I am also continuing to support steamstub for BlitzMax - the unattributed 2D game compiler of champions.
Recent additions to the steamstub user group include:
The popular 2D counterstrike game CS2D http://store.steampowered.com/app/666220
And the very cool 3030 Deathwar Redux http://store.steampowered.com/app/464360
It is very humbling to see BlitzMax continue to shine as a development platform, it's completely anonymous presence glowing in the corner...
wasted.nzWith very little notice the blitz archives moved from wasted.nz to mojolabs.nz where interestingly, they were indexed by googlebot in record time.
roa.nzThe good news this week is the available of amazon linux 2 instances featuring gcc 7.2.1 a big step up from the default instances featuring version 4.8.5.
My AWS linux2 instance recipe uses a small instance with 2GB and is now compiling my primary work binary pipelines and django server:
sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
sudo amazon-linux-extras install python3
sudo pip3 install django
The bad news is the free tier nano instance has too little memory and no swap space so after last months spend up on EC2 experiments a separate build machine is instanced to run on demand.\
As reference the following history represents basics of setting up an amazon linux 2 environment.
fresh ec2 history[ec2-user@ip-172-31-6-102 build]$ history
1 sudo yum update
3 sudo yum install git
4 git clone https://github.com/aws/aws-sdk-cpp.git
5 ls aws-sdk-cpp/
6 mkdir build
7 cd build
8 cmake ../aws-sdk-cpp/
9 cmake ../aws-sdk-cpp/CMakeLists.txt
10 sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
12 sudo amazon-linux-extras install cmake
13 cd ..
15 wget https://cmake.org/files/v3.11/cmake-3.11.0-rc3.tar.gz
16 tarr -xvf cmake-3.11.0-rc3.tar.gz
17 tar -xvf cmake-3.11.0-rc3.tar.gz
18 cd cmake-3.11.0-rc3/
20 ./bootstrap & make & make install
21 ./bootstrap &make -j8 & make install
22 sudo make install
23 cd ..
24 cmake --version
26 cd build
31 cmake ../aws-sdk-cpp/
32 sudo yum install zlib-devel
33 sudo yum install openssl-devel
34 sudo yum install curl-devel
35 cmake ../aws-sdk-cpp/
36 sudo yum install libpulse-devel
37 make -j8