Sorgelig wrote:The key word was "permanent".
This sense of entitlement (not just from you) is getting a bit irritating. I don't think a lot of people realize quite how much work goes into making these designs - literally 1000s of hours. Many of the contributors are from professional designers, and if this work needed to be paid for at market rate, it wouldn't be possible. We do it for fun.
You are doing a great job Sorgelig collecting and maintaining other peoples designs. I've offered on several occasions for you to link against my repos and make a DE10 build. What I don't want to see, as has happened to a lot of the other cores, is fragmentation. There are now lots of copies all with different and sometimes contradictory changes. What you want is to take all the code, import it into your repository and hack it around as you see fit. Fine, nothing wrong with that - but demanding to do so and not understanding why this might irritate my contributors is an issue. We've discussed this a number of times, and you don't budge.
I'm building a new library of all the building blocks for the github release that I will attempt to maintain. When I import somebody else's design, I ask politely and then make sure they are updated. It's a gift, not a right - time and effort is their most valuable resource.
It's impossible for me or any other hardware vendor to compete with the DE10 board on price, they get an massive educational discount from Intel. I can't get the Xilinx near equivalent device in qty 1000 for less than the entire DE10, which is ridiculous.
You've done a great job exposing more people to FPGA gaming - which is fantastic. I've agreed to do something similar to GnG where DE10 is a build target from my repository - when I get time.
I'm building Replay2 and with my new build system I have collected every core I can find and am targetting both R1, R2 and an Arduino platform. This involves a lot of tidying up but I am getting there. I've given Alynna access to my code already, and I'll push the RTG block and driver into github as soon as we've nailed down the license - another day or so. The M68K variant still has some minor issues, but is better than the TG68, so I'll push that as well as my cache system.
I'm also pushing the SID ahead of the cores to help Jose.
You had better practice drinking, might be in TW mid March...