Originally Posted by nohal
attached is hopefully the version of the rules releasable as 2.3 without major complaints
...... Don't think it's the way to go though as there will never be enough manpower to maintain it besides other complications.
After the hard work done in October and November on bitmaps and display rules of maritime signals, I have come to the conclusion that for these objects there, it's easy to make two things automatically:
- Names of bitmaps more practical than we have now.
1 ° The rules are listed in the cards .... When one reads the map files, instead of displaying the objects, it should be possible to write rules directly into a file. And this can be done without needing to fiddle in hand as at present.
2 ° The names of bitmaps:
Daymark TOPSHP with a = 21 with = 1.2 and with COLOUR COLPAT = 2 could give the name "TP2112_2_" for the bitmap.
Daymark TOPSHP with a = 12, with Colour = 3,1,11 and with COLPAT = 3.1 could give the name "TP1231B31"
TOPSHP range from 1 to 33 (2 characters).
COLOUR from 1 to 13 (use of base 16 from 1 to D for each color and providing 3 characters because there are never more than 3 colors)
COLPAT range from 1 to 6 (1 characters)
But it is necessary that the names of the bitmaps have more than 8 characters.
And someone who knows how this name is constructed, can easily draw the bitmap missing.