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    Launcher Launched


    Julian

    De Zeurkous sent us news about the release of version 1.0 of his Quick DooM Launcher.

    Now it supports DooM/Ultimate DooM, DooM ][, Final DooM (both games), BooM, ZDooM, Heretic/SOSR, Hexen, and the hacked executable of Project X for DooM ][ which i happen to like very much :P I hope people will like it. But i have one very important request to people: DO NOT SEND ME NAMES OF EXECUTABLES THAT YOU WANT TO BE DETECTED IN THE NEXT VERSION! The next version will probably include a \"external executable list\" feature, which means that you can make a text file with executables, and compile them with GQDLELC (The GNU Quick DooM Launcher Executable List Compiler) to the binary format that The QDL can read.
    The program and a text description are available here and here respectively.

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    Guest Epistax

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    I've seen a few of those out and even made my own (originally) ZDoom Launcher. And it too can launch any exe, with whatever params. Not a new concept. I made it because I found other ones to be clunky and lengthy.

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    I don't understand why he didn't look for the other launchers so he could see what's on the market. Anyway, this one's crap, don't waste your time.

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    Guest Zeurkous

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    I did look at other launchers! They are all Winblows, and i happen to like DOS much better :) And remember, it is named the QUICK DooM Launcher! Did you read the text file?
    It says: "If i will ever finish them, The QDL will be part of both The DooM Launcher and The DooM Hacking Toolkit." So this is just a part of a bigger launcher, which makes use of The QDL. Please don't make any comments on this launcher, it is meant to be small!

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    Is this actually an official GNU project? It seems to me that you shouldnt really use the GNU name unless its an official GNU program. I dont think its actually a trademark or anything, but still..

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    Guest Zeurkous

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    I have read te GPL and, if i haven't overlooked anything, it doen't say anything about using the words `GNU' or `FSF' in the titles of programs. I use the name because IMO it sounds a bit interesting :P

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    Programs have the "GNU" prefix because they're part of the GNU project. Making your software GPL doesnt automatically make it part of the GNU project: eg, the Linux kernel is GPLed but isnt part of GNU. Theres probably nothing to *stop* you doing it but it is rather confusing and misleading.

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    Hi, one of us doesn't understand the concept od the front-end utilities. Do they need to provide simplified usage of another program or what? In your launcher there is nothing simplified - i have to type everything! I'm just being put through a serious of questions where I need to type in te answers. I could as well type it on the command line when starting Doom.exe. Is tere any help - no, have you implemented checking of what I type - no. I'm sorry but if you didn't finish you great project don't waste my(our) time with this programming exercize.
    I have spent 4 years working no my launcher (every few months and so) and I know what effort one has to make to build a good user-friendly front-end. It is a Window program but that's because it' EASIER to use it there. I plan to port it to Linux (lucky me working in Delphi). All good Doom utilities are written for Windows (except for Deutex which also has a Windows front-end). Thanks for listening.

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    Hey Smola, you said:

    "...I plan to port it to Linux (lucky me working in Delphi)..."

    That sounds cool ! I wish I had used Delphi. Have a already a version of Kylix to do that ?

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    Guest Zeurkous

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    Ur right. I will replace the word "GNU" with "Free" :P

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    Yep, Visual Basic is not so portable. :)
    I have Open source edition of Kylix so I will start from there, if it doesn't suit me I'll get an illegal copy. All for DOOM... :))

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