Blog updates & the future of the blog

Blog updates & the future of the blog

Postby Wuzzy » 10 Jul 2018, 00:03

No blog updates over 15 months now, what happened?

If you need inspiration:
* FLARE 1.0 is out, together with its first game, Empyrean Campaign
* Yorg 0.9
* Lix reboot: http://lixgame.com/ port to D, version 0.9
* Minetest 0.4.17.1
* Development of Linux Air Combat started http://askmisterwizard.com/FlightSimMov ... llPage.htm
* 0 A.D. Alpha 23
* Hedgewars 0.9.24.1
* OpenClonk 8.1
* RedEclipse 1.6.0
* SuperTuxKart 0.9.3
* Naev 0.7.0
* LBreakoutHD announced https://sourceforge.net/p/lgames/news/2 ... happening/
* Taisei 1.2

Did I miss something?
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Re: Blog updates

Postby Julius » 10 Jul 2018, 21:51

Yeah, was discussed before... the old Blog on blogspot.com is most likely dead as none of the previous contributors is motivated to update it.

Regarding the news... well old news I guess, no real point in posting blog updates about them.

However, I have been experimenting with a new setup using federated microblogging (think GNU Social or Mastodon). If I get everything to work like I want, this would make blogging much easier and fun, with a much lower entry barrier for new contributors. I looks like I can also integrate the planet feeds into this, so most of the regular news would be automated then (but with the advantage that you can comment on and reshare them). The main issue I have so far is that I want to find a setup that is as maintenance free and easy to upgrade as possible... but I think I found a good solution today. Just needs some more tinkering before I can share it here on the forums.
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Re: Blog updates

Postby Julius » 14 Jul 2018, 23:45

Small status update:

The idea is to move the blog to a fediverse enabled platform and feed various sources from there. That will make it really easy for people to comment and also "retweet" various contributions as well as entries directly from our planets. This will be also a much faster and more streamlined way for new contributors to get access to the blog.

Oh and did I mention mobile clients for reading and writing? ;) With Bitlbee you can even connect to it from your favorite IRC client.

The proof of concept based on HubZilla can be found here: https://social.freegamedev.net/channel/freegamer
It already auto-posts to a new Wordpress instance https://blog.freegamedev.net/ (which could in theory easily import the content of the old Blog and also auto-post back to the old blog on blogspot and other social media sites). Feedback on the theme and so on is also appreciated as nothing is fixed yet.
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Re: Blog updates & the future of the blog

Postby Julius » Yesterday, 16:35

If you want to test it now, there seems to be a nice open Mastodon instance at: https://mastodon.gamedev.place/
Lots of Godot Engine developers there to follow for example.

https://gamemaking.social/ also seems like to suitable place.
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