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Linux GUI with variation board

Post by muxecoid » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:26 am

Hello. Is there a GUI for Linux that supports analysis mode and variation board. Preferably free. Native (or Java)

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Re: Linux GUI with variation board

Post by hgm » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:05 pm

What is a 'variation board'?

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Re: Linux GUI with variation board

Post by muxecoid » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:52 pm

Sorry. I mean something similar to variation board in Arena. You look at engine output lines, select a line and GUI plays the moves from engine PVs on a separate board.

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Post by hgm » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:31 pm

Ah, in WinBoard the PV is displayed on the main board when you select a line. from the engine-output.

In XBoard this unfortunately does not work yet: I don't know how to translate a click in a text widget into a character number in the X-toolkit.

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Re: Linux GUI with variation board

Post by muxecoid » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:48 pm

hgm wrote:Ah, in WinBoard the PV is displayed on the main board when you select a line. from the engine-output.

In XBoard this unfortunately does not work yet: I don't know how to translate a click in a text widget into a character number in the X-toolkit.
Ah. :( Are there any plans for GtkBoard or QtBoard or wxBoard in the future?

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Re: Linux GUI with variation board

Post by hgm » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:38 am

Yes, Arun Persaud is working on a GTK port of XBoard. The basics of this already sort of works. But of course the problem will remain the same: clicking something in the engine-output window will not do something automatically. You have to program it, and to do that, you will have to know how.

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Post by CRoberson » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:52 pm

muxecoid wrote:Hello. Is there a GUI for Linux that supports analysis mode and variation board. Preferably free. Native (or Java)
try the linux version of shredder at shredderchess.com

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Re: Linux GUI with variation board

Post by hgm » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:15 am

OK, I figured out how to do it. So the version of XBoard in my source code repository now allows right-clicking on the PVs in the Engine-Output window to walk through them on the main board (by vertical mouse moving with the right button down), just like WinBoard already had.

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Post by mathmoi » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:47 pm

wxBoard would be really cool :)

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Re: Linux GUI with variation board

Post by hgm » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:10 pm

Well, it already exists. Look at the gtk branch of the GNU repository.

What makes it less cool, is that it is not even at the level of XBoard 4.2.7 yet. And even a wxBoard that is like current XBoard would only look cool to WinBoard users because they would see it as an ice-age tool. :lol:

Another problem is that I have not succeeded in compiling the gtk branch on my Linux (Ubntu) 8.04, and also not on Windows+Cygwin. So it is more like 00Board...

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