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Default Alice source code overview - 12-18-2008, 09:18 PM

Does anybody know if there is a readme file or overview of the Alice source
code that is freely available from download? I would like to study this code.
   
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Default 12-19-2008, 09:36 AM

Source code is in the same place as the downloads, at the bottom of the page, available for PC and Mac.

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http://www.alice.org/index.php?page=...download_alice


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Written document explaning Alice source code
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Default Written document explaning Alice source code - 12-19-2008, 04:26 PM

I already downloaded Alice source code. What I am asking is if anybody
knows if there is a written document explaining the code. I am trying to study the code and I find it very difficult to understand.
   
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Default 12-22-2008, 11:55 AM

Ah. Well that's because its in hex form. You should try a hex editor it makes it slightly easier and organizes the code into neat columns for you. However, you still won't be able to understand it unless you know hex code.


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Default 12-22-2008, 06:07 PM

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Ah. Well that's because its in hex form.
The code is available for Alice2.0 in Java. Nobody distributes software as hex dumps these days. Unfortunately, unless it has changed in some unannounced way, the sources are all you get. No Makefile, no Ant file, no README. If I remember correctly, anyway, it's a while since I tried this.

I got so far building it, and then got completely stuck when I could not find a depenency. This is a shame for a project that is open source, but there are clearly staffing constraints on the project at the moment, and I suspect they will not be eased for some time. Then all the effort will be on Alice 3.
   
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Default 12-22-2008, 11:00 PM

I actually sifted through the source code recently for one of my projects and I'm very sure that it was in hex form, as I myself used the aforementioned hex editor to make it easier on myself.

There is a different way to get more readable code out of Alice, however. Simply Extract the files from any Alice world using either a File extracting program (like my good ol 7-zip), or by changing the extension from .a2c to .zip and using Windows. Then, look inside the folder it creates to find a bunch of other folders, each representing a component of the Alice world. Inside each is an XML document with simple, easy-to-read Java-ish code on it. Of course, it's read-only however. If you want to change stuff, you'll have to deal with the hex stuff.


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Has anybody compiled the alice source code for alice 2.0?
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Default Has anybody compiled the alice source code for alice 2.0? - 12-26-2008, 04:21 PM

I am trying to understand/compile/change the free alice source code for
alice 2.0 but I am having lots of difficulties.

I contacted the alice programmers and they will not provide help.

Has anybody compiled/changed the alice source code for alice 2.0?

Any help is appreciated.

Karen
   
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