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RE: [Bug-gnubg] [fwd] 12 quickies (bugs and suggestions)

From: Ian Shaw
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] [fwd] 12 quickies (bugs and suggestions)
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 14:58:32 -0000

On Thursday, October 30, 2003 2:29 PM, Jim Segrave wrote:

> Go to Settings->Options->Other and select American English, save
> settings and restart gnubg. Chequer and colour should pretty much
> disappear from your copy. If you find places which have been missed,
> report them and the American English translation can be updated.

Neat! I hadn't realised there is a translation for the colonists ;)

> >   10.. When you set up a position with GnuBg on roll and 
> try Hint you get
> > the message "you cannot double" no matter what the position 
> is. Confusing.
> Why? You are asking for a hint on why you should do, the dice haven't
> been rolled, so you are asking about doubling decisions. But it's not
> your turn, so "you cannot double". Change player 0 from being gnubg to
> human and try this and you'll get doubling advice for you as player 0.

I've fallen foul of this, too, and it's taken me a while to suss out.
Perhaps the message should be, "It's not your turn to move."
> >   11.. Why posID AND matchID? Why not just one ID-string 
> describing ANY
> > position (cube, score, hyper etc.)? It doesn't need to be of fixed
> > (bit)length either.
> I think it's historic. The IDs are already long enough to make them
> not very human friendly, combining them would make for an even more
> unwieldy string. 

I find it useful to have the position ID separate. It makes it easier to
cut and paste to see the effect of different match scores. 

-- Ian

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