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ZDoom is Dead. Long live ZDoom.

Postby randi » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:45 pm

I am hereby eschewing further ZDoom development. There will be no future releases. Consider QZDoom or GZDoom as replacements.

As for the zdoom.org site, eruanna has kindly accepted to take care of it so that the forum and wiki can continue to live on.
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby Rachael » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:46 pm

We are going to miss you, Randi! Don't be a stranger. :) I will take good care of your site, I promise. :)
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby wildweasel » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:51 pm

randi wrote:As for the zdoom.org site, eruanna has kindly accepted to take care of it so that the forum and wiki can continue to live on.

Best of luck in your future endeavors, Randi. I believe you've left the forum in good hands.
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby Major Cooke » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:51 pm

Randi, I can't thank you enough for all that you've done for ZDoom. Your work is quite legendary and I am glad to have been a part of it/using it to develop some amazing things.

I wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors!
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby Enjay » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:53 pm

Oh my goodness Randi, that's quite a shock. I'm not really sure what to say. I can't say that I really know you but you and ZDoom have been something of a constant in my life for approaching 20 years now. Thank you very, very much for all the fun I've had with ZDoom and everything that it's taught me. You will indeed be missed and, yes, don't be a stranger. Good luck with whatever you are doing with your time instead. :)
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby Lud » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:20 pm

Consider yourself invited for some multiplayer when the player prediction code has been fixed. It'd be an honor. Godspeed, Randi. Take care of yourself, aight? ;)
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby printz » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:21 pm

So who will take over Doomscript (now called ZScript)? The QZDoom or the GZDoom team?
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby AlexMax » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:24 pm

Thank you for the considerable amount of work you have put into ZDoom over the years.
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby Rachael » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:24 pm

ZScript is now in the hands of Graf Zahl. Like how GZDoom was downstream for ZDoom, so too will QZDoom likewise be for GZDoom.

Graf said he may merge in QZDoom at some point - but that will not happen until the port stabilizes and most of the experimental things stop happening in the main branch. Nevertheless, GZDoom is now the official parent port for ZScript and related stuff.
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby HeX » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:25 pm

Thank you for everything you have done randi. I firmly believe that Doom wouldn't be as alive and well as it is today without your impact.
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby Jroc » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:31 pm

ZDoom will always be a legendary and hugely important project in the history of doom. Thanks for all the work you & the other devs have done.
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby AlexMax » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:33 pm

Eruanna wrote:ZScript is now in the hands of Graf Zahl. Like how GZDoom was downstream for ZDoom, so too will QZDoom likewise be for GZDoom.


What does this mean for the original ZDoom 256-color software renderer? Is it just going to go unmaintained? Is it going to be fixed up with some backported QZDoom improvements? Could it be replaced with a QZDoom renderer that has a 256-color rendering mode?
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby Graf Zahl » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:35 pm

Right now dpJudas is tearing it apart and reconstructing it. Hopefully this means it will be easier to manage in the future.
However, if some other programmer is interested, I'd appreciate any new member in the team if they provide good work and are willing to discuss development issues.
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby Zanieon » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:46 pm

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Rest in peace ZDoom, thanks Randi for pushing Doom engine for all this 19 years until you found that is better leave your kids proceed alone.

Always remember, death is only a door. When it closes, another opens. QZDoom and GZDoom are here for this.
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Re: ZDoom is Dead (but the site isn't)

Postby boris » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:50 pm

Thanks for a great port and all the hard work! I'm convinced that Doom wouldn't be what it is today without ZDoom.
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