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I don’t really see why.
Real programmers use whatever suits the task.
REAL programmers don’t use pascal. :>
FreeBSD is STILL my preferred OS for firewalls.
For about a decade I watched exploits coming out for windows and linux before any came out for FreeBSD, even now I can only think of a single exploit that was down to the OS (and they fixed that)
Ad FreeBSD vs OSX - I guess it really depends on your location, and also people you actually meet. I still know of office where they use FreeBSD system since the day they started - 1994 I think it was.
Ad SteamOS - yeah there is still a lot of IFs, in both cases (mine and yours). Let’s see how it progress. I personally think that it is a good first step for creating new well known OS - and another party with OS on scene is always good.
Honestly I just hope that there will always be at least a bunch of different systems for both, normal people and IT guys. Because once there are more systems - each one will evolve and improve, trying to beat others … and that is always good :)
I didn’t mean to look like a total zealot with this, but supporting only one distro and thats Ubuntu isn’t really supporting linux (generally). I’m kind of allergic on that one linux - it is also well known that building applications on Ubuntu will most likely make them unportable or hard to port to different distributions.
This Ubuntu distro is also well known as linux “that is not linux” - they’re trying to do everything differently and probably digging its own grave (moving to Mir from X might kill it, or at least it will kill it as long as there will be no up-to-date GPU drivers for Mir (as they are for X)) - that would get them to position where they are the only “official” distro able to run Steam for Linux, while unable to actually run any game (because their GPU driver support would heavily suck).
I won’t argument that there is no linux but only gnu/linux - I’m more like disappointed that Valve didn’t really released “good piece of software” on Linux (which is subjective term). And of course on topic of Linux we could flame one year in a row here… and I guess that neither of us i really interested in spamming typical flaming arguments at each other (that are on each common forum - let’s keep discussion at better level than other forums :) )
I love Pascal. It’s a great language, rich and expressive. I wanted to bring a nice, easy to use, yet capable development system based on Object Pascal to the table. You will simply be able to select your target platform and generate output for that platform without jumping through tons of hoops. We are going for a simple and elegant solution.
I was all set to go…. posted the announcements all over… then bam! It took the whole day to get the issues sorted out with my hosting company (new server, new IPs… arrrg). Then I have to wait for a bit for full DNS propagation. Yea I know… always something. I will have the download posted soon. Thanks.
Saying that you bring stuff to “linux” doesn’t mean it has to work on every possible incarnation of linux, in my opinion.
Next you’ll be saying that there’s no such thing as linux, but gnu/linux. =)
People do game-specific languages based on basic or lua, so why not pascal..
And what stopped you from waiting until the server issues are done? All you’ve just accomplished is diminishing the impact of your initial announcement..
Yes, your are correct and that was the plan but I had server issues at the last moment so it’s delayed a bit. Should be sorted out soon. Sorry about that.
Hi, well… since Object Pascal (Delphi) is my main development language, it was only natural. Been using Pascal since the Turbo Pascal 3.x days. I wanted something tailored specifically for making games. So… this is it (hopefully).
..all said, I have no idea why I’d pick this over a free physics engine.
Interesting and everything, but generally speaking: get a download online BEFORE announcing stuff like this.
If FreeBSD was “on desktop”, meaning mainstream, before OSX, that’s news to me.
Valve only really needs to get steam running on one distro, and if it gets enough momentum, other distros either change to give whatever support steam needs, or then they simply won’t work with steam. And that’s fine.
As for “few windows users” moving to linux via steamos.. that depends, partially, on valve, and partially on microsoft. If valve manages to make steamos into something normal users can rely on and developers can like, and microsoft keeps ruining windows, it’s entirely possible steam will be the killer app that will move the masses over. We’ll see. Lots of “if’s” there.
On the other hand, maybe the next microsoft ceo will turn tables again and give people what they want again. (Or maybe microsoft gets split up and disappears. Or maybe adobe buys oracle.)
At some point that was “except maybe for redhat”, and at some point “except maybe for debian”. =) Currently, I’d wager it’ll be “except maybe for SteamOS”.
Nobody buys a company with illusions that they’d manage to keep key personnel around forever.
In all honesty, I think id lost a lot when they ditched Romero - even though I do believe they had very good reasons to do so. They concentrated way too much on tech and too little on fun.
Why pascal ??? , Why ?
I don’t agree on point that people went with Ubuntu (they didn’t, at least not anyone I know off switched to Ubuntu (and I’m in sorrounded by area of long term Linux users).
Bloody mess of dependencies is a problem on Linux, especially for inexperienced developers (from my point Valve has inexperienced Linux programmers) - but let’s hope they will learn from mistakes and fix their software.
Note that I’ve created tons of unportable software with tons of glitches and issues in dependencies. I’m proud of it, because the more mistakes you find in your software, the better you are next time :).
Well, that’s really the problem with Linux isn’t it? They were trying to do more universal apps ages ago but it doesn’t happen. People have given up and went with Ubuntu. Linux will never be more than a tinkerer’s OS except maybe for Ubuntu.
Hmm, I wonder if Zenimax anticipated this when they bought the company. I hope the best for Id and that the employees don’t feel bad about this announcement. It can be a motivational killer for some. Aside from Doom 4, which had a bumpy start, I’d like to see them focus more on IdTech. I think in terms of entertainment value, Bethesda does a better job with their IP. Having a dedicated engine development team and Bethesda making products off that I think would prove beneficial. Quake/Doom IMO are best kept as simple shooter games. That’s really where the entertainment value is with those games. Good, classic gunplay with modability to let the community release their fun and wacky ideas like Jail Break, Qball, and of course let’s not forget Team Fortress. I totally miss those days.
Well, kudos to you Carmack. I’ve been working quite a bit with the Rift, so don’t disappoint :)
Well I’ve lived with the new website for a month or two, given myself plenty of time to get used to it…..
and I still hate it.
Sorry guys, but for me the last website was far superior to this one.
I miss the sections hugely, hell it took me five minutes to find this post!
I miss smilies and the simple post formatting system.
I miss the look and feel
I miss being able to upload my own avatar image
I just miss the old website.
While I admire what you have tried to do, I just don’t like the end result.
It may just be me of course. Anybody else feel the same?
I think it was probably too tough to split his time like that. His heart seems to be more into Oculus and it probably started showing. We all move on with time.