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Re: [Bug-gnubg] GNU Backgammon overview/background

From: Jim Segrave
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] GNU Backgammon overview/background
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 08:33:07 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.4.1i

On Mon 10 Nov 2003 (16:35 -0700), Thomas Hauk wrote:
> I just wrote up a quick chapter for my thesis on Gnubg.
> I'd appreciate it if any of you (especially Jorn and Jim) could have a 
> quick look at it, and either correct any errors or suggest additions. I am 
> especially hardpressed to find much information on the history of Gnubg; 
> perhaps this may be an opportunity for you guys to not only help me out 
> but also use what I have as the basis for a History section for your Web 
> site.
> Anyway, it's only 2 pages long (I just quickie-LaTeXed it). You can get it 
> at
> http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~hauk/public/wrapper.ps
> Once you guys have had a look at the chapter I'll pass it along to my 
> supervisors for review.

I'm not actually sure naming me as a key member is quite accurate - I
only became involved with gnubg when it was already well into the 0.12
stage and, while I have added a lot to gnubg, almost none of it
actually is a direct contribution to gnubg's strength as a playing
engine - these are areas where the other names in your list deserve
all of the credit. Adding user features or extending the analysis
capabilities using the undelying engine is somewhat different. Also it
seems unfair to list me as a key developer when several others
recently have made major contributions to the program - Jon Kinsey's
3d display work, Stein Kulseth's time controls, Nardy Pillard's
organisation of the Windows ports, Holger Bochnig's many improvements
of little details of the interfaces, ...

I suppose I'm suggesting my name be dropped from that list, since a
fair list would begin to sound like an Oscar winner's acceptance

Jim Segrave           address@hidden

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