[quake3] Planning, Roadmap and future

Zachary Slater zakk at timedoctor.org
Sun Aug 26 13:07:07 EDT 2007

James Munro wrote:
> Hello fellow ioq3'ers!


> I'll get started by apologizing if the things I'm going to discuss have 
> been mentioned to-death, and I should make it clear that I have not set 
> out to criticize ioquake3 in it's current form.

Please feel free to make suggestions. But keep in mind that this isn't a 
democracy, the lead maintainers decide what goes in, and svn access can 
be revoked by myself.

> I also think it is a good idea for the project to fork into 2 branches. 


> - Embedded scripting language (Lua, Python anyone?).

Yes this is cool, somebody already started doing python and put it up on 
sourceforge I think.

> - Better control for server admins.

Can be handled by tools, doesn't need to be in the engine afaik.

> I'm sorry if some of these sound lame but these are features widely 
> requested in game engine discussions on my games development degree.

I'm still waiting for Fortran 88 support in cryengine :)

> I also feel that the project needs some further planning, and an easy to 
> use system for developers to submit patches,


> discuss new features, plan 
> development and receive feedback.

I'm going to set up a wiki so people can be satiated for their desire to 
interact there if it helps. There is also the webforum, which I'm going 
to replace.

> Has anyone previously discussed moving 
> the development side of the site to SourceForge or similar?

No. No. No. No. No.

> Like I said, I am not criticizing any of the work that has already been 
> done!

No problem, thanks for the suggestions.

> Regards,
> James Munro

- Zachary J. Slater
zakk at timedoctor.org
zacharyslater at gmail.com

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