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Off-Topic / Haxe
« on: December 21, 2013, 01:53:44 PM »
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General ENIGMA / DevOps
« on: December 21, 2013, 01:01:18 PM »
Due to recent criticism I am going to open a topic for everyone to criticize my development habits. My retort to these criticisms so far is just because I am in favor of more rapid development, doesn't make me horribly inexperienced for running a software development project or rather in this case having a large say in its development.

First I would like to introduce you to the rapid development strategy known as DevOps.

It basically stresses good communication between developers, testers, and project leaders. Without good communication we end up with incidents such as polygonz merging a commit without communicating it to another developer such as myself which I always request or it undergoing any quality assurance.

Now this is where I mainly want to retort IsmAvatar in that I do not agree with full blown unmonitored contributions. Many people have heard me complain about Canonical releasing bugged updates constantly, and is also one of the main reasons I currently will not use Linux.

Basically when the cycle is working as is intended we end up with the following results.

I would rather steer away from just criticism and request that anyone posting here post constructive criticism and not just how bad I suck but rather what I could do to improve my communication skills and help improve the work flow with other developers.

General ENIGMA / Re: Preprocessor Move
« on: December 20, 2013, 06:13:48 PM »
XP was broke anyway because %APPDATA% is "Documents space and SPACE Settings"

But uhm, XP should be fixed now so long as you run with administrative privileges.

Edit: What I mean is it should automatically create the folder, I'm sure other software using ProgramData work fine that way on XP.

Edit 2: I made a second commit here as well that uses the environment variable instead, fixing the D:/ and other drives issue.

This issue should be resolved for quite some time now.

General ENIGMA / Preprocessor Move
« on: December 20, 2013, 06:04:11 PM »
I have decided to move the preprocessor for Windows again, this time to C:/ProgramData/ENIGMA

This is a user directory introduced in Windows vista, and is a hidden folder. So this will alleviate the problem with GNU make not allowing spaces and also continue to alleviate administrator privileges issues. This also fixes the issues with using ENIGMA on a drive other than C:/ assuming of course this was the only issue with using a different drive but as far as I am aware this was the actual issue being that the working directory assumed C:/ drive. This fix only applies for Windows, and should make ENIGMA usable again for those of you with spaces.

Please redownload the Portable ZIP if you need these fixes.

Here is some information from Microsoft on what this directory is.

Wikipedia also has some information about the %ALLUSERSPROFILE%

This was the pull request where I fixed this issue.
This was the pull request I fixed the drives issue with.

Off-Topic / Re: I'm out
« on: December 19, 2013, 09:31:24 AM »
It was fine before he came here.
Harri, you are freaking contradicting yourself, just a few posts back you said things were rather inactive before I arrived. It depends on what your obscure definition of "fine" is but I would say by these standards my arrival was an improvement.

he is anxious but not very experienced.
Again, you provide no evidence of that, and I have provided plenty to the contrary so why don't you stop spreading Ism's propaganda.

The real reason was because cheeseboy and RobertBColton have been deleting many things lately, including parts of the compiler. Josh kept telling them that they didn't know what they're doing, but they wouldn't listen.
What the fuck are you talking about, we have deleted none of his compiler, cheeseboy suggests it each time Josh throws a fit, and this time I am seriously starting to consider making a switch to Rusky's because of this nonsense.

And please for the love of god tell him to stop saying Rusky's parser won't do what we want it to do. We're not that stupid we are clearly fucking aware we'd have to write the code to tell LLVM how we want shit parsed, but it still serves a replacement for 99% of his shit which wouldn't come out as optimal as Clang/LLVM anyway, because I would venture the guys writing LLVM/Clang are also much more experienced then he is, no offense but he's only a 22 year old college graduate. Clang/LLVM has a much broader array of uses and a lot more developers.

This is what drove Josh to leave. In addition, many members have become rude to Josh, telling Josh that he's worthless.
So? Even if some people have become annoyed with him, we aren't in preschool, this isn't kindergarten. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

Josh won't come back until he's been apologized to.
We'll welcome him back when he decides to stop being an arrogant prick and actually cooperate, that doesn't mean he doesn't make the ultimate decisions but he doesn't need to be an ass about every single thing.

Off-Topic / Re: I'm out
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:35:11 AM »
Have you tested it? It's 2 years old and who knows how thorough and less buggy it is. Also ENIGMA is not about just GML anymore, but EDL as well. So probably a lot of stuff will have to be additionally written. But I guess it's worth a shot. I am just skeptical it will be any better.
that is somehow an achievement over ENIGMA.
You completely missed the point there, LLVM already has a pretty solid interface for parsing. Worrying about having an EDL language that will provide classes and things is and was at least the biggest waste of time, if anything the focus should have been writing a solid C++->GML parser with LLVM first, and do his custom parser that can provide all those extras as a fun side project.

GL works on XP just fine.
Polygonz is on Vista and has DirectX 10/11 support. There have also been quite a few others that have come here and had problems with surfaces.

I have actually made that point several times before. But I guess you just didn't notice.
So stop defending it then, the majority of my work with LateralGM was fixing pre-existing bugs and regressions in her code.

Just stating information.
Then name one of them that isn't a complete fabrication or distortion of the facts.

Now I feel Robert is one of the several reasons he wont.
I didn't even start this, IsmAvatar came out of the blue and started being overly critical and then Josh started to throw a fit with cheeseboy. I am sick of it, neither of them have any reason to complain and they are simply being dramatic.

All I ask is if Josh could at least fix one damn thing, even if its a small bug or to get something working, but he can't do that, and again nobody can ask him questions because he is immediately condescending!

Off-Topic / Re: I'm out
« on: December 18, 2013, 03:34:32 PM »
Yes LLVM has the interface we need already completed, less buggy, and probably way more thorough and optimized than what we will ever have.

GM didn't have anything like that until GM:S. Now it does have some kind of GML->C++.
Right, but Game Maker's interpreter/runner from 2005 is still less buggy than what we have now.

But at least finish ONE of them.
I have, Direct3D 9 is finished now, aside from some getpixel functions and a few texture functions that I have not written because I haven't been able to think about how to make the best abstraction for the functions that can be the same for OpenGL systems. And it works with the Mario game, Phantom light flare, house effects, and some other games.

Poly really needs it for his Voodoo3.
25% of the computer market is still Windows XP.

I am referring to software development.
And of course, you are only saying it in the first place because Ism's shitpost she made earlier which was also complete crap. Saying I'm adding sooo many new features and not fixing all of her bugs.

Others just break because the ENIGMA is broken.
Then perhaps you should actually list them, because the ones I know of is the FPS example because I uploaded a heavily modified version that would work without event inheritance and can't update because EDC is broke, Box2D example broke because the API changed and I updated the functions and provided overloads to the Studio versions but again the EDC is broke so I can't upload the fixed version. Or you could just you know, stay on the Josh/Ism band wagon and point fingers at people about things you don't have a clue about.

Wow, here take a medal.
I am not asking for a medal, I am asking for you guys not to make stupid accusations.

Off-Topic / Re: I'm out
« on: December 18, 2013, 03:01:23 PM »
I don't think asking Josh for anything than the parser stuff was really needed.
So pretty much asking him for anything is unnecessary. Josh certainly hasn't been bearing the majority of the workload if any at all for a year now. Far-be-it from him to finish a few simple tasks.

piece of software in existence.
I am sure people like Robert will try to write it and fail spectacularly.
For one we don't even need the damn thing, clang does everything we would want it to, and we wouldn't be so far behind if so much of the effort wasn't wasted.

Then when the first version will be done a year later it will be as good as the one ENIGMA had in 2008.
The one we have now isn't better than the one Game Maker had in 2005.

nobody needs freaking Ogre or Irrlich or whatever as a separate system.
Nobody needs to freaking reinvent the wheel either when a proper media abstraction layer can do such awesome things as allowing driver swapping at runtime.

The current version actually doesn't run half the EDC games.
You can blame that on Josh too because I haven't been able to update any of the examples on the EDC, because him and Ism decided to show up out of the blue and wreck the thing and leave it broken for months.

he is inexperienced
Not as far as graphics programming goes, if it wasn't for me we wouldn't have Direct3D. And without that people with shitty graphics cards like polygonz would not be able to use surfaces, but now polygone can use Direct3D 9 and surfaces and with better performance than the other graphics systems. I also fixed a bunch of the flags and the Mario game peaks at 360fps with Direct3D where as OpenGL 3 peaks at 300. I am clearly not the inexperienced one here or we'd still have OpenGL 1 software rendering and call lists where any half decent model takes up 500 mb's of ram.

Not to mention I'm not the one that suggested using 4 floats for representing color. All you damn OpenGL/Linux fanatics, and yes I am going to generalize here, tend to make really crazy assumptions.

Off-Topic / Re: Why are Mobile Games Shit?
« on: December 18, 2013, 08:15:16 AM »
TKG, I second your entire post, I've always said the same thing myself, people having orgasms over mobile games have made it more about the money and making a game easily while quality generally suffers. A large portion of the AppStore may be Game Maker games, but they are also probably very poor quality as a result.

Very excellent in my opinion.

General ENIGMA / All Roads Lead To Rome
« on: December 18, 2013, 07:10:11 AM »
With the advent of Josh and IsmAvatar throwing hissy fits and leaving the project, me and cheeseboy are curious as to what direction people think we should try to go with development.

General ENIGMA / Re: LateralGM endorsed to Robert B Colton
« on: December 18, 2013, 06:05:19 AM »
And of course, here we have another propagandist shitpost. Originally I took this news sadly, until reading this topic of course.

This is nothing more than a completely over-dramatized childish rant similar to the one Josh is now giving.

As such, this is the core of our product and it is never to stop functioning.
Right, it hasn't, and it won't. This is exactly why I have decided to leave it where it is with the GMK format, and move on to the new GMX format for RadialGM and leave GMK in the dust. LateralGM not only exists as a stable GMK editor but also a comprehensive GMK->GMX and GMX->GMK converter, which is less flawed than YoYoGames.

Leaving bugs behind is what GameMaker does, not LateralGM.
As over simplified as that may be, you just can't fix all of the bugs either, that is an unrealistic goal, and on top of that, a few of the bugs are the fault of the JDK itself. Please see the task I have on the 1.8 list which I never intended to ever check off, "Continual improvements/bugfixes"

A release is not "I've made a bunch of features guys, here, have a release so you can check them out."
Every release for the past two months has been solid bug fixes, the only remaining bug caused by me open on the tracker is the shader editor not having code completion.

Those bugs need to be fixed
*yawn* so fix your bugs or else I will do so, such as I did with EGM's having a thousand unclosed file handles.

Edit: I'd also like to request this be moved out of announcements, there are things actually worth announcing, and this is not one of them.

Off-Topic / Re: I'm out
« on: December 18, 2013, 05:48:47 AM »
I second what cheeseboy has said as well. If anyone is on a high horse Josh, it's you. Complain all you want about nobody understanding the parser, and there are two reasons for that.

1) It is an obfuscated mess, and you can not deny that. And on top of that you do nonsensical things all the time, such as naming the windows executable "stupidity-buffer" and let's not forget of course entire ASCII turds dedicated to debug output.
2) If anybody asks you a question, you immediately start condescending them and calling them retarded. The only dumb question is the one you don't ask.

updates to a bot that was broken eight months ago,
It was a 6 line bug fix, it is not my fault you can't build a simple Java Applet. For which DarkAce was complaining about for eight months as well.

This will be after he realizes that a compiler isn't just a parser.
Your parser is nothing more than a GCC front-end.

Just don't expect a sudden hike in bug fixes.
Who are you referring to? Nobody would expect that from anyone except myself of course.

Ideas and Design / Re: Website Issue Tracker Sucks
« on: December 17, 2013, 07:55:47 AM »
Exactly polygone.

General ENIGMA / Re: All EGM's Broke
« on: December 15, 2013, 09:22:45 PM »
This is the exception that occurs, I did nothing more than add the property to the game settings property structures.

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
   at org.enigma.file.EFileReader$DataPropReader.convert(
   at org.enigma.file.EFileReader$DataPropReader.put(
   at org.enigma.file.EFileReader$DataPropReader.readProperties(
   at org.enigma.file.EFileReader$
   at org.enigma.file.EFileReader$DataPropReader.readUnknown(
   at org.enigma.file.EFileReader.readResource(
   at org.enigma.file.EFileReader.processEntries(
   at org.enigma.file.EFileReader.readNodeChildren(
   at org.enigma.file.EFileReader.readEgmFile(
   at org.enigma.file.EFileReader.readEgmFile(
   at org.lateralgm.main.LGM.main(

Edit: I have fixed this in a new pull request by simply checking if a null value is being added to the property list, and if so not adding it and keeping the default.

Please redownload the plugin, the latest version will not have broke EGM's.

General ENIGMA / Re: All EGM's Broke
« on: December 14, 2013, 08:48:38 PM »
Yup; yup; that's why I made a ticket, I'm just feelin lazy :P