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by Andrew
August 5th, 2020, 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 919

Re: Golly 3.4

rowett wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 1:10 am
In summary: it's not specific to MAP, it is specific to the hlifealgo .mc reader. Hard to spot since you need a non-isotropic rule in an .mc file to see it.
Ah, I see! Thanks for analysis -- just committed your fix.
by Andrew
August 4th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 919

Re: Golly 3.4

Please will some kind soul test this and check in the change if all good. Yep, fixes the bug -- thanks! I haven't checked in the fix yet because I'm not sure what the comment should be. Is it specific to MAP rules? (Doesn't seem to be.) If not, what other sorts of rules could have been affected by ...
by Andrew
August 4th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 919

Re: Golly 3.4

Given that an Undo operation triggers the bug this *might* be the cause of Dave's mysterious shifting cells bug. I now suspect that's not the case (sorry Dave!). You can see the bug without doing any Undo: 1. Load the original MAP... pattern into QuickLife. 2. Switch to HashLife. 3. Save as foo.mc....
by Andrew
August 4th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 919

Re: Golly 3.4

I just saw this behavior on Golly 3.4 64-bit on Windows 10. Yep, I'm now able to reproduce the bug on my Mac. Only seems to happen in HashLife (I was testing in QuickLife before). Given that an Undo operation triggers the bug this *might* be the cause of Dave's mysterious shifting cells bug. We sha...
by Andrew
August 3rd, 2020, 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 919

Re: Golly 3.4

GUYTU6J wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 11:11 pm
... 4)Run the pattern. Now the dot goes southeastwards!
Not on my Mac or my Win7 (64-bit) system. Puzzling why you are seeing that happen. Maybe you have a script assigned to the tab key or some other key that you're using? Try just selecting menu commands.
by Andrew
August 2nd, 2020, 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 919

Re: Golly 3.4

GUYTU6J wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 9:14 pm
I'd report another issue with MAP rules and undo operations. ...
I can't reproduce the problem in Golly. Maybe the problem is in LifeViewer?
by Andrew
August 1st, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 919

Re: Golly 3.4

I've uploaded the new Golly 3.4 builds to Sourceforge (see link in top post) and removed the links to my website. If you did download a 3.4 build from my website then make sure you get the fixed build from Sourceforge. Apart from fixing the slow g.show bug, the only other change I made was to replac...
by Andrew
July 29th, 2020, 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 919

Re: Golly 3.4

Okay, I've confirmed that there's a substantial speed difference in the two version. Yep, I see the same massive slow down on the Mac. It happens for any script that call g.show lots of times. I've fixed it by removing the Update() call in StatusBar::DisplayMessage (in wxstatus.cpp). I'll do some m...
by Andrew
July 25th, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 919

Golly 3.4

Golly 3.4 can now be downloaded from Sourceforge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/golly/files/golly/golly-3.4/ See Help > Changes for what's new. NOTE: This is the last version that will support 32-bit systems. It's also the last version that will support Python 2.x. All future versions of Golly wi...
by Andrew
July 15th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly with Python 3?
Replies: 13
Views: 3267

Re: Golly with Python 3?

The build **should** work either with Python 2 or Python 3 ... I built Golly on my Mac with Python 2.7.10 using your wxpython.cpp. All the .py scripts I tested ran ok but I did notice a problem if a script had an error. For example, after editing bricklayer.py and changing "pattern" on line 18 to "...
by Andrew
July 15th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1985
Views: 557243

Re: Thread for basic questions

I didn't think it would be possible to implement this in Golly without a lot of work. I'd be very curious to see your script for it. See my latest post in the NewCA.lua thread. Worth reading some of the early posts in that thread if you haven't used a script based on NewCA. The zip file linked ther...
by Andrew
July 15th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: NewCA.lua
Replies: 27
Views: 10838

Re: NewCA.lua

Download and unzip the following file to try out Mark Niemiec's Integer Life CA in Golly: http://www.trevorrow.com/golly/IntegerLife.zip See Mark's description here: https://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&p=100447#p100447 Feel free to modify the color scheme defined in the SetColors functio...
by Andrew
July 14th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1985
Views: 557243

Re: Thread for basic questions

Besides supporting most patterns from Life (notably excluding anything involving dead cells with 6 neighbors, as does HighLife, e.g. ship and dead spark coil), there is also a natural 2c/6 orthogonal spaceship: .111 1.2. 122. 1.2. ...1 Are you sure the above pattern is correct? I've implemented you...
by Andrew
July 13th, 2020, 10:17 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Langton's ant resolved collection (up to 11 colors)
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Langton's ant resolved collection (up to 11 colors)

Impressive collection! Any chance a future release could include a readme.txt file with a summary of the record holders for each number of colors? (Even nicer would be a readme.html file with "rule:rulename" links to the record-holding rules so people don't have to search for which rule to load.) ED...
by Andrew
July 7th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: solved: Golly build problems on Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Golly build problems on Linux

:?: Question1 : this Build.html is the best available document how to build Golly on Linux ... ? Yep -- if there was something better I'm pretty sure we would have included it! Looking at your results, the only problem I can see in Build.html is that the command for installing libgtk2.0-dev should ...
by Andrew
July 3rd, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Thread for homepage article suggestions/contributions
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Thread for homepage article suggestions/contributions

#C [[ STARS AUTOSTART AUTOFIT HISTORYFIT THEME 4 ANGLE 10 STEP 8 PAUSE 2 LOOP 7500 ]] That worked -- thanks. I've now removed lifeviewer.lua and related files from the golly repository. I've put them all in a zip file on my website in case anybody wants to get them in future: http://www.trevorrow.c...
by Andrew
July 3rd, 2020, 3:54 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Thread for homepage article suggestions/contributions
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Thread for homepage article suggestions/contributions

No point now. It can be removed. Ok, I'll do that soon, but it seems a shame to waste all that work. I'll also remove lifeviewer.html and the images it uses from Help. (Maybe you could re-use all those nice docs somehow -- eg. maybe LifeViewer could have a button or key that links to a revamped ver...
by Andrew
July 2nd, 2020, 11:58 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Thread for homepage article suggestions/contributions
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Thread for homepage article suggestions/contributions

No need, I think. Chris has already checked in showinviewer.lua for the next build of Golly, or it works fine in v3.3. I guess I prefer to stay in Golly because I'm more familiar with its keyboard shortcuts (it'd be nice if LifeViewer had configurable hot keys but that's probably asking for too muc...
by Andrew
July 2nd, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Thread for homepage article suggestions/contributions
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Thread for homepage article suggestions/contributions

Very impressive! And a tribute to the great work Chris has been doing.
(Almost makes me want to write a LifeViewer-script-to-overlay-script converter so I can watch the same sort of things in Golly. Almost...)
by Andrew
May 26th, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Cell icons not working and buggy zooming
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Cell icons not working and buggy zooming

I somewhat recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20 and some things in Golly have broken. ... A couple of things to try: 1. Run golly using the following alias (I suspect it won't fix the icon problem but worth trying first): alias golly="UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 ./golly" 2. Download one of ...
by Andrew
May 21st, 2020, 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Support for Retina displays on Mac OS
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Support for Retina displays on Mac OS

If you use a Mac with a Retina display then please try this version of Golly: http://www.trevorrow.com/golly/Golly-3.4b1-Mac.dmg All text should appear nice and crisp. The only (minor?) problem is that cells at scale 1:32 are now half the size they used to be. I haven't found editing to be a problem...
by Andrew
January 26th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portable Golly for Linux (please test)
Replies: 8
Views: 2842

Re: Portable Golly for Linux (please test)

rowett wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 5:23 am
Is this distro meant to include Python?
No, you still have to install Python (preferably 2.7.x).

Hopefully Scorbie or someone can find a way to avoid those startup warnings.
by Andrew
January 26th, 2020, 3:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portable Golly for Linux (please test)
Replies: 8
Views: 2842

Re: Portable Golly for Linux (please test)

thunk wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Seems to work just fine on 64-bit Arch (Kernel 5.4.13).
Thanks for the report (I was beginning to think nobody here uses Linux).
The non-saved work icon is missing though.
Please provide more details. I don't really know what you mean.
by Andrew
December 24th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portable Golly for Linux (please test)
Replies: 8
Views: 2842

Portable Golly for Linux (please test)

Thanks to some excellent work by Scorbie, we're hoping that future distributions of Golly will work on most Linux systems. I've uploaded experimental builds to my website for people to try: http://www.trevorrow.com/golly/golly-3.4b1-gtk-32bit-portable.tar.gz (for 32-bit systems) http://www.trevorrow...
by Andrew
November 20th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1676
Views: 394292

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

I've never really been a fan of that though. It just seems like a cheap solution and it becomes increasingly difficult to tell between different states of cells when you have more than about seven of them. So open Golly's Preferences, click the Color tab, select the default colors for RuleLoader, u...