It is currently Wed, 25-04-18, 0:46 GMT

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Release
PostPosted: Mon, 03-07-17, 10:09 GMT 
Offline

Joined: Fri, 16-09-16, 20:35 GMT
Posts: 34
t00fri wrote:
challenges that have to be surmounted before a first release: like switching from a SVN-based celestia.Sci repository to GitHub.

I'm sure you know this:
https://help.github.com/articles/about-github-importer/
and this:
https://gist.github.com/barrysteyn/2ba947313e0a4ad086c3

Unfortunately, I don't have hands-on experience with this (or with hosting websites) myself, but maybe you could ask for help in this forum? People are eager to see progress, so maybe they are willing to help?

By the way - you could also just stay with SVN for now. Or do you host the SVN server yourself and are concerned that it can't handle the load?

Steffen


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Release
PostPosted: Mon, 03-07-17, 13:08 GMT 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri, 31-08-07, 7:01 GMT
Posts: 4546
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Thanks for your suggestions and links.

Fridger

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Release
PostPosted: Tue, 18-07-17, 19:54 GMT 
Offline

Joined: Sun, 02-12-07, 19:36 GMT
Posts: 35
Location: Munich, Germany
fsgregs wrote:
Fridger:

It has been over 4 years since you split away from Celestia development, and launched Celestia.Sci. In that time, you and the few member of the development team have altered the program from a great space simulation into a spectacular one. In particular, your development of galaxies has been just mind-blowing. They look so real now that looking at your pictures in the forum, it is easy to envision the program as a real window into the real universe, with the ability to accurately travel to most places in the mapped universe.

...

Respectfully,
Frank


Thank you very much, Frank, for writing that post. You have put what I was considering in the last time in better words than I would have been able to do.

t00fri wrote:
Hi Frank,

Quote:
It has been over 4 years since you split away from Celestia development, and launched Celestia.Sci.

First of all, just for the books:
The celestia.Sci "adventure" started already in 2010, i.e. 7 years ago. Until 2013, I worked on it alone and owned the Copyright of the new code, which was shared later with the other team members who had joined in meanwhile.

Hi Fridger, wow, time really flies by, doesn't it? Is it really already seven years?

t00fri wrote:
[*] Unfortunately "real life" seems to be catching up on them... For example Dawoon (aka DW or dirkpitt) has won a permanent research position with KARI (Korean AeroSpace Research Institute) as of January first of this year. It turns out that he was assigned to a department that is well known for overworking their members (with DW being father of a sweet little girl since a short time!! ). So, as a consequence, Dawoon was entirely missing from the celestia.Sci team for a period of > 4 months since Jan. 1st. Too bad, since it was in very close collaboration of myself with him that led to a general and completely new framework for Gravitational Lensing in celestia.Sci! See e.g. viewtopic.php?f=11&t=715


Gratulations to Dawoon, for good things happening to him. Hope they will continue to happen in the future. Had already in an indirect way to do with KARI through one of their satellites. Perhaps we will meet in that way, who knows.

t00fri wrote:
[*] Last not least, about 12 weeks ago, my wife stumbled on our terrace and fell badly, ending up with a complicated fracture of her right-hand shoulder joint. Since she was completely helpless thereafter, my spare time was entirely used up by helping her with the simple things of daily life! Fortunately, since she exercised with very high discipline throughout the past 12 weeks, she is again in surprisingly good condition meanwhile...and I can continue with coding ;-)[/list]


Autsch. Give my best wishes to your wife, Fridger. Good to hear that it is working out again and recovering fine.

How about reviving the "Welcome: Aims and status of Celestia.Sci" post with a rough schedule or list of what actions still need to be tackled before a release?
So you would have people knowing what the status is and progress would be more visible.

Best regards,
Christian


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Release
PostPosted: Wed, 19-07-17, 7:53 GMT 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri, 31-08-07, 7:01 GMT
Posts: 4546
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Hi Christian,
Quote:
Hi Fridger, wow, time really flies by, doesn't it? Is it really already seven years?

Indeed, and I started developing Celestia in 2002 (!) just 15 years ago ;-)

Many thanks for your good wishes that I passed on to my wife. Meanwhile, we have successfully started with mountain hiking again ...

Cheers,
Fridger

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Release
PostPosted: Tue, 10-04-18, 12:35 GMT 
Offline

Joined: Fri, 16-09-16, 20:35 GMT
Posts: 34
Guckytos wrote:
How about reviving the "Welcome: Aims and status of Celestia.Sci" post with a rough schedule or list of what actions still need to be tackled before a release?
So you would have people knowing what the status is and progress would be more visible.


Today is the 5th anniversary of that Welcome thread! I'm not sure if this is a reason for celebration, and please don't feel offended - I'm mostly just joking and trying to give you a gentle push - but I just have to quote this:

Quote:
After 2.5 years of secluded development, I am now very happy to announce that celestia.Sci is entering public development in a SourceForge SVN repository very shortly!


Remember: "Perfect is the enemy of good". Just release the code, and see if the project catches momentum again :D

The new galaxy rendering alone is so great that it is really worth being seen by more people than just a handful of chosen developers.

Steffen


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Release
PostPosted: Tue, 10-04-18, 19:57 GMT 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri, 31-08-07, 7:01 GMT
Posts: 4546
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Steffen,

you are of course right, and it's good if you guys remind me from time to time about a release ;-) . Coding amazing facts about Nature and the Universe is just a lot of fun, quite in contrast to administrative duties before releasing, like reading about Copyrights, writing docs etc.

What can I say: During the past year I was working alone. Now Dawoon (DW) is back at least for a while, yet we have just completed a joint scientific paper which is fun, too... ;-)

There is also some more celestia.Sci-related progress to report: Being a scientist, GitHub invited myself and the .Sci Team to work on a free private Git repository with the celestia.Sci project. Normally, private repositories cost money at GitHub. This is another little push and so I am currently converting the SVN repository to Git and then import it to GitHub. This will significantly alleviate our collaboration. Moreover it is just one click to make everything public ;-) . So no breakthrough yet, aber ich bin auf einem guten Weg ;-)

Cheers,
Fridger

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Release
PostPosted: Thu, 12-04-18, 18:07 GMT 
Offline

Joined: Sun, 02-12-07, 19:36 GMT
Posts: 35
Location: Munich, Germany
Hi Fridger,

if you need help with documentation or testing there will be some people to be found here. Also for translating, alas I would have to get up to speed on the tools again.

So, don't forget to ask us to take some of the load off you, if that's what is slowing down things.

Or if you want to have people doing some beta-testing of realease candidates. Have 4 OS on 2 machines (and a pretty old spare machine) to test things on.

Best regards,

Christian


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Release
PostPosted: Thu, 12-04-18, 20:28 GMT 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri, 31-08-07, 7:01 GMT
Posts: 4546
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Guckytos wrote:
Hi Fridger,

if you need help with documentation or testing there will be some people to be found here. Also for translating, alas I would have to get up to speed on the tools again.

So, don't forget to ask us to take some of the load off you, if that's what is slowing down things.

Or if you want to have people doing some beta-testing of realease candidates. Have 4 OS on 2 machines (and a pretty old spare machine) to test things on.

Best regards,

Christian


Many thanks, Christian, for you offer that I am sure I will happily accept in the very near future!
I'll send you a PM in about a week from now (or perhaps earlier), so we can chat more about all this.

Since almost a week I am quite absorbed with negotiating and planning a 100 Mbit/sec -- 250 Mbit/sec (!) glass fiber cable entering directly into the cellar of our house... Also this takes longer than anticipated ;-) .

In my "spare time" :lol: I am getting familiar with converting the big celestia.Sci repository to Git
for transfer into GitHub...

Dawoon and I are also testing in parallel with the sophisticated clang-5.01 compiler/static analyser machinery for tricky hidden bug candidates. Much of the clang tools is now even included in the very latest Qt 5.10.1 library package that celestia.Sci links to (of course :clap: ). Scanning for all the bug candidates and obtaining the neat web displays of the respective logic analysis takes only 8 minutes or so; deciding whether the candidates are real bugs or not, as well as doing the corrections takes muuuuuuuch longer.

Cheers,
Fridger

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group