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No servers shown in the “metaserver” tab

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:03 pm
by marioxcc_
Hello. I am using Freeciv 2.6.0. Using either the GTK 2 or GTK 3 client, in the “online metaserver” tab, I see no servers listed. In my browser, if I go to http://meta.cazfi.net/metaserver.phtml I see several servers. How can I fix my client to see the active servers?

Re: No servers shown in the “metaserver” tab

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:48 am
by Caedo
All of those servers are on 2.5 or earlier, so since they're not compatible with your 2.6 client, they aren't displayed (would be my guess).

Re: No servers shown in the “metaserver” tab

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:51 pm
by marioxcc_
Caedo wrote:All of those servers are on 2.5 or earlier, so since they're not compatible with your 2.6 client, they aren't displayed (would be my guess).


Thanks for your reply. Is this the intended behavior (older servers are hidden)? How can I find people to play in real time (i.e.: no mail-type games).

Re: No servers shown in the “metaserver” tab

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:59 pm
by Caedo
You could revert to Freeciv 2.5. At this point, I don't know of any communities where most people play on 2.6, since it's brand new. LongTurn.org still plays on 2.5, and it's a great community, so maybe downgrading is worth it.
I mean, maybe you're lucky and someone replies to this very thread wanting to play on 2.6. Who knows?

Re: No servers shown in the “metaserver” tab

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:56 pm
by marioxcc_
I like to play games that end with a single playing season. If I have to wait one day for my next turn, I will lose interest. Why haven’t the servers updated to 2.6.0?

Re: No servers shown in the “metaserver” tab

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:11 am
by Caedo
Because they're being run by people not affiliated with the Freeciv Project itself (people like you) and they haven't updated yet. Probably because 2.6 is still pretty new and people are afraid of bugs still hiding inside of it.

Re: No servers shown in the “metaserver” tab

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:30 pm
by marioxcc_
Ok.

Re: No servers shown in the “metaserver” tab

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:50 pm
by Rhue
I think everyone should update to 2.6 at this point. I'm afraid Ubuntu might be responsible, as it's the most popular linux distro group (I guess, including some of those based on it), but only the Cosmic Cuttlefish has 2.6 as a pre-compiled package. I'm using Manjaro at the moment and indeed, I can't access 2.5 servers. It's not like Freeciv suffers from an overabundance of players, this isn't helping... I hope the package maintainers update it soon.