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Re: New Server
>I've been thinking that while the LambdaMOO server is
>incredibly cool, it may be showing its age a bit. I've been
>toying around with creating a server, based very heavily on
>the parser.y file from LambdaMOO distribution.
Before jumping in, and getting a feature list, you might want to do a
quick survey of server alternatives that already exist or are being
developed. In my opinion, creating a server/language is a community
thing. One person can create a server, language, and core, but it
will continue to grow only after others can be convinced that their
time is best spent with a new system.
For example, if I decide to use another server, I'll be looking mostly
at the vision of the developers, and how open they are to external
involvement in "their" project. This moo-cows mailing list is one
example of the kind of involvement that I'll be looking for.
Here's a small survey of server alternatives that I know about.
Perhaps you could merge your vision with one of these existing groups?
[I have a co-worker who got this running. It really is 100%
Lambda Core compatible.]
LPMOO is a DGD-based simulation of LambdaMOO. It emulates
version 1.7.8 of the MOO server, with only a few differences
and a several enhancements.
At the heart of LPMOO is DGD, a relatively new flavor of
interactive network server heavily influenced by LPmud. The
LambdaMOO simulation is achieved through the use of DGD
objects written in LPC, the internal language of DGD.
[You've seen this tread already. It looks promising.]
The ColdX Project is a conglomeration of programmers involved
with ColdC, the ColdC driver Genesis, and any other "cold"
related items. Genesis/ColdC is an object oriented database
language with a stack-based byte-code interpreter, intended
for network server applications such as Virtual Environment
Systems. The ColdX Project Charter is available.
[It doesn't look like this has been publically announced, so I
won't post their features here. But their web files are
publicly available! From the surface it looks very interesting.]
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, VMail: (415) 691-5421
S-Mail: Hewlett-Packard Co., 100 Mayfield Ave. MS/36LC, Mountain View, CA 94034
The goal of Computer Science is to build something that will last at least
until we have finished building it.
- New Server
- From: Jeff Watkins <email@example.com>
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