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.
We're back with another report from the All Guilds Meeting, which fell nicely on the first of the month! And of course, no AGM summary would be complete without chatlogs, both raw and cleansed. Here's what went down:
DimensionTravelerCalum came up to update everyone on the status of HN. It will return for every Sunday @ 12:00 KI time starting in January (the 6th) and continuing into the beginning of March. He is also looking for anyone interested in conducting some of these gatherings, as well as weekday HNs and also meetings in other languages. For more info, visit the site.
Mac and rarified were next to present some news from Cyan and Minkata shard. Cyan is planning on switching its server to an annual contract, which is projected to lower the total yearly cost about 30 to 40 percent. This will hopefully be done by the end of the year. As for the Minkata shard, testing on the new physics updates continues, with more events in the near future. Rarified mentioned a client that would handle transferring marker games to and from MOULa as well.
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UPDATE: Due to the wonderful fundraising efforts of the party, the CAVCON meter, as of November 26th, is now at a healthy 4.3! Congratulations to those who planned the party and a big thank you to everyone that donated!
(Original News Post:)
Greetings again, fellow cavern-dwellers!
We are proud to announce the cavern is once again hosting a yearly CAVCON Awareness Party!!!
The event will be held: Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24th in Ae'gura.
- 16:00 to 20:00 KI time: Donahoo's Cocktail Party
- 08:00 to 11:00 KI time: Watashi - http://22.214.171.124:8100/
- 11:00 to 13:00 KI time: Musica - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/musica-in-the-dmr
- 13:00 to 17:00 KI time: Alien - Stream To Be Announced
- 17:00 to 20:00 KI time: Planetary (in the DMR) - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-in-the-dmr
- 20:00 to 23:00 KI time: Christine & MrMouski in the DMR - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-in-the-dmr
The main courtyard of Takotah Plaza will be used at a gathering spot for general chat and event information. Exploration teams can then depart for other Ages/Instances of sites selected by the host Dni'Js to handle overflow and reduce lag. Read more
After a long work second issue of "The Cavern Post” is available in Russian!
In this issue we will tell you a bit about the four main shards URU, the proposed community, and give step by step instructions to help you find and install them. Also, Jonathan Meyer will present their views on the membership of the Guild of Greeters, and Allatwan will interview Heather Larkin about her Myst-related artwork and other great works. Heather's comic "Myst - The book of Atrus" can be found on DeviantArt (original) and A-comics (in Russian translation).
Nev'yn recaps what happened in the cavern in January, and Larry LeDeay writes about his photography work featuring the wildlife in the Ages of URU (also with many samples!), with some helpful tips from Ainia on how to set up and take beautiful pictures of the animals yourself. Read more
With Mysterium 2012 over, Falling Man Group starts looking forward to 2013.
Capella has become their new Chair! She’s been around the community for ages and the group feels she’ll be a great asset.
On Myst's 20th anniversary and a possible Mysterium in Spokane:
"Because of [previous discussions and feedback], the FMG board felt that (especially in light of there being less space at Cyan now), Spokane & Cyan trips should be reserved for those times when Cyan has something to share, and can put its best face forward."
Despite this, FMG does not discourage anyone who would like to try to make a bid for Spokane anyway, including Cyan if they so choose.