Minibot?

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Does anyone know why Gilgalad, and many other megabots are now listed under minibots in the rankings page?

AW (talk)22:43, 27 August 2014

We discussed it about a month ago and agreement was that this it the bug in 1.9 robocode. I think we still have not reported it to developers.

I also noticed that the new robocode seems to run multi threaded (at least in 1.9.2). In my opinion this is not a welcome change, since it eats all available cores of my CPU. I used to run rumble, melerumble, and top 30 melee on my machine, but now they fight between each other and consume more than I want to spare for robocode.

Beaming (talk)01:06, 28 August 2014

There are a couple different uploaders presently. When some of them upload, it appears the codesize isn't respected. As soon as a couple others do, the big bots get pruned.

Gralth (talk)15:13, 29 August 2014
 

There are a couple different uploaders presently. When some of them upload, it appears the codesize isn't respected. As soon as a couple others do, the big bots get pruned.

Gralth (talk)15:16, 29 August 2014

Well, I think my uploaders use to be (and probably still are) culprits. But I did not do any tweaking or modification of stock client. I was also under suspicion that even with mine, some of my machines were doing the correct size report and other were not. But they all have identical configs and java distributions.

The only thing which might be of importance: I run everything on OpenJDK, may be it has a different way to evaluate the code size.

Nevertheless, I stopped uploading for a week, so new wrong entries are due to new uploaders. May be we should look for correlation, and see what is the possible reason for the size misreporting.

Beaming (talk)15:29, 31 August 2014

Hi all. Apparently all we need to do is to report bugs to developers :) I did so and Fnl fixed it within a day.

I suggest everyone to upgrade to 1.9.2.2 and kindly ask Rednaxela to tune rumble server to accept client with this version and above.

Beaming (talk)23:24, 3 September 2014

It would be Skilgannon that runs the rumble server, not I. ;)

Rednaxela (talk)13:16, 4 September 2014

Shame on me, I keep doing this mistake over and over :(

Beaming (talk)15:24, 4 September 2014

No worries =) The rumble is updated, and only accepting contributions from 1.9.2.2

Skilgannon (talk)17:18, 4 September 2014

Beaming, it seems your new client is still uploading megabots to the minirumble :-/

Edit: never mind, it now seems to be removing them. Maybe they were left over from the old install?

Edit2: it seems you have two clients running, one is removing and one adding.

Skilgannon (talk)07:19, 5 September 2014

Yes, I run 2 clients. More specifically 2 machines, both of which run roborumble and meleerumble, one of this additionally runs meleeTop30. As far as I can see, they have identical relevant software configuration.

I do not get it: microrumble and nanorumble seems to be fine with either of the clients, but minirumble is populated with megabots. Any idea what is going on?

As fat as I see after some tests, it is not a particular client issue. At start up, either of the clients cleans the mess, i.e. removes bogus entries. But then as it runs, it reintroduces them.

Also, both clients complain:

Could not load properties file: ./roborumble/files/codesize1v1.txt

I will report it to Fnl again.

Beaming (talk)12:41, 5 September 2014

I think I managed to fix the last part of the bug. I made a version 1.9.2.3 here, which is not official (yet). If it works, I will release it pretty much as it is. If not, I will need to work much harder to figure out what causes the problem?!

Fnl (talk)22:22, 7 September 2014

Thanks Fnl.

Now we wait till Skilgannon switches accepted clients in rumble.

Beaming (talk)23:29, 7 September 2014

1.9.2.3 is now accepted for uploads. I'll disable 1.9.2.2 when it is officially released.

Skilgannon (talk)18:03, 8 September 2014

Hi Fnl I've tried the client out a bit, and it seems to correctly remove bots at the beginning of each round, however it doesn't respect codesize for minibots when deciding which rumbles the results of a battle should be uploaded to. This may be due to the priority battles for that rumble requesting those bots, I'm not sure.

Skilgannon (talk)19:19, 8 September 2014

Yep, but why is the mciro and nano rumbles are fine? There must be something special about the miniruble.

Beaming (talk)20:01, 8 September 2014
 

I will dig into the RoboRumble client sources. I haven't touched RR for a long time, so it is odd that it causes problems with newer versions. Perhaps the change was made around version 1.9.0.0? Anyways. I hope it is okay to upload newer 1.9.2.3 version to check if the problems is fixed when I make new fixes/adjustments to the code? :-)

Fnl (talk)20:40, 8 September 2014
 

I am not able to find any obvious bugs on the client side that could cause this trouble. I checked all changes on the RoboRumble client sources since version 1.8.2.0. Could it be some configuration issue or a change on the server side?

Fnl (talk)21:50, 8 September 2014
 

Okay. I checked all changed made to the RoboRumble since version 1.8.2.0 and found a potential bug regarding a check for the codesize. I made a "rollback" of the code so it works the same way as for version 1.8.2.0 and earlier. I made a new version 1.9.2.3 that needs to be tested. It looks okay to me when it runs, but I need you to test it thoroughly.

If it works I will make a release of the new 1.9.2.3 ASAP.

Fnl (talk)20:45, 12 September 2014

Dear Fnl,

It looks like this release fixed the situation. I do not see anything wrong with the minirumble anymore.

Thanks a lot for your effort.

Beaming (talk)00:03, 13 September 2014

Phew. This one was a hard one to fix. It was almost a one-liner bug, but still hard to find. :-) I will make a official release as soon as possible - hopefully later today. :-)

Fnl (talk)09:15, 15 September 2014

Thank you very much Fnl :-) I will disable uploads for 1.9.2.2 as soon as you make the new official release.

Skilgannon (talk)12:51, 15 September 2014

Robocode 1.9.2.3 has just been released. :-)

Fnl (talk)19:13, 15 September 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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