"chess" is a 3d chess game that is more or less a
demo for the ogre
It's developer declared it
finished a while back and things have since
(Particularly with ogre updates.)
I had to look at
the package in order to make sure it would work with an
ois and found lots of cruft. So while it can be fixed
to work as
poorly with ois 1.2 as it does with ois 1.0, it could really
more comprehensive attention.
My opinion is
that either Fedora should become upstream (after double
with the original developer) for chess or it should
What I think needs to be done is update at
least some of the meshes for
> ogre 1.6.
Currently during the build process some files have an ogre 1.4
aren't used. This should be changed so that just 1.6
The ogre references should all use
the Ogre name space. (At least for the
Vector3 class this needs
to be done to work with ois 1.2.)
warnings should be looked at to see if they are real problems
and fixed if necessary. (Even some unnecessary fixes that
may be desireable.)
looks like it tries to use some fonts that were stripped out and
> to something else isn't happening.
A start up script that checks for 3d availablity should be part
I don't think there is currently a
way to change the orge.cfg file (which
specifies some OpenGL
configuration) once it has been set up.
There may be
some way to
access this again from inside chess, but with the
appearing to work, I can't tell what options are
What do other people think?
I think the problems are
probably solvable. I think we (collectively) can do it. You
could enlist Nicholas Mailhot(not sure if he's on this list or not) for
font assistance. We can use the opengl-games-utils package to check
for 3d. I can take a look at some of the other things, too.
Looks like Hans owns it, and while he could be a great resource for a lot
of this, he's been pretty busy lately and has been asking for people to
take of things here and there, so he may not have the bandwidth.
Let me know what you think, and if you'd like take me up on any or
all my offers of assistance.
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