Come on; do you want your mods to live forever?

Presented by Leon Wright
Monday 2:35 p.m.–2:55 p.m. in Medium Lecture Theatre CB11.00.401
Target audience: Developer

Abstract

With Kerbal Space Program mods being created and uploaded at a rapid pace, we were already seeing some go missing. As the CKAN (Comprehensive Kerbal Archive Network) was already automatically indexing them and seeing that the overwhelming majority of mods were FOSS licensed, it made sense to automate the process of submitting them. As of this writing over 11,000 Kerbal Space Program mods from over 700 authors have been archived to Archive.org. This talk will cover the process of how the historical mods were archived and the automation of new additions.

Presented by

Leon Wright

Leon Wright is a reformed SysAdmin turned Python Developer. After spending years bludgeoning others software into working solutions, he has taken to inflicting his own creations upon the world. When not flipping bits or wrangling the Comprehensive Kerbal Archive Network infrastructure, he can be found buried in wires leading to he latest Arduino project that has taken his fancy.