NASSP Development History Gource Video

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I got the bright idea to render the development history of NASSP in Gource, so here's a video of that:


It took all day to make on my slow, old, circa 2006 computer, and it heated the heck out of my already 88°F apartment, but it was well worth it.

It's pretty incredible to watch almost 16 years of commits to this project (on three different source control systems, no less), and it was nice to see the the contributions from very old time members from the Meadville Space Center Forums. Dennis Hare (LazyD), even get's to shine again for a bit.

My knowledge of the history comes from the now defunct, and unmaintainable Wiki: http://nassp.sourceforge.net/wiki/Versions

I believe the beginnings of NASSP as an open source project came from the Version 4.2 code here: http://spacebarjoe.free.fr/

And pannels from:
https://web.archive.org/web/20030529054006/http://www.geocities.jp:80/rabiddogs_p64/
https://web.archive.org/web/20031011073422/http://www.geocities.jp/rabiddogs_p64/csm.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20031011074353/http://www.geocities.jp/rabiddogs_p64/lem.html

Maybe estar (who I guess I kind of forgot was Rob Conley's O-F alter-ego) can shed some light on the early days. As I recall there was a way to get to the archived threads from 2000-2005 on Meadville (http://www.ibiblio.org/mscorbit/phpBB2/) but it's no longer accessible, and internet archive has spotty coverage.
 

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What a great idea! Nice to see a visualisation of all those years.

NASSP certainly has a lot of history behind it, I'm sure @dseagrav knows some details if you want some specifics.
It's crazy how much time people selflessly have put in over the years to allow people to experience what the astronauts had to do to get to the moon.
 
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