• RA_32BIT Echo Rules

    From Dale Barnes@1:106/201 to Moderator on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 21:56:44
    Does anyone know if there will be any new version of RA in the works?

    Just asking...


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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Dale Barnes on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 20:18:58
    Does anyone know if there will be any new version of RA in the works?

    I haven't heard any rumblings in RA circles for a very long time.

    This here MagickaBBS that I'm driving uses Jam message bases, but it is
    not RA.

    Ttyl :-)

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to Dale Barnes on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 08:01:27
    Re: RA_32BIT Echo Rules
    By: Dale Barnes to Moderator on Tue Oct 29 2019 21:56:44

    Does anyone know if there will be any new version of RA in the works?

    AFAIK, no... i haven't heard anything from bruce morse in years... last time was years ago when i last frequented facebook to play some games... i forget which games it was but we played a few together... then he just kinda dropped off and i did, too...

    as for porting RA to 32bit, it would be some work... the first step would be porting it to freepascal and replacing the commercial libraries that were used... but i still wonder if it would not be better rewritten as client/server
    with a central server app that spins up client threads for each connection... someone proposed that years ago but they were shutdown and not allowed to use the RA name for their idea/project... that was when i started this echo which has remained almost totally unused...

    i don't recall who it was that had the client/server idea but i think that elebbs came along not much later... elebbs is also written in pascal and was, last i recall, compilable with freepascal... i'm not sure if it is client/server, though... it may have just been another project to try to carry on with RA's style and form... i have some sources here but there's been some changes here and there with no central repository for the code... i had thought
    to set up one with the earliest code i found and then add in the others but time and life got in the way and i don't know if i still have all the code any more...

    Just asking...

    that's fine...

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