Yay! I installed the new hard drive, and I'm still getting everything in place, but development on Mancala in C should resume shortly. Now that the chaos has cleared, I can point out two things:
- I found another mancala implementation, which will be added to the FAQ shortly -- or perhaps to a forthcoming "Links" page.
- Matthias Saou of freshrpms.net fame has begun packaging SDL_ttf in RPM format. Since Fedora Core 1 now comes with SDL and SDL_image by default, Fedora users need only grab SDL_ttf and SDL_ttf-devel to compile mancala. (You can also add freshrpms.net to /etc/yum.conf and run 'yum install SDL_ttf SDL_ttf-devel'. Some black magic required; see these incantations for details.)
Note that CVS is still broken. I intend to remedy that shortly, however. Just a little more catching up to do, and then I can start moving forward again!
Urk. My hard drive died, which means that development on this project has basically stalled. I'm running off Knoppix, which should be fine for a while, but it means I can't really install the libraries I need to do any kind of coding on this project. Sorry folks -- I hope it won't take too long to get a new hard drive, but I'm not making any promises right now.
Mancala now uses GNU autotools! Yay!
(urgh, was that a pain in the posterior... sorry, folks, but autotools ain't as easy to use as it's made out to be. Nonetheless, many thanks to Felipe Bergo for his autotools tutorial
Intrepid souls, please note that CVS is broken right now!
I'm still deciding where to put the pixmaps and other junk, since autotools prefers /usr/local and I prefer /usr. We'll see who wins... You'll have to manually install the files in res/ to the appropriate places (see the old Makefile
I'm hoping to have this packaged soon... it was good for me to have a pretty solid block of time today for hacking on this. Snow... ^^;;