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Paloma
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Jim Ablett has deleted Protector from his Website

Post by Paloma » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:41 pm

Just found out that Jim has deleted protector-140-rev402 from its Site.

Was searching for final release compilate protector 1.4.0

Hm, what does this mean? :(

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Re: Jim Ablett has deleted Protector from his Website

Post by tmokonen » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:51 pm

Protector is still in his MediaFire account. I figure he's probably going to have a 1.4.0 compile soon, and will add it to his home page once the compile is finished.

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Re: Jim Ablett has deleted Protector from his Website

Post by ernest » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:13 pm

No answer to my remark in another thread: :o

Curious, there seems to be a UCI bug in Protector.

In console mode, after typing
go depth 18 (... 18 is an example),
the engine does not stop after depth 18 is reached (all other UCI engines do).

Any explanation?

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Post by Matthias Gemuh » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:37 am

ernest wrote:No answer to my remark in another thread: :o

Curious, there seems to be a UCI bug in Protector.

In console mode, after typing
go depth 18 (... 18 is an example),
the engine does not stop after depth 18 is reached (all other UCI engines do).

Any explanation?
Not all UCI engines implement "depth".
My engine was quite strong till I added knowledge to it.
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Post by tmokonen » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:54 am

Looking at the code in xboard.c for Protector 1.4.0, it seems that Protector treats a go depth command exactly the same as a go infinite command, putting the program into analysis mode. It doesn't appear to support the go depth command in the way one would expect.

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Re: Jim Ablett has deleted Protector from his Website

Post by Jim Ablett » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:37 am

Paloma wrote:Just found out that Jim has deleted protector-140-rev402 from its Site.

Was searching for final release compilate protector 1.4.0

Hm, what does this mean? :(
Hi Herbert,

Raimund requested that I only compile the official releases from now on and
not the development versions as it was confusing a lot of users, also development
versions can have bugs of course. He would rather testers don't use them.
JA compile of official release 1.4.0 will be up on my site soon.

Jim.

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Re: Jim Ablett has deleted Protector from his Website

Post by Paloma » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:57 pm

Hi Jim,

thanks for clarification.

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Re: Jim Ablett has deleted Protector from his Website

Post by Vinvin » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:56 pm

Jim Ablett wrote:
Paloma wrote:Just found out that Jim has deleted protector-140-rev402 from its Site.

Was searching for final release compilate protector 1.4.0

Hm, what does this mean? :(
Hi Herbert,

Raimund requested that I only compile the official releases from now on and
not the development versions as it was confusing a lot of users, also development
versions can have bugs of course. He would rather testers don't use them.
JA compile of official release 1.4.0 will be up on my site soon.

Jim.
Good idea, Jim.
Thanks !

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Re: Jim Ablett has deleted Protector from his Website

Post by ernest » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:48 pm

tmokonen wrote: it seems that Protector treats a go depth command exactly the same as a go infinite command,
Thanks, Tony and Matthias!

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