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task #6453: Submission of FIGS

Submitted by:  Andrew Briscoe <figs>
Submitted on:  Mon 29 Jan 2007 05:13:14 AM UTC  
Should Start On:  Mon 29 Jan 2007 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Thu 08 Feb 2007 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Fri 06 Apr 2007 10:19:25 PM UTC, comment #4: 


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Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Fri 02 Mar 2007 06:16:40 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Hi Andrew,

If everything works if you take out generics, then please take them out and also verify that everything is working in a Free Software Java environment.

Also, Sun Java (all current versions 1.4-1.6) has not been released under the terms of the GPL yet. A release under the terms of the GPLv2 is planned for Java 1.7. Please see http://savannah.gnu.org/maintenance/JavaIssues for more information on this topic.

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Let me know once you have fixed the licensing problems in your project and where to obtain an updated tarball so I can re-evaluate the project.



Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Fri 02 Mar 2007 06:15:34 AM UTC, comment #2: 

The current release runs fine on GCJ if i just take out generics.
 I thought that my submission had just fallen through the cracks earlier,
because of the delay, so i made a sourceforge.
I will put the licenses on it, and make it GCJ compatible before I put up the server though :).
I thought that sun java WAS GPL now, someone told me, was that wrong?
The project name on sourceforge is figs, ill switch to savahah once i add the license info.
Thanks for your time :)

Andrew Briscoe <figs>
Thu 01 Mar 2007 07:04:41 PM UTC, comment #1: 



I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah. While doing so I have noticed a few problems which are described below.

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Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Mon 29 Jan 2007 05:13:14 AM UTC, original submission:  

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

Registration Administration

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators, effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: FIGS
  • System Name:  figs
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License V2 or later


FIGS (Free Intellectual Games Server)
Current code: http://www.mediafire.com/?0gn4vfjjynt
   The aim of this project (long term) is to make a cross-platform FOSS stable server that it is easy to add games to (with a focus on turn based, full information, little-no luck, strategy games), and a graphical client for it.  It will be released under the GPL, and hopefully recognized by GNU.  Both the server (and my client) will be written in java.  Currently I have 1.  A relatively simple multi-threaded server that allows users to log on, chat, seek games, and play many variants of chess; a client that uses AWT to communicate with the players; And an abstracted model of many chess variants (18).  My development plan is as follows:
1.  Attempt to debug some graphical glitches associated with AWT in the client, and add functionality for the rest of the chess games (ex: the four player ones).
2.  Add a user profile and rating system using MYSQL, and make a simple web page using PHP for user registration.
3.  Add support for go, and variants thereof.
4.  Clean up and document my code, and debug enough for a 1.0 release.
5.  Start up the server! (I already have a host)
6.  Start work on an API for users to add new games, continue other server development.

I am currently the only developer, with some help from KD19 making the code compatible with GCJ.  I am not actively seeking other people to help on the project yet, but if some wish to I would not be averse to it at all :).

Other Software Required:

Sun Java 1.4-1.6 (now GPL :) )
GCJ (Note uses AWT, but my friend said worked fine on it)

Will require MYSQL for player database, and java libraries for that.

Other Comments:

KD19 may have already submitted something related to this, if so please use this submission instead please.

Andrew Briscoe <figs>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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file #11891:  FIGS.tar.gz added by figs (122KiB - application/x-gzip - The current code)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2007-04-06 Beuc StatusWait reply => Cancelled
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2007-03-02 sp StatusNeed Info => Wait reply
    2007-03-01 sp StatusNone => Need Info
        Assigned toNone => sp
    2007-01-29 figs Attached File- => Added FIGS.tar.gz, #11891

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