|sfml wont work on my comp for some reason, zereo knows what it was i cant remember|
I believe you had to redownload your copy of the MingGW compiler. If I remember correctly one of the .dll was corrupted.
|I think we should try to keep the competitions pure C++ related. In other words, no specialized programs (games, music, etc.) as that would make it hard for a few programmers here as I know not all programmers here are game programmers or music/sound programmers, etc.|
I don't really agree with that. There is two reasons why I don't agree with that.
1) That would take a lot of fun out of some competitions. Just because we have a competition that might say "Create a War Themed Game" or something doesn't mean that beginners can't participate to just because they don't know a graphics library. They could always make a console based game, or they could use the competition to start learning a graphics library.
2) If we don't have more experienced competitions all the more experienced members won't really find them all that fun. A beginner could use the harder competitions to learn something about games or graphics and still have fun with it, but a experienced coder will not have fun and will not learn anything if we have very simple problems that most people already know.
Remember these competitions are meant to be as a fun thing to do every month and as a learning experience at least that was my vision. We don't need everyone to be on a "equal level" because that would be impossible unless you really dumb down the questions.
But anyways it looks as if we have a decent amount of people that might be interested in doing this, so most likely we can give it a test run. Now we just need to figure out the details.
Here are some concerns and things we need to figure out.
1) Should we have Games, Graphics, or generally competitions that allow the use of libraries? In my opinion we should.
2) Does everyone agree on a voting type system (IE Every participant gets 1 vote and can't vote for himself, whoever has the most votes wins)?
3) It seems like most people like the idea of people submitting ideas for a competition and then either voting on the best idea or selecting one at random. Need to figure out which model (Or a different one) we want to use to determine what the competitions will be about.
4) Time and date for the competitions.
5) Any other things we can think of.