The 1.61 patch

Andreas Fredriksson andreas.fredriksson at
Tue Dec 7 03:05:09 EST 2004

Hi folks,

let me give you some background to why the Linux patch is late. The bug
1.61 fixes is a bug affecting game clients only. The patch was produced
at the DICE Canada office, and a slip of communication made them forget
all about the Linux versions. 

Once the mistake was discovered we had a big problem. We're in the
middle of a BF2 crunch in Stockholm, my dev boxes are all upgraded for
BF2 and wouldn't compile BF1942 no matter the amount of force you used.

Furthermore, to get the Linux codebase compiling in Canada Andy had to
downgrade his entire environment too and ran it to a series of problems.
He's up and running now so expect new executables shortly.

In short, there was a communications mistake and now the Linux server
has to pay for it in terms of patch turnaround time. It was not a
deliberate attempt to try to discontinue the Linux server or anything
like that. I've forwarded my concerns to all parties involved already.

Andreas Fredriksson
Programmer, Battlefield II

"The only thing in life achieved without effort is failure." -- Unknown

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