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speedcm
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:34 am    Post subject: New forum category for development Reply with quote



Joined: 05 Apr 2007
Posts: 12

Can we setup a new forum for end user development? The intent of the forum is for the user community to share development knowledge and code snipets.

The new forum would be organized as follows:

Development -> plugins (e.g. user supplied plugins and user plugin specific questions)
Development -> third party tools (e.g. 3rd party editors, 3rd party compilers)
Development -> image file formats (e.g png format, directx format)
Development -> sdk (e.g. sdk and sdk tutorial questions)
Development -> definitions and concepts (e.g. what is a tile?, what is a raw and scale of a heightmap?)
Development -> gaming engines (what is optimum number of zone tiles, triangles and polygons for my specific engine)

Thank you for considering this,
speedcm
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ALicu
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Joined: 12 Feb 2007
Posts: 1326

Hi,

Already are forums for SDK related questions and materials. Every Grome edition has special dedicated forums. Already is a forum called Standard Edition - SDK developer and also Professional Edition - SDK Developer. You can post these questions there. If, with time, we need to make multiple forums for various SDK related categories, we will broke this forum in multiple ones. Especially your excellent idea about user supplied plugins and materials will be considered.

Also, for many of this questions we have a FAQ prepared for the next week. We will gather most common questions (many of them already asked and answered on the forums) and will give detailed answers for each of them.

Thanks for all these ideas,
Adrian Licu
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speedcm
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Joined: 05 Apr 2007
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These forums are not on the jump to list. What are the urls to access these forums?

There is only a little differance between the two editions. So, splitting the forums up by standard and professional really does not make sense?

There will be duplicate information between the forums. Since the granularity of the forum is so big, it will be hard to find information over time.

Just my opinion...
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ALicu
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Joined: 12 Feb 2007
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These forums are dedicated client forums. Clients how brought standard will not have access to professional and vice versa.

There are also other forums in this separation that makes it logic. For example bug report. There is a lot of difference between these 2 program edition for us from the bug reporting point of view.

Also, "Suggestions and requests", there can be completely different because some requests are not possible in Standard or don't apply to Professional etc.

Also some clients may get confused since they will not know about what edition we will be talking about.

Also forums are not meant to be information sources (as a database of information). There are here for bug reporting, get direct answers (people just don't have the time to search the forums, they just post another question to get their answers) and for socializing (general sections). Every developer should take notice of the common questions put on forums over a period of time and make FAQ and tutorials about them so people would not have to use the forums again for the same thing.

That's why we will add a FAQ section which hopefully will answer many of users questions.
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