we should distinguish two different points:
1. In the maintenance window there is today in 4.3 the option to sort a base.
If it breaks e.g. bookmarks there should be a warning before it executs.
In my patch I just added there two additional options for sorting. Instead
of sorting for ECO and rating proposed there, sorting for Comments and
Rating is an interesting option.
2. Scid is missing completely any sorting functionality (except the hardcoded
in the undockable best games window). I would like to see the most interesting
games first. If there are some with comments then these, otherwise the ones
with best rating etc. This is only one possible sorting usecase, most recent
games is another. Important is: It cannot be achieved with filters.
I will continue to work on the dynamic sorting of the game list window, which will
not change the database.
Von: Alexander Wagner [mailto:a.wagner@...]
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 24. Februar 2011 21:04
Cc: Scid Users List; Gerd Lorscheid
Betreff: Re: [Scid-users] Sorting by variations patch
On 02/22/11 16:03, Fulvio wrote:
>> I like to see the most interesting ( == commented) games to replay at
>> the top of the gamelist window when the tree filter is enabled. I
>> cannot sort the columns, but now I can sort the database. This comes
>> in handy.
> I know that everyone loves his own code, but doesn't this maybe suggest
> that you are on the wrong path?
> I still don't understand why you prefer the "game list" over the "best
> games": we can easily add the features that you miss to the new best
> games widget (BTW, had you tried it and noticed that 'most interesting'
> games come first?)
I admit to agree with Fulvio for the use case mentioned. To just get
"the interesting games in a given position on top of the list", IMHO the
best games is the way to go. I also very much like Fulvios earlier
suggestion to improve Scids ability to detect the most relevant games of
this list for this very use case. Probably, only using average elo of
the opponents is not the best way and more criteria might be considered.
E.g. the mentioned fact that a game is commented and annotated, or that
a given game is flagged might well make up for some average elo points.
However, we also recently had the request for a sorting function of the
games list as such and this might come in handy in some situations,
indeed. So, Gerd if you have some time to work on this I think it is
valuable. And if one criterion to sort would be annotated games, well.
BTW: I think you could already achieve what you have in mind by setting
the filter for "Annotated games" in the header search (one of the last
patches you sent me and which is included in 4.3) and then just call