Friday, November 23, 2012

That Pesky "All Stats" Window

If you've been following closely, you'll know that lately I've been working on the "All Statistics" window, which displays every statistic that the program tracks for the game you are currently playing. This includes longest win and loss streaks, longest and shortest games by time and by move count, and more. It's a surprisingly complex window. It seems as if it should just display some numbers, which should be simple. But there's a lot going on behind the scenes: things like implementing the clock that keeps track of how much time you've spent, handling the special scoring that some games have (especially the game TriPeaks, which has quite unique scoring), and a good deal more. This work is now mostly done, but I am still finishing up the clock (which has to pause and resume when you switch away from your game to do something else, and then switch back again). As part of this work I will also be implementing the standard "You win!" window, which includes some shortcut controls for some preference settings, and which interacts a bit with the All Stats window.


Welcome to the new Solitaire Till Dawn blog, dedicated solely to news about Solitaire Till Dawn.

This blog is a sort of spin-off from my personal blog. I meant that blog to be for myself and a few friends, and never expected or wanted a wider readership. But there has been a lot of interest in my progress on the new version of Solitaire Till Dawn, and now I find that the great majority of my readers are interested only (or at least, mainly) in Solitaire Till Dawn. As a result, all my posts in that blog now seem to have to include at least a snippet of news about solitaire, which was never what I wanted.

So I've created this blog to separate my personal stuff from solitaire news. If you care only about Solitaire Till Dawn, I encourage you to bookmark this blog and forget about the other. Of course, if you're the friendly kind of customer who is also interested in the rest of my activities, you may certainly keep reading the other blog as well: in this case, "personal" doesn't mean "private" and all readers are welcome.

More posts will soon follow this one, with actual news. This note is just to introduce the new blog, and welcome you all aboard!