Re: [stella] 2nd Annual Stella Programmer's Contest

Subject: Re: [stella] 2nd Annual Stella Programmer's Contest
From: "Fred Quimby" <c9r@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 21:04:53 -0400
0.3 will be released very soon, which should address known bugs.  Though 
with it comes a lot of new features that may have bugs of their own.  I 
expect 0.4 to be more of a maintenance release.  It probably won't be 
bug-free, but I am optimistic that it will be stable and usable without 
funky workarounds.

I can see the logic in not running the bB contest for a year like the SC 
contest.  But maybe it should run for at least 3-4 months so a stable 
version of bB should be available with enough time to write some games with 

Great contest, by the way.  Maybe the top 5 entrants can get their games 
sent to them on a cart, in addition to any other prizes?

>I greatly admire your willingness to put your wallet where your mouth
>is, though I'm kind of worried that batariBASIC is still in such flux,
>with peole eagerly awaiting the next release, that it could kind of
>screw up the contest.
>bB is *great* but still very young and immature...even stuff like
>inequalities hasn't been programmed quite right, and there are a lot
>of other gotchas...people are still doing interesting stuff with it
>but I for one am waiting 'til at least the 0.3 release...

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