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by Michel
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WB-engine authors please note!
Replies: 49
Views: 5604

Re: WB-engine authors please note!

Well the specification of "ponder" seems to be sufficiently ambiguous that the engines seem to consider it as a noop. For example toga2 reports ponder=false but can ponder anyway. Glaurung reports ponder=true and setting this to false seems to have strictly no effect. Could you provide me with a lis...
by Michel
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WB-engine authors please note!
Replies: 49
Views: 5604

Re: WB-engine authors please note!

I am not sure what the UCI option Ponder is supposed to do, but it sounds that this option is also already controlled through the hard / easy WB-protocol commands, and does not need an extra control in the engine-specific menu of a GUI. I think "ponder" is to enable/disable pondering. The GUI still...
by Michel
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WB-engine authors please note!
Replies: 49
Views: 5604

Re: WB-engine authors please note!

Maybe a "screenshot" is in order... polyglot-1.4w10UCIb16$ polyglot -ec ./rybka.exe PolyGlot 1.4W10UCIb16 by Fabien Letouzey protover 2 feature done=0 feature analyze=1 feature colors=0 feature draw=1 feature ics=1 feature myname="Rybka 2.2n2 mp 32-bit" feature name=1 feature pause=0 feature ping=1 ...
by Michel
Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Appeal to SMP-engines programmers using UCI
Replies: 20
Views: 3909

Re: Appeal to SMP-engines programmers using UCI

BTW, What is the preferred way to get patches accepted to Polyglot? Is the project under a version control system somewhere, and who's maintaining the official branch/version? Unfortunately there are several versions now.... I started implemented some new features on 1.4w10 (maintained by Fonzy Ble...
by Michel
Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Appeal to SMP-engines programmers using UCI
Replies: 20
Views: 3909

Re: Appeal to SMP-engines programmers using UCI

I didn't mean that GUIs (or Polyglot) should have hard-coded workarounds for every engine that does things differently Well the "thread" option is a bit of a special case since there is no standard. So one can not really say that some engine authors are doing "things differently". I only think they...
by Michel
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Appeal to SMP-engines programmers using UCI
Replies: 20
Views: 3909

Re: Appeal to SMP-engines programmers using UCI

We could let scripts or at least aliases to act as adapters between the standardized options and the engine's non-standard options. Work arounds are possible. Polyglot supports already quite a large number of known thread options. Unfortunately people still invent new ones. As PG is open source is ...
by Michel
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WB-engine authors please note!
Replies: 49
Views: 5604

Re: WB-engine authors please note!

Ok a new version of b16. It is now possible to do

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polyglot -ec <engine command>
Then PG will run without a config file. Great for testing!
by Michel
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WB-engine authors please note!
Replies: 49
Views: 5604

Re: WB-engine authors please note!

Ok here is a new version of b16 http://alpha.uhasselt.be/Research/Algebra/Toga/polyglot-release/ I didn't bump the version number since this is not automated yet in my build scripts (I have to change it in 5 places). I have implemented the option setting command as option name -value value It can be...
by Michel
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WB-engine authors please note!
Replies: 49
Views: 5604

Re: WB-engine authors please note!

option NAME VALUE
I would propose

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option NAME -value VALUE
This is most pleasant to implement.