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Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by Andrew » October 6th, 2017, 9:45 pm

Golly 1.2 for the iPad is now available from the App Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/golly/id553184760

As always, see Help > Changes for the full list of changes since version 1.1.

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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by AforAmpere » October 6th, 2017, 10:08 pm

Yes! Thank you! It runs pretty smoothly so far, and I like the new design.
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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by muzik » October 7th, 2017, 6:41 am

oh my god thank you


I have been having a minor issue both before and after the update: sometimes, when pasting a pattern in, the app no longer changes to fit the rule of the pattern, usually after the app has been open for some time and closed. This seems to fix itself after shutting the app off and reopening it.
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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by fluffykitty » October 7th, 2017, 3:13 pm

Have you fixed the bug where an invalid rule can hardlock Golly?
I like making rules

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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by Andrew » October 7th, 2017, 7:00 pm

fluffykitty wrote:Have you fixed the bug where an invalid rule can hardlock Golly?
I think so (if it's the same bug that caused desktop Golly 2.x to crash).

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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by Andrew » October 7th, 2017, 7:07 pm

muzik wrote:sometimes, when pasting a pattern in, the app no longer changes to fit the rule of the pattern
I suspect this isn't really a bug. iPad Golly will only switch to the rule of a pasted pattern if the universe is empty, so make sure you tap the New button first if you want the new rule to be used. If I'm wrong about that then please try to find the exact steps needed to reproduce the problem.

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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by Andrew » October 7th, 2017, 7:58 pm

I just noticed that the Rule Table Repository link in Help > Online Archives is wrong. Fortunately there is another way you can download stuff from that site:

Go to Help > References.
Tap the link to Rule Table Repository (that one is correct).
Tap the link to The Rules (in Contents section of README.md).

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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by muzik » October 11th, 2017, 8:12 am

Seems as though the rule changing glitch actually happens when another rule is loaded with a pattern it, the paste button is clicked, and then when the universe is cleared while the pattern is not yet pasted, pasting in the pattern doesn't change the rule.
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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by Andrew » October 12th, 2017, 9:40 pm

muzik wrote:Seems as though the rule changing glitch actually happens when another rule is loaded with a pattern it, the paste button is clicked, and then when the universe is cleared while the pattern is not yet pasted, pasting in the pattern doesn't change the rule.
Good catch. Yep, that shouldn't happen -- thankfully a fairly minor bug that's easy to avoid. Fixed in next release (maybe in a year or two, or maybe sooner if more bugs are discovered!).

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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by muzik » December 18th, 2017, 11:13 am

When attempting to use unit-fraction-orthogonal-spaceships.lua, instead of working as intended or throwing up an error, it attempts to read it as a pattern file.
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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by muzik » December 3rd, 2018, 2:04 pm

It appears that saved patterns no longer seem to be sorted alphabetically and are instead placed randomly.

Also, MAP rules run in HashLife seem to run vertically flipped on the very first load and sometimes after undoing actions.
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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by muzik » January 1st, 2019, 9:09 pm

Icons seem to act weirdly around hexagonal MAP strings, try saving this file and then loading it with icons on in both instances:

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x = 7, y = 5, rule = MAPFAMgVwhXAP4AP4B+gH4A6A
6bo$bob4o$b2obobo$bobob2o$4o!
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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by muzik » January 3rd, 2019, 4:34 pm

If a pattern gets too large for LtL to handle, the error message doesn't stop it from running, which seems to lock you from being able to stop it manually without quitting forcefully.

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x = 1, y = 1, rule = R500,C0,M0,S0..1002001,B1..1002001,NM
o!
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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by muzik » January 28th, 2019, 7:20 am

This rulestring doesn't seem to be handled correctly by Golly; birth and survival conditions are going elsewhere when they shouldn't due to being clearly notated.

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x = 4, y = 3, rule = B34/3/S12
A2.A$A2.A$.2A!
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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Post by danny » January 28th, 2019, 9:43 am

If you use a nonstandard notation you'll get a nonstandard result.
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