Hey I'm sort of working on an xtrekrc editor for COW.

It's in a very preliminary state at this point, and I
haven't written a line of code yet (I'm just laying
down the UI with glade).

Eventually I plan on having at least a keymap editor
and a means for changing all the different client options
I think are important.

My main objective is to get it running in windows.
I'll be using the gtk library which has already been ported
to it (as has gimp).


>From: James Cameron <quozl at us.netrek.org>
>Reply-To: vanilla-list at us.netrek.org
>To: vanilla-list at us.netrek.org
>Subject: Re: [Vanilla List] any growth on this?
>Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 09:06:54 +1100
>On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 10:51:52AM -0500, Zachary Uram wrote:
> > James Cameron wrote:
> > > Release early, release often.  Others can test your code and
> > > adjust it. I've been dreaming of a PHP based web site that
> > > would take a player's xtrekrc file and present a form to let
> > > them change how it works, then download the new one.  Package a
> > > web server and PHP with the client, and there you have it.  ;-}
> > Any progress?
>No, still a dream.  I have however done a set of pages for the results
>distribution of an INL server, now in the php directory on CVS.
>See it at http://netrek.gctc.hwy.com.au/ click on Archives in the results
> > > Ultimate goal is a nice setup.exe package, with a frontend
> > > program that helps generate an xtrekrc and then launches
> > > netrek.exe with options passed  to it.  Instead of using the
> > > command line, etc.
> > Cool. Who is working on it?
>Nobody but me so far.  I'm not the best choice for the job, 'cause I
>don't use Windows.
>In response to my posting to LWN.NET the most useful reply I got
>(apart from Mandrake packaging) was a pointer to Inno Setup, which
>should help achieve the goal.  http://www.jordanr.dhs.org/isinfo.htm
>If you take this on, I can at least test installation for you.
> > > I've got a computer camp coming up in September that I'd like
> > > this to be available for, in case you would like a deadline.
> > > ;-)
> > How did the camp go?
>Netrek-wise, we got about four games in.  The greatest pain was our
>failure to distribute to the lab workstations an appropriate .xtrekrc
>file that used a graphic dashboard.  The default in COW is still
>numbers.  I'm wondering if I should add an .xtrekrc suggestions port
>on the server and modify the client to get it via the network ... while
>not relevant to internet play it would certainly have helped us; we had
>to turn off the pixmaps because COW would GPF under certain tactical
>conditions which we never fully worked out.
>James Cameron    mailto:quozl at us.netrek.org     http://quozl.netrek.org/
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