Originally posted by TurboNed
Methinks daveb just saved you guys a lot of work. [grin] THANKS FOR READING, DAVE!
what he said
Status as of 10am EDT: everything now compiles on RedHat Linux, using gcc 2.95.3. except the very-windows-specific stuff (low-level graphics, sound, directinput, startup code, networking). Yeah, I know it's a big "except..."
I'm feeling much
better since I don't need to worry about the 10K+ lines of asm in the tmapper code. There are still small chunks of asm scattered about, but they're much more manageable.
Although it would be nice to have an "open" FRED2, it's not much of a priority to me or anyone I've heard from. Since it's an MFC application, 75% will probably need to be rewritten anyhow. GUI applications are tough to port, since the basic paradigm is so different between Win32, Mac, and the many X11 toolkits. I'll leave that as an exercise for the reader
in the meantime, I'll use wrinkle my nose and continue to use Win98 for those rare occasions when I need to build a mission
I'm gonna check w/ the folks at SourceForge and see if the :V: license is "open" enough for them... if it passes (and if I hear no ovverriding objections from daveb or anyone else at :V: ) I'll try to upload the CVS repository to http://jumpnode.sourceforge.net