pls help. Xlife updated...
Version 6.0 of old XLife is released... It is based on 5.0.8 Debian
version and lesser on 5.3 OpenBSD version. It doesn't support all
features of v5.3 (see MISSED). However it runs at modern systems
(several Linux 32/64-bits distributions were tested) and provides a lot
of features (see CHANGES).
It is situated now at
These are several pieces of "historical data".
I tried xlife v5.0 at 2000 first time. I was astonished by its speed.
However I rapidly understood that it was with many bugs. The absence of
comfortable way to load files looked also a bit sad. So I fixed a lot of
bugs and added a widget to select a filename to load. It was 2001. I was
busy and had limited access to the net these days. I also thought that
somebody more experienced will do all fixes and improvements. 10 years
have just passed. I see that nobody makes thing that may cover all my
Xlife still has some good points:
1) truly Spartan slyle -- very fast interface;
2) integration with Lloyd's variant of Prisoner's Dilemma mode;
3) fast for 2-states automata;
4) interesting formats for patterns -- #I format is very intellectual
and can be used as base for the ideal format (even its present form
after compression maybe shorter that compessed RLE for the big files).
#I may be combined with #M (RLE).
5) r-format for rules is more compact than table-format with variables
6) structured editing: load scripts, W/D commands
I've made TODO file. Does anybody have suggestions for TODO list?
I can't find patch level 3 for the version 5.3 for OpenBSD. :-( So I'll
be a bit happy if somebody will show me a link. I can't also find v3.6
of Xlife. :-(
So I am ready to be Xlife maintainer. Is it possible? I can't contact
the present maintainer Barry deFreese. :-(