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Zedd Beta Released
Posted by Ryan on 28 September 2011, 00:21 GMT

A week ago, Alex "builderboy2005" Marcolina, known for other featured software such as Shift, brings us a brand new physics library for the Axe language called Zedd. Wonderfully, Alex has given the gift that continues to give in the form of the complete source code for what he calls a collision solver at heart. Furthermore, he has performed a wonderful service in the form of outstanding documentation, an often overlooked pleasantry that deserves further recognition. If you want to see some of the preposterously fantastic productions that this engine has made possible, swing over to the relevant Omnimaga thread. A big thanks goes out to Alex from Axe programmers and calc enthusiasts alike.

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Re: Zedd Beta Released
Stefan Bauwens  Account Info
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I haven't tried it yet. But it looks amazing. Congratulations BuilderBoy

Reply to this comment    28 September 2011, 07:19 GMT

Re: Zedd Beta Released
ASHBAD_ALVIN  Account Info

Awesome project, nice job Builder.

However, why only a link to one calculator site, considering there are *multiple* calc sites that have threads for this topic? Isn't just advertising one kind of misleading?

Reply to this comment    28 September 2011, 20:43 GMT

Re: Re: Zedd Beta Released
Travis Evans  Account Info

You might email your concerns directly to the news editor if you haven't already to ensure that he sees them—comments on the site are easy to miss. I can't speak for Ryan here, but maybe he wasn't aware of the other threads. He might even edit the article and add the other sites if you ask. :-)

Reply to this comment    28 September 2011, 20:59 GMT

Re: Re: Zedd Beta Released
ztrumpet Account Info

I think it's because Zedd made the front page of Omnimaga,where as it has never been featured on other sites.
By the way, it's cool that you used my thread! ^_^

Reply to this comment    28 September 2011, 21:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Zedd Beta Released
KermMartian  Account Info
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Wouldn't you argue that almost every program of appreciable size gets posted to the front page of Omnimaga? I don't feel it has quite the threshold that the ticalc.org frontpage carries, otherwise ticalc.org would have the several articles per day that Omnimaga publishes. :)

Reply to this comment    29 September 2011, 06:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Zedd Beta Released
Stefan Bauwens  Account Info
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Well, I think every program that is featured on Omnimaga is worth to be on ticalc.org as well. The other news are stuff about omnimaga.org itself, so it's normal they won't come on the frontpage of ticalc.
Omnimaga tries to feature every good program(IMO), and Ticalc.org tries to feature the very outstanding ones.

But none of the programs featured on Omnimaga didn't deserve it.

Reply to this comment    29 September 2011, 08:53 GMT

Re: Re: Zedd Beta Released
Ryan Boyd Account Info
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It is true that I was unaware of other threads discussing this topic at the time of the news post. Really, that's the only reason for mentioning Omnimaga specifically, although they also had those screenshots in their news post that are a wonderful way to quickly view what it is that people are doing. The water physics stuff made my heartrate spike :)

Also, as a secondary although admittedly irrelevant concern at the time seeing as how I don't know about other threads, I first became aware of Zedd before its release here by means of Omnimaga, and Builderboy appears to be engaging in a decent amount of discussion in a thread over on the same site (check the URL for this post)

Reply to this comment    29 September 2011, 01:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Zedd Beta Released
KermMartian  Account Info
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Indeed, I think that makes sense. Perhaps Ashbad's concern was that he felt there's an unbalanced focus between the various community sites in the news? Obviously I'm far too biased to submit my own opinion about this and the preceding articles.

Reply to this comment    29 September 2011, 05:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Zedd Beta Released
ASHBAD_ALVIN  Account Info

Kerm is psychic. He always seems to know what I'm thinking :) And indeed, he is correct in this case as well.

I've just noticed a lot of Omnimaga-mostly news lately, it does seem have a higher amount of news carrying over here (even with Nikky present!); sites like UTI and Cemetech have 'real' news far less frequently, however they house some amazing programs which don't seem to be as likely for consideration.

Reply to this comment    29 September 2011, 19:07 GMT


Re: Re: Zedd Beta Released
DavidG Account Info
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Maybe (I don't know) it's because it's the first place it was published at ;)

Either way, Zedd is looking awesome and it's great that it was featured, congratulations Builderboy! I haven't used it yet, but I will read through the documentation and give it a try as soon as I can. Looking forward to more updates!

Reply to this comment    29 September 2011, 16:58 GMT

Re: Zedd Beta Released
builderboy2005 Account Info

Yay, Zedd got featured! It's only a beta, but I'm really happy you guys decided to feature my program :) And thanks to everybody on the forums for helping me with the testing and helping the library take form!

Reply to this comment    29 September 2011, 06:29 GMT


Re: Re: Zedd Beta Released
Kevin Chen  Account Info
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Builder you are le awesome! ^^

Reply to this comment    1 October 2011, 02:24 GMT

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