Starting with Roborumble Questions
Seeing as I was going to try this on a RP2 soon, I was going to get it working on my laptop first. But I had a couple of questions for those in the know that don't seem to be answered on the page or the discussion:
1) Should we always run the latest version of Robocode available for the rumble? (Starting with Rumble page mentions several versions of Robocode, none of which are the latest) 2) Does it matter any more what version of Java we use to run the Rumble with? 3) Does it matter if I interrupt the rumble process at any time? Will this corrupt the results? Or can I run a few battles, quit, start again etc etc.
Thanks! (I might turn the answers into an FAQ on the rumble page)
As an addendum to this, the same applies to the robots you submit to the RR. I see the latest Agent Smith has disappeared from the RR results but i'm not sure why but I was wondering if it was because I compiled it against the latest version of Robocode and Java but I'm not sure how I find out what the problem is! :)
- Roborumble version allowed is here:  - currently 220.127.116.11
- Anything Java6+ should be fine for running
- Interrupt away! It will have to re-download some of the files on startup though, and will only upload results once it has been running for a while. And you only get priority battles when you upload results, so until then you might be running battles the server doesn't think is important.
Addendum: Try to compile with Java 6 (or 7) compatibility, since you don't know how old the JVM they are running on is. Also, it looks like it has been a few days since anybody has run battles, and until they do nothing will happen =)