Greetings. The ArcEmu wiki has been updated with many new features (yet again)! It is now on the same version as Mediawiki is, with many of the same extensions and looks.
You can all poke and prod it here ArcEmu-Wiki Testing If it doesn't display correctly, you need a valid UserAgent in your browser. (Should support all mainstream browsers)
Commit style log for those interested.
Wiki updated to latest mediawiki rev. http://arcemu.org/wiki/Special:Version
Entire wiki database updated to latest structures & maintenance ran (Nothing to cleanup manually this time ;_; beautiful)
Full Featured editor installed.
Special character/formatting insert form added.
All extensions updated.
Mediawiki theme customizations imported.
Checked and rechecked expanding/collapsing code.
Added expanding/collapsing menus to the left sidebar.
SimpleAntiSpam added (Prevents bots from being able to edit the wiki, even though it is heavily locked down already to their edits)
Recaptcha switched out for Confirmedit (forced, changes in MW) - You will never see another recaptcha request during editing.
Oh and for peeps doing documenting, if you want to save some typing instead of typing: <source lang='stuff'> everywhere, just use <source> it defaults to Lua (since thats the most popular thing on the wiki).
A new developer page has been added to the wiki for team members, and those curious and looking for documentation. You may find it here at the Developer Entry over time this page should become filled with documentation relating to the client, packets, scripting, and whatever else we want to put somewhere for others to read that would only confuse the general public.
Today as the documentation has been mostly finished, and now all the usual platforms have been tested and turned out to be working, we officially change our build system to use CMake.
What is CMake
CMake is a cross platform build system, which means it can configure the build on multiple systems ( Windows, Linux, BSD, OS X, etc ), for multiple build tools ( Visual C++, G++, etc )
You can read more about CMake on the wiki here: http://www.arcemu.org/wiki/CMake
Why are we changing to CMake
We have users using many different Operating Systems on their machines, some use Windows, some use Linux, some use something else, and also we have different people with different build tools ( compilers ),
which means we need a unified build system to serve the needs of everyone, so that everyone can build nearly the same way.
What does this mean for Arcemu
Basically what this transition means to all of us is that before (re)building you will have to do an extra step and set up the build environment using CMake. Fortunately this is not at all hard, and we provide enough documentation on the wiki for it. This way Arcemu is more portable as you are not bound to only the compilers we officially support ( like now you can again use Visual Studio 2008 on Windows pretty easily ).
Needless to say, our forums have undergone a major transformation.
We've been hard at work shifting individual forums around, renaming, merging, and cleaning up so that our users experience is as fluid as possible.
Several new forums worth noting are:
Peer to Peer Support - Installation, configuration, and general support. This is a good place to start if you're an absolute beginner. Commit Logs - Be up to date with the latest updates to our source code. ArcEmu Feedback - Lets us know how we're doing and what you'd like to see us working on, including features (no bug reports please!) Recruitment - ArcEmu is LFM - Details within!
As well, several forums have been moved.
Patch Workshop has been merged into Workshop within the Core Modification forum.
Pictures, Videos, and Screenshots has been merged into Offtopic as a sub-forum.
Both the Scripting and Database forums "General Chat" has been merged into their respective categories.
Introductions have been moved into the ArcEmu Community category.
The Crash Reports forum has been moved into the Arcemu Development category.
Invision Power Board (the forums) have been upgrade to the latest version
You are now able to share posts/threads via several websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
You can now customize your profile's background image. Note: You must upload an image offsite to a website such as Imageshack.us to make use of this feature.
We'd like to use this opportunity to wish you a very happy /b/irthday!
( I'm not the one on the pic, (it's a random camwhore) just before someone misunderstands the situation )
Despite of all of the bickering in the past, present and future there are a group of people who appreciate all you've done, do, and will do!
Contrary to popular belief we do like you a lot (sometimes we even read your PMs, and listen to what you say)! Sometimes we might even laugh on your jokes (a little)!
Either way we hope you spend this day, and evening having lots of fun!
Don't forget to eat your birthday cake, mon capitan!
Jackpoz has been a vital team member for the past few months and he's been hard at work whenever he could afford the time.
I believe he still has a lot to work, but he is heading in the right direction. He has had SVN write access for a while, but after seeing his recent commits and his commitment I've decided to formally promote him and put him in the developer group.
Therefore I believe congratulations are in order!
So gratz Jackpoz, and welcome on the developer team!