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[Freeciv-Dev] Re: Bug in changing Research Goal (PR#352)

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To: skorpion@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, freeciv-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: bugs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: Bug in changing Research Goal (PR#352)
From: Jeff Mallatt <jjm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 13:37:27 -0400

At 2000/04/30 13:29 , skorpion@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>Full_Name: Vincent Ugenti
>Version: 1.9.0
>Distribution: Redhat binary
>Client: Both (or N/A)
>OS: Redhat / Linux
>Submission from: (NULL) (
>In the reseach-goal selection, if you change your long-term goal,
>and the current short-term goal is not in the descendency-chain for
>the new long-term goal, it will continue researching the same short-
>term goal until it has been learned. Only then will it switch to the
>correct tech for the selected long-term goal.
>This is especially painful when you reach a goal and the game "picks"
>your next goal for you, when you select the goal YOU want, the short-
>term goal does not update properly.

This is because changing the current target wipes out all research progress
(bulbs).  A player does not want that to happen by mistake.

A possible "fix" would be to check for whether or not any progress would be
lost, and if not then change the target.


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