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    Hi,

    Just shooting an idea around. I was thinking it would be cool if perhaps the community here had a project to work on together, just in their spare-spare-time. Seeing as most of us seem to get along

    Thoughts? And yes I understand there are 999^999 open source projects, but it isn't the same

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    We would need a leader, or decide democratically what to do together.

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    I know, I know... We'll make some application, like... Something that someone comes up with, make it an open SVN, and then all the CBoard people will work on it... I suggest some admin takes the position as leader... Or we can make a voting
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    Sure, but my question was more so about if the general idea of it is good / will work?

    It'd be fantastic if it perhaps had a C & C++ side of things. And perhaps a few other things.

    But since you've already started talking about organisation, I presume you do think it's a good idea?

    Some random idea I just thought of (just now) is say, the C++ STL for C . Or more complex things, although not sure how this is different to say Boost or glib. But would allow multiple authors pretty easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7
    Sure, but my question was more so about if the general idea of it is good / will work?
    I suppose so. After all, there is already some minor collaboration going on stemming from the Converting MINI-BASIC in MASM over to C++? thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7
    I just thought of (just now) is say, the C++ STL for C
    I fear that that would require pretty extensive use of macros, and there would be aspects that will probably be very difficult to emulate
    Or maybe you are thinking of something like CCAN.
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    I think it's a cool idea. The difficulty is the huge range of skill level and experience.

    On open source projects I've looked at, the skill level of the contributers seems mostly consistent. When somebody with less experience tries to contribute, what usually seems to happen is a big argument, perhaps some name calling, and the eventual rejection of the contribution.

    If we can somehow avoid that, then I don't think it's a bad idea.

    (I offer to be the keeper of the build system )
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck
    On open source projects I've looked at, the skill level of the contributers seems mostly consistent. When somebody with less experience tries to contribute, what usually seems to happen is a big argument, perhaps some name calling, and the eventual rejection of the contribution.

    If we can somehow avoid that, then I don't think it's a bad idea.
    We could use a review system (e.g., Launchpad's review system) with more weight given to those who are old timers in this community. In a way, it would be the same idea as what got the Programming Book and Product Reviews forum going.
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    No, please use Accelerate your team with online workspaces | Home | Assembla as it works way better than launchpad, atleast for peeps like me D: Since launchpad demanded SSH passwords or something bad...
    Also, since i'm more Game Development oriented, we could make an RTS or RPG, but since that would require OpenGL (As in, cross-platform) it'd be very problematic between both sides (DirectX vs. OpenGL) so lets just skip that xP
    So, lets make an IDE that supports easy SVN, like you just configure it to a SVN 'server', and it wins over all other IDEs...
    Or a new graphics API! (I jest xP)
    Or maybe an pwnage Linux Distro ...
    Ideas are just svimming through my head xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    No, please use Accelerate your team with online workspaces | Home | Assembla as it works way better than launchpad, atleast for peeps like me D: Since launchpad demanded SSH passwords or something bad...
    Also, since i'm more Game Development oriented, we could make an RTS or RPG, but since that would require OpenGL (As in, cross-platform) it'd be very problematic between both sides (DirectX vs. OpenGL) so lets just skip that xP
    So, lets make an IDE that supports easy SVN, like you just configure it to a SVN 'server', and it wins over all other IDEs...
    Or a new graphics API! (I jest xP)
    Or maybe an pwnage Linux Distro ...
    Ideas are just svimming through my head xD
    I'd be far more in favor of a homebrew review system. The goal here is to work on a project. I don't see why we should introduce a dependency on some web service.

    In fact, to get this thing off the ground, we could design the review system as the first project.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight
    No, please use Accelerate your team with online workspaces | Home | Assembla as it works way better than launchpad, atleast for peeps like me D: Since launchpad demanded SSH passwords or something bad...
    SSH keys are required in some places, yes, but what is so hard about that? I note that encrypted access to one's Git repository in Assembla requires SSH as well. Speaking of Git, Github and Google Code hosting also allow for reviews; does Assembla allow for reviews?

    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight
    Also, since i'm more Game Development oriented, we could make an RTS or RPG, but since that would require OpenGL (As in, cross-platform) it'd be very problematic between both sides (DirectX vs. OpenGL) so lets just skip that xP
    Well, you cannot please everybody, so I do not see why having to choose between two commonly used libraries would be a problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight
    So, lets make an IDE that supports easy SVN, like you just configure it to a SVN 'server', and it wins over all other IDEs...
    Not so easy to win since SVN plugins are available for a number of IDEs.

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    In fact, to get this thing off the ground, we could design the review system as the first project.
    That is certainly an option, but wouldn't it be a chicken and egg scenario?
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    SSH keys wouldn't work, that's why they were problematic...
    Anyways, what is needed? Like, think about something that'd be new
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight
    Anyways, what is needed? Like, think about something that'd be new
    Something that would benefit cboard, perhaps? Along those lines... I presume that we would want to limit the scope of the project to something involving development in C and/or C++?
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    ok, what has been whined about lots on these boards?
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    Students asking for solutions to homework?

    How about a project that prints funny notes to the teacher when you run it the next day?

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    What about making a free version of Flash? I need that..
    Or a... Game Maker of some type...
    Or a new language...
    Exactly, why not make a game maker that supports C++ code aswell as its WYSIWYG editor?
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