Tuesday, 07 January 2014
Some users asked me how to recall scheduled positions as they have to select each opening manually now. In CPT 4 the program would not allow you to select any specific opening. You could also not play complete lines in recall mode and other options were disabled. On the other hand you just selected "recall" and the program would ensure you recall all schedulede positions.
I wanted to harmonize all different selection options (only learned, systematic, scheduled etc.) so basically all options are available for each selection type except "Filter", which does not make sense for each mode (or can't be implemented in an efficient way). In the past quite often users wanted to recall only certain openings or number of plys. For new CPT users it was also more confusing to have so many exceptions depending on the selection type.
I anticipated that people would miss the way it was implemented in the past though. My idea was to introduce another feature, which quite a few people requested: selecting a folder for training. Then you could just select the black and then the white folder to recall all positions.
I believe this would be a good compromise of both approaches as it is just one more click, but much more flexibility. Unfortunately the feature to train a complete folder didn't make it into the final release, but it will follow with one of the next releases.
Some more remarks:
Once these issues are resolved my main focus will be to continue my work on the iPad/iPhone/Android App before I will continue to add more features to the Windows version. Besides general improvements I have one major improvement for training in mind, in mind which I can hardly wait to implement.