I think only cross-platform libraries and GUIs should be allowed but once year we could have Windows-only and/or Linux-only competition.
Some ideas: Image processing: steganography app. take an image (uncompressed .bmp for simplicity) and hide a text file or another image in it. Games: tic-tac-toe - easy, no GUI required, minesweeper - requires GUI but game algorithm is simple. Graphics: fractals, L-systems, maze generator
maybe an obfuscated code competition (once a year)
That's all I could think of now.
I'd add, NATIVE c++.
Not those extremely weird C++/CLI things (whose types include also a secret "^" symbol who doesn't work as a xor).
. Agreed. Anyone using C++/CLI instead of C# must burn in flames of liquid tungsten.
I'm ultimately fine if a compo is game related and I like the IRC bot idea Zereo posted. My main issue is that letting the users vote may turn out to not be very fair. The compos will end up being determined by what ever type of programmer is majority. Depending on them, all 12 months could wind up being game or networking or something else. I wonder if it wouldn't be better to specifically declare a certain month to be a type of compo and then have the ideas given for that type.
Also, for learning libraries, I've learned a few and the curve is usually around two weeks to learn it effective enough to use in a competition (longer if you have limited time). A little more for the larger libraries like DirectX due to having a few more bells and whistles.
I'll need to train Zereo a bit, I'll stay without internet for a couple of months.
He'll be free to train someone else then.
Making some screenshoots.
@devonrevenge: My forum is well shown in this thread, I don't think we need another thread.
*Edit* Sent Zereo some screenshots.
He will eventually ask someone else to help him.
Give each other a hand, and thank you for your partecipation/efforts.
I'll try to stay online from mobile to keep an eye on what is happening.
If you (Zereo) need help, send me a PM on cplusplus.com.
It happens every here and there.
It should be up now anyways, it looks ok to me.
That's the problematic for no-budget projects.
It's not an issue Zereo could solve anyways, just pointing out he won't be of any help in any way.
Neither I can, unless I pay the fee to become "premium".
For the moment, yes.
I don't want it to have some C++-resolve-my-issue categories.
For that, there is cplusplus.com .
The only difference between those is, that cppcomp uses MyBB, so has Polls built-in.
Anyways I already knew that, I had that problem while I was setting it up.
Maybe this can tell you something: