Phoronix IRC Log: 2010-09-03
Kano: michaellarabel: when do you want to update phorogit?
Kano: since a few days
Kano: checking phoronix-test-suite.diff:
Kano: 22 files changed, 192 insertions(+), 99 deletions(-)
Kano: git is hopefully outdated
Kano: hopelessly i mean ;)
michaellarabel: Kano updated
Kano: cant you automate that
Kano: also did you think about testing heaven with sound?
Kano: but you can not rely on system installed libopenal
Kano: without sound the results are not compareable with win in default settings
Kano: there you see my modified startup scripts + latest libopenal precompiled
Kano: latest stable
Kano: built that way on lenny
Kano: if you want to save space strip the libs
stlsaint: sup folks
Bakou: A job listing on the Valve Website for a Senior Software Engineer has an interesting item listed among the responsibilities for the position suggesting Valve is looking to support Linux gaming, even if they recently denied they were working on a Linux Steam port. The listing includes the following: "Port Windows-based games to the Linux platform." Thanks Ant via Tech Drive-in/Linux Today.
giselher: Bakou: Old news is old. -_-
Bakou: posted today..
AdrianBroher: old news can also be posted tomorrow or next week
giselher: yeah posted, but exists already for years
Bakou: ok yesterday
Bakou: so why dont you point that out when people come in here trolling about phoronix lying~
Bakou: never saw taht before
Tigge: =) We'll see how it turns out sooner or later
AdrianBroher: why do you assume that the job listing refers to the game client?
Tigge: yeah, thats a point too
Tigge: I don't think they will release their games on a platform unless it got steam though
Tigge: and yeah, there is the ps3 thing but :)
Tigge: consoles work a bit different
Bakou: Lead engineer and architect on product integration into the highly available digital distribution platform called "Steam".
Bakou: because the job says its about integration games into steam.. on linux
AdrianBroher: the backend doesn't run on thin air.
AdrianBroher: my money goes on the file servers and authentication system of steam, not the client.
Bakou: i think your reading between the lines
Bakou: they could easily specify 'work on dedicated game servers'
Bakou: but they dont
Bakou: they say: port windows games to linux
Bakou: pretty clear what it means
AdrianBroher: Porting the server component of the source engine and providing help to steam licensees to integrate thier applications into steam. You can read it in both ways.
Bakou: i dont really get how people still cant believe this is happening when A) steam has shipped with linux shared objects for years B) steam has shipped with scripts with specific references to linux for months C) steam has even shipped with working linux binaries
Bakou: and D) half their games already have working OpenGL renderers
AdrianBroher: don't you think they will use shared components between srcds and steam?
Bakou: probably, but why include linux .so in a windows only package
Bakou: you dont run a dedicated server from steam right now, because it doesnt work on linux
Bakou: unless it might in the future
Bakou: why would the cs:s beta have a reference to LINUX uname in the script that launches the CLIENT?
Bakou: Valve is promising "at least" three "big surprises" over the next 12 months, reports Computer and Video Games based on an interview with Valve's Gabe Newell in the brand new print issue of PC Gamer UK. "I can guarantee you people are going to be surprised at stuff we do. That isn't going to stop any time soon. I'm just laughing because... people will be shocked again," Newell told PC Gamer. "We have three pretty big surprises in the next 12
Bakou: months at least." Thanks joao.
Bakou: i doubt ill be that surprised~
Bakou: its probably like
Bakou: steam on linux, ep3 and a hl movie :P
giselher: Bakou: I think the surprises are DotA, something portal related and Steam on Linux :)
babai: giselher: DotA wont be that big, we hav HON :)
giselher: HON has sh*t community
christian_lappy_: michaellarabel: ...octoberfest....
babai: i dont play it, my frnds do
michaellarabel: Hi christian_lappy
giselher: anyway I want to believe :)
babai: aneone here played true combat elite?
babai: is it any good
christian_lappy_: michaellarabel: hehe..i try to get to the auustiner tent :-)
michaellarabel: what beer hall/garten do you usually go to in Munich when there outside of Oktoberfest?
christian_lappy_: i'm not from munich..we have our own beer gardens here :-)
christian_lappy_: i live 80 km's north of munic
michaellarabel: Right, but I thought you've been to Munich before and such, or do you just not have any one place you go to?
christian_lappy_: michaellarabel: i'm in munic *very* rarely
christian_lappy_: michaellarabel: btw, have you tries steckerlfish ?
michaellarabel: hmm don't think so, what is it?
michaellarabel: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steckerlfisch ah looks and sounds good but never recall seeing it... but will try to find it there.
christian_lappy_: michaellarabel: yeah, try to get one..reaaaalllllyyy super tasty
baabelfish: Bakou: Are you a software developer?
Bakou: dont tempt me to spam my products now :P
Glandos: hi everyone, i just want to say a few words about the last news on XDS, but I'm too lazy to register :)
Glandos: the Manufacture des Tabacs is part of the Université de Toulouse
Glandos: you can find it here : http://www.univ-tlse1.fr/servlet/com.univ.collaboratif.utils.LectureFichiergw?ID_FICHE=8390&OBJET=0017&ID_FICHIER=267392
Glandos: it's in french unfortunately, but there is the "amphithéâtre Colloque" mentionned here
Glandos: it's true that it's an old tobacco factory, but it's used every day for teaching lessons ;)