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To: Per Mathisen <permath@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: freeciv-java@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [FreeCiv-Java] Development status
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 15:59:02 -0600

On Thu, Nov 12, 1998 at 03:08:07PM +0100, Per Mathisen wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Nov 1998, John Goerzen wrote:
> > I know that one person is reading this that has some experience with Java
> > GUIs (feel free to "come out of the woodwork" if you'd like, hint hint <g>)
> > of the type that we will need here, particularly the wraparound map.  I
> > would be very pleased if you could lend a hand with this part of
> > development, since it is the area in which I have the least experience.
> Sure. I need to update my knowledge to Java 1.2 though, as bitmaps

Excellent!  I'll do some more work on packets then.  I'd like to go to
Esben's ideas for the architecture of the program, but it became apparent
that even with the code in beginning stages like this, it's a bit tricky to
make the changes all at once, so with his help, we can do it in small

> graphics in pre-1.2 really sucks.

To be precise, what's being used at the moment is Jave 1.1.[67] with the
1.1beta3 version of Swing.  The basic reason Java 1.2 is not being used yet
is that it is not yet ported to a significant number of Unices and Linux.

> Even if only one person was to have write-access, I would still want CVS.
> Being able to "cvs up" and "cvs diff" really saves a lot of time.

I have no problem setting up a read-only CVS server for this project.  I'll
go ahead and do that and send a message to the list when it's ready.

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