Updating Config file does nothing

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Updating Config file does nothing

Postby beneficii » 15 Nov 2015, 03:39

I am using Windows 8.1. I am tryng to update the Winboard config file to add new engines, but Winboard 4.8.0 never takes note of the changes. I know I have the format right:

For first engine:
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"Senpai 1.0" -fcp "Senpai" -fd "../Senpai" /fUCI


For second engine:
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"Senpai" /sd="../Senpai" /sUCI


Does Winboard only read from the Registry or something?

EDIT: This works when I paste the first engine info into the engine combo box at Winboard startup, but I have to do it at startup every time.
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Re: Updating Config file does nothing

Postby Josh Pettus » 15 Nov 2015, 19:59

If you scroll to the bottom of the config file you will see /saveSettingsFile and /settingsFile. These point to the real config file (user config) that winboard uses to store it's settings. What you are editing is the master config file which is only used when there is no user config file written and used as the template for the user config. This way each user on the computer can have their own settings, which is the standard way of doing things now days.

You can also add the engine to the Engine -> Load 1st/2nd Engine dialog windows within winboard, without having to restart winboard, and be added permanently onto the engine list without editing the winbaord config files directly. Truth is, we are trying to get away from forcing users to edit their config files to get their desired settings as this is a hacky. 90% of what you want to do can be done in the various option menu dialogs in winboard itself.
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Re: Updating Config file does nothing

Postby beneficii » 15 Nov 2015, 23:15

Josh Pettus wrote:If you scroll to the bottom of the config file you will see /saveSettingsFile and /settingsFile. These point to the real config file (user config) that winboard uses to store it's settings. What you are editing is the master config file which is only used when there is no user config file written and used as the template for the user config. This way each user on the computer can have their own settings, which is the standard way of doing things now days.

You can also add the engine to the Engine -> Load 1st/2nd Engine dialog windows within winboard, without having to restart winboard, and be added permanently onto the engine list without editing the winbaord config files directly. Truth is, we are trying to get away from forcing users to edit their config files to get their desired settings as this is a hacky. 90% of what you want to do can be done in the various option menu dialogs in winboard itself.


Editing the engine list helped. Thanks!
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