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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Export positions to GammOnLine format

From: Ned Cross
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Export positions to GammOnLine format
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 13:40:30 -0700

GNUBG Version: Build 2002 Sep 29
Bug:  Export html to BBS format

I understand from last week's discussion that  "copy board" and "copy board
+ analysis" features are in the works to allow easy BBS posting from GNU.
And from a couple posts Ian shaw made on 25 & 26 sep, it appeared the cube
graphic and color names for BBS html export had been fixed.  That led to the
colors of the points being backwards on the lower half of the board, which I
think Gary fixed.

My problem is now I get "no" board images from the export to BBS.  I am
using the same path to images as before (../Images/   - I triple checked),
but all I get are those pesky red "x"s.
The player names also still refer to the colors "red" and "black", as
opposed to the GO-figure  Blue and White.

Note the problem was also present in the 2002 Sep 23 build.

Using an older build (2002 Aug 13) the export still works in a Gammonline
post (the blue and white board images show up, with the previous error in
the center).


----- Original Message -----
From: "Joern Thyssen" <address@hidden>
To: "Ian Shaw" <address@hidden>
Cc: "GNU Backgammon Bugs" <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 3:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Export positions to GammOnLine format

On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 10:15:48AM +0100, Ian Shaw wrote
> > From: Joern Thyssen [mailto:address@hidden
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 17, 2002 at 12:54:38PM +0100, Ian Shaw wrote
> >
> > I'll use c_center.gif for centered cube. This should be fixed now.
> >
> c_center.gif is a centered cube. The actual position calls for
> c_blank.gif because Blue owns the cube.

Yes, I know :-) gnubg uses c_center.gif for centered cube and
c_blank.gif for non-centered cube now.

> > > The big, bold fonts for Game Number and players/match score
> > don't look right
> > > here. Can they be made normal size please?
> > > The two horizontal separators don't really need to be
> > there. They break the
> > > post up with greater intensity than the separations between
> > multiple posts.
> >
> > Can you be more specific: is it only a problem for export to GoL or is
> > it a general problem? Is it only a problem for export of
> > positions or is
> > it a general problem?
> >

> This is simply a question of aesthetics. If you look at the example I
> sent you, you should see what I mean. The large fonts completely
> dominate the thread, so the look of the thing is a bit clumsy. I don't
> tend to post on other BBS, but I think the same comment would apply to
> GammonVillage. For a straightforward export to html I think the large
> fonts are OK, but I've no strong feelings on the matter.
> > BTW, how do you export the output from gnubg into GoL? By
> > copy'n'paste of the board section?
> >
> I save the file to html, open it in Notepad and copy & paste the board
> section. This is rather unwieldy so if you could streamline the
> process it would be fab. Ideally it would be great to put the board
> position straight into the paste buffer so I could paste it into the
> GoL message page. If you look at the output generated by GoFigure
> you'll see that it's rather shorter than GnuBg's.

The export position command was indented for exporting positions to a
stand-alone web page, but I see there is a demand for export of just the
position for copy'n'paste into, say, GoL.

I think I'll add commands for easy pasting of just the board. Do you
need to include analysis as well, or is it sufficient just to copy the
board onto the clipboard?

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