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SVN Update Notes

If you update from SVN, be ready to change your .cfg files. The example "run.cfg" is updated - it's still easy. Perhaps easier than they were! --Simonton 04:25, 16 September 2008 (UTC)


Beware of abrupt shutdowns of the database server. I just lost all my scores between Simonton/PFResearch 0073 and 0083, apparently because I closed Eclipse which simply killed the database process, instead of shutting it down nicely. I certainly thought it would handle such things better than that, and I have done it many times before with no consequence, but apparently my timing was bad this time. Does anyone have a good recommendation for a more reliable database that can be run without firing off a separate process, if desired? --Simonton 07:51, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

It looks like the Apache Derby implementation distributed with Java 6 would be the natural choice! Expect that change to come in the near future, for fear of losing more of my data otherwise! --Simonton 15:04, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

It happened again. This time I only lost some data for 0088. I wasn't going to be upset if I lost alot more, but it just confirms this is a switch that has to be made. For now I'm making a copy of the database directory before I kill the database server. Sending the sever the shutdown command via SQL would work, but that's too much effort. They should make it accept a clean shutdown command from the terminal in which you launch the server, that would be handy. --Simonton 02:21, 23 September 2008 (UTC)