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Postby Yogibear » April 13th, 2010, 5:26 pm

Welcome to the Wesnoth Experimental development forum :D . The purpose of this forum is to give a home to all those promising ideas, that don't have a chance to be implemented in "original" wesnoth.

This subforum has a different spirit than the rest, and maybe what describes it best is this post from 'Death': viewtopic.php?f=6&t=28457&start=43

This forum is open for any idea. "Any" is meant literally, which means that the FPI list (frequently proposed ideas) does not apply in here!
Please also note, that making suggestions for new features does not automatically mean they will get implemented sooner or later. There are a couple of prerequisites that have to be fulfilled first:

1. We need time to do it
Sounds trivial, but unfortunately scarce resources are the nemesis of most any project and this one is no exception. I expect to get a lot more ideas than we can implement, so we have to make some kind of choice. Such a choice will take into account a couple of criteria like how many people support it, what effort is needed to implement it, how well do we know that part of the code, how much help can we count on, how good is your input etc.

2. You will have to provide support for your idea
We want this to be as efficient as possible and for software development this means that we expect you to deliver a draft of what your idea is about. You can find a guideline to do that here: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=29565.
Experience also teaches, that one of the most time consuming steps of development is testing and fixing bugs. We want you to take over that part in order to take some of the burden off our shoulders.
If for whatever reason you are not willing to give that support, better don't get your idea started at all.

At the moment, we are only a very small subset of the wesnoth developer team. That also means, that we don't cover complete knowledge of the codebase. There might be ideas that are touching areas we are not familiar with, and in the end it might turn out too difficult or too time consuming to do it.

Although this forum is a little different regarding the rules about its content, the standard rules for behaving apply here as well (with the exception of FPI, that is): viewtopic.php?f=36&t=24277

In addition, in order to have a better communication, i would like to ask you to read this: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=29561
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