reserved attributes

Submitted by Trispis on Mon, 2004-03-08 12:45

I have been intermittently refining my installer for the warpedcore cron (for details, ref: most recent innovations conference presentation).

Two issues have sort of emerged (in my mind) from this refinement process.

1) purifying the cron concept (i.e., making sure that the installer only does things necessary for the cron itself, independent of any warpedcore ideas I may also have),

and as a direct result of that,

2) ways to extend the cron into the itbg discussed vision.

There's also a third issue that tends to arise every time I do an installer, and it is this issue thing I want to discuss (now having teased you with my cron, which is really irrelevant to this).

The 1.7.8 to-do list

Submitted by javelin on Thu, 2004-02-26 13:57

Many people ask me when they can expect PennMUSH 1.7.8 to be released, so I thought I'd take a chance to talk about it.

Actually, I'm going to reframe the question first, by turning it around: why are you anxious for 1.7.8? Or, put another way, you can already have most of 1.7.8: use 1.7.7.

Some background: PennMUSH releases follow two tracks, which we (perhaps unfortunately) label "stable" (the even-numbered minor versions, like 1.7.6) and "development" (the odd-numbered versions, like 1.7.7). The stable branch is only updated for bugfixes - new features are rarely, if ever, added. The goal of this branch is to provide an unchanging feature base that is as bug-free as possible. The development branch is updated for both bugfixes and new features. New features may introduce new bugs, of course. Once the development branch reaches a state of Release Goodness (see below), we stop adding features onto it for a little while, and when it doesn't show bugs for a time, its final release is renamed into the new stable release.

PennMUSH 1.7.7p26

Submitted by javelin on Mon, 2003-12-15 15:22

Now available in the usual place.

This release of 1.7.7 includes minor bugfixes and code cleanup, but is primarily a features release, with several goodies, including @switch/regexp and reswitch*(), @*emit/spoof, some new functions and extensions of old ones, a DEBUG attribute flag, some changes to ambiguous channel matching, and a Mingw port.

Mush Documentation Project

Submitted by walker on Tue, 2003-12-02 07:23

Many people have complaints that existing documentation available for PennMUSH gods, staff, coders, builders, etc are out of date, lacking in helpful use, complicated beyond understanding, or just plain useless.

I have undertaken to start the Mush Documentation Project (MDP). My purpose with this is to build an actual gaming mush from the ground up. At every step of the way, detailed explanations will be given to attentive (one would hope ;) 'students'. Teaching logs, more in depth documentation writing, code samples and explanations will be compiled into a large book.

My own contribution to the project will be to shoulder the brunt of the softcode teaching. I already have some other volunteers willing to spend time and effort in seeing the MDP become a Reality. What about you?

Split MUSH.

Submitted by Vadiv on Fri, 2003-11-21 17:16

A few days ago I explained my split mush concept yet again, and it occurred to me I should write it down somewhere. I could go with my webpage, but, hey, it's 2003, it's the year of the blog. So, once again, I step into abyss.

Instead of just bluntly stating the hypothesis, which leads to people immediately disagreeing with it, I'll state the background concepts.

183 users

Submitted by javelin on Tue, 2003-11-18 01:35

community.pennmush.org now has 183 registered users. That seems like quite a few to me, and I'm pleased to have you all here.

Now, can someone submit a new poll? :)

PennMUSH 1.7.7p25

Submitted by javelin on Fri, 2003-10-31 10:08

PennMUSH 1.7.7p25 is released in the usual place. A crash bug in the interaction between @parent and attribute trees has been fixed in this release. There's also some cleanup to @decompile of locks, and some internal tweaks for compiling on MacOS.

PennMUSH 1.7.7p24

Submitted by javelin on Tue, 2003-10-21 12:55

PennMUSH 1.7.7p24 can be downloaded from the usual place. This release is mostly minor tweaks and one important fix for folks who are starting up a game from scratch (with no existing db).