Re: More issues with RC2

Andrew Maitland

Hi Mark,

1) Not being a program meant to be specific to a particular OS, I'm not overly concerned about this. A "critical" or "blocker" bug is classified as - Did it break the program or did we lose major core functionality? I wouldn't release an RC3 for a mere glitch for Windows not being able to figure out the program is an RC2 vs. RC1. I am going to do an RC3 for several fixes/features that were discovered missing that I feel should make the 6.08.00 release, but not because Windows has issues. If you felt this is important enough to warrant concern why haven't you opened a bug for it?

2) I don't control HOMEBREW sources, anything I cannot control is irrelevant to our release schedule. We have a support team on Discord and here to assist you update your out-of-date set. FEAT is an illegal tag, and should have been converted to ABILITY back in 6.06.00 if not sooner. The team focuses on things we control and manage. If you want support for your homebrew, ask for the help, and we will gladly tell you what you need to update/change/convert to be compliant with the current version.

3) As #1 states, we are an OS Neutral Program. Coding in OS specific settings requires folks who have the knowledge. I have *NEVER* had an issue creating PDFs nor printing them, and I have been using PCGen for 17 years. Merely set your paper settings in the preferences and you'll be fine.

To tag onto Stefan's comment, if you won't do the code, at least point out a source that our team can reference to tackle the issue. I've always held to a principle of point out the problem and a potential solution if possible. I wasn't aware that cross-training in multiple languages was considered a detriment. And for actual bugs, we have a BUG tracker system located here --> where all the issues can be discussed or solutions presented.



On 12/14/2018 10:30 AM, markjmeans wrote:
  1. The Windows uninstall entry in Windows > Settings > Apps & Features lists PCGen as �6.08.00RC1� as the product name and shows nothing for program title or version number. What is expected is that the program name, version number and publisher name fields be defined correctly in the installer so that the uninstall process follows Windows guidelines and is intuitive to Windows users. In my opinion this is a critical bug that should delay release until resolved. However, it should be a very simple one to fix. It�s a 30 second task using Microsoft installer projects within MS Visual Studio and I will assume it�s nearly as simple using the nullsoft installer that PCGen uses (but I have no experience with nullsoft installer projects). Whomever wrote the installer project should examine the project properties and correct them. This fix alone should require an RC3 version before going ahead to full release.
  2. A homebrew set that loads in RC1 will not load in RC2. See attached homebrew files. The error log does not indicate specifically what is wrong, i.e. doesn�t say which campaign is unable to load.

10:46:09.847 INFO main Main:138 Starting PCGen v6.08.00 RC2

10:46:09.967 INFO main LanguageBundle:134 Initialising language bundle with locale en_US.

10:46:19.673 LSTWARN main CampaignFeatToken:56 FEAT has been deprecated, use ABILITY: and put CATEGORY: entries in the LST file

10:46:51.613 SEVERE Thread-2 SourceFileLoader:248 Failed to load sources

pcgen.persistence.PersistenceLayerException: You must select at least one campaign to load.

��������������� at pcgen.persistence.SourceFileLoader.loadCampaigns(

��������������� at pcgen.persistence.SourceFileLoader.execute(

��������������� at pcgen.gui2.util.StatusWorker.construct(

��������������� at pcgen.gui2.util.StatusWorker.construct(

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And while not a problem with RC2 specifically, there is a long standing problem with PCGen and the paper format. PCGen should detect the OS culture settings and if it is US/English, should set the paper size to Letter instead of A4. I don�t know how many sheets of paper I�ve wasted because of this.




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