XBoard Installation for Dummies - Request

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Re: XBoard Installation for Dummies - Request

Post by Richard Allbert » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:02 pm

/home/richard was needed :)

Now it's playing (and crashing, but that's my problem)

Thank you again for the patient help

Richard

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Re: XBoard Installation for Dummies - Request

Post by hgm » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:47 pm

OK. Although not strictly a bug, I guess the fact that the browse button does not load the corresponding dialog field with the full path name is certainly very undesired behavior. The GhostView browser tries to be smart, and make nicer-looking filenames, but it badly backfires. So I think it is not so much more docs that are needed, but simply to fix this. And perhaps it is already fixed in the development version, with the home-made file browser. Unfortunately it would not be easy to port that patch to the v4.6.x branch, as it relies on infrastructure that only became available after large-scale refactoring of the X11 front-end. So it seems I must make a special patch to cure this in 4.6.3.. :cry: .

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Re: XBoard Installation for Dummies - Request

Post by hgm » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:56 pm

I can confirm that the development version no longer suffers from this: it always fills the field with the full path name after browsing.

The old file browser clips off everything below the current directory, however, if you browse to something in the subtree of that.

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Re: XBoard Installation for Dummies - Request

Post by Richard Allbert » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:18 pm

Ok, good to know :), thanks

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