#xu4@irc.freenode.net logs for 26 Jun 2011 (GMT)

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[16:30:34] <NorwegianRockCat> Darrenor64: ping
[16:36:16] <Dominus> pong
[16:36:24] <Dominus> oh, wrong guy :)
[16:36:30] <NorwegianRockCat> lol :-)
[16:36:37] <NorwegianRockCat> Hey Dominus :-)
[16:36:44] <Dominus> hey ho
[16:36:45] <NorwegianRockCat> How's it going?
[16:36:59] <Dominus> one handedness sucks
[16:37:06] <Dominus> baby in arm :)
[16:37:22] <NorwegianRockCat> Yeah... you obviously need a headset to dictate in...
[16:37:29] <NorwegianRockCat> and for the baby to play with :-)
[16:38:06] <NorwegianRockCat> Anyway, Darren said he might be on around this time, so I thought I would try a ping.
[16:38:27] <NorwegianRockCat> We needed to discuss a couple things about the event loop.
[16:38:43] <NorwegianRockCat> Since I was trying to fix a crash bug...
[16:38:59] <NorwegianRockCat> but if I fixed it with the current set up, things would get very unresponsive on the iPad.
[16:39:26] <NorwegianRockCat> So, I was just going to check in and maybe collaborate simultaneously :-)
[16:40:03] <NorwegianRockCat> In other news, I'm working an a new "party" view that will replace some of the controls.
[16:40:12] <Dominus> unresponsive ipad would be bad
[16:40:16] <NorwegianRockCat> Exactly.
[16:40:30] <Dominus> party view sounds good
[16:40:37] <NorwegianRockCat> Basically, there would be a 250 ms pause every time you hit a direction key, not good.
[16:40:49] <Dominus> unfortunately I had no time at all to play on the vacation
[16:40:58] <NorwegianRockCat> Yeah, I know how that goes.
[16:41:02] <Dominus> wow, thats a big pause
[16:41:16] <Dominus> not even time to finish a book :(
[16:41:22] <NorwegianRockCat> Yeah, you may notice it in the current game as well...
[16:41:38] <NorwegianRockCat> Ah, well, I'm sure the vacation was rewarding anyway?
[16:41:44] <NorwegianRockCat> hopefully :-)
[16:41:52] <Dominus> yes, it was :)
[16:42:00] <NorwegianRockCat> err notice in current game means on the desktop actually.
[16:42:10] <NorwegianRockCat> There's a bit of delay with direction keys there as well.
[16:42:33] <NorwegianRockCat> This doesn't happen on the iPad...
[16:42:38] <Dominus> hmm, havent noticed but I mostly test the view not the actual gaming
[16:42:40] <NorwegianRockCat> and I want to keep it that way.
[16:42:44] <NorwegianRockCat> Good to hear your vacation was good though :-)
[16:43:12] <NorwegianRockCat> Yeah, well, on the desktop start a game and hit north a bunch of times...
[16:43:27] <NorwegianRockCat> you'll notice that you guy will keep going even after you've stopped.
[16:43:32] <NorwegianRockCat> Because it's still replaying them.
[16:47:11] <NorwegianRockCat> Anyway, I'll hopefully get the party thing in later in July and I'll roll a new version then.
[16:47:15] <Dominus> hmm, yes, I think I noticed that
[16:47:39] <NorwegianRockCat> and if we are good we'll have stopped that problem on the desktop as well :-)
[16:48:26] <NorwegianRockCat> For the moment on the iPad if you overload with direction keys, you can crash on the iPad though, and that's not good either :-)
[16:48:50] <Dominus> he he no
[16:49:15] <NorwegianRockCat> But, it's a lot of presses though (at least from looking at the backtrace).
[16:49:45] <Dominus> how much fedback is coming in from the other testers?
[16:49:59] <NorwegianRockCat> A bit here and there.
[16:50:05] <Dominus> and how many signed up without an actual ipad? :)
[16:50:19] <NorwegianRockCat> Only about 4 without an actually iPad.
[16:50:29] <NorwegianRockCat> We had about 40 sign up in total.
[16:50:38] <Dominus> pretty good
[16:50:47] <NorwegianRockCat> I figured I should stop accepting since I can only provision 100 devices a year.
[16:50:57] <NorwegianRockCat> And we might want to open for more testers later...
[16:52:20] <NorwegianRockCat> Still, the feedback is good as it uncovered more things than I would have on my own, so it's worth it.
[16:52:29] <NorwegianRockCat> People seem to be good about upgrading too.
[16:52:45] <NorwegianRockCat> So, I suspect as long as new versions keep coming out, it's better than nothing.
[16:53:01] <Dominus> well you get that in your face email and its only two clicks :)
[16:53:32] <NorwegianRockCat> Yeah, but you still have to actually do it :-)
[16:53:42] <NorwegianRockCat> There are some people that are pretty excited though.
[16:53:49] <Dominus> :)
[16:53:55] <NorwegianRockCat> I had one person offer to re-do the music.
[16:53:58] <Dominus> baby crying got to go ...
[16:54:03] <NorwegianRockCat> No worries
[16:54:08] <NorwegianRockCat> Attend to that baby! :-)
[16:54:25] <NorwegianRockCat> Maybe we should do that for the art as well.
[16:54:42] <NorwegianRockCat> See if any one wants to offer to redo it, I mean.
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