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| Just wondering if there are any plans in the works for NG since the imminent shut down of the bb site?|
Would Brucey care to host his own forum and supported by patreon?
| I'm still working on NG - for example I've recently implemented Generics into the language, which makes for lots of interesting new things.|
I need to chat with skid about forums and whatnot, and see what we can come up with...
| An own forum would split apart "blitzmax(ng)" and "blitzbasic(3D)" users.|
So if people want to keep the "community" together, they should consider having a certain domain for all of these products (I have some in mind already).
If people would _seriously_ consider maintaining the products then (blitzbasicNG and blitzmaxNG) you then always could create "blitzmaxng.the-domain-we-use-then.TLD" and host the whole project page (docs, abouts, ...) there.
Maybe it would be a good idea to have some parts of this "chat" made public so people know "what might be going on".
Regarding "docs" - such things could be hosted on github (generating static pages with jekyll and the likes) so even "abouts" could be static - leading to a nearly static website with just the community part (forums) needing some scripts in the background.
Regarding "bmxng forums": for most things "github issues" should be good to go (suggestions, bug reports, ...) but some of us (including myself) also like to chat a bit, so a forum is still a good thing.
| For the NG stuff|
I think Dabz ( ? could be wrong so correct as required ) made a start for with http://www.bmx-ng.com/main/
I don't work with web sites at all so unfortunately I'm no help but how about slapping a forum on that one?
I don't know what the current state of affairs is for that site though - except that it's up of course :D
| Check the "download package"-dates and you see how "up to date" it is.|
But yes, if everything else was lost, people might look there too. And if it was only for "bmx-ng" things would work - but we might have lost the blitz3d-users (which we want to convince to move to bmx/bmxng).
| Yeah I know the downloads are old but that can be rectified.|
And yes, your other point is very true.
I'm not exactly a web connoisseur but blitzng.com is up for grabs? this would cover blitz3dng and blitzmaxng versions?
| Sod it, I bought it before anyone who doesn't have a blitz connection of some kind does|
As I say I'm not a web guru by any means so if it transpires that anyone is interested and can make use of it then it will yours.