[Scummvm-devel] Removing igor

Paul Gilbert paulfgilbert at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 10:01:40 CET 2009


On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:05 AM, Max Horn <max at quendi.de> wrote:

>
> In summary, I still believe we should remove igor, since:
> * there has be no progress on it in two years
> * the engine only supports a demo
> * it is very difficult to add full support for this game
> * the game is very obscure and hard to obtain
> * due to the hard coded logic, there is no synergy to be hoped for
> which would allow playing further games in the future
> * the existing source code would still be in SVN and thus not be lost,
> should anybody wish to resume work on it in the future
> * due to the hardcoded nature of the game, it is not even clear
> whether the existing support for the demo version would be
> particularly helpful when adding support for the full game.
> * we don't waste efforts on maintaining an otherwise dead engine
>
>
> Cheers,
> Max
>

I agree. In my opinion, having an engine in the main trunk only makes sense
if there's a definitive intention by someone to see it finished. Given, as
Max points out, there's no-one immediately willing to take over development,
it's probably better to remove it for now. Again as he points out, if
someone ever decides to take over work on it, it can always be re-added
again.

Regards,

Paul.
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