bugFreeciv - Bugs: bug #24982, Pending SVG flag patches

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bug #24982: Pending SVG flag patches

Submitted by:  Frank <dunnoob>
Submitted on:  Tue Aug 16 09:04:52 2016  
Category: artSeverity: 2 - Minor
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Release: Operating System: None
Planned Release: Contains string changes: None

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Wed Aug 24 16:32:48 2016, comment #5:

Sorry, I missed the new dependency list, yes, it's also suited as tracking bug, and of course it should be not closed as fixed while it tracks those patches.

For some pending nation patches NOT tracked here I added comments roughly equivalent to "please close as WONTFIX, because no SVG is really not good enough". In one case it was a dupe, the older pending patch is better than the newer, the newer patch #4034 can be closed as dupe.

Frank <dunnoob>
Wed Aug 24 13:36:03 2016, comment #4:

Just in case, the (fixed) flags addressed in bug #24982 are visible at the bottom of http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Flags_Catalogue (everything after the zulu - GAP - hongkong - danzig row belongs to this bug, hongkong + danzig belong to patch #7613, and for each flag without nation the corresponding existing nation patch is linked). In theory you could tag this bug as fixed, the SVGs are now valid.

Or keep it open until we have a plan what to do with those pending patches, five years and counting SHOULD NOT be normal, or is it?

Frank <dunnoob>
Wed Aug 24 13:22:35 2016, comment #3:

The purpose is to collect five years old pending (open) patches about flags and nations, check the SVGs (done), upload the SVGs to Wikia (done), and fix invalid SVGs (done). Next steps as they come, all these SVGs do not yet have the four corresponding PNGs (flag+shield small+large).

Because the creation of small shields is a royal PITA it would help to know which of these patches have a decent chance to be accepted when ready. Some of the flags are nice, some are hilarious. I haven't looked into the corresponding nation rulesets, but 2011 can't be state of the art, it needs some "update nation" script or magic, and I haven't found it in SVN. I also missed that convert_png exists, but as I can anyway not use it that's just an observation. For the complete history see...


Frank <dunnoob>
Sun Aug 21 14:39:06 2016, comment #2:

What is the intended purpose of this ticket?

It's not clear to me what exactly you'd like us to do, or why.

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator
Tue Aug 16 13:12:11 2016, comment #1:

All uploaded to Wikia, validated, fixed with rsvg-convert if necessary, and modified SVGs attached to the corresponding existing patches.

Frank <dunnoob>
Tue Aug 16 09:04:52 2016, original submission:

JFTR, pending patches (SVG + ruleset, no PNG) by Artaxes:

patch #3327 Ranian, patch #3328 Cimmerian, patch #3329 Lusitanian, patch #3330 Varangian, patch #3338 Maeotian, patch #3358 Galatian, patch #3372 Kamboja, patch #3373 Alanian, patch #3375 Cilician (CC-BY-SA SVG), patch #3413 Laz, patch #3414 Umbrian, patch #3415 Lucanian, patch #3416 Bruttian, patch #3421 Central pommeranian, patch #3422 Carian, patch #3423 Lydian, patch #3426 Vinland, patch #3427 Ak Koyunlu.

Patch #3577 Gagauz by mixcoatl.

Patch #4049 Cantabria by pafeor@.

Patch #4577 Yugoslavia 1945-91 by corbeau.

Patch #3435 Mormons by Witry@

Patch #3069 African-American by Artaxes (some discussion). It's very likely that I missed other pending patches for new nations, and I actually searched only for "flags" only in "patches" only from 2011-11-11 and later. If nothing else we could at least validate (and fix) the 21 SVGs, and add them to the Wiki. Maybe that attracts others, who could create the missing PNGs. (After trying it twice, no thanks, small shields need a lot of work to arrive at a 14x14 PNG that still sucks.)

Frank <dunnoob>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun Aug 21 14:45:53 2016jtnDependencies-=>Depends on patch #3069
    Sun Aug 21 14:45:36 2016jtnDependencies-=>Depends on patch #3329
      Dependencies-=>Depends on patch #3328
      Dependencies-=>Depends on patch #3327
    Sun Aug 21 14:45:15 2016jtnDependencies-=>Depends on patch #3338
      Dependencies-=>Depends on patch #3330
    Sun Aug 21 14:44:52 2016jtnDependencies-=>Depends on patch #3358
    Sun Aug 21 14:44:13 2016jtnDependencies-=>Depends on patch #3375
      Dependencies-=>Depends on patch #3373
      Dependencies-=>Depends on patch #3372
    Sun Aug 21 14:43:46 2016jtnDependencies-=>Depends on patch #3416
      Dependencies-=>Depends on patch #3415
      Dependencies-=>Depends on patch #3414
      Dependencies-=>Depends on patch #3413
    Sun Aug 21 14:43:22 2016jtnDependencies-=>Depends on patch #3426
      Dependencies-=>Depends on patch #3423
      Dependencies-=>Depends on patch #3422
      Dependencies-=>Depends on patch #3421
    Sun Aug 21 14:42:33 2016jtnDependencies-=>Depends on patch #3427
    Sun Aug 21 14:42:14 2016jtnDependencies-=>Depends on patch #3435
    Sun Aug 21 14:42:00 2016jtnDependencies-=>Depends on patch #3577
    Sun Aug 21 14:41:47 2016jtnDependencies-=>Depends on patch #4049
    Sun Aug 21 14:41:33 2016jtnDependencies-=>Depends on patch #4577
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