Well, if it's any consolation, I don't like that it's VB either, but batch/shell scripts don't look too pretty :-)
On a more serious note, +Rene Milk
I think you're aware that I had planned to drop everything but SASI the moment I could use it. Is it currently in a state where it could be used for windows? Doesn't really matter if not everything is done on it yet. People would be happy enough that they have an easy to use UI that I think any minor bugs / missing functionality would be quickly forgiven.
WRT SASI on linux, as per my most recent conversation with Tim Jung (Desura Linux Dev), they don't care how the program is installed on linux (as in using the built in deps is a-ok), as long as the program is installed properly and can't but updated via desura, etc.
With that bit of news, and the advent of SPRING_DATADIR, we should be able to make use of it.
Strikes me that we could do it this way. Stick the engine in isolation mode, and give it a datadir in ~/spring/evolution-rts and run it through CDE, then with SASI, point SASI datadir in the same location and somehow tell SASI that spring is in the same location (or perhaps, a directory up in the tree).
Technically, spring wouldn't have to be run through CDE, but by not running it through CDE, it seems like we run into dependency hell.+Toby Haynes
, Unfortunately, atm all I really have power over is the windows stuff. Linux is not a friendly operating system when it comes to simplicity. Say what you will about windows, it is a hell of a lot easier to develop for. Now, all this is moot if SASI can be used, because SASI is winbloze and *nix (plus it's reaaaallly nice).