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by Andrew
August 5th, 2022, 11:14 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: DominoLife (CA on aperiodic domino tilings)
Replies: 0
Views: 58

DominoLife (CA on aperiodic domino tilings)

I've written a Lua script called DominoLife that lets you explore various CA rules on aperiodic domino tilings. The tilings are created using simple substitution rules, as in these two examples: https://tilings.math.uni-bielefeld.de/substitution/domino/ https://tilings.math.uni-bielefeld.de/substitu...
by Andrew
August 3rd, 2022, 5:57 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Golly bugs
Replies: 20
Views: 2824

Re: Golly bugs

LaundryPizza03 wrote:
August 3rd, 2022, 6:24 am
I discovered in 4.1 on macOS 11.6 that if a Python script calls a function in a separate script, Golly will not recompile the separate script if it is updated and the script which calls it is rerun.
See item #2 in Help > Python Scripting > Potential problems.
by Andrew
August 3rd, 2022, 5:55 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Golly bugs
Replies: 20
Views: 2824

Re: Golly bugs

Is it down for improvement now? It gives a "301 Moved Permanently" message and points to this link , but when trying to access that site in Golly, an error pops up: " Unable to open requested HTML document: file://https/gliders/golly_index.html ". Works fine in Golly 4.2b1 (which now supports https...
by Andrew
July 26th, 2022, 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 345
Views: 167334

Re: Golly suggestions

Also, when I click and initiate a paste event at the same time, Golly quits with a wxWidgets debug warning. I was able to reproduce this, but only on my Mac and only when typing cmd-V rather than just V. I'm pretty sure the warning is spurious (due to a bug somewhere in the wxMac code) but I've com...
by Andrew
May 23rd, 2022, 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.2b1
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: Golly 4.2b1

fluffykitty wrote:
May 22nd, 2022, 3:42 am
Rotating/reflecting patterns you're pasting doesn't work. (Worked on 4.0.1, Mac OS 10.14.5)
Oops, my mistake. I'll make sure I fix this for the next release. Thanks for the report!
by Andrew
May 11th, 2022, 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.2b1
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Golly 4.2b1

Golly 4.2b1 is now available from my website: https://www.trevorrow.com/golly/golly-4.2b1-mac.dmg (macOS 10.11+) https://www.trevorrow.com/golly/golly-4.2b1-win-64bit.zip (Windows 7+, 64-bit) https://www.trevorrow.com/golly/golly-4.2b1-gtk-64bit.tar.gz (Linux, 64-bit, built on Mint 20) https://www.t...
by Andrew
March 23rd, 2022, 11:29 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: fix for links in Golly's Online Archives
Replies: 0
Views: 342

fix for links in Golly's Online Archives

Recent changes to conwaylife.com (and trevorrow.com) have broken the top 3 links in Help > Online Archives. The links redirect to https links which are not supported by the wxHTML class used by Golly. The long term solution is to switch to wxWebRequest which does support https, but until that happen...
by Andrew
February 4th, 2022, 7:33 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Golly bugs
Replies: 20
Views: 2824

Re: Golly bugs

LaundryPizza03 wrote:
February 4th, 2022, 2:10 am
Why did the dock icon for Golly 4.1 suddenly change from yellow to green?
Not sure. Maybe Big Sur automatically changes the icon color to help distinguish different versions of the same app.
by Andrew
November 26th, 2021, 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.1
Replies: 17
Views: 1875

Golly 4.1

Golly 4.1 is now available from sourceforge:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/golly/ ... golly-4.1/
by Andrew
November 13th, 2021, 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.1b2
Replies: 14
Views: 1743

Re: Golly 4.1b2

Scorbie wrote:
November 13th, 2021, 8:39 am
suggestion: add a description of the linux binary as "ubuntu xx.yy" or the precise OS and version of the machine used for the build?
Done.
by Andrew
November 13th, 2021, 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.1b2
Replies: 14
Views: 1743

Golly 4.1b2

Golly 4.1b2 is now available for testing: EDIT: Links removed as 4.1 is now available. See Help > Changes for the full list of changes since 4.0. The most significant new feature is Golly's ability to play sounds. We've supplied two scripts, pop-sounds.lua and pop-sounds.py, that run the current pat...
by Andrew
November 11th, 2021, 4:46 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Golly archive question
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: Golly archive question

http://golly.sourceforge.net/patterns/golly-access.html#computation implies there is a pattern file for O(sqrt(log(t))) but the link to get it does not work. I'm trying to get it for the wiki article. Any help? Those "get:" links only work within Golly's help window, so get the file via Help > Onli...
by Andrew
November 8th, 2021, 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 345
Views: 167334

Re: Golly suggestions

hotdogPi wrote:
November 7th, 2021, 11:58 am
Will the Mac-specific bug where trying to draw while the simulation is running draws in the wrong place be fixed?
Yes.
by Andrew
November 5th, 2021, 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 345
Views: 167334

Re: Golly suggestions

Right... But if the layer is clean, it's because a backup has just been saved, so having the option to cancel isn't so urgent in that case. (?) Maybe, but you might do a save, make further changes, then undo back to the save point. An accidental close at that point means you lose the chance to redo...
by Andrew
November 5th, 2021, 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 345
Views: 167334

Re: Golly suggestions

dvgrn wrote:
November 5th, 2021, 9:09 am
... Re: the Lua script above, I'm not quite clear on why it matters whether a layer gets marked clean or not.
If the layer is clean and you accidentally close Golly or hit the New Pattern button then you don't get a chance to cancel that operation.
by Andrew
November 4th, 2021, 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 345
Views: 167334

Re: Golly suggestions

Suggestion: Make golly automatically save your pattern if you accidentally close it or it crashes (or when a power outage happens). Go to the Preferences > Layer pane and make sure the "Quitting application" option is ticked. Then if you accidentally close Golly and there are unsaved changes (ie. t...
by Andrew
October 8th, 2021, 3:27 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: lifeviewer bug
Replies: 143
Views: 17490

Re: lifeviewer bug

pcallahan wrote:
October 8th, 2021, 2:00 am
... Does this happen to anyone else? I'm using Chrome Version 94.0.4606.71 on MacOS 11.4.
FWIW, I see exactly the same problem. Same version of Chrome, but on macOS 10.15.7.
by Andrew
October 7th, 2021, 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 345
Views: 167334

Re: Golly suggestions

Suggestion: A function that converts a cell list to a dictionary, ... Here's a version that handles single or multi state cell lists. function cells2dict(cells) -- convert given cell list to a dictionary where each key is a cell position -- in the form of a string "x y" and the value is the cell st...
by Andrew
July 23rd, 2021, 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 62
Views: 15650

Re: Golly 4.0

Has anyone noticed this before? As I use Golly, it consumes an increasing share of the RAM, typically on the order of a gigabyte; this is most noticeable when running searchRule_matchPatt2.py ... From Help > Python Scripting > Potential Problems: 1. The Python interpreter's memory allocator doesn't...
by Andrew
June 2nd, 2021, 7:52 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Mac Python 3.9 / Golly 4.0 Troubleshooting Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 3684

Re: Mac Python 3.9 / Golly 4.0 Troubleshooting Guide

The Library path needs to start with "/", so try entering this : /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.9/lib/libpython3.9.dylib If that fails try this: /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.9/Python If both fail then please let me know the output from these Terminal commands: fil...
by Andrew
May 30th, 2021, 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 62
Views: 15650

Re: Golly 4.0

when running golly 3.2 i had the nvidia driver crashing occasionally ... Try these steps: * Upgrade Golly to the latest version, or at least to 3.3 (where according to Help > Changes we did fix a crash caused by buggy NVIDIA drivers). * Install the latest driver for your graphics card. * If using W...
by Andrew
May 14th, 2021, 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0
Replies: 62
Views: 15650

Re: Golly 4.0

when running some types of bounded grids (i found the issue with toruses that are bounded in the horizontal direction but not the vertical), quicklife slows down to a crawl after a couple thousand generations, even with a fairly small, completely static pattern. Thanks for the report. This problem ...
by Andrew
April 20th, 2021, 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 1.3 for iPad
Replies: 14
Views: 3176

Re: Golly 1.3 for iPad

Editing .rule files doesn't seem to work? All I get is a white screen. What model iPad are you using? Editing works fine in the two simulators I've tested (an iPad Air 4th gen, and an iPad Pro 11in 2nd gen) but I can't test Golly on my old iPad thanks to Apple's unwillingness to support backward co...
by Andrew
March 31st, 2021, 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.1b1
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Re: Golly 4.1b1

Which commit ID had been tagged az "4.1b1"? Sorry, I don't bother tagging any commits. And I would like to report a bug, HexGrid.lua vs 4.1b1 floods patterns with rules defined by ruleloader ... Thanks for the report. Bug fixed in this version: https://sourceforge.net/p/golly/code/ci/00d44616fd406b...
by Andrew
March 30th, 2021, 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.1b1
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Golly 4.1b1

The 1st beta version of Golly 4.1 is now available for testing: http://www.trevorrow.com/golly/Golly-4.1b1-Mac.dmg (for macOS 10.10+) http://www.trevorrow.com/golly/golly-4.1b1-gtk-64bit.tar.gz (for 64-bit Linux) http://www.trevorrow.com/golly/golly-4.1b1-win-64bit.zip (for 64-bit Windows 7+) Change...