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Welcome to the future ! 

Message par Unas » Mer Avr 01, 2015 1:00 am

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Welcome to the future !


Dear Ace Attorney Online users,

Today, I wish to introduce to you to the future. In AAO's case, this future has been waiting since ages long past; it is now time to end this wait.
As of now, I officially announce the release of Ace Attorney Online V6 !

As some talented authors among you demonstrated when preparing the Bright Age of the Law a year ago, this new version brings a new level of quality and possibilities to the world of online case making. I hope you will have as much fun using it as I had developing it !

Still, I'm quite ashamed that it took so long to release, since AAOv6 has been in development since late 2010; even more so because it has actually been so near completion for the last two years and was only completed so late because of my lack of time and involvement.

I want today's release to be a turning point for AAO, as I feel the evolution of the site requires more time than I now have to give. It is time for me to bring other contributors on board of AAO.

Spoiler : April fools ! :
That is why I'm very proud to announce that I have recently secured an important partnership with Beeline Interactive, Inc. to pursue the development of AAO.
This is an important change in many levels.
  • First and foremost, Beeline is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom Interactive, Inc, which owns the Ace Attorney property.
    By establishing such a partnership, we have effectively secured all the copyright infringement issues that have been hanging over AAO's head for years.
  • Beeline is also a well established mobile application developer. Just like many members in the past, Beeline has expressed interest in the potential of AAO as a mobile application, which I have always refused to do in the past as I lacked the time. Beeline, on the other hand, has the resources to handle such a project easily. While development of the iOS and Android apps has barely started as of now, you can expect big news for the future !
  • Beeline has also agreed to take part in the development of the AAO web applications and their evolution. While I will keep a supervision role at first, in particular in training their team to work with the AAO code base, they will be able to make AAO evolve much faster to meet your expectations.
  • Beeline will also provide the business model for running AAO as a successful commercial application.
    You can already have a look at our pricing plans.

As you see, this is quite the change coming now. And while I believe this is for the best, I hope you will share this opinion and keep supporting AAO in the future as you always have !


(Now that april fools is out of the way, let's move on to the real conclusion of the news.)

This is why I have decided to bring AAO open source, so that everyone among you who feels like developing (and has the abilities too of course) will be able to contribute.

In the coming weeks, I will be releasing the AAO source code on Bitbucket using Git, the tools I have decided on for the job. Through the "pull request" mechanism, Bitbucket will allow anyone to get a working copy on the code, do some updates on it, and ask me to reintegrate the changes in the master repository. I will give more details on the process later on.

I will remain the project owner, and as such I will be the one deciding to integrate a change or not.
And I expect that I will also remain the main developer for a while. But knowing how many talents this community holds, I hope to see some of them at work to assist me with development - and, who knows, maybe to take over the development some day !

Thanks again for being such a great community.

Truly yours,
Unas,
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Re: Welcome to the future ! 

Message par kwando1313 » Mer Avr 01, 2015 1:09 am

Thank goodness I like using v5~

#freeAllTheWay

Also, Unas please, you're releasing it about a few weeks early.




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Re: Welcome to the future ! 

Message par Bad Player » Mer Avr 01, 2015 1:35 am

Please tell me this full-switch to v6 is part of the prank...
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Re: Welcome to the future ! 

Message par TheDoctor » Mer Avr 01, 2015 1:36 am

Question, is the subscriber plan for new members only? Because I still have access to the V6 editor (not complaining, mind you, since I'm so used to V6, it would just be awkward to go back to V5).

(That said, the premium plan looks promising for after I can get a few games under my belt, but I'm nowhere near close to that point).
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Re: Welcome to the future ! 

Message par Bad Player » Mer Avr 01, 2015 1:44 am

Okay, it seems like selecting the free plan actually takes you back to v5. So even if v6 is now the default, as long as v5 is still available...

EDIT: Links to the v5 versions of trials don't work anymore, meaning that the vast majority of trial showcases in Your Trials no longer have functional links to their trials. This should probably be fixed.
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Re: Welcome to the future ! 

Message par TheDoctor » Mer Avr 01, 2015 5:57 am

Darn you time zones, making me fall for this when it's still March 31st where I live!
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Message par kwando1313 » Mer Avr 01, 2015 6:26 am

You actually believed this? Please.




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Re: Welcome to the future ! 

Message par TheDoctor » Mer Avr 01, 2015 6:40 am

I wasn't entirely sure. Like I said, it's still March 31st over here. I didn't even consider the time zone thing until just before my last post.

I guess I'll have to wait a couple days to see which parts of this are true.
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Message par kwando1313 » Mer Avr 01, 2015 7:15 am

But Unas does this every year.

Also...

Bad Player a écrit :EDIT: Links to the v5 versions of trials don't work anymore, meaning that the vast majority of trial showcases in Your Trials no longer have functional links to their trials. This should probably be fixed.


THIS THIS THIS.

Can't you at least make some sort of redirect view that parses the trial ID from the get and redirects it to the V6 version? oh gosh i'm even thinking in django now what's wrong with me




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Message par NihilisticNinja » Mer Avr 01, 2015 7:36 am

kwando1313 a écrit :But Unas does this every year.


Except if he wasn't here the previous years that Unas did this, he'd have no reason to automatically assume it was a prank, if he forgot about timezones? Join date isn't necessarily indicative of the amount of time you actually spend on the site, after all.
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Re: Welcome to the future ! 

Message par kwando1313 » Mer Avr 01, 2015 7:43 am

NihilisticNinja a écrit :
kwando1313 a écrit :But Unas does this every year.


Except if he wasn't here the previous years that Unas did this, he'd have no reason to automatically assume it was a prank, if he forgot about timezones? Join date isn't necessarily indicative of the amount of time you actually spend on the site, after all.


*shrugs*

I thought the principle of the entire thing was silly enough to show that it was just an April Fool's Day joke right off the bat.




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Re: Welcome to the future ! 

Message par GanonZD » Mer Avr 01, 2015 8:41 am

Jokes aside, has V6 now been released for real?

Another thing: The old V5 trial links do not work anymore. They ought to be redirected to V6.
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Re: Welcome to the future ! 

Message par Unas » Mer Avr 01, 2015 9:07 am

A few answers :

  • I will set up a redirection from old V5 links indeed.
    Actually, the URL rewriting mechanism is already in place : you may see that links to the old V6_Test/ directory are redirected automatically to the new files, and links to the editor.html are redirected to editor.php which is the correct file now.
    I must have just forgotten the two lines for the V5 links !
    That's the kind of mistake that I hope to avoid in the future by working with a professional team that a proper infrastructure for testing before releasing.
  • Subscriber plan will be available for everyone, including old members.
    It comes with a 1-month free trial period, which has been enabled for all current members as of release, hence why you can access everything.
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Message par GanonZD » Mer Avr 01, 2015 9:12 am

Are there also plans to open a pornographic branch of the site, for erotically themed trials? ;-)
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Re: Welcome to the future ! 

Message par Unas » Mer Avr 01, 2015 9:20 am

Absolutely not.

Beeline's vision is entirely in line with mine on this subject : the Ace Attorney brand can not be associated to erotic products.
In fact we have carefully reviewed the trial creation rules and they've agreed to the rules as they are now - though they might push for a few clarifications regarding the ownership of released cases.
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