Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Caelum meets Tux!

This seems to be a good week for Caelum. It's development is much better by using some tools like task management and the patch tracker. The "stabilisation" task has gone into beta phase, and I've got it to finally run under my Ubuntu distro.

I've had a lot of issues with the nVidia drivers and the kernel headers, but it's finally working. Here is a screenshot I took some minutes ago of the Caelum demo under Linux :)
Next: Getting Java and JavaCC to run :/

Monday, November 27, 2006

Caelum news

Some of you might know I'm developing an Ogre3D plugin named Caelum. Caelum is the latin word for "Sky", and thus its main goal is to render various sky elements and managing them. You can see the project details at It's based on a method for sky colour rendering (you can read it in english or in spanish) I developed some time ago.

The project is on hold indefinitely due to some hardware problems here, but I've started the planning of the next steps to do.

Meanwhile, I want to highlight some Ogre projects that have decided to give it a try, which really encourages me to continue working on this. That's the great part of working in a project like this: You get pretty nice results you can see in the early development :)
The first one is Ember. Here is what its wiki entry says:
Ember is a client framework for Worldforge. It's not meant to be a standalone game, instead its purpose is to provide a solid and extensible base from which to build game-specific clients. One of the goals of Ember is to allow for easy customization of the codebase. Currently it supports the game world of Mason. It's available for all modern Linux distributions, FreeBSD and MS Windows.
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The second one is Rigs of Rods (read their blog here), a truck simulator :)

Friday, November 24, 2006


Diane, it's 1:28 pm. It's a rainy, cold, autumn day here.

I spent about four hours yesterday night trying to get Java to work on my Ubuntu x64 distro. A waste of time. Be it because of unsupported platforms, installation problems, or compatibility issues, I couldn't get JavaCC to work. I think I'll have to find a WinXP machine as soon as possible.

And regarding java, last Sunday I found a place with the best coffee I've ever tried. A damn fine cup of coffee (or cup of joe, like Aimee says). My addiction to caffeine is getting worse.

That's all for now, Diane. See you later.

"Hello world!"

Probably the most used sentence in the programming world, and the very first that a programming language should say... What better to start this blog?

So here I am. From time to time, I'll tell you about how my life's going, my thoughts, and maybe some fun, hehehe.

Be welcome.