PseudoFish's Hodoku

Programs which generate, solve, and analyze Sudoku puzzles

PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby 1to9only » Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:43 pm

The most recent version of hobiwan's HoDoKu is 2.2.0 released 29/7/2012.

There exists a newer version - PseudoFish's Hodoku is here: https://github.com/PseudoFish/Hodoku
Scrolling through this web page shows a (long) list of changes from hobiwan's release.

The most recent (stable) version is 2.3.0 (released 10 Jan 2020) which can be downloaded from here: https://github.com/PseudoFish/Hodoku/releases
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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby SpAce » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:02 pm

Good to know, thanks!
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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby tarek » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:54 pm

Thanks,

will check it out

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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby SteveG48 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:30 pm

Very good to know.

So what brave soul is going to use it and report back? The version I'm using ain't broke, so I'm a little leery of fixing it. :D
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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby tarek » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:44 pm

It looks at 1st glance that it targets GUI improvements. I couldn't see anything related to the main Engine or Solving

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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby ghfick » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:04 am

I'll chime in. Bernhard was quite clear. It's HoDoKu not Hodoku. Why oh why did PseudoFish change the name?
Anyhow... YZF_Sudoku is advancing Bernhard's excellent work. Anyone interested in the HoDoKu world should take time for YZF_Sudoku.
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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby jco » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:49 pm

Hello,

Unfortunately, being a Linux user, I was not able to install YZF_Sudoku code (and for that matter any other Sudoku program) in my laptop.
Among other reasons, I like Hodoku and SukakuExplainer also because they were made available for any operating system. They are the only ones that I could install (easily) and use without any issues. No problem installing PseudoFish's Hodoku too.

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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby ghfick » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:16 pm

I also use a Linux OS on my table top. To use YZF_Sudoku, I first installed wine. Release 611 of YZF_Sudoku works quite well with wine. There are a few minor issues with this release using wine. Quite understandable as this software is still in development.
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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby SteveG48 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:56 pm

I tried to download the software, but Windows keeps refusing it, saying that it could be harmful.
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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby 1to9only » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:28 pm

SteveG48 wrote:I tried to download the software, but Windows keeps refusing it, saying that it could be harmful.

No problem here (tried both W7 and W10). I downloaded the 2.3.0 Hodoku.jar. java.exe -jar Hodoku.jar, Starts OK on both Windows.
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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby SteveG48 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:26 pm

Thanks. I guess it's something with my computer. I'll keep fiddling with it until it works.
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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby Hajime » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:26 pm

SteveG48 wrote:Thanks. I guess it's something with my computer. I'll keep fiddling with it until it works.

After you get the message from W10 that it is unsafe and 1 button "not to execute", press "more information" and you get a second button "execute anyhow"
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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby SteveG48 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:49 pm

Thanks. I'll try it.

OK. That worked. Now I'm trying V2.3.0.

The first minor problem is that I couldn't find alternate mouse mode in the preference menu. Apparently it's been changed to single click mode. OK. The second problem is that loading my old configuration file seemed to work partially, but not completely. It did not, for example, enable alternate mouse mode (or single click mode).

The biggie is that I can't get coloring with the mouse to work at all. The coloring menu at the bottom left is labelled "coloring: none". Clicking on it doesn't change that. Neither does anything else I've tried. I can select a color, but using the mouse doesn't color either the cell or the candidate. For me, this is a fatal problem. I use coloring extensively.

The link to on-line help seems to get the old help files, so there's no help there on new issues.
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Re: PseudoFish's Hodoku

Postby CCV » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:44 am

SteveG48 wrote:The biggie is that I can't get coloring with the mouse to work at all. The coloring menu at the bottom left is labelled "coloring: none". Clicking on it doesn't change that. Neither does anything else I've tried. I can select a color, but using the mouse doesn't color either the cell or the candidate. For me, this is a fatal problem. I use coloring extensively.


The colouring options in Active Cell view worked for me. Did you try that?
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