What is the official name of this engine?

What is the official name of this engine?

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ThinkSome
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What is the official name of this engine?

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I've seen it referred to as "Spring RTS", "SpringRTS", "Spring", "Spring engine" and even just "spring" in multiple places. Which one should be counted as official?
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IMHO from here: https://github.com/spring/spring/blob/d ... ain.cpp#L1

-> "Spring engine"

see also at the top left of this page. 8)
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Re: What is the official name of this engine?

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"SpringRTS" would imo look much better:
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Ummmm, is that the right image attached?
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FLOZi wrote:Ummmm, is that the right image attached?
Yes. Why wouldn't it be? "SpringRTS" looks much better to me:
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Ah the cropped version is better, couldn't find where on the screenshot it said 'Spring RTS'
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Re: What is the official name of this engine?

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Seems a tiny detail, tweaking branding/naming matters much more for games.

Could capitalize "spring" though, with 12 years of existence I think we've qualified as a proper noun ;)
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The engine's proper name is just "Spring", sans postfix.

Use "SpringRTS" to unambiguously refer to the whole project (engine, site, community) from elsewhere on the interwebs and/or as an easier-to-google shorthand for "the Spring RTS engine". Within Spring's ecosystem the "RTS" part can be dropped (but nobody will care if you don't), since you're unlikely to see any games running on "SpringFPS" or "SpringRPG" when booting up a lobby client.

The only official request is to not call it taspring.
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I propose we rename to "Kloot Engine", having a quick glance at the github commit log. <3
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Ha ha ha! Good to know klootykins is still around!
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It might sound like olympic nitpicking (or, as we call it in French, "buggering the flies") but it WILL be useful to know the exact name, with capitalisation etc, since it is crucial in finding the engine through search engines, tags, and for judicial procedures if it ever comes to that!
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It's "She who dances naked over the rainbow with armies at her feet in Spring".

Does that make you happy? It was concieved while some drunken sy's where hibernnating in a drug incudced coma on java.

Fucking hippies.
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I153Chaika wrote:
23 Oct 2018, 19:14
olympic nitpicking (or, as we call it in French, "buggering the flies")
This is literally the greatest expression I have ever heard.
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Spring Protests Recursive Invariant Named Gameengines
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having the "RTS" in the name helps differentiate it from the java spring framework.
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Just imagine if we had a java spring port, that could hibernate- we could have so many devs. Who would write such verbose code.
Which would be so ummaintainable outside of a enterprise environment.
And so future proof.
Spring had instantly no future.
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