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May 26, 2009, 12:19:26 PM5/26/09
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Hi guys!

You have done great work so far.
I know that it's a quite early version, nevertheless. But how can I
build the framework und try it out?


José Juan Montes

May 26, 2009, 3:26:26 PM5/26/09


Well it's pretty much like building any jMonkeyEngine (JME) application. There's no automated build file yet so you should checkout the project and add it to your IDE (I personally use Eclipse).

Then add JME 2 and JMEPhysics 2 as dependencies and try to run one of the tests (as with anyh other JME application, you'll need to set up the java.library.path so it includes JME native dependencies).

Make sure that you are comfortable running JME applications, and feel free to post if you have any trouble setting up!

Also note that the project is not being worked on currently, but I can spend some time fixing stuff and I hope to be able to restart development in a few months.

Best regards!
Jose Juan Montes


May 28, 2009, 3:24:40 PM5/28/09
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ok, thanks.
Now it works. But I was not really familiar with it. I did not find
any option to make my eclipse project a java project, so that eclipse
can build the java source code, inside of eclipse. Finally I edited
the project file by my self.

Maybe it would be a good thing to commit this project file to the svn
directory because everybody needs it.

And by the way: It's really really a great tool you are creating! It's
even on of the best structured programms I worked with and I hope that
I can contribute some lines of code by myself.

Are you planning to use fengGui as Gui Engine?

José Juan Montes

Jun 4, 2009, 9:38:43 PM6/4/09


Regarding FengGUI, the plan is to stay away from external libraries for GUI aspects, and build some simple implementations for console and menus.

Alternative FengGUI based ViewStates could be added. Perhaps some sort of FengGUI hook would be necessary, but other than that, I think any viewstate should be capable of using FengGUI.

I am not too familiar with FengGUI so it's a bit difficult for me to advice on the best way of integrating it. Have a look at the display and menu systems and see what they do, but note that those are not definitive and there is definitely room for improvement with those (probably that should be rewritten anyway).

Best regards,

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