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Re: [XBoard-devel] gtk-branch

From: h.g. muller
Subject: Re: [XBoard-devel] gtk-branch
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:20:15 +0200

I have pulled the gtk-xt branch, and renamed the svg fairy pieces
produced by Arun in an applicable way (as requested). I tried my
hand at making some of them available in XBoard, and this sort
of worked. Initially it made XBoard crash whenI switched to variant
gothic. So I commented out the cases in the switch statement that
enabled their use, and the crash went away. And then I uncommented
the lines one by one, and the crash stayed away! Except that it still
crashes sometimes when I switch to gothic,complaining about an
invalid image. But not always; most of the time it works, and I get to
see the new pieces as intended. So I suppose the crashes are
not related to my patch.

Anyway, I pushed it to hgm.nubati.net, and as far as I am concerned
it can goto savannah.

Other issues I noticed:

I noticed that animate dragging now works. Except that the detour-
under promotion ('Almost aways promote to Queen') does not seem
to work. The Pawn changes to Queen when you pick it up, as
intended, but it does not change to other pieces when I pull it back,
and I cannot put it on the to-square even when I move it there directly.
Part of this is explainable from the ChangeDragPiece routine not yet
being GTKnized, but I don't understand why it refuses the Queen.

Animate moving does work, but with very erratic artifacts. They get
more easily visible when you set Animate Speed to 500 (in the
general options dialog).

I did play a gothic chess game between two instances of fairymax,
and at the point where one of them promoted, XBoard crashed.

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