Bugs or potential bugs in CURRENT or FORTHCOMING versions of ChessDB
Bugs known to exist in ChessDB 3.6.12-beta-1
Possible translation problems that MAY exist in ChessDB 3.6.12-beta-4To make maintenence of the language files easier, a number of changes have been made. The following are areas of ChessDB that need testing on languages other than English, as I've had to edit the original foreign translations. They may be wrong.
- Use File--> Maintenance--> Cleaner. You should get some messages which say:
The ChessDB Cleaner will perform all the maintenance actions you select from the list below, on the current database.
Current settings in the ECO classification and twin deletion dialogs will apply if you select those functions.
If these are wrong, could you please edit CleanerHelp1 and CleanerHelp2 in yourlanguge-basic.tcl and email me the file back.
- Do the same as above, File--> Maintenance--> Cleaner but click OK too.
You should see
Once Cleaner maintenance is started, it cannot be interrupted!
This may take a long time on a large database, depending on the functions you have selected and their current settings
Are you sure you want to commence the maintenance functions you selected?
If wrong, please edit CleanerConfirm1 CleanerConfirm2 and CleanerConfirm3 in yourlanguge-basic.tcl and email me the file back.
- First, it is necessary to ensure that ChessDB
is configured to show a warning if you try to replace a move. See
Options -> Moves -Ask before replacing moves to set that. Next, make a move on
the chessboard, go back and replace the move. ChessDB should say:
A move already exists here
You can replace it, discarding all moves after it, or add your move as a new variation
(You can avoid seeing this message in future by turning off the "Ask before replacing moves" option in the Options:Moves menu.)
If wrong, please edit ReplaceMoveMessage1, ReplaceMoveMessage2 and ReplaceMoveMessage3 in yourlanguge-basic.tcl and email me the file back.
Open a database and attempt to make it read-only (on File menu). It should
If you make this database read-only, no changes will be permitted. No games can be saved or replaced, and no delete flags can be altered. Any sorting or ECO-classification results will be temporary.
You can easily make the database writable again, by closing and reopening it.
Do you really want to make this database read-only?
If wrong, edit ReadOnlyDialog1 ReadOnlyDialog2 and ReadOnlyDialog3 in yourlanguge-basic.tcl and email me the file back.
Attempt to import a PGN file using Tools ->Inport one PGN game. It should say
Enter or paste a PGN-format game in the frame above.
Any errors importing the game will be displayed here.
If wrong, edit ImportHelp1 and ImportHelp2
Next try File -> Maintenance -> Delete Twin Games
It should say:
To be twins, two games must at least have the same two players, and criteria you can set below. When a pair of twins is found, the shorter game is deleted.
Hint: it is best to spellcheck the database before deleting twins, since it improves twin detection.
If wrong, edit TwinsNote1 and TwinsNote2 in yourlanguge-basic.tcl and email me the file back.
Open two databases, open the Database Switcher with Windows->Database Switcher and
attempt to copy some games from one database to another (drag one database onto the other). For
this example, I am assuming the databases are called foo and foobar and that foo has 1234 games.
ChessDB should say:
Do you really want to copy
the 1234 filtered games
in the database foo
to the database foobar?
If wrong, please edit CopyConfirm1 CopyConfirm2 CopyConfirm3 and CopyConfirm4, in yourlanguge-basic.tcl and email me the file back.
Select Options --> Chessboard -> My player names, where you should see the message:
Enter a list of preferred player names below, one name per line. Wildcards (e.g. "?" for any single character, "*" for any sequence of characters) are permitted.If wrong, please edit MyPlayerNamesDescription1 and MyPlayerNamesDescription2 in yourlanguge-basic.tcl and email me the file back.
Every time a game with a player in the list is loaded, the main window chessboard will be rotated if necessary to show the game from that players perspective
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