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Re: [XBoard-devel] Question: bughouse support

From: Tim Mann
Subject: Re: [XBoard-devel] Question: bughouse support
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 22:02:49 -0700

On Mon, 26 Jul 2004 16:49:15 -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> Do you have any ideas how I can paste a board position to a second xboard 
> window (running as a child process)?

I think there's some weird hack that's part of the cmail support where
you can send xboard a Unix signal and get it to read a game out of a
file with a fixed name.  That's kind of a steaming kludge.  I can't
really think of anything else offhand.

> (or any of the other questions I mentioned in the last email)

I didn't have good answers to any of them.

I think the looking_at patterns you added to recognize bughouse messages
duplicate patterns that are already in zippy.c, so they will break
Zippy's bughouse support.

The whole approach is really a pretty big kludge, and it isn't going to
be easy to make work even as a kludge.  You'd have to whack xboard with
a good sized hammer to get it to open up in ICS mode even though it's
not talking to ICS but over (say) a pipe to the first copy of xboard.
Then you'd have to write code to forward some of the ICS messages from
the first to the second xboard.  Yuck.

Tim Mann  address@hidden  http://tim-mann.org/

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