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Gaviota 0.74 released

Post by michiguel » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:11 pm

Finally, after a long time... version 0.74 for Win32 (other versions later, particularly for Linux).

http://sites.google.com/site/gaviotachessengine/

I may move the site to google sites from the previous one, but I am not sure yet. Do not cast in stone the links.

What is new:
A gazillion changes since 0.33 (6.5 years ago).
It is SMP
It has its own tablebases. It come with 3-pc tbs as an example.
You can generate 4 or 5-pc after opening the engine in console mode and typing tbgen 4 or tbgen 5 (the last one may take a couple of days on a fast dual).
I comes with a new book (~10 Mb), but it still can use the old one.
It may be 200 or 250 elo points stronger than the previous version and apparently has a very agressive style of play.
It supports all the new winboard features, AFAIK.
The documentation is non-existent. I will try to put something decent later.

Regards,
Miguel

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Re: Gaviota 0.74 released

Post by Guenther » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:13 pm

michiguel wrote:Finally, after a long time... version 0.74 for Win32 (other versions later, particularly for Linux).

http://sites.google.com/site/gaviotachessengine/

I may move the site to google sites from the previous one, but I am not sure yet. Do not cast in stone the links.

What is new:
A gazillion changes since 0.33 (6.5 years ago).
It is SMP
It has its own tablebases. It come with 3-pc tbs as an example.
You can generate 4 or 5-pc after opening the engine in console mode and typing tbgen 4 or tbgen 5 (the last one may take a couple of days on a fast dual).
I comes with a new book (~10 Mb), but it still can use the old one.
It may be 200 or 250 elo points stronger than the previous version and apparently has a very agressive style of play.
It supports all the new winboard features, AFAIK.
The documentation is non-existent. I will try to put something decent later.

Regards,
Miguel
Thanks a lot Miguel. I am awaiting a new Gaviota since uhmm cannot
even remember. Does it still have position learning?

Regards,
Guenther

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Re: Gaviota 0.74 released

Post by fern » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:16 pm

Gracias, Miguel. Tratare de probarlo en Fritz 12 o si no, en Arena.
Un abrazo
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Re: Gaviota 0.74 released

Post by michiguel » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:16 pm

Guenther wrote:
michiguel wrote:Finally, after a long time... version 0.74 for Win32 (other versions later, particularly for Linux).

http://sites.google.com/site/gaviotachessengine/

I may move the site to google sites from the previous one, but I am not sure yet. Do not cast in stone the links.

What is new:
A gazillion changes since 0.33 (6.5 years ago).
It is SMP
It has its own tablebases. It come with 3-pc tbs as an example.
You can generate 4 or 5-pc after opening the engine in console mode and typing tbgen 4 or tbgen 5 (the last one may take a couple of days on a fast dual).
I comes with a new book (~10 Mb), but it still can use the old one.
It may be 200 or 250 elo points stronger than the previous version and apparently has a very agressive style of play.
It supports all the new winboard features, AFAIK.
The documentation is non-existent. I will try to put something decent later.

Regards,
Miguel
Thanks a lot Miguel. I am awaiting a new Gaviota since uhmm cannot
even remember. Does it still have position learning?

Regards,
Guenther
Yes, the old features are kept. Looking at the gaviota.ini.txt file will tell you almost everything.

I promised a release almost a year ago... and I kept delaying it adding more and more details. This may not be perfect (some of the new winboard features are untested) but I did not want to wait anymore.
Not even for a better documentation.

Regards,
Miguel

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Re: Gaviota 0.74 released

Post by Volker Pittlik » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:20 pm

michiguel wrote:...(other versions later, particularly for Linux)...
Yes! Please!!!


Thanks in advance

vp

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Re: Gaviota 0.74 released

Post by Dann Corbit » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:21 pm

michiguel wrote:Finally, after a long time... version 0.74 for Win32 (other versions later, particularly for Linux).

http://sites.google.com/site/gaviotachessengine/

I may move the site to google sites from the previous one, but I am not sure yet. Do not cast in stone the links.

What is new:
A gazillion changes since 0.33 (6.5 years ago).
It is SMP
It has its own tablebases. It come with 3-pc tbs as an example.
You can generate 4 or 5-pc after opening the engine in console mode and typing tbgen 4 or tbgen 5 (the last one may take a couple of days on a fast dual).
I comes with a new book (~10 Mb), but it still can use the old one.
It may be 200 or 250 elo points stronger than the previous version and apparently has a very agressive style of play.
It supports all the new winboard features, AFAIK.
The documentation is non-existent. I will try to put something decent later.

Regards,
Miguel
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Re: Gaviota 0.74 released

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:39 pm

Wow,at last :D
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Re: Gaviota 0.74 released

Post by AdminX » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:49 pm

michiguel wrote:Finally, after a long time... version 0.74 for Win32 (other versions later, particularly for Linux).

http://sites.google.com/site/gaviotachessengine/

I may move the site to google sites from the previous one, but I am not sure yet. Do not cast in stone the links.

What is new:
A gazillion changes since 0.33 (6.5 years ago).
It is SMP
It has its own tablebases. It come with 3-pc tbs as an example.
You can generate 4 or 5-pc after opening the engine in console mode and typing tbgen 4 or tbgen 5 (the last one may take a couple of days on a fast dual).
I comes with a new book (~10 Mb), but it still can use the old one.
It may be 200 or 250 elo points stronger than the previous version and apparently has a very agressive style of play.
It supports all the new winboard features, AFAIK.
The documentation is non-existent. I will try to put something decent later.

Regards,
Miguel
Hi Miguel,

Will there be a 64-bit version, or is there no extra benefit to be gained by this?

Thanks
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Re: Gaviota 0.74 released

Post by michiguel » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:11 pm

AdminX wrote:
michiguel wrote:Finally, after a long time... version 0.74 for Win32 (other versions later, particularly for Linux).

http://sites.google.com/site/gaviotachessengine/

I may move the site to google sites from the previous one, but I am not sure yet. Do not cast in stone the links.

What is new:
A gazillion changes since 0.33 (6.5 years ago).
It is SMP
It has its own tablebases. It come with 3-pc tbs as an example.
You can generate 4 or 5-pc after opening the engine in console mode and typing tbgen 4 or tbgen 5 (the last one may take a couple of days on a fast dual).
I comes with a new book (~10 Mb), but it still can use the old one.
It may be 200 or 250 elo points stronger than the previous version and apparently has a very agressive style of play.
It supports all the new winboard features, AFAIK.
The documentation is non-existent. I will try to put something decent later.

Regards,
Miguel
Hi Miguel,

Will there be a 64-bit version, or is there no extra benefit to be gained by this?

Thanks
64-bit Linux is at least 30% faster that 32-bits if we compare Intel compiler or 50% if we compare gcc (because gcc32 is not good). Gaviota was always a bitboard engine.

I do not have a 64 bit windows compiler, but I was planning to bug Dann Corbit in private to compile it for me. In the past he helped me, so he may do that again. I am hereby bugging him in public. :-)
I used Microsoft Visual studio express 2008, so port it to a Win64 should be one click away, considering that it compiles in 32 and 64 bit Linux without problems.

Miguel

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Re: Gaviota 0.74 released

Post by adieguez » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:04 pm

few days ago I was with your website in front of me and was thinking... why he haven't released anything newer..

and now whoa.. scary..
michiguel wrote:Finally, after a long time... version 0.74 for Win32 (other versions later, particularly for Linux).

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