Elements of the ULTIMATE Chess GUI?

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Re: Elements of the ULTIMATE Chess GUI?

Post by Dann Corbit » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:38 am

Forgot to mention (from TCEC gui):

When there is an engine/engine contest, show the first place the pv's disagree. TCEC uses an @ sign by default, but you can also configure it to use color.
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Re: Elements of the ULTIMATE Chess GUI?

Post by Guenther » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:21 am

Dann Corbit wrote:Forgot to mention (from TCEC gui):

When there is an engine/engine contest, show the first place the pv's disagree. TCEC uses an @ sign by default, but you can also configure it to use color.
I also like the graphs for depth/time/speed/tb hits.
Those are almost not present in all GUIs I know.
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Re: Elements of the ULTIMATE Chess GUI?

Post by Ras » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:37 am

Ferdy wrote:Regarding installation of engine it is easier now.
This is still horrible, but probably due to the considerable number of Winboard engines requiring this kind of stuff. Which probably is also what got the protocol its bad name.

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Example of sloppy GUI design. WB1 and UCI are mutually exclusive, at least from a settings point of view, and you don't use checkboxes, but radio buttons. That's GUI 101.

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Re: Elements of the ULTIMATE Chess GUI?

Post by Patrice Duhamel » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:59 am

- Open source
- Work on Windows,Linux,Mac OS...
- Customizable
- Possibility to use a scripting language to make plugins : best way for users to add new features to the program

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Re: Elements of the ULTIMATE Chess GUI?

Post by Modern Times » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:50 am

Matthias Gemuh wrote: - support for all the current standards of Chess960.
How could I have forgotten that !!
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GUI and features

Post by Ferdy » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:02 pm

Created an initial google sheet listing guis and its features and estimated rating from 0 to 10 where 10 is best.

If you are interested and want to edit the sheet (add features, estimate rating of features, add other gui's, etc), PM or post here, I will send the link via PM, where you can edit the sheet.

Here is the page and some entries so far.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... r4/pubhtml

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Re: GUI and features

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:15 pm

Ferdy wrote:Created an initial google sheet listing guis and its features and estimated rating from 0 to 10 where 10 is best.

If you are interested and want to edit the sheet (add features, estimate rating of features, add other gui's, etc), PM or post here, I will send the link via PM, where you can edit the sheet.

Here is the page and some entries so far.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... r4/pubhtml
There is still a great program ChessGui.

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Re: GUI and features

Post by Ferdy » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:32 pm

Krzysztof Grzelak wrote:
Ferdy wrote:Created an initial google sheet listing guis and its features and estimated rating from 0 to 10 where 10 is best.

If you are interested and want to edit the sheet (add features, estimate rating of features, add other gui's, etc), PM or post here, I will send the link via PM, where you can edit the sheet.

Here is the page and some entries so far.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... r4/pubhtml
There is still a great program ChessGui.
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Re: GUI and features

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:09 pm

Ferdy wrote:
Krzysztof Grzelak wrote:
Ferdy wrote:Created an initial google sheet listing guis and its features and estimated rating from 0 to 10 where 10 is best.

If you are interested and want to edit the sheet (add features, estimate rating of features, add other gui's, etc), PM or post here, I will send the link via PM, where you can edit the sheet.

Here is the page and some entries so far.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... r4/pubhtml
There is still a great program ChessGui.
It is there after cutechess.
But unfortunately the program cutechess disappoints me. Trouble with TBs does not appear when using some chess engines and there is no Swiss tournament.

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Re: Elements of the ULTIMATE Chess GUI?

Post by Ferdy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:33 am

Ras wrote:
Ferdy wrote:Regarding installation of engine it is easier now.
This is still horrible, but probably due to the considerable number of Winboard engines requiring this kind of stuff. Which probably is also what got the protocol its bad name.

Image

Example of sloppy GUI design. WB1 and UCI are mutually exclusive, at least from a settings point of view, and you don't use checkboxes, but radio buttons. That's GUI 101.
What is horrible?
adjective
1. causing or tending to cause horror; shockingly dreadful:
2. extremely unpleasant; deplorable; disgusting:

Wow :!: :!:
All you have to do is press the button and locate the engine file. What is your problem :roll:

Note that I am answering to the post that seems to me not good.
hand-type engine paths etc. like Winboard does
And here your are saying pressing the button is horrible :lol:

Will you tell us how to install an engine according to your GUI?

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