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SubjectRaines gone as well now Reply to this message
Posted byHawq
Posted on04/20/05 04:09 PM



Well another emu bites the dust, due to something called real life possibly (what systems that on then?), heres the announcement:

    Haze just published a little web page where he mentions raine here :
    http://haze.mameworld.info/
    To summarize : if people want to try hacks then they should do them on raine, and raine would deserve more work and more people working on it. I totally agree. Why people did not try to contribute to raine in all these years when it was open source and had many interesting points is beyond me.
    Don't tell me it's just because the code is complex, it's not really more complex than some parts of mame code.

    Anyway, as some of you have probably already guessed, we are reaching the end now. I am loosing motivation to continue to work on raine, and it would be insane to do all the stuff that I would want to do alone (yeah I also happen to be busy elswhere and it would take way too much time).

    I know some of you would have liked to contribute but do not have the skills, but anyway we have reached the point in time where things can't continue with me alone. It's a shame but I can't do anymore. I would just like to say that I never intended to become the main raine developper. At the begining I just wanted to improve a few little things here and there (I wanted to specialize in fixes, leaving all the big work of adding new drivers to others), and then all the others have stopped one by one... I have done much more than what I expected to do at the begining, and the result is not so bad, compared to the old 0.28...

    If you wonder what would take so much time : I spend more time on a mac right now than on the pc. The mac has a powerpc architecture. Porting raine to this architecture would mean rewriting all the cpu emulators + some parts of the video functions !!! Even on the pc the sdl version should be finished and a new gui made for it. This part alone is already considerable work. More than I can do right now.

    So except a miracle, there will only be maintenance releases now. I don't think I will ever take the time to make a big release again. Sorry !

Read it & comment here in the Raine boards

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.Raines gone as well now  Hawq04/20/05 04:09 PM
.*www.mamedev.com is Aaron's new site -nt- look here for updates  lux_9288604/21/05 08:47 AM
.*Haze's stupidity at it's best -nt- R.I.P. CPS Forums  Appendectamus04/20/05 06:14 PM
..*Re: Haze's stupidity at it's best -nt- R.I.P. CPS Forums  [Haze]04/21/05 12:14 PM
..*How could Haze *gasp* recommend another emulator?!  Targaff04/21/05 07:24 AM
...*Re: How could Haze *gasp* recommend another emulator?!  Iznogoud04/25/05 04:08 PM