SGDK2 Projects Site Re-Launched
This site will be available for hosting SGDK2 projects and related content. It's hosted by DreamHost instead of SourceForge for two reasons: 1) Dreamhost doesn't mind hosting closed-source projects, and although I would prefer the projects hosted here provide their source, I don't want to force *all* projects to have to open their source in order to be hosted in the site; 2) Dreamhost has a nice interface for installing and hosting Joomla, and *lots* of web space.
This is actually the second or third time this site has been re-launched due to apparent security issues allowing hackers to disrupt the site beyond repair. Hopefully the current version of Joomla and jDownloads are secure enough that I don't need to launch again. But be aware that some of the strange things you see on this site may be due to the fact that it's hard to put everything back together the way it was. So most of the projects currently listed here are posted by administrator on 2/28 because that's when the site was rebuilt. And I'm not sure the site is ever going to get configured back to a point where it will allow users to register and upload their projects the way I'd like again.
SGDK2 Licensing Considerations
SGDK2 is distributed under the terms of the GPL, which has implications for projects created using the source code delivered with SGDK2. The GPL requires that modified code be made available. Since projects created with SGDK2 are likely to contain modified code covered by the GPL license, this may require that your projects also be ditributed under the terms of the GPL license. Read more for my thoughts on this.
A few suggestions and tips on submitting new content:
- You may submit your project in compressed or uncompressed form, but compressed is preferred for larger projects.
- Only the SGDK2 file should be included in your archive. Feel free to include documentation and license information and such, but do not include the files generated by compiling your project.
- You can provide a screenshot for your submission after it is submitted (but not during the initial submission process). Screenshots are encouraged, so review your submission after it's entered and provide a screenshot when possible.
- ZIP format is the preferred archive format because it is the most widely used. If your project is large and benefits significantly from using another archive format, 7-ZIP (7z) is the preferred alternative, but rar will also be accepted.
- If you want to submit binary content (beyond the SGDK2 file), discuss it with the admin first.