GOWrite 2.2.3

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GOWrite 2.2.3

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Installing and uninstalling GOWrite 2.2.3

It is possible to have both 2.1 and 2.2 installed at the same time, but I do not recommend it. It is generally better to install 2.2 on top of 2.1. Should one want to revert back to 2.1, just install 2.1 again on top of 2.2. This prevents any adverse interactions between versions. It is not necessary to uninstall other version before installing another version over it.

GOWrite 2.2.3 can be downloaded from main download page (http://gowrite.net/GOWrite2_download.html).

Questions or comments on this version?

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If GOWrite is started manually from command line, please use command

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java -Xmx200m -jar GOWrite.jar

GOWrite 2.2.3 updates (Compared to 2.2.2 and 2.2.2):
  • First version of search is now implemented.
    See separate post on using search http://www.gowrite.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1449.

    Improved move number rendering in very small sized bitmap boards.
    Bugfixes in font selection dialog.
    New version of h2 database engine.
GOWrite 2.2.1 contains lots of updates (partial list):
  • Support for both sibling-style variations and children-style variations, menu view->Show move before variation.

    view->Show Variation Labels shows labels "B", "C" for variations.

    Now it is possible to move into variation using keyboard: just press letter of desired variation ("a" is main variation). In order to go to "up and into variation" enter upper case letter.

    Wizard to speed up adding multiple diagrams to SGF file (menu file->print&export wizard).

    "single window mode": New SGF files are opened into same window, not in new (view->reuse window). This has been (I believe) last significant GOWrite 1.4 feature missing from GOWrite 2.

    SVG export for exporting (x)html and svg. Tested with firefox 1.5 and latest Scribus. SVG implementations seem to differ to the point that prevents good working in many cases. When exporting to (X)HTML move comments may use graphics to refer the commented move.

    Now it is possible to copy just move, no board at all: select move and edit->copy single move.

    Some pre-selected board colors in board color change dialog.

    Minor refreshing to visual outlook. Now GOWrite works better with different desktop color settings.

    Cleaning help from outdated information done. Help is now divided into use guide and reference sections. Most new features are at least mentioned in help.

    Now it is possible to automatically include move number range (like "(1-101)" ) in diagram title. This option can be selected for diagram in diagram settings dialog in detail pane, or set as default in Options->Default Diagram Settings.

    Diagram can now include few (ro all) moves from previous diagram. This makes it easy to do diagrams like 1-101, 101-201, where same move is numbered in two diagrams. This option can be selected for diagram in diagram settings dialog in detail pane, or set as default in Options->Default Diagram Settings.

    Settings are stored in .gowrite directory in file .gowrite/gowrite22.cfg

    Linux rpm installation package installs icon and menu entry.
partially ready features (works, but more features to come):
  • Copy wizard to make guided clipboard copies.
Things not ready:
  • Translation of 2.2.1 is NOT (yet) possible.
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GOWrite 2.2.4

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Version 2.2.4 fixes few bugs in 2.2.3:
  • GOWrite version 2.2.3 did not save the database path, this version fixes problem. Database may have to be rebuild/created again, as this version may not find the already created database.
    Fixed few cases, where variation marker did hide other board markings (they should never hide anything).
    Minor bugs in search are fixed.
    Speed optimizations in search. Still much to improve left.
Update 15-08-2006: 2.2.4 binaries were in wrong directory, now corrected.
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Notes on version 2.2.5

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Version 2.2.5 fixes number of bugs in 2.2.3-4:
  • In search result window game information is show with game.
    In search result window doubleclikling game opens it in position of clikling.
    Corrections to game database update.
    Database system has event log. Currently messages are still cryptic.
    Minor speed optimizations.
Few known issues relating to search database setup:
  • If background update is not enabled, initial database building may be partial. So, background update should be enabled (in last page of wizard).
    In database setup wizard, use "next"-button to move forward; using "finnish"-button instead of "next" may result in strange problems.
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