fern wrote:Vincent, what happened to your projects for Diep?
Did I miss something?
I would like to see a UCI version to run in my fast comp.
Had missed your posting, sorry for that; until Andre van Ark pointed me to it.
Diep project has been revived especially to produce a good version for the cluster i'm building here (kind of nearly done with it).
There is no commercial plans for Diep.
Might there be commercial plans, realize that to play strong in uci you must build all kind of tricks to avoid getting dicked in Fritz GUI, not sure i like to do that.
Dicking is the polite wording here.
For example it gives default a 1MB hashtable starting fritz8.
There is more problems than this.
Then you will post here it loses everything, because of not avoiding cheating tricks. Why support UCI then in the first place? Doing much effort to get it strong then lose 1000 elo by supporting UCI, sounds like S&M to me.
I haven't decided there. In meantime it does support DEP protocol (diep engine protocol) which is a more readable format than UCI.
A commercial release has always far stretching consequences and there is no such plans for that right now.
What does happen is improving playstrength of Diep and getting it to work at a cluster.
p.s. before things work great at cluster that'll take months and months.