[Gtkradiant] GtkRadiant on FreeBSD
Thu, 01 Aug 2002 21:38:22 -0400
Hello, all. I'm here because I want to map on FreeBSD (my primary desktop).
I've started porting using a snap I pulled from CVS about 2 weeks ago, tho I
should probably check for updates. Anyways, the subject of me doing FreeBSD
work came up on the UT2 forums, and ydnar thought I was someone already on
the list. So, my first post is "hello, and who else is working on a FreeBSD
port?" I figure that we might work together.
My progress: I believe I have everything in libs/, tools/, and plugins/
built clean. I've done no real testing of any of this stuff. The only real
work that I've done here is to add "|| defined (__FreeBSD__)" to any source
lines that start "#if defined (__linux__)", tho I've made some tweaks in the
cons files to allow for quirks in the FreeBSD ports system. Oh, I should
mention that I'm not using STLport, either - I could be persuaded to change
that, but since I was doing this as an exercise for myself first and
foremost, I didn't want the learning curve of another STL implementation.
When I say no real testing, I've tried to bsp a simple map - it cored, but I
think that's mainly because I don't have any of my shaders or textures on my
dev box, yet. Plus, ydnar mentioned that he should check in the latest
q3map2 code, so I don't want to spend time working on something that may
already be fixed.
Who am I? I'm a professional Linux/FreeBSD/Solaris developer for a medium
sized b2b dotcom. I became a UNIX convert the first time I tried FreeBSD,
back in 1997. I'd never done anything but HTML and VBasic until then, but I
immediately started learning PERL, C, C++, and I guess I'm good enough to
maintain my decent-paying job (same employer) for the last 5 years. Though
I've only been in the industry for those 5 years, I started programming
BASIC at about age 8 on a TRS80-CoCo, my trusty Radio Shack cassette player
as my first magnetic storage. I collect working, arcane hardware as a
hobby. I have several interesting things, such as an old IBM SP-2 in a
short frame (2x60mHz thin nodes), several old Suns (SPARCstation 330,
SPARCstation 470MP, SPARCstations 2, 10, 20, and various spare parts), an HP
apollo 700, a Motorola StarMax 3000/160... the list goes on and on.
I've been a quake player since 1998 or so. Tried my hand at mapping once,
but it didn't take, then a buddy of my turned me on to Urban Terror and I've
attacked it with new zeal. I have two maps in the works, and more ideas in
my head. I've got to say that I don't remember ever being this interested
in a hobby, and what better way to exploit my interest than to give a little
back to the community that hooked me in the first place. Oh, and I've also
started researching a plugin that I'd like to build, also, plus I have a few
ideas for the main editor that may bear fruit.
Enough gushing... code is calling