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Subject: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: [Patch] New nation selection schema
From: Trent Piepho <xyzzy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 11:44:40 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, Tony Stuckey wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 12:21:04PM +0200, Raimar Falke wrote:
> > The attached patch changes the way the server informs the client about
> > allocated nations. Currently the server send a bitmask which resticts
> > the number of nations to 64. The new is to send a list of nation
> > ids. Since this is dynamical at the network level the new solution
> > will even use less bandwidth than the current one for up to 4
> > allocated nations. This allows up to 64k nations (hello and welcome
> > star trek nations).

It looks like you only did this to the gtk client.  Since you have no backward
compatibility, this means no one can use any of the other clients.

>       64 nations should be plenty, we just have to use them in better
> ways.

I'll say.  I think it's getting a little stupid when you present some giant
list of thousands of nations.

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