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Probably few will be interested but just in case... I have a large code base (about a million lines) that I've been working on for a long time. Half is general purpose code and the other half is an automation system called CQC. I decided to open source the general purpose half, about 1100 classes, which is on GitHub:
* The repo ReadMe has a lot more info, so I didn't repeat it here
It's very much a 'personal vision' in that it's all created by a single person and it's not based on the standard C++ libraries or STL and it's all about a integrated, monolithic approach instead of the pieces and parts approach of most C++. So obviously it's off the beaten path.
Some of you may be interested, if not to use it maybe to see how such a thing might be done.
On a side note...
Something off the beaten path clearly threatens a lot of people. I posted originally about it in r/cpp and just got raped by haters pretty much. One guy posted a sort of one liner 'good job' type of comment and had like 18 down votes at some point. Eventually a couple folks stood up for me, but it was almost universally somewhere between negative and hateful. Not exactly the kind of thing that would encourage others to contribute their life's work.
The GitHub repo readme file has that info. I didn't want to repeat it here since it's a lot, and I figured I might get spanked for being spammy or something.
Also, if you look at my articles posted here on CodeProject they are about this work, though a couple are about stuff up in the CQC automation platform as well. Be aware that the ones involving enums are out of date in that a huge re-working to the new 'enum class' scheme was done after those were made.
I'm afraid so. Imagine if we let everyone post a link to their projects here, unhindered. It would be an endless sea of links to people's projects and discourage people from posting and engaging in important posts like "how strange Firefox is."
As per your side note, I see nothing wrong with telling a group of developers that you are giving stuff away as open source. Clearly from other statements in your post, you aren't being pushy or spammy at all.
On another note, there are only a few places here where this might be acceptable:
0: Tips & Tricks
1: Free Stuff
2: As an article
While those forums might not receive as much traffic as this one, your post won't disappear so fast either.
By the CodeProject folks. They do reject stuff (including some of my previous submissions.) For something so large it would be hard to do more than just provide a very light overview, which might be considered just fluff or something.
The other articles I've posted have picked specific bits of it, so that at least some level of detail could be gotten into. Though even that stuff I was attacked somewhere for just tooting my own horn and not explaining anything.
You could post the readme from your github as an article. Cleaned-up and 'article-ized' of course.
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