[messages] [Module Design] How to Develop VASSAL Modules in parallel?

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Thu May 15 13:05:45 CEST 2014

Thus spake comdotski:
> I had a quick look at the zipped file format, and discovered that the
> image files are just in the zip file in a folder alongside the
> buildfile.
> I am guessing that the images could therefore be pre-loaded in one go
> into the 'main branch', then the decks could be developed in parallel on
> a side branch and them merged to the main branch by using SCM tool or by
> cut and past from one build file to another.
> Are there any tricks when using a cut and paste approach? what about the
> file encoding? For example, if notepad is used, will it cause issues
> when the VASSAL engine processes the buildfile at runtime?

File encoding must be UTF-8. You probably can merge buildFiles by
cutting and pasting; I've done that before myself and I can't think of
anything which I know would fail. But keep in mind that V3.2 and earlier
weren't designed to support editing the buildFile directly, so there are
no guarantees.


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