Disclamer: I did not put this post in the development subforum as access to it is restricted, and a wider audience would be nice.
As some of you may have noticed recently, cizra
started to hack the current IVAN code to make it more readable and cleaner for further development later. This is a great thing since so far no one touched the code, and all the ,,variants'' focus on adding new content, not changing existing rules or fixing bugs.
I played a little with the build system for Windows and today the first working version of the new code was born. At the same time I installed the bugtracking system called Mantis to make reporting bugs and requesting features easier and more organized than a ton of forum topics.
So how can you help if you are running Windows?
1. Download the newest exec from http://herself.unixstorm.org/IVAN-devel-win32.zip
2. Play, play, play
3. Report bugs to http://herself.unixstorm.org/mantis/view_all_bug_page.php
So how can you help if you are running any Linux, *BSD?
1. git clone git://gitorious.org/ivan/ivan.git
ivan; cd ivan; ./waf configure; ./waf build; sudo ./waf install; ivan
2. and 3. are the same as above
Unfortunately, at the time of writing, bug #0000001 is hiding all the stats and item enchantments making the game pretty hard to play, but hopefully it will be addressed very soon.
The current version log is available at http://herself.unixstorm.org/CURRENT-VERSION.txt
If it looks like a wall of text to you, please open it in WordPad.
Also: Kahvi, Alvers, and other people interested in development, please hang out on IRC (channel: ##ivan) sometime.