I'm trying to get back into the habit of releasing code at least once a year, rather than letting changes accumulate.
So the next version of TinyMUSH is out. TinyMUSH 3.1 patchlevel 6 has a bunch of new features, including a reply-page, multiple inheritance for attributes via a concept called propdirs (property directories), and PennMUSH-style #lambda anonymous functions.
There is some very good and serious wisdom there for people starting new MUSHes. Go read it, and then, if you've got a second, reply here and tell us all which of these Laws you consider most important, striking, or otherwise which one most speaks to you as a musher or mush admin.
I have released a small update to HSpace 4.4.1 to bring it inline with the current distribution of PennMUSH 1.8.3p7.
* Fixed the helpfiles that were missing from 4.4.1 (svn)
* Made a couple small changes to code for compatability
* Updated INSTALL_GUIDE.txt to work with PennMUSH 1.8.3p7
* Modified Unman command to work with no arguments. Players can now issue this command alone and the system will check to see if they are on a console, and remove them from it if so. You can still use the old format of unman .
Version control systems such as CVS, git, SVN, Perforce and more have provided a lot of features to users of non-mushcode programming languages for a long time:
* Backing up softcoded systems.
* Making it easier to handle multiple distributions across multiple sites.
* Allowing collaboration without fear of overwriting a teammate's code.
* Ability to make checkpoints that you can then back out your changes to.
* Syntax-hilighted "diff"s between versions.
So I have created "RubySVC", a bot, built in ruby, that sits on top of git repositories. It provides the following features:
It's been a while coming, but I've finally gotten a public beta release of my MU* client out for testing. It's called Potato (don't ask me why;) and you can find it at http://potato.talvo.com. It's a graphical client, and runs on Windows and Linux.
Richard Bartle has posted on his blog about the 30th anniversary MUD meet. The post includes a photo of the oldest known log of a mud session.
PennMUSH 1.8.3p7 has been released.
This is a large upgrade with many improvements over 1.8.3p6, and upgrading is highly recommended.
The sort-of-annual Innovations in Text-Based Gaming conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 3:00 pm US Central time (UTC-0500) at M*U*S*H (mush.pennmush.org 4201 or 4202 for ssl). A call for presentations will soon be posted, but in the meantime, save the date!
In honor of Brigadoon Day, the original DuneMUSH will return for
BrigaDUNE Day on Wednesday, August 20, 2008.
Return to the sands of Arrakis, the courtyards of Kaitain, the Bene
Gesserit School on Wallach IX, the vast heighliners of the Spacing
Guild, and the rest of the Duniverse! Visit old friends, get in a
little RP for old times' sake, or just stop by to say hello.
Even if you didn't have a character on DuneMUSH, you're welcome to visit.
DuneMUSH will be at: mush.pennmush.org 5555
The MUSH will be up by midnight (CDT) Tuesday and will go down