OK, so, maybe the people who say that Free Software is, like,
30-year-old technology kinda have a point. Because this GNURobots
game is, like, real real real real low tech. And unless you're
a total HACK-crazed maniac, it's gonna bore you to tears.
But, that said, if you ARE a total hakisto, then GNURobots is gonna take up some
of your time.
See, it's ESSENTIALLY that 2nd-year comp sci project that you did so poorly on
because you spent most of the week doing whippets in the kitchen of your
friend's co-op with girls with long greasy hair instead of programming.
Remember that? Probably not much. But GNURobots is like that "Hunt the Wumpus"
deal -- you have to create a program that will get your evil little doppelganger
through a series of obstacle to the GOAL.
Oh, and you have to write all the program in GUILE, the crazed FSF answer to
Perl, TCL, and Python (woo-hoo! Late 80s technology!). So, there's another
little hump to get over.
I wish you luck with your little robot. I've already got mine trained to post on
Usenet and to keep an eye on utility stocks (tech stocks are hard!).