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0003026VCMIOtherpublic2018-12-03 21:382018-12-21 12:04
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Platformx86OSDebianOS VersionBuster
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Summary0003026: New Release?
DescriptionIn the beginning of next year, Debian will freeze all versions in Testing to prepare for the release of Debian Buster. Since vcmi version 0.99 was released more than two years ago, there has been no new vcmi release.

Do you plan to make a new release before the February 2019? If not, then the next Debian Stable release will still only include vcmi 0.99 even though a lot of new features and bug fixes are now in the git repository. The only alternative would be to package a more recent git commit.

I thus seek advice about what would be your preferred way forward. I see the following options:

 1. not make a new vcmi release and keep 0.99 in Debian Buster
 2. not make a new vcmi release but package a version from git (which version?)
 3. make a new vcmi release 0.100 or a 1.0~beta1 or similar

What do you think?
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SXX (administrator)
2018-12-04 03:46

I certainly think we might have at least something like 0.99b or something.

I now moved to Vietnam so have more time again and hopefully will be able to do something about it.
By003 (reporter)
2018-12-05 07:41

Maybe AI still need to be improved, I have made a list.
1.AI is lack of goals, They often forget to pick up artifacts or visit the banks,they even don't know how to collect resources and use them.
2.AI has a poor defence action. How calm would they stay if their opposites close to their towns? They don't even recruit any troops.
3.AI always have many heroes, but seldom of them have a large troop. They keep their town with many troops in dwellings, I often find there are 5 weeks production of LV7 creatures in their castle..even using resourceful AI mod! However, if their heroes are defeated, at once they will recruit 8 of them!

I think it's still early for releasing 1.0, because there isn't a very stable work, but 1.0 means finished.
josch (developer)
2018-12-05 08:03

I did not suggest to release a 1.0 version.

I only asked for a release of the current status of vcmi such that the next Debian release would not ship a two-year-old version of vcmi (0.99).

Certainly the state of current git master is much better than it was two years ago so even if AI is still problematic it will be an improvement over 0.99.
By003 (reporter)
2018-12-10 08:46 [^]

Could you finish building bonuses in next release version?
josch (developer)
2018-12-21 12:04

Hi SXX, did you have a chance to ask the other vcmi developers about a possible 0.99b release?

If you don't like to make a new release, I'd need to know whether you'd be okay with me packaging a git snapshot instead.


- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-12-03 21:38 josch New Issue
2018-12-04 03:46 SXX Note Added: 0007694
2018-12-05 07:41 By003 Note Added: 0007695
2018-12-05 08:03 josch Note Added: 0007696
2018-12-10 08:46 By003 Note Added: 0007697
2018-12-21 12:04 josch Note Added: 0007700

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