As always, the event is held in the Heritage Night hood on Sundays at 12:00 KI time. Be sure to get in touch with DimensionTravelerCalum (KI # 203751) if you'd like to help out.
Another month, another All Guilds Meeting. This time, Doobes was on a well-deserved vacation, so Lyrositor took over moderating duties for this month. As usual, both cleansed and raw logs are available for your viewing pleasures, as well as the customary summary of the event:
Christian was our first speaker and summed up the recent series of events concerning the licensing problems with Bink, which interrupted the normal flow of development and testing. To be concise, a portion of Uru's code was discovered by RAD Game Tools (makers of the Bink video codec) to contain copyrighted code from their Software Development Kit (SDK). They demanded that the code be removed from all CWE repositories, an arduous task to say the least. Developers promptly began the process of rewriting repository history to remove these files. Most of the work has been acheived by now, fortunately, and only a few tasks remain, and H'uru has already resumed its normal development pace. Read more
At approximately 3pm EST the MOULa forums experienced unexpected technical difficulties.
Chogan of Cyan Worlds has been informed of the issue by Mac_fife of OpenUru.org (and also a MOULa forum moderator), who has passed along this comment to GoMe:
There's a technical issue related to the hosting service that provides the MOUL forums that is beyond Chogon's ability to deal with directly. It'll need attention from others at Cyan once they are back at work on Wednesday. Sorry, but there seems little prospect of the forums returning before then.
We here at the Guild of Messengers are asking for your patience, understanding, and continued support for Cyan Worlds while this problem is resolved.
Thank you, and safe journeys within the cavern!
This is an emergency post following an announcement by Cyan Worlds, Inc..
An emergency situation has arisen quite rapidly over the last 24 hours. In short, three files in the CWE sources are in violation of licensed code by RAD Game Tools: Plasma20/Sources/Plasma/FeatureLib/pfSurface/plLayerBink.cpp, Sources/Tools/MaxPlasmaMtls/plBinkMipmap.cpp and Sources/Plasma/PubUtilLib/plPipeline/plBinkPlayer.cpp. You absolutely have to delete these files from any cloned repository you might have - completely. This means that you must perform a complete rebase removing these files from the initial source release, so that they never appear ever again. As a first measure, make a commit removing those files from your fork. They contain code belonging to RAD Game Tools, and were accidentally released by Cyan as they were unaware of its origin at the time..
Complete discussion: http://forums.openuru.org/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=848#p7522
This affects all known forks and branches, including H'uru.
Failure to so could result in prosecution of Cyan Worlds by RAD Game Tools for releasing copyrighted code, which would be A Bad Thing(TM).
If you need help removing these files, please contact one of the developers (including me) for instructions on how to proceed. Speed is essential in removing these files.
Note: your client will probably no longer compile if you remove this file. A fix will be distributed once it has been found.
If removing this file is too time-consuming and/or difficult, simply delete your fork or make it private until the original code is ususable once more, following which you can clone it anew.
For years, fans have yearned for the ability to bring fan Ages into Cyan's official shard (MO:ULa). It now suddenly seems like those dreams are becoming very real! After communication between OpenUru.org and Cyan Worlds Inc., during which Cyan gave the go-ahead to start bringing content into MO:ULa, a public debate was started to discuss the best means to present these Ages to explorers, with various options being proposed in this thread. Much of the talk so far has centered around how to integrate these Ages story-wise with the exisitng Ages. These are the main options proposed during the discussion: Read more