[WF-General] WorldForge Up and Running

Manohar Vanga manohar.vanga at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 08:23:29 PST 2010


Hi Erik,

I was looking into the code and was wondering if it might be useful to put
the capability information into the ServerInfo structure directly. Any
thoughts?

Thanks
Manohar

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Erik Hjortsberg
<erik.hjortsberg at gmail.com>wrote:

>  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 ServerRouting.
>
> 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.
>
> /Erik
>
> 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.
>>
>
> 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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