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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Player Record and .sgg

From: Ned Cross
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Player Record and .sgg
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 04:11:54 -0700

I went through this procedure today for all the filetypes I deal with (sgg&
mat imports, html export, sgf save and open, etc). It took me a couple tries
to get the sequence correct, but now it's done and working reliably, even
after reloading new builds.  I tend to agree with Jørn  that this is the
type of "setup" operation that you only need go through once, and the
procedure is appropriate to the function.

This would be a good one to add to the FAQ.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Joern Thyssen" <address@hidden>
To: "Albert Silver" <address@hidden>
Cc: "'GNUBackgammon bug reporting'" <address@hidden>
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 12:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Player Record and .sgg

On Sun, Sep 22, 2002 at 06:47:29PM -0300, Albert Silver wrote
> > Currently you must issue a Settings->Save Settings if you change any
> > kind of option and want the changes to be permanent.
> >
> > I think it would be inconsistent if some options are saved
> automatically
> > whereas others have to be saved explicitly.
> The point is that it doesn't save this option if I choose Settings -->
> Save Settings. What I would like is to:
> 1) Import an .sgg match from a select directory
> 2) Select Settings
> 3) Select Save Settings and it will remember my preferred directory.

This procedure will work if you import, say, SGG files from one
directory only.

For example, assume my default path is "C:\gnubg\sgg" for SGG files. Now
for some reason I want to open "C:\download\blah.sgg". If I save
settings my default SGG path is now "C:\download": I may inadvertedly
overwrite my default paths.

> However, it doesn't. Instead, to remember the correct directory I must:
> 1) Import an .sgg game/match.
> 2) Go to Settings
> 3) Go to Advanced Options
> 4) Go to Set Paths
> 5) Tab to the right about 8 times
> 6) Press Set Path as Default
> 7) And only now will Settings --> Save Settings do anything.
> With all due respect, I find this to be worse. Save Settings should do
> just that, yet here it will not unless a labyrinth is followed first.

Well, you only have to this once :-) And this procedure has the
advantage that you'll never overwrite your settings.


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