[bf1942] Linux server status report 2003-04-09
erik at mattsson.net
Wed Apr 9 05:02:49 EDT 2003
Then please talk to a "Release manager" about posting an update here.
I am still very proud to be a swede since BF1942 was made by you guys,
but the glory are fading rapidly since the version for the one and only
dedicated gameserver OS never seems to get up to an acceptable standard.
(...so don't let management ruin your hero-status! :) )
// Erik Mattsson, erik at mattsson.net
On Wed, 9 Apr 2003, Fredriksson, Andreas wrote:
> Maarten, and other people:
> While I appreciate your frustration with the current situation
> I'm only a software developer--not a release manager--and
> simply not allowed to discuss exact dates here or elsewhere.
> I'm sorry but there's not much I can do about it right now.
> Instead I'm going to spend my time making the next linux release
> as good as possible.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maarten De Meyer
> To: bf1942 at icculus.org
> Sent: 4/9/2003 10:36 AM
> Subject: RE: [bf1942] Linux server status report 2003-04-09
> It's not hard to read between the lines, and it says : "Don't get you
> hopes up on any decent server before the 1.4 patch, because we've got a
> deadline for that."
> Well, if that's the case, care to share your "tight schedule" with us
> and give us at least a vague, unofficial ETA (not as vague as "sooner
> than you think" though, although we do know that's at least a month in
> the meantime) on the 1.4 patch?
> I really want to know if it's time to start looking for alternatives for
> this linux server, because frankly, BF is 8 months old and most ISP's
> and clanserverproviders still have a problem with BF.
> Maarten De Meyer
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Fredriksson, Andreas [mailto:andreas.fredriksson at dice.se]
> Verzonden: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 9:52 AM
> Aan: 'bf1942 at icculus.org'
> Onderwerp: [bf1942] Linux server status report 2003-04-09
> Hi people,
> I'm back at work now and atleast the fever is gone..
> I haven't been working full-time with the linux port since I'm doing
> here as well, but here's a short rundown of what has happened.
> - I have evaluated moving to completely static linkage of the server
> many reasons, but chiefly:
> 1) DICE only needs to distribute and test for bugs in one version
> 2) It allows almost everyone (kernel issues aside) to run the binary
> I think this makes sense given that most people will have a fairly new
> 2.4.x atleast.
> - There is still no decision from management on releasing an updated
> for Linux,
> mostly because we are on a tight scheduele with our updates. I feel
> is a
> question of quality assurance as well; we wouldn't have enough time to
> test such
> a 1.31 patch enough to be able to deliver the quality we are aiming
> - Test are proceeding as outlined in my earlier status report mail, and
> are fixing
> bugs mostly due to the merging of Ryan's code and our new stuff as we
> Andreas Fredriksson
> Digital Illusions CE Sthlm AB
> Maria Skolgata 83, 5tr
> S-118 53 Stockholm
> Phone: +46 8 545 18 494
> Fax: +46-8-545 18 497
> andreas.fredriksson at dice.se
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