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A D&D 4e Combat Manager

I just tried this tool. WOW!!!!!!!!  I've tried every 4e combat manager and this is by far the best. It has all of the features I'm looking for and the GUI is perfectly organized and easy to use.

No, I'm in no way affiliated with this tool or it's programmer. I just thought I'd give it a two thumbs up so others may benefit from it.

- User Thraug on Wizard's of the Coast's D&D Forum

Home The News 4eTurnTracker goes Open Source!

4eTurnTracker goes Open Source! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul McCullagh   
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 21:09

Not wanting to keep all the fun to myself I have decided to Open Source 4eTurnTracker! I don't know how many code hacking D&D hero's are out there, but I figure quite a few, we geeks are funny that way... :)

The source code is available from Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/4eturntracker, and is licensed under the Gnu Public License (GPL) 2.0. This means that you can use, modify or extend the code in any way, as long as you open source your changes.

So, if you are a programming whiz, a graphics genius or just an enthusiastic D&D player with some technical skills you are welcome to join me in building the best D&D Combat Manager ever!

Seriously, all help is welcome because there are tasks for all skill levels.

If you would like to join the new 4eTurnTracker "Code Warrior" Team, then contact me as usual through this Web-site, or just go straight to Launchpad and get started!

What you need to know: 4eTurnTracker is written in C++ using the excellent Qt framework. So experience with this environment would be of advantage. If not, no worries, Qt makes programming C++ almost as easy as using Java or even a scripting language.

Launchpad, where the code is now hosted, is an excellent platform, home to open source projects such as Ubuntu Linux, MySQL and Gearman. It uses bazaar, a distributed source code control system. Launchpad also includes Bug Tracking, "Blueprints" for feature planning and a Q&A Forum.

Contributions in these areas would also be very much appreciated!

Oh, and while I am asking: I could really use some help with the Documentation (currently out-of-date and incomplete, ugh), this Web-site, updating facebook, Tutorial video, ... I could go on! :)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 22:49