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Re: [Bug-gnubg] exporting (especially a position) seems extremel

From: Øystein Johansen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] exporting (especially a position) seems extremel
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 17:40:40 +0200

Hi, Joseph!

> 1. No warning about nonexistent HTML images folder
>    GNUBG should offer to generate them when asked to export

Yes, this might be a problem. I'm not sure how to deal with this, since some 
will export for use on a webpage where the images are already present.

> 3. No apparent way to use the current board design when
> generating html images. I always get the (ugly) default.

Hmmm. At this system the generated images take the for of the current design. 
If it does not at your system, it's a bug.

> 2. The installation should generate the images automatically
>    and point to that location if possible

If the user can select a design.... Yeah, maybe you're right. Maybe the first 
time you start, it should generate a set of images if there's non present. If 
you change the design, you can select "export html images" and therby overwrite 
the existing images.

> 4. Not clear how to get rid of ugly transparency in default
> html images, or in default board

This is the same a question 3.

> 5. default board and HTML images are ugly. surly we can
>    choose a nicer default.

This is the same question again.

(However, you're right! The default design is "ugly". Maybe we should make a 
better default?)

> 6. Text in HTML export is not aligned.

Yes, this does not look good!

> 7. After changing the HTML images style and trying to regenerate,
>    I got this error message. (note that I set the images directory
>    to a full path starting at root)

I'll see if I can recreate this bug... hang on.

> 8. After changing the style to FIBS/BBS, I get garbled text
>    when importing to HTML

Huh? s/importing/exporting/g ???  I'll see if I can recreate.

> 9. EPS export is missing the dice,cube, score, ID etc

Yes, It's really unmaintained.....

> 10. Export to PNG core dumps

Ouch! This looks really bad!

> 11. When selecting to save a position from the dropdown
>     menu, it would be nice if the non available available are
>     not shown (or at least grayed out, i.e not selectable).

Good point. I didn't think of that.

> 12. As a consequence of all of the above, there is no
>     easy way to pick positions for inclusion in a document.
>     (say an openoffice document)

Yes, totally agree. Working with positions is a big problem.
Both importing and exporting. It's tricks and tweaks to do
all the time, and it's absolutely not intuitive.

I've earlier suggested that the export to graphic formats
should be rewritten and based on cairo.


I don't think I have motivation to write in this right now. (or maybe.... maybe 
I feel some motivation ..... I'm visitiong my parents now, let me have a look 
when I'm back home. OK? Warning: I may lose any motivation by then....)

(I'll check some of your bugs while I'm here, hang on!)

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