OpenMW cries out for its champions

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Zini
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Re: OpenMW cries out for its champions

Post by Zini » 21 Dec 2011, 20:16

Define "beginning programmer".

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Re: OpenMW cries out for its champions

Post by Draygera » 23 Dec 2011, 05:21

I have one semester of C++ (although, I'm trying to get back into college so I can get my Advanced C++ finished, too), am teaching myself Java (by watching these: http://www.cosmolearning.com/courses/pr ... thodology/), and am currently about to start working on my first game project (Tactic's Grid, a Java-based retro-style strategy game).

I may not be the best programmer and I'll have to admit, I'm a little rusty, but I'm a fast learner and when I need to solve a problem, I have determination.

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Re: OpenMW cries out for its champions

Post by Zini » 26 Dec 2011, 11:37

We are somewhat short on tasks suitable for beginners. But once I have the backlog sorted out that piled up over Christmas, I will try to find a task for you (could take a few days). In between you could start with preparations for working on OpenMW. Make sure that you can handle git well enough (pull/fetch, push, commit/add, status/diff and branch handling). Then make sure you can build OpenMW from the repository. We also have a section on the project's wiki with information for developers. Make sure to read it all.

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Re: OpenMW cries out for its champions

Post by Draygera » 26 Dec 2011, 13:54

I just recently started using git more, but am well acquainted with gcc and the automake tools on a Linux system. I have the latest Openmw source, but it's not compiling at all on my system. I built my operating system from the ground up and have all of the tools needed for working with this stuff. I also have a github account.

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Re: OpenMW cries out for its champions

Post by Zini » 26 Dec 2011, 14:10

but am well acquainted with gcc and the automake tools on a Linux system.
Since we are using cmake instead of the auto tools, your experience with the later won't do you much good here, I am afraid. But the average OpenMW developer doesn't need a lot of cmake experience, especially on Linux.
I have the latest Openmw source, but it's not compiling at all on my system
Well, that is a problem that absolute has to be addressed, before you can get any development work done.

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Re: OpenMW cries out for its champions

Post by Zini » 26 Dec 2011, 15:05

My accident I found a task that might be suitable for you: Sound Manager Cleanup. Not very exciting, but a good warm up exercise. Let me know if you are interested (your build problems need to be sorted out first though).

Any discussion about this task (or any other you might choose), should be held in a separate suitably titled thread in the development forum. Also, you should register on our bug tracker, so I can officially assign your chosen task to you.

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Re: OpenMW cries out for its champions

Post by Draygera » 26 Dec 2011, 15:51

Ok. I'm in. I'll post the error log I get in a separate thread.

I would definitely be willing to learn how to use Cmake too.

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