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[Bug-gnubg] Data collection

From: Chris W.
Subject: [Bug-gnubg] Data collection
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 15:17:43 -0700

Hello everyone,

I've noticed an error in the information collected in the person table.  My 
nick, "ChrisW", is listed twice -- once as "ChrisW", and once as "chrisw".  Can
this please be corrected?  Snowie has the same problem and it is very
irritating when it comes to analysis. ChrisW = Chrisw = chrisw -- they all 
represent the same player.  The first instance of a player's nick should be 
used for all subsequent data collected regardless of differences in 

While we're on the subject of data ...

How difficult would it be to create an "export statistics" command so 
individuals can decide on their own which datastore to use?  I like the idea of 
a cross-platform application but isn't locking the user into one type of 
technology supposed to be one of the issues to be avoided?  I have zero use for 
SQLite beyond gnubg.  I would prefer to analyze the data using the tools I'M 
comfortable with.  I imagine a majority of players would also feel this way.  
Exporting the data from SQLite, with its limitations, should not be an option.

Perhaps the best way to address the issue of which database to use, is to use
none at all.  This low-tech method would reduce the complexity of the code 
base, allowing developers to focus their efforts on other areas of the program. 
 Flat files could be easily used to accumulate the data collected enabling 
others to create a separate, platform-specific application for the display of 
such data.

The end result would be the freedom to create applications that can graphically 
render the data in any number of ways without introducing additional overhead 
to gnubg along with the bugs that are sure to follow.

Best regards,

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