Heard good news from Dana re: RR2… did she tell you I like trains?
Hvae completely lost my voice as of yesterday, but recovering today.
Rather than spend vacation time doing something useful, like cleaning, I’m
Anyhow, something just went wrong. I’m not sure what happened, but as I
clicked on the KDE bar ‘minimize’ button, X froze up. The mouse cursor
(back on Civ just after I clicked the button) is frozen, as is the
keyboard. However, my mp3 player is still playing, and I can log in
At least the mp3 player was working until a second ago, using almost no
CPU, but now it an X are fighting to each get > 50%…
Anyhow, this is just the setup. I think what happened was that the oss
sound module (which has a 20 minute evaluation limit) pulled the rug out,
so it’s not CivCTP’s fault. But it should be fairly simple to add a
signal handler to save the game, using SIGUSR1 or even SIGHUP. This could
be useful for any turn based game, and it could even be used to hack a
time-interval based autosave (personally I find the CivCTP ‘save every
turn’ autosave to be too slow to bear for long).
The only problem is that you’d have to explain to users WHICH civctp to
HUP… I seem to have 6 of them running, with consecutive PIDs…
What do you think?
Daniel Morrison \ Senior Unix Systems Administrator
@Daniel_Morrison \ Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
/ Concordia University, Montreal