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by Michel
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WB-engine authors please note!
Replies: 49
Views: 5744

Re: WB-engine authors please note!

Probably this subject would be more natural on the wbforum but as the thread was initiated here I'll reply here. The main question is: Who should save settings for an engine? Winboard/Xboard or the engine. I think it should be the Winboard as this is what all other GUIs do but H.G. Muller thinks it ...
by Michel
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Using wild character under command line mode
Replies: 15
Views: 2760

Re: Using wild character under command line mode

Spend the time creating a nice managable Makefile On Unix at least you should not create Makefiles yourself. Let autoconf/automake deal with it. In this way you get makefiles which automatically understand all the standard GNU targets and will automatically install things in the correct directories.
by Michel
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Using wild character under command line mode
Replies: 15
Views: 2760

Re: Using wild character under command line mode

Unix, an application does not have to deal with wildcards as the shell processes them _before_ the application gets executed. On bash that is not quite true I think. If an argument containing wildcards does not match anything it will not be "expanded" (unless nullglob is set). Programs like scp and...
by Michel
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I need a name for a chess gui application
Replies: 48
Views: 9910

Re: I need a name for a chess gui application

C++ and Qt 4.4. We also use Doxygen for API documentation, and Git for version control.
Great! That seems to be the way to go.

Success!

Michel
by Michel
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WinBoard 4.3.15 released
Replies: 55
Views: 5992

Re: WinBoard 4.3.15 released

To get the man command use it on my Ubuntu I had to rename it to xboard.6, gzip it, and move it to /usr/share/man/man6/xboard.6.gz
Installing the man page should normally have been handled by autoconf/automake....

I think these are supported on MACOSX as well.
by Michel
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Speed of chess programs on the iPhone/iPod Touch
Replies: 30
Views: 5383

Re: Speed of chess programs on the iPhone/iPod Touch

I never use profile-generated optimization with GCC, simply because it doesn't work for me.
That's strange. I experimented with it with Toga and it seemed to work. But I did not do
any serious testing.
by Michel
Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Speed of chess programs on the iPhone/iPod Touch
Replies: 30
Views: 5383

Re: Speed of chess programs on the iPhone/iPod Touch

I assume you did profile? -fprofile-use seems to missing from you command line.
by Michel
Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: The great 40/120 Tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2466

Re: The great 40/120 Tournament

Yes, it has come a long way from it's stable Fruit roots. It appears to be connected to the threading code, as reducing the number of threads increases the time between failure. I will try less aggressive optimizations to see where I get. Have you run many longer time control games with many thread...
by Michel
Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Question: Polyglot books and Chess960
Replies: 14
Views: 2512

Re: Question: Polyglot books and Chess960

Actually I see that you are now proposing a convention more akin to Shredder fen. This has as an advantage that the offset of a rook in the table of random numbers would not change if an outer rook became an inner rook. But it would not be compatible with the way PG currently encodes Chess960 positi...
by Michel
Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Question: Polyglot books and Chess960
Replies: 14
Views: 2512

Re: Question: Polyglot books and Chess960

I included the Chess960 specification in

http://alpha.uhasselt.be/Research/Algeb ... ormat.html

Please have a look if there are any remaining ambiguities.

Michel