From: Middletown, NJ
Hi, Floyd and Damian,
I've just upgraded to Rel. 1.2; everything worked fine. Now I'm sure that you put a lot of time and effort into 1.2, but you know customers, never content, always demanding more. So I have some remarks and suggestions. especially concerning my particular obsession, ship production:
- the Pilots tab in the Air Groups and Pilots data set still doesn't seem to show all pilots or even recent data
- Ship production: the Accel Delay column still shows the wrong value for odd base delays (a base delay of 7 gives an accel delay of 4, not 3)
- Ship production: You might consider displaying an Estimated Date of Arrival column. This can be calculated in SQL if you've got the game date in the correct DATE format for the installation:
SELECT gamedate + :calculated_delay DAYS AS DATE_OF ARRIVAL
- An additional alert might be helpful that is raised the turn before a ship begins to build, that is DELAY= (DUR * 10) + 1 if normal or DELAY = (DUR * 10) + 2 if accelerated. The message might be: ALERT TYPE ="will start building tomorrow", VALUE = (for instance) "in Tokyo Navy Yard". It's easy to miss a ship starting to build, and, especially if the ship is accelerated, this may tear a fat hole in your shipbuilding budget.
BTW: do you know if it's possible to run queries against the Witptracker database using the database component of Open Office? I can't seem to manage that.
Keep on doing the good work!
Thanks for the compliments.
Yes, the Pilots are still not managed. Ever since I fixed some file reading issues, the reading of the save files is kinda slow, so reading Pilots will make it extra slow. I was thinking of making the pilots stuff optional. Something to work on for the next release.
The alert suggestion seems good. I'll show Damian how to do that.
The Database is HSQLDB, and supposedly this is integrated into OpenOffice. I've not been able to get this to work, however. There must be some plugin or something I can't find...