[WF-General] WorldForge Up and Running

Erik Hjortsberg erik.hjortsberg at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 03:35:22 PST 2010

Hi, glad to hear that you're getting started with digging into the code.

I'm in Sweden, and unfortunately have a little spotty attendance record 
on irc currently. I'll try to see if I can be more available.

If you're having trouble accessing github through ssh there's a risk you 
might run into the same problems with our git server, but Kai would know 
more about that.

The absolute first thing you should do is to make sure that you're 
registered to the CVS mailing list, which records all commits (it's a 
bit unfortunately named as we don't use CVS actively anymore). It's the 
best way to see what's going on in the project.

A tip when working on the atlas communication is to use the network 
traffic logger in Ember. Start it with the command "/show_serverLogger".

Regarding where to start looking in the code you need to look both in 
the client and server code.
For the client you should look in Eris::Connection::refreshServerInfo() 
and for the server in Connection::GetOperation(...) and the class 

The first part should be to just expand the things sent from the server 
to also send the capabilities. Later on we would need to flesh out how 
the client should deal with it.


2010-03-02 21:36, Manohar Vanga skrev:
> Hi Al,
>     Excellent, cyphesis can certainly use the work. I am currently having
>     to take a break from development, and Erik is caretaking cyphesis for
>     a relatively short while. In the meantime I will do my best to answer
>     the strategic questions, and Erik will most likely help you out with
>     details.
> I understand. I'll direct any queries to Erik either on the mailing 
> list of via IRC. What time zones are the major developers in and what 
> time are they generally free (if at all) to talk on IRC?
>     I think the blueprint is a good place to start, as the feature is
>     fairly isolated and will be a relatively simple useful thing to work
>     on.
> I have gone through the blueprint and will start exploring sometime 
> this week. Any pointers on which source files to peek into to begin my 
> journey?
>     The cyphesis codebase has not typically been open to direct commits
>     from the community at large, and now that we have git it should be
>     relatively easy to share code and changes without most developers
>     pushing to the central repository. If you want to be able to push
>     changes for review to the WorldForge git server, Kai should be able to
>     sort you out with your own cyphesis repository. Alternatively you
>     could just create your own clone on github.com <http://github.com>.
> I have some issues with github as I am behind a firewall and I have 
> had unsuccessful attempts in the past in trying to get it to work with 
> SSH tunnels (if someone happens to know any resources specific to 
> github, I would be extremely grateful). I'll discuss with Kai about 
> setting up a repository on the WF git server. If there are any issues, 
> I can always communicate via patches on the list (unless there are 
> objections of course).
>     Because of my current break there may be a delay in merging changes
>     into the core codebase. Don't be disheartened, and good look working
>     on the code.
> No problems there. Thanks for all your help!
> Excited to be aboard! :D
> Regards
> Manohar Vanga
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