Recent annoucments!

Worldforge Debian Packages

I'm in the process of building Debian Packages for Worldforge. Currently I've made all to run Sear, the new 3D client, uclient-mason, cyphesis-C++ and so on Some libs and sear is already uploaded to victor and can be accessed via apt-get. Add the followling to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb unstable main
deb-src unstable main

and you can install them. They are compiled on a Sid box but should work on Woody too. Please mail all bugs to


CVS Statstics!

Timothy Flower (sir_botchalot) has created a really cool script that will spit out CVS statstics for a given month. The script keeps track of total number of commits in each module, the commiters (and the number of their commits) and other interesting things. I've posted some of the text files that the script generates over on purple at:


New 3D client

Hi there,

Over the past few months I have been working on a 3D client for use with WorldForge as part of my final project at university. It is now at the stage where it is almost finished in terms of my project. I have now made it available for download at

I would appreciate any feedback you can give me. This could be in the form of any bugs found, suggestions for improvements, or things that you have found to be really good, or really bad.

Simon Goodall

New Java projects

Atlas-Java 0.0.3

This maintenance release of Atlas-Java fixes several bugs and adds new features in the areas of negotiation and exception handling. Since it is the Java implementation of Atlas, the central WorldForge protocol, use and knowledge of Atlas-Java is almost a requirement for every WorldForge Java developer.

CVS Module: forge/libs/Atlas-Java and forge/protocols/atlas/spec
Website: and
Code Documentation / Javadoc:

Frost 1.2.3

This version of Frost fixes several bugs, re-enables the map editor, and uses the Java API for XML parsing instead of a third party XML api. This new version therefore requires that you either have Java 1.4 or JAXP installed.

CVS Module: forge/clients/frost
Website: and
Code Documentation / Javadoc:

Eris-Java 0.0.1

This is the first release of Eris-Java, which will eventually become a complete solution for client-side WF development that encapsulates all the complexity of Atlas transactions. Eris-Java does not yet reach the standards set by the excellent Eris-C++, but it will.

CVS Module: forge/libs/java
Code Documentation / Javadoc:
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