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Ares Source Code and Website?
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pd
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Joined: 19 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:07 pm    Post subject:  Ares Source Code and Website? Reply with quote

Hey guys, long time!
I recently ended up installing YR again and decided why not run it with Ares. I can't express how glad I am that it's still going!

Though, have I missed anything? There's LaunchPad ( https://launchpad.net/ares/+download ) and GitHub ( https://github.com/Ares-Developers ) at least and I also found some old SVN link for the builder. However, the current source code is nowhere to be found. Everything seems outdated except for the docs. What's up with that?

I also noticed that the official (?) site ( https://www.ares.strategy-x.com/ ) has a DOWNLOAD ARES button pointing to Ares 0.E, which seems to be rather old. Right below that, there's a blog post for 2.0. Should probably fix that, cause that download button is what I went for at first. The site also advertises LaunchBase, which doesn't seem to support Ares anymore.  Question

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MRMIdAS
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Joined: 17 Jul 2008

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest unstable builds are here: http://www.stuffhost.de/ares/unstables/
The higher the number, the later the build.

Not sure where Alex keeps the source though, might be worth asking him.

Good to see you back dude, hope you're doing well.
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Blade
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Joined: 23 Dec 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately the Ares license does not require contributions to be open source, so you can take the Ares code, fork it and not release any of the changes you make to it. The current "Ares" version should really be considered a fork of the open source version.

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Graion Dilach
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Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:32 am    Post subject: Re: Ares Source Code and Website? Reply with quote

As far as I remember, I was the last guy besides Alex who actively contributed to Ares and I dropped the ball half a decade ago officially, one year more or less unofficially.

While Ren wanted to get Ares out from the RenProj infrastructure, the beta hosts are still part of RenProj and tbh since there isn't any other contributors atm, Alex has no reason why to upload the source codes. Can relate, Chinese are already running weird forks upon it which most of the Western people have no idea of.
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Blade
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Joined: 23 Dec 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Except if the source isn't released, there can't be any additional contributors, so saying there aren't any so no need to release the code is a silly argument.

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pd
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh. Sad Well, the original idea behind going C++ was so people can look it up, contribute, fork it, whatever.
I don't see any reason for not making the code public.
I also don't see any issue with Chinese people forking it?
Should probably have made it GPL back in the day, but yeah, I was in my teens and didn't really care.

So Alex, if you read this, please consider opening it up again!
I mean, where would Ares be if I decided to keep the source closed a decade ago and rode into the sunset?

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MRMIdAS
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have any issue with Chinese people forking ARES, but, would much prefer if they were all "Hey we did this, wanna include it in the main release?"

But that's just my take o it.
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silverwind
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MRMIdAS wrote:
I don't have any issue with Chinese people forking ARES, but, would much prefer if they were all "Hey we did this, wanna include it in the main release?"

But that's just my take o it.


Indeed, although I imagine there will be issues troubleshooting bugs if they aren't active in these forums too.

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CCHyper
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Joined: 07 Apr 2005

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MRMIdAS wrote:
I don't have any issue with Chinese people forking ARES, but, would much prefer if they were all "Hey we did this, wanna include it in the main release?"

But that's just my take on it.


They would be able to do that if the main source code repo was up to date, they could make pull requests to add new features. This is pretty much how contributors work on the majority of open source projects.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MRMIdAS wrote:
I don't have any issue with Chinese people forking ARES, but, would much prefer if they were all "Hey we did this, wanna include it in the main release?"

But that's just my take o it.
Yes! I'd love to use their shield logic..... :X
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