Crystal Space
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 17, 2014, 02:35:15 pm

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
9018 Posts in 2051 Topics by 8471 Members
Latest Member: Jeffhogan
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  Crystal Space
|-+  Crystal Space Development
| |-+  General Crystal Space Discussion
| | |-+  Software Renderer... Still Needed?
« previous next »
Poll
Question: Software Renderer... Still Needed?
Yes, I need it Very Badly - 3 (27.3%)
I occasionally use It but it is not crucial - 2 (18.2%)
I couldn't care less. Please Drop It - 6 (54.5%)
Total Voters: 11

Pages: 1 [2] Print
Author Topic: Software Renderer... Still Needed?  (Read 9055 times)
jorrit
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1706


View Profile
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2005, 09:11:36 am »

Well, why not make the renderer a CVS module with anonymous write access Smiley See what happens and if it's crap, delete it. Just my 2,6 cents

Well that's not possible. We can't control access on SF/CVS. But anyway I don't think that's a good solution either.

Greetings,
Logged
litespace
Guest


Email
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2005, 03:27:07 pm »

Hi All!

Keep the software renderer!

It is not only a valuable debug tool, it also gives you a level of redundancy. 

Just imagine a user running a CS application on their PC/laptop, and suddenly
something fails, OpenGL goes out / and all you have is software rendering...
wait... it has been removed. tough luck

On the other hand, I can understand the lack of developer time, and not
many people use software rendering these days, but it should stay.

Make it a separate project if needed, but don't drop support.
Logged
tony
Guest


Email
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2005, 10:51:11 pm »

This isn't really a hard answer

1. Keep it as a plug-in, just because CS can't work on it, doesn't mean someone else could pick it up in the future and continue on it.

2. Make a software render only CS version that someone else can work on later in the future.

Don't get rid of the code, leave it up for anyone who wish to work on it.
Logged
jorrit
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1706


View Profile
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2005, 05:19:03 am »

This isn't really a hard answer

1. Keep it as a plug-in, just because CS can't work on it, doesn't mean someone else could pick it up in the future and continue on it.

2. Make a software render only CS version that someone else can work on later in the future.

Don't get rid of the code, leave it up for anyone who wish to work on it.

The decision on the software renderer has been made already a few weeks ago. We will keep it but simplify it (no lightmapping).

Greetings,
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 3.633 seconds with 17 queries.