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Re: [Bug-XBoard] Latest developments

From: Tim Mann
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] Latest developments
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:08:43 -0700

The second board, with clocks that count down, would be super for bughouse.

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 2:32 AM, h.g. muller <address@hidden> wrote:
> At 14:41 10-4-2012 -0700, Arun Persaud wrote:
>> didn't have time to test, but a second window with clocks and move
>> highlight sounds better... does this automatically open if you play or
>> observe a bughouse game or a simul-game on FICS? That would be great!
> It behaves like the old dual-board option (except that it displays the
> second
> board in a separate window, rather than both in the same). That is, it
> automatically
> pops up the window when you receive a board from the ICS while you are
> playing
> a game, which is not from that game, when background-observe and dual-board
> are both on.
> It should not be too difficult to have the active clock count down as well,
> handling that from the timer callback that decrements your own clock.
> (The clocks of the dual board does not require msec accuracy, so there
> is little harm in decrementing them simultaneously. In ICS mode clocks
> are only an indication anyway.) The point is that this would have to be done
> from the back-end, so it would affect WinBoard, and I would have to provide
> (dummy?) support in WB for the calls to update the second set of clocks
> there.
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