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Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 ?

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:30 pm

Hi Allard,

will be Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 available free or commercial?
I hope that you will released your next version of Spark.

Spark is a wonderful engine!

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Frank
I like computer chess!

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Re: Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 ?

Post by Allard Siemelink » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:04 pm

Hi Frank,

Since I am currently quite busy with other things, it'll probably
be sometime in December before the next version will be released.
Since I do not expect it to top the ratings lists, it will be freely available.
Best regards,

-Allard

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Re: Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 ?

Post by geots » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:03 pm

Congratulations Allard. Very impressive finish.


Best,

George

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Re: Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 ?

Post by Ozymandias » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:21 pm

Keep up the good work, Allard. Spark is one of the best tactical engines out there, and the best one for mate solving. I hope you kept it that way.

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Re: Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 ?

Post by fern » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:46 pm

Hi Allard:
Do you mean that the day you DO reach top five -or something- then you will become commercial?

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Fern

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Re: Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 ?

Post by peter » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:41 pm

fern wrote:Hi Allard:
Do you mean that the day you DO reach top five -or something- then you will become commercial?
Fern
Hi Fern!
Do you mean, the day you'd reach top five- or something- you wouldn't (become commercial)?
:)
To be serious: I guess the only way out of computerchess crisis was this one: besides Komodo, Critter, Fire, IvanX, ProDeo and Crafty should become commercial so no one could complain anymore about Rybka and Houdini.
:)
Peter.

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Re: Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 ?

Post by fern » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:15 pm

Yes, Peter, my English is not the best, though better than this. I write very fast, sometimes not changing the syntactic rules of Spanish to English before doing it, so I commit mistakes on the run and I know it is so, but this is not a contest of style, so I leave it as much it can be understood.

Maybe some day i will write
like this:

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Shakespeare, Macbeth....

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Re: Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 ?

Post by peter » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:21 pm

Ah, Shakespeare and Longfellow!
:)
Dear Fern, as fas as I'm concerned, I like your English and your style quite much.
And then I did not get a joke out of your question without laughing about myself, cause I am the one who would have bought Crafty, IvanX and especially ProDeo for sure, if I would have had to do so, to get them.

I am the poor player, Shakespeare wrote about, I did not know, he knew computerchess already.
:)
The poor player of chess, how can he be responsible to answer the question of the poor programmers, who stole what from whom when first?
It's not my business, so I'd really like to ask the doctors not to ask me, what I'm suffering to sell me the right medicine.

There is no story of more woe, than that of Julia and of her Romeo, except maybe the story of the code, that could not find an author defending its legal rights.
:)
So one more drink to Shakespeare, Chess and Justice!
Peter.

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Re: Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 ?

Post by fern » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:45 pm

Shakespeare is my literary hero, together with Cervantes of more or less similar past....well, to a point.
There is, in Sh, at almost every line, something wonderful to amaze any guy with a minimum of understanding.
Those guys, in that golden age, were not too much delicate in this businesses of taking ideas from his colleagues. The point was: who make the best use of the idea.
Faust by Goethe was almost of a piece with some wrote decades ago. Nobody cared.
Of course nobody copied line by line.
Well, all this discussion about clones got me bored to death. I cannot care less even if I am treated as a thief supporting other thieves. Fact is: I do not believe nobody has copied to the last each piece of software here. I bet it is something like one chunk here, an idea there and the main point is still: who makes the best overall thing with all that.
Besides, this is not literature, for God sake. it is just about machines and tools...

My best
Fern

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Re: Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 ?

Post by TimoK » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:20 pm

Hi Allard,

any news regarding a new Spark version? I'd love to see a new version since Spark is one of my favorites (very aggressive play).

Best regards
Timo

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