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Golly 1.2 for iPad

Postby 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

Postby AforAmpere » October 6th, 2017, 10:08 pm

Yes! Thank you! It runs pretty smoothly so far, and I like the new design.
Things to work on:
- An Isotropic version of All_Speeds
- Find more ships in B2ek3-ajny4ajqr5a/S02ack3ackny4aq5y
- Find a (3,1)c/5 ship in a Non-totalistic rule (someone please search the rules)
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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Postby 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

Postby fluffykitty » October 7th, 2017, 3:13 pm

Have you fixed the bug where an invalid rule can hardlock Golly?
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Re: Golly 1.2 for iPad

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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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