Debian Bug report logs - #682398
ITP: cows-and-bulls -- Words-based version of the cows and bulls game

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: "L. Guruprasad" <lgp171188@gmail.com>

Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 12:09:02 UTC

Owned by: "L. Guruprasad" <lgp171188@gmail.com>

Severity: wishlist

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From: "L. Guruprasad" <lgp171188@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: cows-and-bulls -- Words-based version of the cows and bulls game
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 17:35:08 +0530
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "L. Guruprasad" <lgp171188@gmail.com>

* Package name    : cows-and-bulls
  Version         : 1.0
  Upstream Author : L. Guruprasad <lgp171188@gmail.com>
* URL             : https://github.com/lgp171188/Cows-and-Bulls
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : Words-based version of the cows and bulls game

This is a words-based version of the 'Cows and bulls' guessing game. The user
has to guess the word chosen by the game by guessing words of the same
length. The game will reply to each guess by informing the user about the
number of cows (alphabets in the word chosen by the game that are in the word
guessed by the user in the exact same position) and bulls (alphabets in the 
word chosen by the game that are in the word guessed by the user in a wrong
position). The user has to guess the correct word by improving the guesses
based on the game's feedback and eventually guess the word chosen by the game.



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Bug#682398; Package wnpp. (Sun, 22 Jul 2012 18:15:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #10 received at 682398@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Guruprasad <lgp171188@gmail.com>
To: "L. Guruprasad" <lgp171188@gmail.com>, 682398@bugs.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#682398: ITP: cows-and-bulls -- Words-based version of the cows and bulls game
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:41:05 +0530
Hi Steve,

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 11:24 PM, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
>> are in the word guessed by the user in the exact same position) and bulls
>> (alphabets in the word chosen by the game that are in the word guessed by
>    ^^^^^^^^^
>
> you mean 'letters', not 'alphabets'.

Thank you for finding out the typo. I intended to use 'letters' but
ended up using alphabets. I will use the correct word in the package
description and manpage for sure :)

Thanks & Regards,
Guruprasad



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Bug#682398; Package wnpp. (Sun, 22 Jul 2012 18:21:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #15 received at 682398@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>
To: "L. Guruprasad" <lgp171188@gmail.com>, 682398@bugs.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#682398: ITP: cows-and-bulls -- Words-based version of the cows and bulls game
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 10:54:18 -0700
Hi there,

Interesting!  Not a game I've ever heard of before, but the package
description covers it thoroughly.

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 05:35:08PM +0530, L. Guruprasad wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: "L. Guruprasad" <lgp171188@gmail.com>

> * Package name    : cows-and-bulls
>   Version         : 1.0
>   Upstream Author : L. Guruprasad <lgp171188@gmail.com>
> * URL             : https://github.com/lgp171188/Cows-and-Bulls
> * License         : GPL
>   Programming Lang: C++
>   Description     : Words-based version of the cows and bulls game

> This is a words-based version of the 'Cows and bulls' guessing game. The
> user has to guess the word chosen by the game by guessing words of the
> same length.  The game will reply to each guess by informing the user
> about the number of cows (alphabets in the word chosen by the game that
                            ^^^^^^^^^
> are in the word guessed by the user in the exact same position) and bulls
> (alphabets in the word chosen by the game that are in the word guessed by
   ^^^^^^^^^

you mean 'letters', not 'alphabets'.

> the user in a wrong position).  The user has to guess the correct word by
> improving the guesses based on the game's feedback and eventually guess
> the word chosen by the game.

-- 
Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org



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Bug#682398; Package wnpp. (Sun, 22 Jul 2012 19:39:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #20 received at 682398@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Thomas Thurman <thomas@thurman.org.uk>
To: "L. Guruprasad" <lgp171188@gmail.com>, 682398@bugs.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#682398: ITP: cows-and-bulls -- Words-based version of the cows and bulls game
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 20:36:36 +0100
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On 22 July 2012 18:54, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> Interesting!  Not a game I've ever heard of before, but the package
> description covers it thoroughly.
>
>

Perhaps not under that name, but this is more widely known these days by
the name of its 1970 commercial version, "Mastermind".

See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastermind_%28board_game%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulls_and_cows

Various forms of the game, not all word-based, are already in the archive:

$ apt-cache search mastermind
4digits - guess-the-number game, aka Bulls and Cows
ace-of-penguins - penguin-themed solitaire games
colorcode - advanced clone of the MasterMind code-breaking game
gnome-mastermind - Mastermind (TM) clone for GNOME Desktop
gtkboard - many board games in one program
sgt-puzzles - Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection - 1-player puzzle
games

Of course that doesn't preclude the addition of another.

T
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Message #25 received at 682398@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Guruprasad <lgp171188@gmail.com>
To: Thomas Thurman <thomas@thurman.org.uk>
Cc: 682398@bugs.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#682398: ITP: cows-and-bulls -- Words-based version of the cows and bulls game
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 01:37:21 +0530
Hi Thomas,

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 1:06 AM, Thomas Thurman <thomas@thurman.org.uk> wrote:
> On 22 July 2012 18:54, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
>> Interesting!  Not a game I've ever heard of before, but the package
>> description covers it thoroughly.
>>
> Perhaps not under that name, but this is more widely known these days by the
> name of its 1970 commercial version, "Mastermind".

From what I could find on the internet, games that are "Mastermind"
clones seem to be based on colors or numbers.

> Various forms of the game, not all word-based, are already in the archive:
>
> $ apt-cache search mastermind
> 4digits - guess-the-number game, aka Bulls and Cows
> ace-of-penguins - penguin-themed solitaire games
> colorcode - advanced clone of the MasterMind code-breaking game
> gnome-mastermind - Mastermind (TM) clone for GNOME Desktop
> gtkboard - many board games in one program
> sgt-puzzles - Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection - 1-player puzzle
> games

I checked all these packages and none of them has a word-based version
of "Mastermind"/"Cows and bulls".

> Of course that doesn't preclude the addition of another.

The game is implemented in a single .cpp file and I was already told
that this could be a vanity package, not sure if it really is. Either
way, let me package it and upload it to the mentors site.

Thanks & Regards,
Guruprasad.



Added blocking bug(s) of 682398: 682454 Request was from Bart Martens <bartm@quantz.debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 23 Jul 2012 04:21:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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