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Developer Chat

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Current Developers can post here and leave notes for others as was in the github discussion #602
For now this is marked as an admin/vba-m contributor area but has readonly access for registered users and guests. This though is subject to change.

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Ok, going to try this.

Does this support markdown? Let's see.

- list item 1
- list item 2

Nope, see if there's some kind of plugin or extension for markdown.

  • the editor features are nice enough
  • but markdown would be better

```bash
foo=$bar
```

syntax-highlighted language-specific literal blocks are also a very nice to have.

This doesn't seem to have any kind of support for code blocks that I can see in the editor, there must be bbcode for it or something.

Also this has some kind of bug with preview post, if you click preview post when you're already in preview post, it inserts a bunch of blank lines between all of your lines, very annoying. I had to edit out all the blank lines from this post.
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RE: Developer Chat

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That's the first thing I tried doing was finding a markdown plugin, sadly there isn't one. Literally every other board can support markdown sadly. Even phpBB which to be honest doesn't have a good track record with spam, has an extension for markdown.
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I want to learn more about emulation, so I can do something meaningful for our cores. I will take some time and read docs, as well as doing some code samples for GB.

As far as I noticed, mednafen used some very old release of vba as their starting code for GB, but they do not have some bugs that we have on our Issues section. I will see what we can take from them.
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This seems like a good description of bbcode:

https://www.phpbb.com/community/help/bbcode

Which board software is this? I will take a look at the source, and see if I can add some features.

@denisfa good to hear you are interested in learning more about emulation.

There is an emudev discord that's quite active if you're into that sort of thing, I might check it out too.

Working on the emulation issues sounds interesting and is an excellent opportunity to improve the codebase too.

Like moving some of these magic numbers into #defines and using more proper data structures for things etc..
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Zach, can you review the dev manual and tell me whether the release process is sufficiently described. Then I will merge this.
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Yeah, I can do that thursday when it's my day off.
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and the board software I've chosen was myBB, it's a little more easier to deal with in terms with security and dealing with antispam. Not saying phpBB isn't hard, it's harder to deal with than myBB let's just say. In the end if you think we should make the switch, I can do the conversion.
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No, I was just wondering so I could potentially make changes to the codebase.
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Crocodillian wrote:No, I was just wondering so I could potentially make changes to the codebase.


Alright, let me know if you have some changes and I'll upload them.
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