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bug #21431: Improvement requirements help deficiencies

Submitted by:  Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Submitted on:  Fri Jan 3 15:24:04 2014  
Category: clientSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Release: Operating System: None
Planned Release: Contains string changes: None

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Fri Jan 3 15:24:04 2014, original submission:

When building prerequisites were changed to use the requirements system (r10235, PR#12772, 2005-04), the updates to client-specific help systems were minimal (as acknowledged). Problems include:

  • If there's more than one prerequisite, only the first is shown.
  • Invalid links can be generated to non-tech prerequisites. For instance, in civ2civ3, "Aqueduct, near River" and "Aqueduct, near Lake" have no tech requirements, so it picks "River" and "Lake" as the prerequisite respectively.
    • In the Gtk2 client, the resultant hyperlinks don't work (they go to "about Freeciv")
    • In the SDL client, trying to view help for "Aqueduct, near River" causes a segfault (I think it assumes the requirement is a tech)
  • Doesn't handle negated requirements (will minimally bodge this under bug #21430)

Probably the answer is not to patch up the current system but add hyperlinks to the main help text per patch #3361, but I'm noting the bugs here for completeness.

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Fri Jan 3 16:43:33 2014jtnDependencies-=>Depends on bugs #21433
    Fri Jan 3 15:25:20 2014jtnDependencies-=>Depends on bugs #21430
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