Open Source - supporting and getting support
- Published: Saturday, 30 June 2012 00:00
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I know I should rather get KickAss up an running correctly, but I had some many new ideas and input in the past two weeks that I simply had to try out a few things. In particular I found that supporting other people and getting support becomes more important as the IDE grows. I have worked intensively on Apple II support and have a first prototype running. Thanks to Sean, Nick, Brendan and Robert for their support. The major steps towards improving WUDSN IDEs features are related to three projects: AppleCommander, JavaHexEditor and Jexel.
Currently I am working on my contributions for all of then, so I the next versions of these tools are ready to be included into WUDSN IDE. This way i can support other projects, keeping the WUDSN IDE's own code base small. AppleCommander will be used for creating disk images, i.e. the IDE will learn to put the output files directly onto bootable images. JavaHexEditor will be refactored and its core will be the basis for the improved Hex Editor in WUDSN IDE. It will be much faster, functionally complete (cut/copy/paste) and work for files or arbitrary size. Finally Jexel will be used as expression parser for a built in calculator/cheat sheet, which was inspired by Barbarossa's feedback at CSDB.
|AppleCommander||Robert Greene (robgreene)|
|AppleWin (Apple II)||Nick Westgate|
|JACE (Apple II)||Brendan Robert|
|Virtu (Apple II)||Sean Fausett (fool)|
|Java Hex Editor & Plugin||Pordi Estaqual (pestatije)|
|Java Expression Language Parser||Aaron Gadberry (aaron)|
And besides this, there are also two more video tutorials available now.
|Part 8: New Features in version 1.6.2
||Part 9: Source Level Debugging