say is correct.. then why not submit a
bug report in bugzilla? [paste the contents of
your log.txt as well]


> This POS managed to crash my system in
> both X and
> SVGAlib - Don't use it.


25 Mar 2001 00:52 neroz

PoS
This POS managed to crash my system in both X and

SVGAlib - Don't use it.

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