|Subject:||Re: [Bug-gnubg] Keeping multiple positions in one file (repeated viewing of positions)|
|Date:||Tue, 4 Jun 2013 17:32:27 +0000|
> From: Philippe Michel
> Sent: 03 June 2013 21:17
> Do you (gnubg users in general, not specifically Michael or Ian), really
> sometimes use a "game" as a collection of independent, setup positions saved
> together ?
Ian replied about the desirability of easily accessing analysis of specific positions. A while back I offered $1000 to help offset the pain of implementing this sort of thing (see “bug #36871”). I hadn’t considered the possibility of storing multiple positions in a single file but if that proves to be too difficult, you may want to take a second look at my suggestions. And my offer of $1000 plus doc & QA services still stands.
Currently we need to save individual files and open each one individually, which gets to be a pain in the neck especially since the open function is a little defective in that it shows the “post move” position. I think fixing that and the simple “next file” function I suggested would work exactly as Ian would like, with a directory serving in place of a single file (although admittedly adding a file to a directory is not quite as easy as appending to a file).
For those who don’t want to bother with grouping positions thematically but still would like to review them more than once, I suggested a modification of the “Next” function where, instead of showing the next error in the file, the next position with a comment entry is shown. This allows people to easily mark whatever positions they’d like to later review.
My full suggestion is longer, but these are the two concepts at the heart of it. I really want to see GNUbg considered a superior learning tool to XG. Speed is nice, but reviewability seems more important to the average bot user (at least it WOULD be if they were serious about the game).
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