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bug #21046: 'ppm|ppm' is not a helpful default mapimg format on Windows

Submitted by:  Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Submitted on:  Wed 21 Aug 2013 10:05:25 PM UTC  
 
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Release: 2.4.0-RC1Operating System: Microsoft Windows
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Sun 15 Dec 2013 06:03:01 PM UTC, comment #1:

JFTR, all magick/xxx formats don't exactly work as expected on my 64bits Windows 7 box (wrong colours, e.g., water tiles are green.) I have no ImageMagick, maybe the color.xml setup file or similar is required. [[User:Dunnoob]]

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Wed 21 Aug 2013 10:05:25 PM UTC, original submission:

In the Windows 2.4.0-RC1 build, if you select "Game > Save Map Image", by default it will save a PPM file such as "freeciv-T0036-Y-2200-M-bcfktuZ2P000plrid.map.ppm" (in addition to saving it in an obscure location, bug #20356).

PPM files are not terribly useful on Windows, since generally Windows users won't have tools to view PPM files lying around. PNG would be more friendly as current versions of Windows support it natively. This seems like a shame, especially since Christian went to the trouble of including MagickWand support in the Windows builds.

Of course the user can fix this in their preferences by going to "Options" > "Local Client" > "Map Image" and setting "Image format" to "magick|png" from the dropdown, but it's a bit obscure.

We could make the default mapimg format depend on how Freeciv was compiled (so 'magick|png' is the default if available). I'm a little wary of that, because in principle it makes the behaviour of server scripts invoking '/mapimg' non-portable -- the behaviour depends on how your Freeciv happened to be built. We could make the default client-specific and assume server users know what they're doing. Or we could accept this level of variability in the server too ('compresstype' is morally similar and we live with that).

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
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