|Subject:||Re: [Bug-gnubg] Designing backgammon boards via GnuBG|
|Date:||Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:58:09 -0700 (PDT)|
I haven't been able to do exhaustive testing, but I thought I'd post these notes because it may be awhile before I can do so. Testing with a single copy of GnuBG failed to recreate the purge of the file, so I think it likely happened when I was using two copies of the program and was updating from both windows without always refreshing the view of boards.xml by exiting and returning to Settings. Using two windows is a valuable technique, but avoid doing updates from both of them. Also, DO NOT attempt to update either boards.xml file directly - always use export/import or delete/add. When doing the latter (typically when changing the name or resequencing), always delete before adding, because problems can otherwise occur. So do Update, then Remove, then Add. I verified that erratic behavior occurs consistently after around 25 private boards have been loaded, but it seems to more depend on the size of the file, where 44K is about the limit. After that, updates fail to work and other strange things are seen. Before deleting boards to make room for new entries, you can use Export to save them for future Import.
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