Old GGSA News
Apr.2004: New features
Daniel Lidstrom has improved GGSA. It now supports time-stamps and
logging of conversations. Also the menus have been re-arranged a
little. To use it you need to create directory logs/ in same place you
put GGSA.jar. Also, you can create a file called channels.txt where
you put all channels you wish to be persistent, like .chat is in old
Summary of changes:
- Time-stamps in channels, private chat,
and game windows.
- Game windows have title of players.
- Menus have been a little modified.
- Made persistent channels selectable, through channels.txt file.
- Removed all default GGS+/os settings (no more sending of notify + * or such).
- Removed `t blah ...' when chatting and private chat.
- Default Service. In the menu you can select the default game
service. Double mouse clicks on clients pop up
the default service match requester initialized with the client's name.
- User Lists. The two lists in the upper left part of the main window display
the clients currently connected to GGS and the recent login/logout history. Clicking
on entries once creates or switches to an already existing talk context (see below).
Clicking entries on these lists twice opens a match requester for the chosen default
- Game List. Games currently played and a brief history of finished games are
shown in the third list. Default service entries come first. Clicking on an running
game entry lets you watch the game.
- Talk Contexts. You can now talk to different people, channels, or GGS in different
"windows" without having to type prefixes like "tell .chat" or "tell /os". The fourth
list displays the currently available talk contexts. Entries are marked with '*' when
a new message has arrived. Clicking on an entry once switches
the context. You can also pick a context from the context chooser in the lower left corner,
which also indicates the current context. Double clicks on list entries delete contexts.
"GGS" - which lets you communicate with GGS directly (no implicit tell prefix) - and
".chat" - the global forum - can't be deleted.
- Command line history. Use the up/down arrow keys to walk through the command history.
Other useful keys are: ctrl-A (beginning of line), ctrl-E (end of line), ctrl-K (delete
rest of line), Esc (clear entire line).