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by hgm
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney November
Replies: 29
Views: 1326

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney November

Spartacus was lucky because Goldbar's opening book (with white!) gave it an instant rep-draw.

We are missing the Raspberry Pi engines for more densely populating the tail of the field.
by hgm
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Winboard and chess variant
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Winboard and chess variant

The recent versions of the WinBoard standard edition also support the highlight protocol. I prefer the reprogramming of the move generator through 'piece' commands at the start of the game, though. That leads to smoother operation of the interface, (no need to consult the engine during move entry), ...
by hgm
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Winboard and chess variant
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Winboard and chess variant

To support such a thing would require some rethinking of the fundamentals. E.p. capture is a troublesome move, not only because it does a locust capture, but because it is dependent in a very specific way on the previous move. The solution I devised for indicating it in XBetza notation was to have m...
by hgm
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: XBoard GTK
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: XBoard GTK

Sounds like you did not install it. Normally this is done by "sudo make install". This command would place the XBoard binary where it belongs, as well as the data files that XBoard needs in order to run. (The image files for the pieces, background bitmaps for the board, the master settings file, the...
by hgm
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: XBoard GTK
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: XBoard GTK

That is strange, because it says "0 errors", and warnings alone should not prevent creation of an executable. And I don't see any warnings from the linking phase (CCLD). Are you sure you are lookig for it in the right place? Do you see all the .o files that are produced by the CC commands?
by hgm
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Sysygy Shatranj?
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Sysygy Shatranj?

I have several: FairyGen for 3- to 5-men end-games with fairy pieces on 8x8, an unreleased one for 3- or 4-men end-games on arbitrary boards against a bare King, a 3-men on-line 8x8 generator in JavaScript, a version of Marcel van Kervinck's 'PrettyFast' 4-men generator, and one for (partial) Xiangq...
by hgm
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ATAXX DISCUSSIONS
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: ATAXX DISCUSSIONS

[moderation] I think it is related closely enough to computer Chess to be of interest here, certainly in the General Topics section. And since there already exists a thread , it hurts no one if the interested chess programmers keep posting in that. Just refrain from spamming the forum with many sep...
by hgm
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: XBoard GTK
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: XBoard GTK

For instance imagine user set the training timer to 30minutes+5seconds . This means user has to "replay training" (training mode in XBoard) a whole game in that time control. This is exactly what the XBoard clocks (which are permanently displayed) do in a normal game. You should just make the clock...
by hgm
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: XBoard GTK
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: XBoard GTK

I have no idea how timers play any role in 'replay analysis'. But Xboard already display two timers, and has a dialog to specify time control that allows you to enter base time and increment. (Not sure how you could do such a thing with a button, though.) I also have no idea why opening moves need a...
by hgm
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fairy-Stockfish 10.3 released
Replies: 39
Views: 2069

Re: Fairy-Stockfish 10.3 released

Well, what is broken is that the notice window doesn't adapt to the size of the message, like it does in XBoard. Otherwise this was an intentional change to a method of setting up positions that works better across all variants. The notice was supposed to explain how that worked: DisplayNote( _("To ...