If Kibitzing doesn’t work for you….
I hadn’t really planned on updating the alpha test version. It seemed to me that there were bound to be bugs, I would collect them, fix them, and the fixes would appear down the track in a beta test version.
However, as I blogged yesterday, one of the testers has demonstrated catastrophic behaviour of the program to me. I’ve now tracked down what was happening to him and I feel the need to take immediate corrective action. To summarise;
If you have a vertical screen resolution of less than 768 pixels, the original alpha test version will not work at all well for you. The windows will be in the wrong place, everything will look awful, and kibitzing won’t work. Please repeat your original download instructions, a replacement version of the program is now present that doesn’t have the same problem. If you have a vertical resolution of 768 pixels or more, don’t worry none of this affects you.
The explanation for this is that in Tarrasch V1 I introduced a “small screen mode”. For Tarrasch V2 I decided to put aside support for “small screen mode” initially, and maybe revisit it later. Unfortunately I hadn’t actually properly disabled it, so a horrible, zombie like (half dead) untested, unmaintained version of it was present in my code, ready to run on anyone using a vertical resolution of less than 768 pixels. I don’t have a system with such a screen anymore, and basically just forgot to test for it.
The bad news is that without a viable “small screen mode” (for now anyway) Tarrasch isn’t really equipped to run on small screens. It needs the 768 pixels, and so the bottom of the screen will be chopped off. Not a very good solution.
I am hoping everybody who has reported that kibitzing doesn’t work has been suffering from this problem. Whilst it is true that vertical resolution < 768 pixels means that kibitzing doesn’t work; It unfortunately doesn’t necessarily follow that kibitzing not working means vertical resolution < 768 pixels.
So, if for you kibitzing doesn’t work, please let me know. Unless you have vertical resolution < 768 pixels, in which case try redownloading and reinstalling first.