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First beta of Freeciv 2.3.0

Postby hima » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:44 am

The tireless Freeciv Dev Team has produced the first beta release of the new Freeciv 2.3 series, released just before Christmas.

Freeciv 2.3 has some cool features such as support for huge maps, tons of players, as well as a new default tileset. There are many improvements under the hood, too.

So far, only the source package is available. Binary packages for Windows and Mac will hopefully be made available soon. [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]
hima
 

First beta of Freeciv 2.3.0

Postby saltybanana » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:02 pm

Mac binaries (10.5+) for the GTK version of Freeciv 2.3.0-beta1 are now available. Please download them from [url=http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page]here[/url].

[quote="hima"]The tireless Freeciv Dev Team has produced the first beta release of the new Freeciv 2.3 series, released just before Christmas.

Freeciv 2.3 has some cool features such as support for huge maps, tons of players, as well as a new default tileset. There are many improvements under the hood, too.

So far, only the source package is available. Binary packages for Windows and Mac will hopefully be made available soon. [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img][/quote]
saltybanana
 

First beta of Freeciv 2.3.0

Postby thenerd » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:43 am

Is there any chance that the beta will be built for Windows at some point?
thenerd
 

First beta of Freeciv 2.3.0

Postby cazfi » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:02 pm

While we wait for nice official windows packages, I have compiled (not packaged) beta2 for Windows.

I work on Linux. Windows build is cross-compiled on Linux machine. With this beta2 compilation have had no opportunity to even test it on Windows. I did test another build a bit more than week ago, so I assume my building environment produces usable binaries.
I cannot make user friendly installer packages. These are just binaries. One has to do manual setup work, and that even requires more knowledge and skill than avarage user has. It would be great if someone could write instructions to less skilled users. I myself am not windows-literate enough to write proper instructions.

If you are still interested after all these disclaimers, build is available from [url=http://www.cazfi.net/freeciv/builds/win.html]http://www.cazfi.net/freeciv/builds/win.html[/url]
cazfi
 

First beta of Freeciv 2.3.0

Postby cazfi » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:56 am

[quote="caz"]While we wait for nice official windows packages, I have compiled (not packaged) beta2 for Windows.

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If you are still interested after all these disclaimers, build is available from [url=http://www.cazfi.net/freeciv/builds/win.html]http://www.cazfi.net/freeciv/builds/win.html[/url][/quote]

Now similar build of beta3 available at same location. All the previous disclaimers apply.

If you test this, please let me know whether it works at all (do not report only problems, but also if it works). As I said, I have had (and will not have in immediate future) possibility to test these myself. I'd want to know if these builds are worth doing.
cazfi
 

First beta of Freeciv 2.3.0

Postby heilkitty » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:53 am

These builds are, like, 404 not found.
heilkitty
 

First beta of Freeciv 2.3.0

Postby cazfi » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:04 am

[quote="heilkitty"]These builds are, like, 404 not found.[/quote]

Broken links... should be fixed now.
cazfi
 

First beta of Freeciv 2.3.0

Postby heilkitty » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:11 am

Thanks. Am downloading now.
UPD:
- GTK client don't seem to work. It finishes without any message box or output to stderr, the exit code is 0.
- Server starts just fine, loads ruleset.
- SDL client works, I guess I've to stick with it for now, though I'd prefer GTK client.
heilkitty
 

First beta of Freeciv 2.3.0

Postby heilkitty » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:40 pm

Well, I guess, 2.3beta builds are no longer needed since there's official windoze build.
heilkitty
 

First beta of Freeciv 2.3.0

Postby cazfi » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:43 am

Thanks for testing.

Yes, when available, official installer package is much better choice than my builds.
I'll try to figure out what can be problem with gtk-client. I plan to make snapshot build from current freeciv development version (development for freeciv 2.4) in not-so-distant future. Also, cproc, who usually builds installer packages, is busy at the moment and it's not certain he can make packages for future betas and release candidates.
cazfi
 

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