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by Roland Chastain
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Clericus/Hopeless ported to Lazarus
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Clericus/Hopeless ported to Lazarus

Hello! I ported to from Delphi to Lazarus the Clericus/Hopeless project by Pawel Koziol. Here is the GitLab repository, where you can download the source code and a Linux binary of the engine. https://gitlab.com/rchastain/hopeless-lazarus The program has two build modes. It can be built as a GUI, or...
by Roland Chastain
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2020
Replies: 389
Views: 85285

Hopeless 0.49.0.3

I created a git repository with the source code of Clericus/Hopeless by Pawel Koziol. I made some modifications for compatibility with the current version of the Delphi compiler, tried to refresh the graphical interface, added a french translation and made some other little modifications. The repos...
by Roland Chastain
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Impossible to access the WinBoard forum
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Impossible to access the WinBoard forum.

Ajedrecista wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:20 pm
I get the same error. However, I can access the forum with Google Chrome if I click on the upper right message 'Return to index page'.
Yes, indeed. Good!
by Roland Chastain
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Impossible to access the WinBoard forum
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Impossible to access the WinBoard forum

Dann Corbit wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:33 am
Yes, there is a MySQL problem (From the sound of it, the Winboard Forum 3 sessions table has a data problem) and the database will have to be restored or rebuilt, according to the message.
Thank you for the confirmation.
by Roland Chastain
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Impossible to access the WinBoard forum
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Impossible to access the WinBoard forum

Hello everybody! For several days I have noticed that I cannot access the WinBoard forum . Is it the same for you? Here is what I get: General Error SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ] Table 'wbf3_sessions' is marked as crashed and should be repaired [1194] An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please co...
by Roland Chastain
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Booot 6.4 release
Replies: 35
Views: 6726

Re: Booot 6.4 release

Krzysztof Grzelak wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Roland Chastain have you even tested Booot 3.4.
Sorry, I didn't see your message before. Yes, I tested it (with CuteChess Cli), and didn't have any problem.

I used booot6.exe. I will do another test with booot6_popcnt.exe.
by Roland Chastain
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New WinBoard beta
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: New WinBoard beta

Thank you for the new version. It seems to work well, and I would say that it is handy and easy enough to understand. I have a doubt about the rights granted. I suppose that it has to do with castling and en-passant square. Rights granted for a rook means that it can castle if rights are also grante...
by Roland Chastain
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Booot 6.4 release
Replies: 35
Views: 6726

Re: Booot 6.4 release

Simple readln will wait all the time till someone gives something :-) One clean technique for that is to have a dedicated input thread which can block on input. Yes, this is what I do in my programs. I have a ReadLn in the main thread, and call my BestMove function in another thread. {$IFDEF MSWIND...
by Roland Chastain
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Booot 6.4 release
Replies: 35
Views: 6726

Re: Booot 6.4 release

Hello Alex! I noticed that most Pascal engines use Window API for input/output. I never really understood the reason. In my programs, I simply use the standard "ReadLn" and "WriteLn" and it works, under Linux and under Windows. There must be a reason to use Windows API (since it's what everybody do...
by Roland Chastain
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Booot 6.4 release
Replies: 35
Views: 6726

Re: Booot 6.4 release

MOBMAT wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:27 pm
From my meager testing, which is for mate solving, I find that 6.3.1 is much faster than 6.4
But I'll keep trying more positions.
Interesting. Could you explain how you use it for that purpose? Is there a special option for that, or do you simply send a position and ask for the best move?