[ODE] maintenance back-log

Jon Watte (ODE) hplus-ode at mindcontrol.org
Tue Aug 21 09:38:24 MST 2007

Debian can't possibly have a problem with BSD license, can they?

Anyway, one option for us is to remove Gimpact, given that it doesn't 
work that well. Then we can wait for Bullet to be graciously integrated 
by Erwin, if we want an OPCODE alternative :-)


          / h+

Bram Stolk wrote:
> dHello()
> Sorry for the long silence.
> In the last few months I have not been able to do any maintenance for ode.
> I have been occupied with my move from Holland to Canada.
> Also, my new job as a game-developer with Slant Six games takes up my time.
> I will try to slowly start doing maintenance again.
> I added a few patches to the trunk, closed some bugs, and hopefully we
> can get a higher quality 0.8.1-rc1 out in a not too distant future.
> A primary focus for me currently, is the gimpact mess.
> I've been told by debian people that they build with gimpact.
> This is because of opcode license issues.
> However, gimpact is in pretty bad shape, as I found out when I
> released stormbaancoureur-1.5.1
> I wish debian would use opcode instead, but until they do, we should
> look into the problems that we currently see with gimpact.
> If you want to get an impression on how ode is doing wrt maintenance,
> glance here:
> http://sourceforge.net/project/stats/detail.php?group_id=24884&ugn=opende&type=tracker&mode=12months&year=2007&tracker_id=382799
>   Bram Stolk
>   (Now in Vancouver BC).

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