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Re: [XBoard-devel] startup error

From: Arun Persaud
Subject: Re: [XBoard-devel] startup error
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 17:04:13 -0700


> I think this is a bad idea. It goes against the logic of using a 
> variablename from the appData, and only initializing this at 
> startup. It would require a list of hard-coded engine names to be buried very 
> deep in
> XBoard, and the names will in most cases not be what the user 
> wants. (Why not Fruit, why not Glaurung?)
> The problem of a missing default engine is clearly addressed in the 
> FAQ.If we want to protect the user from it occurring, we should 
> simply package the engine with the XBoard binary. But I think bundling is a 
> bad 
> idea on Linux syetems.
> Just let them get used to the idea that they should select the 
> engine they want by giving -fcp <engine>, or use -ncp.

ok... I guess we figure out a better way for 5.0.0 when we try to improve on 
that startup screen.
Perhaps we should add a section on the webpage for people who want to package 
xboard on how to change this to another default engine, that is shipped with 
their distribution.


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