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=Note=
 
2.3 was released as [[BZFlag_2.4.0|2.4.0]], the documentation contained here was just a worksheet and does not represent the final list of features released.
 
 
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
BZFlag 2.3 was the development version released as 2.4.0. This is to get around the problem that [[BZFlag 2.99]] development has stalled and does not look like it will continue. This is a last ditch effort to get development moving again.
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BZFlag 2.3 will be a development version that will be released as 2.4.0.0. This is to get around the problem that [[BZFlag 3.0]] development has stalled and does not look like it will continue. This is a last ditch effort to get development moving again.
 
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==Release==
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[[BZFlag_2.4.0|2.4.0]] was released on July 3, 2011 and will be maintained as per the [[Development_RoadMap]]
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==Goal==
 
==Goal==
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* Copy v2_0branch to trunk and change protocol number. '''Complete'''
 
* Copy v2_0branch to trunk and change protocol number. '''Complete'''
 
* Change the version docs to make compatibility be the minor version number. '''Complete'''
 
* Change the version docs to make compatibility be the minor version number. '''Complete'''
* Solicit specific change proposals that can be completed within one month.  Each proposal must be sponsored by an individual developer who will lead its implementation. '''Complete'''
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* Solicit specific change proposals that can be completed within one month.  Each proposal must be sponsored by an individual developer who will lead its implementation. '''In Progress'''
* When proposals are in and accepted by consensus, start the 1-month countdown clock.'''Complete'''
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* When proposals are in and accepted by consensus, start the 1-month countdown clock.
* Implement accepted proposals and test.'''In progress'''
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* Implement accepted proposals and test.
* Document server upgrade process for the many server owners. '''In progress''' ''Thumper by 6/20/2011''
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* Document server upgrade process for the many server owners.
* If release is not stable by 6/17/2011 revert changes that made it unstable.
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* After 1 month, revert any changes that have caused unfixed regressions.
* Public beta on 6/20/2011
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* Do a release candidate before final release?
* Public RC on 6/27/2011
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* Tag trunk 2.4.0.0 for release.
* Release on 6/30/2011
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==Projects==
 
==Projects==
 
These are the many ideas, both new and old, for changes to BZFlag.
 
These are the many ideas, both new and old, for changes to BZFlag.
 
===Assignments and tracking===
 
Task tracking is managed via a google spread sheet that can be found here.
 
 
https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en&hl=en&key=0Agca59DESlNKdC1CSUtUMUhiSldrOVVPSHcwQUNzOUE&output=html
 
 
Developers with assigned tasks can request edit access to the document on IRC.
 
 
===Timeline===
 
Project must be completed by June 14th 2011 or they will be rolled back and excluded from the release.
 
  
 
===Viable Projects===
 
===Viable Projects===
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====Backports====
 
====Backports====
These 2.99 features are suitable for porting to 2.3. Not all items were implemented in 2.4, check [[BZFlag_2.4.0|2.4.0]] release document for final release list.
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These 2.99 features are suitable for porting to 2.3.
  
 
* Connection header change (HTTP-style) '''JeffM'''
 
* Connection header change (HTTP-style) '''JeffM'''
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* Remove local authentication (the /identify command) '''JeffM'''
 
* Remove local authentication (the /identify command) '''JeffM'''
 
* Windows project cleanup '''JeffM'''
 
* Windows project cleanup '''JeffM'''
* New make system '''BulletCatcher'''
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* New make system
 
* New source docs (authors etc...) '''Constitution'''
 
* New source docs (authors etc...) '''Constitution'''
* Server-side handicap '''Thumper'''
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* Server-side handicap
* Guided Missile shot checks '''Pimpinella'''
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* Guided Missile shot checks
 
* Stealth fixes for rabbit '''mdskpr'''
 
* Stealth fixes for rabbit '''mdskpr'''
 
* Asynchronous screenshot compression so client won't freeze up during screenshots '''DTRemenak'''
 
* Asynchronous screenshot compression so client won't freeze up during screenshots '''DTRemenak'''
 
* BZFlag update notification '''DTRemenak'''
 
* BZFlag update notification '''DTRemenak'''
 
* Wings velocity change (additive flap instead of instant upward velocity) '''blast007''' (r14997, r15162, r15832)
 
* Wings velocity change (additive flap instead of instant upward velocity) '''blast007''' (r14997, r15162, r15832)
* Message protection (ensure network messages are valid) '''A_Meteorite'''
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* Message protection (ensure network messages are valid)
 
* Add message types so that actions (/me) are properly implemented '''blast007''' (r19833)
 
* Add message types so that actions (/me) are properly implemented '''blast007''' (r19833)
* New artwork '''JeffM''' [[2.3_NewEffects|Effects Updates]]
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* New artwork '''JeffM'''
 
* Server option to disable teamkills '''JeffM'''
 
* Server option to disable teamkills '''JeffM'''
 
* OpenFFA '''JeffM'''
 
* OpenFFA '''JeffM'''
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====New Changes====
 
====New Changes====
* Round Robin for services '''JeffM'''
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* Round Robin for services
 
* Fix the protocol bug that version [[BZFlag 2.0.16|2.0.16]] was a band-aid for
 
* Fix the protocol bug that version [[BZFlag 2.0.16|2.0.16]] was a band-aid for
* Facilitate moving global services (e.g., my.bzflag.org) to new hardware, if any changes will help '''JeffM''' '''Blast007''' '''JoeVano'''
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* Facilitate moving global services (e.g., my.bzflag.org) to new hardware, if any changes will help ''JeffM'' ''Blast007'' ''JoeVano''
* Import client customization settings from the 2.0 config.cfg file to the 2.4 version
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* Implement new version numbering system into code. (/src/date/buildDate.cxx and DEVINFO at least, there might be more places where it is needed)
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===To Evaluate===
 
===To Evaluate===
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====Backports====
 
====Backports====
* Map changes '''mdskpr'''
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* Map changes
* HTTP plugins '''JeffM'''
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* HTTP plugins ''JeffM''
* New API events '''JeffM'''
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* New API events ''JeffM''
* Custom flag system '''DTRemenak'''
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* Custom flag system ''DTRemenak''
* BZFSCron '''Thumper'''
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* BZFSCron ''Thumper''
* Server Side Players '''JeffM'''
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* Server Side Players ''JeffM''
* Bug fixes not in notes '''Thumper'''
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* Bug fixes not in notes ''Thumper''
* Hunter as proper team '''mdskpr (grabbed by DTRemenak)'''
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* New flags
* bzfs -publickey '''trepan'''
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* Hunter as proper team
* push stats as default
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====New Changes====
 
====New Changes====
* Countdown/reload timer position fix for when showCoordinates is enabled '''mdskpr'''
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* Countdown/reload timer position fix for when showCoordinates is enabled ''mdskpr''
* SVN props cleanup '''BulletCatcher'''
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* SVN props cleanup
* Display BZBB rank images in game. '''JeffM'''
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* Display BZBB rank images in game. ''JeffM''
  
 
===Exclusions===
 
===Exclusions===
 
These items should not be done or backported at this time due to stability issues or the large effort required. These are generally the blocking items preventing 3.0's current release.
 
These items should not be done or backported at this time due to stability issues or the large effort required. These are generally the blocking items preventing 3.0's current release.
  
* New flags
 
 
* Network buffering
 
* Network buffering
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* Lua
 
* Lag compensation (needs a lot more testing)
 
* Lag compensation (needs a lot more testing)
 
* Acceleration changes
 
* Acceleration changes
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* New Translations (requires the new font system)
 
* New Translations (requires the new font system)
 
* Map geometry changes (requires flag zap zone support or breaks existing servers)
 
* Map geometry changes (requires flag zap zone support or breaks existing servers)
* Website changes.
 
 
==Known Issues==
 
===Empty Flag Types===
 
When you start BZFS with +f good{2} the server will generate 8 "empty" flag IDs in addition to all normal good flags (no flag type.)
 
This can be seen by doing '/flag show'. You can also '/flag give' the empty flag types, although all it seems to do is say "user: grabbed flag " in chat and make the flag pick-up noise - it doesn't actually give you a flag.
 
 
[[Category:Versions]]
 

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