Weekly development report 2020-12-12

Welcome to the weekly development report or what was done in my Open Source projects in the last week. This time, the introduction will be a bit longer. At the beginning of the week I (finally) discovered Fossil SCM. And I felt in love almost on first sight. I have to write, it fits exactly what I wanted from the version control system. It is distributed but can be used also in that same way like centralized VCS (like Subversion or CVS). It has all needed by me options without all complication of Git. Also, it is very easy to install (also on server), allows controls all repositories in that same moment and have build-in web UI. I think that Fossil better suit my needs: Git was created to maintain large repositories of code maintained by many people (like the Linux kernel). Fossil was designed to be self-hosted (it should work even on free web hosting), easy to maintain even by one person and for manage many small projects at the same time. Of course, it is still our honeymoon thus probably I'm a bit biased toward Fossil. But I really start liking to have searchable source code repository with searchable documentation plus ability to maintain server and community even off-line. The decision about the change of version control triggered of course a lot of work in all projects. At this moment I'm probably at the start of the work in switching from one system to another. When I finish the work I will write about the whole journey here on the blog. Now, back to the more detailed information.

Steam Sky

Roguelike in a sky with steampunk theme (written in Ada)

In the stable version of the game the quiet strikes back again. Not sure if it is a good or a bad sign. :)

In the development version as usual work on UI continues. And continues. And continues...

TASHY2

Ada binding to Tcl/Tk, the new version of TASHY

Finished work on Ada binding for Tk grid command. And started work on the documentation for it. Fixed setting Tcl interpreter for them too. Also, TASHY2 as the first project was moved to Fossil repository. The first stage of the switching is finished now. Some files were moved to the project documentation. The old GitHub repository will still be updated but the whole development and support was moved to Fossil. Also, added another mirror of the repository on GitLab. This one is fully automated.

Hunter

Graphical File Manager for Linux (written in Ada)

Unfortunately, due to switching other things to Fossil, work on Hunter was very limited this week. Mostly translations were fixed and cleaned. The biggest change was adding path buttons to the Trash. Also, started work on code reorganization, related to the bigger project which "soon" will be started here.

TASHY

Ada binding to Tcl/Tk, based on TASH

During usage of the library I was find that binding for Tk commands lower and raise not work properly. Thus, at beginning of the week I started fixing them. Of course, every solution cause new problems :) I found that code can be cleaned a bit. And started working on it. When I finished moving TASHY2 to the new home, I started moving TASHY too. At this moment this work is not finished yet, but same as for TASHY2: the old GitHub repository will still be updated but the whole development and support will be moved to Fossil. Also, added another mirror of the repository on GitLab. This one is fully automated.

www.laeran.pl

Yass project to generate this website

That maybe not a real Open Source project but probably if someone is looking for an example how to set up own Fossil repositories can check there. Of course here also was done a lot of work related to the moving the code projects to their new home. Mostly by testing some possibilities how it should look :) Also, the old GitHub repository will still be updated but the whole development and support will be moved to Fossil. Added another mirror of the repository on GitLab. This one is fully automated.

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