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Old 23rd May 2005, 18:03   #42
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i mean in numbers, not with borky sliders

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Old 25th May 2005, 00:23   #43
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Please excuse my ignorance, but what exactly does open source mean? I can surmise from this thread that it means great things are in store for AVS and that changes can be made to the structure, but how does it work? Under whose/what direction will it be, and will changes be possible to the original source files, or will it just be additions to the existing structure? Thanks for any info you can give me.

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Old 25th May 2005, 03:42   #44
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beeferoni: google for "free software foundation" "gnu" "open-source" "richard m stallman" to learn all about the magical world of free software.

Just avoid the legal bits.

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Old 25th May 2005, 12:21   #45
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UnConeD as you know 'free' software is a very different thing to 'open source'. Persoanly I would have liked to have seen a special license for AVS/MilkDrop wher it can only be used within the confines of Winamp.

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Old 25th May 2005, 14:12   #46
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Adding hardware acceleration to AVS wouldn't be a good idea. And a duplication of effort.
I'm not sure I agree with that, it might not be wise to focus on it initially but as a matter of keeping it feasably fast it may (arguably already has) become a necessity.

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Old 25th May 2005, 17:45   #47
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UnConeD as you know 'free' software is a very different thing to 'open source'. Persoanly I would have liked to have seen a special license for AVS/MilkDrop wher it can only be used within the confines of Winamp.
well that`s kinda ignorant

i would personaly very much like to have linux port of avs

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somebody put it up to sf maybe?

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Old 25th May 2005, 22:56   #48
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waiting on the project being accepted.... it was applied for a few days ago. sf must be slow these days

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*Has Googled open source* Oh wow! That is great news indeed. Rovastar, I can see where 'open source' and 'free' wouldn't necessarily be the same in regards to software, but isn't the 'spirit' of open source to make it easily accessible in most ways (including in monetary terms) to all users?

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Old 26th May 2005, 03:55   #50
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he meant the other direction...
free means doesnt mean open source in a lot of cases

also, coned write "free software foundation" and not "free software"
FSF are the guys that maintain GPL (prolly the most well-known open-source license) and the other GNU stuff

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Old 26th May 2005, 13:50   #51
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Wow.. I spend a month or two away from the community after several years of active participation, and lo and behold, they make it open source. Looks like i'll have to start spending more time on irc again too ;]

It also seems like the community has been growing while i have been gone, so hopefully we will have a few extra coders on board.

Can't wait to see what people have in mind to get started, I know there are a number of features that people are already itching to add.

ohh.. It's nice to be back

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if you want to know what open-source is just try a linux OS..

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Old 27th May 2005, 21:12   #53
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the linux OS
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a linux distribution

also, that's not really the fastest way of getting a grasp of open source

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Old 27th May 2005, 21:17   #54
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and there still isnt sf thingy up... or am i missing it?

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Old 28th May 2005, 11:40   #55
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I find this amusing. Like most of the population here, I got the meaning of the words 'open source' about 99% right the first ever time i heard them without looking anything up. It describes itself amazingly well in those to words imo..

jaak, i havent seen a sf project either. just holden's dead MVS.

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Old 28th May 2005, 11:49   #56
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I find this amusing. Like most of the population here, I got the meaning of the words 'open source' about 99% right the first ever time i heard them without looking anything up. It describes itself amazingly well in those to words imo..
yeah, even for me as a non-native-speaker it was clear...

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Old 31st May 2005, 18:53   #57
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Wow! Never believed that'd come true.

I'll try to conhtribute something for sure, maybe a direktly included, ready-to-use vj-interface...


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Old 31st May 2005, 20:24   #58
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*Has taken offense* Jeez, sorry I didn't know what open source meant! What a jerk I am. I am a 'native speaker' but I am not necessarily computer savvy on every point. Yes, I suppose I am taking this personally, but I AM the one who asked...

(directed primarily at jheriko and ^..^)

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*Has taken offense*
Sorry! It really wasn't meant to be offending!
Now that i re-read it, my post even seems a bit conceited... Really wasn't my purpose!

Hope you aren't going to take it that personal!!

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No, no of course not. I know you didn't mean it that way. I bet jheriko did, though!)just kidding, j! I think I need it explained in plain terms though, maybe? I mean I have an overall 'feel' of what it is, but I want to be clear. Can't anyone sum up open source in a few sentences? not taken from a web site I mean. Layman's terms. 'Open source definitions for dummies'? lol

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Old 31st May 2005, 21:07   #61
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A program is created, or written,coded, in a certain language that can be converted to a language the computer understands.

AVS is mainly written in the language C++. Once finished, the computer does not know what to do with it so it has to be converted first (compiled) so the computer understands.
Like translating english to japanese.

The written text is called the sourcecode. A normal program (.exe) does only have the compiled information. That's useless for a programmer.
(yes, there are tools to calculate it back a bit but that's always horribly messy and noone likes to go there unless their lives depend on it)

A programmer needs the information the original programmer wrote. That information's called the sourcecode.
To see the sourcecode that created this webpage for example, click on [view]>[source] in your browser.

If the original information is not available, then it's called closed source.
If the original information is available, then it's called open source.

simple as that

Another example: AVS visualizations are open-source; you can edit them in the editor window.
WMP visualizations are closed-source. You cannot edit them. (AFAIK)

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Old 31st May 2005, 23:21   #62
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hyeah welcome back Magic.X
I would be pleased to give you a hand (and some brain pieces) on this Vj part
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Excellent, WoTL, thank you very much. That is indeed simple enough.

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Old 3rd June 2005, 21:40   #64
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I saw this on Slashdot and thought, wow, I need to get back to AVS, especially since all kinds of awesome stuff will be coming now that it is open source. I will be keeping a close eye on developments and just may have to release a new pack.
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oh, right... missed that one

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Wow, that would be so cool if Shock value reappeared and released a pack! I am just a hack, but I know enough to know that sv's presets were/are the shizznit.

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Old 7th June 2005, 18:55   #69
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project open?

Does anyone know if the AVS sourceforge project is active yet?

A search for 'AVS' just yields a lot of projects purporting to be the 'ultimate replacement for avs' which have released no files and have been flagged inactive by sourceforge!

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WU-pixels in the superscope code would be nice, especially as the abstract nature of the floating point screen is what WU-pixels were invented for.

and perhaps a better texterII renderer. and yea i realise thats mr unconneds work but it ships with winamp now yea?

but personally i think the main avs system should stick to making innovative the avs system to allow you to have as much control over your avs's as possible and still be able to be creative, and not just give you a load of ape's that clog things up and do everything for you in a simple way .

improve it, don't break and make a big mess of it like a few other sf projects iv seen
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Re: project open?

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Does anyone know if the AVS sourceforge project is active yet?
project registration on sf.net usually takes 3 work days. however, once not all required information is provided for a new project, it will be rejected without further notice (no email!). whoever registered avs should check his personal page, where the status is listed.
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Old 19th June 2005, 15:29   #72
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SF online

The SF project is now online...

https://sourceforge.net/projects/avs/

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sweet... its a shame i lost my development platform a couple of days ago.. will be back soon tho

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the linux OS
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a linux distribution

also, that's not really the fastest way of getting a grasp of open source
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-s...l#relationship maybe this will be the faster way of getting a grasp of open source?

speaking of linux, i fully trust that i have no longer any reason to keep windows xp on my small computer which is only used for vizualizations??

did what i just said make any sense to you?
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I would have no reason to keep xp on my laptop wich is mostly used for visuals if avs runs fine with overlay on secondary monitor (TV out)
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When using Windows and only for AVS, I still highly recommend win98se instead of XP. Simply the fastest.

> seemingly less crashes

> all APE's work

>...

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http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-s...l#relationship maybe this will be the faster way of getting a grasp of open source?

speaking of linux, i fully trust that i have no longer any reason to keep windows xp on my small computer which is only used for vizualizations??
So your volunteering to rewrite AVS for Xine?? That would be cool:]

Any movement on actually recompiling AVS with the some of the newer practical APEs included in the dll? I've had a go fiddling with some of the interface, most of which break the module I'm in. Oh well. It would be nice to integrate the AVStrans ape into the main render list options.

No action on the sourceforge site? Anyone know whats going on?
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actually, people are working on avs rewrite (for libvisual, which means avs will be cross platform, on the negative side, all apes will most likely need rewrite aswell).
I could say maybe in moth or two there is something ready. It's taking so long because libvisual need some more schizzle on its own (audio rewrite, complete windows port, script... which is supposedly almost ready).
It wasn't intended to replace avs or anything, but never know...

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When using Windows and only for AVS, I still highly recommend win98se instead of XP. Simply the fastest.

> seemingly less crashes

> all APE's work

>...
that's why win 2000 is still my OS of choice
no tradeoffs, simply the best of both worlds

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so uhh is libvisual that linux thing that allows you to play milkdrop stuff? now that avs is open source the libvisual people will go in and put avs into libvisual as well?

::edit:: ok by now i think i sound like im not gonna be much help with doing anything serious with avs, and well, i really cant...

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