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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Using GNUBg ID

From: Massimiliano Maini
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Using GNUBg ID
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:19:49 +0200

address@hidden wrote on 04/07/2009 03:36:12:

> On 03/07/09 7:23 PM, "Michael Petch" <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> I love
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------
> >>  GNU Backgammon  GNUBg ID   : g9vBASSYZ8wBBg:cIkmAQAAAAAA
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >
> > If you are using newer version of GnuBG you can copy all 4 lines above into
> > the GnuBgID text box (In the GUI) and GnuBG will actually strip off all the
> > extra stuff and convert and combine it for you.
> I will admit this request has merit especially if you copy and paste into
> programs OTHER than GnuBG (Like your board creator). I would think using a
> combined GnuBG ID on one line would be a good idea.
> Christian this is a trivial change in the code, any reason why it would be a
> problem for me (or someone else) to change the Ascii export? I can't think
> of a reason why we shouldn't do it.

I think that it hasnt't been done at the time for backward compatibility issues
in text export format.

As we're moving to a 1.0 version, I'm much in favor to eliminate the old
pos+match format and keep only gnubgID format.


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