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Future of Allegro
Peter Wang
Member #23
April 2000

After some deliberation, the people on the Allegro 5 discussion list have decided that Allegro 5 is not worth pursuing. Hence, it has been scrapped. Not that it really took off anyway, so nothing much was lost.

However, there has been some discussion about Allegro 4 on the developers list, too. Unfortunately, it looks like 4.0.3 will be the final release ever. Sad, but true.

Note that there are plenty of alternatives around, and the source code is available so anyone who feels up to it can take over maintenance, if they so wish.

So long Allegators. See you over at www.libsdl.org.

spellcaster
Member #1,493
September 2001
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Î want to add that I'm a girl.

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Plucky
Member #1,346
May 2001
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Yes, yes we already know. Your thirty-nine hundred some odd posts already gave this away.

Thomas Fjellstrom
Member #476
June 2000
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Yes, I'd like to announce that I'm giving up on Linux and Perl to go to Windows and VB.Net.

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Plucky
Member #1,346
May 2001
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No surprise there TF, considering your comments just a few days ago:

Thomas said:

that is Linux's fault... I've had my fun with crashing Linux as well!

Steve Terry
Member #1,989
March 2002
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Huh... I missed something major here.....

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spellcaster
Member #1,493
September 2001
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The date, maybe?

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23yrold3yrold
Member #1,134
March 2001
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See now, if people had listened to me when I said the API was already perfect, you guys wouldn't have wasted time on this wild goose chase ::)

(waits for his post to get edited)

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Mars
Member #971
February 2001
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Oh my, so we won't get 5d graphics and mind control? :(

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kazzmir
Member #1,786
December 2001
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Ive been using SDL the whole time anyway. BWAAHAHAHAHH!

Bob
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September 2000
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Quote:

the people on the Allegro 5 discussion list have decided that Allegro 5 is not worth pursuing.

Peter neglected to mention the reason for this decision. In fact, this decision was taken because I assumed control of the development of Allegro. I have always been unhappy with the direction Allegro was taking, so I took over and fired all the other open-source developers working on it. Henceforth, the former game programming library shall be known as Bobllegro.

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Bruce Perry
Member #270
April 2000

We should let that EGreg guy from #allegro take over. Then it can be Allegregro.

I should also like to announce that I'm not going to finish my SEKRIT PROJACT. It's so nearly finished, but there's one sound effect I'm having trouble creating, and it's just not worth the effort. I may do an unfinished release at some point, but don't hold your breath.

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Steve Terry
Member #1,989
March 2002
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Bruce: I'm dumb!...

Damn time zone change.. it wasn't the first here when I posted that, otherwise I would of known. I feel stupid now...

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JaTeR
Member #2,088
March 2002
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spellcaster said:

Î want to add that I'm a girl.

No i'm sorry, there isn't time.

;D

(yes, thats monty python)

23 said:

(waits for his post to get edited)

what? your still into the transformer porn? ;)

JaTeR

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Bruce Perry
Member #270
April 2000

Remember The Allegro 5 thread from 1 April last year? 23 kept trying to spoil the joke, so his posts were edited back and forth by him and Matthew, until Matthew got fed up and removed his editing rights. I have some rather interesting IRC logs from that era, but I shan't post them. Mainly because I'm hungry. Mmm. I like cheese. And bread.

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Paul Pridham
Member #250
April 2000
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Bob: What's the ETA on a Bobllegro beta release? Can't wait!

paranoima
Member #1,380
June 2001
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Mmmmm pie...
Now that 5 has been scraped, I'm going to fork off Allegro Development and make an all pie version. Pie Pie Pie Pie.

Pie-llgro version 1.0 coming soon ;D

StevenVI
Member #562
July 2000
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Oh my goodness, that's great, I never looked at the LZip page last year.... I'm dumb!....

-Steve

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