Archive for November, 2009:

Process documentation

Lately we’ve been pulling together a short document to describe how the Stone Soup project operates. The aim of this is to enable people interested in contributing to quickly learn how they can. It’s also about writing it down for people already contributing, of course. Recent growth of the team and increased contributions (yay!) inspired me to start writing this, and it got major feedback and contributions from dpeg, jpeg and due.

I’ve committed it to the repository now for public scrutiny, and hopefully, benefit to current and future contributors. (Wow, am I making a speech here..) It’s in the docs/develop folder.

There’s still room for improvement. The following could (should) be added:

    The process of a proposal/patch making its way into into the game
    Versioning: use of agendas for major versions; only fixes for minor version

And of course, needs to be updated for the new Mantis/Wiki once it’s official. Any feedback is very welcome!

Comments Off

It’s a long way but we’re going to make it!

Steady progress on the Mantis and wiki. There’s still a good bit of work to do just figuring out how we are going to use the tracker. I’ve posted a writeup about different categories in the tracker (bugs, features, etc) with thoughts on how they could be used.

More: Read the rest of this entry…

Play-testing – How you can help!

There have been a lot of new and exciting changes in the unstable (master) tree of Stone Soup. We desperately need people to play through and give us feedback on them – are the changes good, bad, mediocre? Could things be improved in some manner? What shiny new features have already been implemented?

You can give us feedback in the following ways:

  1. You can subscribe and email them to
  2. You can file an issue in our bug tracker, Mantis (requires easy registration).
  3. You can catch us on IRC! ##crawl-dev on
    We are also in ##crawl, though feature reports may get lost in there, as it is also the reporting channel for Henzell and Gretell, the reporting bots for our two public servers.
  4. You can leave a comment on this post!

On to the changes:

More: Read the rest of this entry…

Poll: Stone Soup better with git or not?

This vote ran for 7 days. Thank you for participating! I think it shows that the switch was generally well accepted and even appreciated :)

Was the switch to git worth it?

  • Yes, most definitely! (50%, 20 Votes)
  • Not sure yet... (30%, 12 Votes)
  • I don't care :-P (18%, 7 Votes)
  • No, not worth it at all! (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

Loading ... Loading ...

The dubious person that voted no was a random visitor.
He came, read one article, voted and was never seen again!

Comments Off

New Bug Tracker and Wiki

I have setup a new Bug Tracker System and integrated a Wiki into it:

The software used is called “Mantis” in Version 1.1.8.

Once you log in and your level is set by anyone from the admin group (currently jpeg, dpeg, evktalo or me) you automatically also have the appropriate access to the Wiki. Either follow the big Wiki link in the top bar, the link presented at every “Issue” or go here directly:

The software used is called “DokuWiki” in Version 2009-02-14b.

Anonymous read-only access is enabled for now.

Evktalo has started configuring the BTS and created a Wiki entry open for discussing the settings here.

Eronarn volunteered to structure the Wiki but wants to wait until all the decisions have been made.

I’d like to invite all of you to register and have a look and voice your opinions here or there, please :)

Important note:
We are still testing and adjusting these 2 pieces of software and haven’t decided yet.
So for the time being I suggest to stick to our bug tracker at Sourceforge.

More important note:
We have finished migrating from SourceForge to Mantis and DokuWiki!

Comments Off