here are some official news after some leaks spread on the forum.
Hedgewars on its own has been rejected from GSoC 2013, the official reason being only to make room for new orgs to participate. Good luck to all the rookie organizations!
However thanks to Randi's networking and Super Tux Kart support, OpenSUSE has decided to give us a few slots and allowing us to participate under an umbrella org!
So kinda like with GCI 2012, we still are going to mentor a few students after all! Students interested in joining may read our (abridged) ideas list on OpenSUSE Wiki.
Please note that the requirement to have a commit on our codebase, as announced originally, has been waived since we have to comply with our hosting umbrella policies. However patches are always welcome as well as students who submit a nice application form, are active community members and spend some time with us on IRC.
On a side note, we are still working on releasing 0.9.19 next month, stay tuned!
That's right, we are not only working on fixing bugs or adding weapons like the Freezer.
Hedgewars's graphics continue to expand. What's new?
-Hats, hats and more hats.
-New fort, SteelTower.
We are also working on the London and TV maps for the next release!
Stay tuned for future progress!
(post courtesy of Randi)
Hello, another wonderful testing week has passed, thanks to all the testers!!!
Another alpha build is ready for you, hopefully the next one will be beta-ready!
We added icegun by default in all weapon sets and prepared a new mode, called One of Everything! Please try this out and let us know what do you think of it. A lot of bugs have been caught and many are being worked on. You should also try out the source snapshot as we improved our cmake build system too.
This version won't work on .18 multiplayer, only .19 people will see your rooms. Make sure to check that your multiplayer peeps are on the same version of the ALPHA. As always be aware that this is an ALPHA release so it may break EVERYTHING (but shouldn't).
Please report any bug on http://code.google.com/p/hedgewars/issues/list we'll highlight the user(s) who report most bugs
Some bugs/features are known but please please test so that they'll get squashed before release!
For all translators, please stay tuned, we are going to freeze strings as soon as we reach beta stage, so you can be sure that your work won't be harmed until we release